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Old 9th September 2012, 07:22   #1
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Plasti Dip Plus Metalizer

So the vehicle I recently purchased came with some wheels that had been sprayed black. The color had dulled and didn't suit my taste, so I thought I would give plasti dip a shot.

I started with 4 coats of the black and then applied 3 coats of the silver Metalizer. The Metalizer is pretty awesome, each coat changed the appearance. I think 2 coats my look the best, but I decided to add another one. Here are a couple shots, I will add more once I give her a wash tomorrow.

This was my first attempt, I just spayed it on with rims on the tires in my driveway.

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Old 9th September 2012, 07:30   #2
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looks really good. I didnt even know about the extra stuff you could do with Plasti-dip. My wheels are plasti-dipped black so Ive use this before but didnt know you could do this with it. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 9th September 2012, 15:46   #3
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I have the same thoughts to do my rims with plasti dip. However I have dropped an email to the sellers regarding the mounting of the tires. I have 4 rims without tires and I like to know what the coating does if I am putting the tires back on. Does the plasti dip coating remain unharmed or does it roll up and peel off ?
I have seen the video for metalising and it can no harm to try. If the result is not as expected, you can simply remove the coating.

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The only problem I see with plastidip on wheels is how do you scrub them when they get dirty, it will start peeling away with any force. Otherwise plastidip works great on other parts but wheels, brake dust etc not sure on how tedious it would be to clean. Wheels do look nice though.
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I'll give them the benefit of the doubt because it's your first try. But that finish looks very uneven. When the wheel turns, it looks dirty. You can see the changes in brightness around the outer lip. Sure, it's fine to do a color test or mess around, but it's no replacement for a proper wheel paint job.

And you painted over the M emblem.
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These are going to be my track wheels. So I wasn't looking for perfection, just wanted to change it up.


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Looks pretty good , its got a gunmetal colour look to it now.
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The only problem I see with plastidip on wheels is how do you scrub them when they get dirty, it will start peeling away with any force. Otherwise plastidip works great on other parts but wheels, brake dust etc not sure on how tedious it would be to clean. Wheels do look nice though.
It's actually not a problem to clean them. You can also use your typical car wash brush to get in the more intricate places since you don't have to worry about swirl marks at all.

Parts of the plastidip will come off when getting new tires mounted BUT this will provide you with some insurance since it will be obvious when the installers scrape the wheels(and you can hold them accountable)or if they don't, that added confidence that they are excellent installers. It's easy to patch up the scraped off areas anyway with more spray.

Looks decent with your metallic spray and if you bored with it, you can rip it off.
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I think I have to process like this:
- First give 1 rim a try to see the result.
- Remove the coating
- Paint all 4 rims black with powder coating or common paint.
- Mount the tires.
- Metalize the rims after mounting the tires to avoid damages.

But I first have to wait if the rim specialist can get the black/chrome fixed so I do not have to start this project

One big advantage is that in case of damages, you can easily remove the coat and do the whole rim over. In that case you will not see repair spots. This will be a lot cheaper than having it done by a rim specialist.
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I'll give them the benefit of the doubt because it's your first try. But that finish looks very uneven. When the wheel turns, it looks dirty. You can see the changes in brightness around the outer lip. Sure, it's fine to do a color test or mess around, but it's no replacement for a proper wheel paint job.

And you painted over the M emblem.
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