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Old 02-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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I had to see what all this Plasti-dip craze was about so I did my wheels.

The product itself is pretty cool. I don't think I would plastic dip the car. I will stick to small things. My wheels need to be refinished anyway so I figured I couldn't hurt them by testing out plasti dip on them. Love it or hate, at least its not permanent.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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The white looks pretty good. Much better than the matte black would, great choice. +1
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Looks very good. I did my Z4 kidneys and it came out perfect.

I also did for fun refinish my old M3 ashtray. I already replaced all the interior parts with new ones but the plasti dipped ones came our great!
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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Those wheels in white look GREAT!
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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I really like it, I would go get them powder-coated that color though!
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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Yeah I was getting ready to post 'FUGLY". Then I saw you did them in white. Looks great man. Contrast is lovely.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #7
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I'm sure they will look this good after the break dust bakes In
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #8
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I'm sure they will look this good after the break dust bakes In
Heheh. True. However if you are running with ceramics it might not be too bad. Once I switched to ceramics I rarely had to clean my wheels.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:30 PM   #9
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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Hell yeah, fellow plasti-dip brother! Looks sick, keep it. PS: You can go through any carwash with it on, I personally clean my plasti-dipped rims once a month. I have no brake dust from new rotors/brakes.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:46 PM   #11
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Hell yeah, fellow plasti-dip brother! Looks sick, keep it. PS: You can go through any carwash with it on, I personally clean my plasti-dipped rims once a month. I have no brake dust from new rotors/brakes.
Nice. Good info for OP.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #12
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Now spray paint them the color you actually want lol
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:41 PM   #13
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I think it turned out pretty good. The hardware store only carried black and white. I really don't like the look of black wheels on orient blue. I'll keep them this way for a while and see how well the plasti dip holds up to brake dust. My brake bads don't emmit too much dust and I wash the car atleast once week so it should hold up for a while.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #14
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I think it turned out pretty good. The hardware store only carried black and white. I really don't like the look of black wheels on orient blue. I'll keep them this way for a while and see how well the plasti dip holds up to brake dust. My brake bads don't emmit too much dust and I wash the car atleast once week so it should hold up for a while.
Smart move. Black rims look awful on pretty much every car, ever. Only a few instances where they look good. I really consider it to be very poor taste when people paint their rims black or purchase black rims that pretty much look like they are covered in brake dust from the factory. I realize everyone has different preferences, but if I showed you a picture of a piece of poop, I'm pretty sure the general consensus would be that its not appealing to look at. And black rims look like poo.

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White looks good! I still think silver would fit better though

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Smart move. Black rims look awful on pretty much every car, ever. Only a few instances where they look good. I really consider it to be very poor taste when people paint their rims black or purchase black rims that pretty much look like they are covered in brake dust from the factory. I realize everyone has different preferences, but if I showed you a picture of a piece of poop, I'm pretty sure the general consensus would be that its not appealing to look at. And black rims look like poo.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #16
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Although I don't like black rims that much, I am guilty of having them on my previous car. Sorry guys lol.



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Old 02-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #17
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Honestly. I would argue that is one of the few cases where it looks decent. And I am a supreme black rim hater!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:55 PM   #18
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Wow the white looks really good!! Definitely powder coat them now
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:54 AM   #19
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The product itself is pretty cool. I don't think I would plastic dip the car. I will stick to small things. My wheels need to be refinished anyway so I figured I couldn't hurt them by testing out plasti dip on them. Love it or hate, at least its not permanent.

Sorry to bring this old thread back.

Thinking about painting my wheels white as well. My orient blue is in need of a makeover.

Your pics are no longer available. Do you mind posting again?
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