Learning how to remove plasti dip from rims can be hard to do. It is difficult because this type of repair is done on the backside of the rim, so that the repair cannot be seen. When you are getting ready to do the repairs you should keep one thing in mind, the tools that you will need will be small and simple. You can buy plastic dip remover that is in plastic tube form.
These plastic tube removers are inexpensive, easy to use and come in a variety of colors. You can also find plasti dip decals for your car, truck or SUV, so that it is easier to identify the repair area.
When you start learning how to remove plasti dip from rims, you will need a pair of pliers that will fit securely around the rim, and that is in the upward position. You will need to get a piece of tape and wrap it around one of the long sides of the rims.
If you have removed rims before, then you will know what the sticky side is, but if not you should place a small amount of black trash bag inside a dark trash bag and then tape the other side of the tape to the bag. You should also make sure that you are wearing rubber gloves.
If you are doing this job in an area that is very hot or moist, you should consider wearing a pair of welding gloves for extra protection.
Step 1. Preparation
Before you begin taking off the plasti dip, you should turn off the water in your sink. After that you should remove the rubber wrapping that was holding the last dip in place. The tape will come loose, and you will be able to pull the plasti dip straight out. Then you should wrap a piece of rope or thread tightly around the rim, so as not to catch the soapy water. Then you should push the plasti dip down inside the pipe that leads to the drain, making sure that it does not come out until it has been properly removed.
Step 2. Removing obstacles
Next you should remove the rubber bands that are holding the rubber cement in place. You can do this by pushing them off with a wrench. Then you should cut the excess cord or string so that there is nothing sticking out on the inside of the pipe. Once you have cut the cord or string, you should push the metal object rims out as far as possible.
If there are any metal objects that are sticking out on the inside of the plastic dip pipe or metal object rims, you should try to pull these out. To do this you should stick your head inside of the drain and push down on the plasti so that it pushes outward.
If it doesn’t work, you should try to stick a toothbrush in the drain. This should push all of the object rims out. If this doesn’t work either, you should look to have the plasti dip removed by a professional to avoid any issues.
Step 3. Don’t rush things!
The last thing that you need to know about how to remove plasti dip from rims is that you should never force plasti dip out of the drain, even if you feel like you have to. Instead, you should let the plasti dip soak for some time until it loosens up on its own. Once it has loosened up on its own, you should use an object that is non-sharp and tap on it to make sure that it is loosened up enough. You should then remove the plastic dip stopper with a metal object.
After you have removed the plastic dip stopper, you should take care not to allow it to reattach to the drain. If you do happen to put it back in, you will find that the plasti will be very hard to remove. Therefore, learning how to remove plasti dip from rims is important if you want to ensure that your plumbing job is done right.