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omhl 01-31-2011 02:45 AM

DIY: Matte Black Rims - $12 CHEAP~4 hours*, No Prep, No Fuss, Sex, 100% Reversible ,
 
So you always wanted matte black rims and regretted you got silver rims. or getting scratches on ur beloved rims...DON'T BE SAD. PROTECT IT!

before:http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6885937_n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4750307_n.jpg


Parts needed:

jack
masking/painters tape
1 Spray Can of Black Plastidip Painthttp://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp/5927...127412ae81752d - can be found at local hardware store. (got mine at ACE)
newspaper.

This is a 100% reversible process. Finish looks great. Its like spray on vinyl for your rims.
resists salt and snow. should last a year or so according to my buddies.

DO's: parking garage, nice 65-80 degrees, VENTILATED area, clean
Don't: windy, raining, outdoors (you dont want random **** to fly into your rim). ur room.

reversibility:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP_IKoxSgF4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLsu6TQPvq4

Step 1:
remove valve stem cap

step 2:
mask where the tire and rim meet. also mask the valve stem
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._6435993_n.jpg

step 3:
jack car up. remove tire/wheel. remove middle wheel cap.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6262602_n.jpg

step 4:
clean the rim with just water and towel (IMPORTANT). or go with degreaser to remove wheel wax.
Do not sand the rim or anything!!!!!!! This will make it easier to peel if you dont want it anymore. No other prep is needed cuz you want this to be reversible dont cha.

step 5:
spray the rim with a light coat using an ARC motion keep it moving smoothly. dont worry if you miss a bit you'll get it on the next coat. and wait 30 minutes. (you cant really mess up too badly . this stuff is pretty forgiving (compared to paint) if you spray too much. small bumps or imperfection will go away usually (within reason of course).

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7063556_n.jpg

step 6:
spray rim 2nd coat till it looks wetish looking. wait 30 minutes.

step 7:
spray rim 3rd coat till it look wetish looking. make sure to get all spots near the tape. wait 30minutes

step 8:
remove all painters tape. spray missing spots lightly. wait 40.
dont worry if you accidently spray the tire a bit. it will blend in.... (only reason why you taped it in steps 5-7 was because a little will blend in while a lot will not.

step 9:
caution: if you mount it before 40 minutes. its not fully cured enough to be handled yet.

mount that sh1t
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6679059_n.jpg
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._8058198_n.jpghttp://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7137136_n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._2470641_n.jpghttp://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2148119_n.jpghttp://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3055962_n.jpg

step 10: let it cure overnight or in the sun for a day in a garage environment. just to be safe.
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._6988356_n.jpg

PROS: temporary, no prep, great finish look (matte black)
CONS: temporary, rubbery feel (2 hours after last step), smells bad when you spray. NO NOT INHALE THIS B17CH. maybe i was a pu55y but i almost threw up when i accidentally forgot to hold my breath. DO IN OPEN VENTILATED AREA.

Gheybe 01-31-2011 02:50 AM

FIRDS.

I like this.

goestee 01-31-2011 03:19 AM

Great.
But can you do this to the car body as well?

omhl 01-31-2011 03:21 AM

uhhh.... i wouldnt try it lol. seems like highway rocks will destroy the front layer in no time.

the finish wouldnt be as great as a professional job anyhow. would recommend a REAL full body vinyl job instead.

sgplayer69 01-31-2011 05:25 AM

nice, great job bro looks real good. Don't worry bout the throwing up, I probably would to if I breathed in aerosol rubber composites :rofl:

So Slow 01-31-2011 05:35 AM

Been wanting to do this ever since I plastdipped my grills. I'm in between colors to choose now: white, black, or blue...

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bimmerchop 01-31-2011 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goestee (Post 12751824)
Great.
But can you do this to the car body as well?

Yes. I've done the roof on an A6

CJtech323 01-31-2011 01:29 PM

Thanks, gonna have to try this soon.

///M3Turk 01-31-2011 01:45 PM

nice!

ReDlInE330 01-31-2011 02:46 PM

how much of the stuff did u get???

SHK&BAK3 01-31-2011 03:37 PM

I love plastic dip, works great on grilles and chrome moldings.

michael14798 01-31-2011 04:33 PM

It looks fantastic!!!
How many cans have you used?
I want mine in white, how long they gonna last in daily driving in pretty raining conditions?

e46JAB 01-31-2011 05:37 PM

Looks great! I picked up some plasti-dip for my lug bolts and my cs splitters. Can't wait to try it out

omhl 01-31-2011 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by michael14798 (Post 12754163)
It looks fantastic!!!
How many cans have you used?
I want mine in white, how long they gonna last in daily driving in pretty raining conditions?

1 can .

rcsummers 01-31-2011 08:13 PM

im doing this at some point in the near future.

JL328i 01-31-2011 08:14 PM

Ive done the same thing, i was extremly happy with the results!

Ivanhoe 02-01-2011 08:44 AM

Nice, :thumbsup: your car looks :drool:, I do not know if with my car will look the same ( titanium silver and 68 type rims ) :banghead:

ReDlInE330 02-01-2011 06:53 PM

How many coats did u do??

sharpx 02-01-2011 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by omhl
DIY: Matte Black Rims - $12 CHEAP~4 hours*, No Prep, No Fuss, Sex, 100% Reversible

Where?!

SalM 02-01-2011 08:20 PM

Nice!! Swwet Write up Bro!


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