Has your kid outgrown the current color of their power wheels and need it repainted? Well, you’re not alone, kids tend to change their favorite colors frequently, and when this happens, you may have to repaint their toy cars.
Luckily, there is a way you can cover your kid’s toy repaint the power wheels in under an hour. To do this, you need a few cans of plastic dip.
What Is Plasti Dip?
Plasti dips are rubber-based coats that can protect your kid’s toy car from damage. Many people love this rubber-based coating because it’s quite easy to remove and applies smoothly. Therefore, you can apply a black or purple membrane on your kid’s toy within an hour that will last for a very long time.
With plasti dip, you will never have to worry about painting the toy car with permanent paint that is quite hard to remove. Instead, you can have a beautiful power wheels toy car, whose coat can be easily peeled off when your kid gets bored with it.
With plasti dip, you can always repaint your kid’s toy car anytime you want to. Plus, it can help protect the power wheel’s original color leaving it as good as new. You can customize your eldest kid’s old toy car with this paint before handing it down to the younger ones.
Plasti Dip Power Wheels
Since you will be customizing the toy car for your kids, it’s always a good idea to let them own the project and pick their favorite colors. So the first thing you should do is look for the right colors for your kid’s power wheel and make sure they pick their favorite color.
The right color should complement the base color of the toy car. For example, if the power wheels’ original color is lighter, you should get a darker option. This will ensure that you apply fewer coats.
And while you’re at the store, make sure you pick some painter tape to help protect the parts you don’t need to be painted. For this project, you should do the following:
Step 1: Start by Cleaning the Power Wheels
Before painting the toy car, it’s always a good idea to clean it thoroughly. After all, you don’t want to trap any form of dirt beneath this rubber-based coat.
Plus, any form of dirt can end up affecting the final result. So make sure you move the toy car to a spacious place in your backyard and wash it using soap and water. Rinse the power wheels using clean water from your hose. And make sure the water doesn’t get into the electrical parts of the toy car.
Don’t forget to clear all the nooks and crannies on the car’s tire and wash it thoroughly. Leave it in an open place to air dry before painting it.
You can even wipe the toy car using a dry piece of cloth and make sure it’s dry before you start painting the car. Don’t forget to remove the battery before you start washing the power wheels.
Step 2: Cover All the Places You Don’t Want to Paint Over
If you plan on customizing the car’s hood, you can remove it and spray it separately. Next, cover all the places you don’t need to be repainted, like the windscreen, seats, tires and the door locks with newspaper and painters tape.
Place some newspapers on the floor of your working station and then place the hood of the toy car on the floor and paint it separately.
Wear a gas mask, goggles, and a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the paint. The protective gear will protect you from the paint’s harmful chemicals.
Step 3: Apply the First Coat
With all the other parts that you don’t want painted covered, you can unlock the spray can and spray the entire car making sure you apply it evenly on the car’s body.
Let the paint sit for between 10 to 15 minutes before applying the second layer. After it has dried, you can apply the second coat and then customize the car.
Step 4: Apply the Second Coat and Customize the Power Wheel
If the first coat is lighter, you can apply the second and even third coats for a better effect. If you plan on customizing this power wheels toy car, you can apply some stripes or any design you want on the toy car’s body.
You can cover the part you plan on designing with pieces of paper with the design covered on the edges using tape and then paint the design using a different color.
If you were working with a bluish base color, you could now add some red stripes on the side of the car; by simply covering the upper and lower part of the place, you want to add the stripes with a newspaper and then cover the edge of the stripes with a painter’s tape. You can do this part with your kids and make it as fun as possible.
Step 5: Let the Paint Dry for Another 15 Minutes
After customizing the toy car, you can leave it under the shade to air dry before reapplying the paint again. Once you’re comfortable with the results, you can remove the tape and the paper covering the car, and you will have your customized power wheels ready for the road.
Finish by reinstalling the hood of the car and the battery, and you’re good to go.
Kids love beautiful cars, but they tend to adopt other favorite colors quickly. Therefore, you may have to repaint the toy car numerous times before your kid outgrows it, which can be quite costly.
So instead of customizing the power wheels using permanent paint, you can opt for a temporary one like plasti dip that can be easily peeled off later. Despite being temporary paint, it can serve your kid for a very long time.
Plus, it will protect the toy car’s original color, leaving it as good as new.