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This is a discussion on Paint the rims or leave them? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS Or powder coat. ass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    Or powder coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
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    nice glad to see you use plastic dip. i plastic dip my rear lights and beger panel just to see how it look, is been 1 month so far and plenty of washes and its still good

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    Sorry took so long for the pics, been busy, crappy cell pic. Update on the rims, before putting them on the car the texture on the rims felt.....flimsy. But after a few heat cycles from driving them around a few days the flimsy feel is gone and they feel like they've baked on decently well.

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    ^the matte look definitely just makes the wheels look dirty. Not really a fan of the matte.

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    I can understand that. I really like the look, car looks much more aggressive imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadFarmer View Post
    I can understand that. I really like the look, car looks much more aggressive imo.
    I can see where you are coming from with the aggressive look. Are you considering a glossy finish at all?

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    the black rims I had on my z28 had a glossy finish, it wasn't bad but I always wanted to try out the matte look. I'm considering it, i got a couple months to think it over. When I go to get them powdercoated I'll more then likely have them atleast 1 layer of clear coat. I'd like a semi gloss look, something in between.

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    looks nice bro

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    that looks badss!! tinted corner lights will look mean

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    that looks badss!! tinted corner lights will look mean
    good idea, i'll use the plasti-dip on the corners and see how it turns out.

    update: it rained today, bunch of dirt got on the wheels, cleaned it off and none of the dip came off, so that's good. There was some overspray on the tires though apparently, that started to peel off, so I pulled it off.
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    interesting to hear this stuff is semi durable.

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    you know, plasti dip is a great porous surface to paint on, (1000x better than chrome) if you wanted to give them a glossy sheen you could probably lay a clear coat over them from a shaker can, that would be pretty interesting to see how that turns out.. might even make them more durable

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadFarmer View Post
    thanks all

    good idea, i'll use the plasti-dip on the corners and see how it turns out.

    update: it rained today, bunch of dirt got on the wheels, cleaned it off and none of the dip came off, so that's good. There was some overspray on the tires though apparently, that started to peel off, so I pulled it off.
    oh yeah i had mine on my rear lights and beger panel for a month and some days now. I wash my car once a week, it rains and it's still holding strong is a very good product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadFarmer View Post
    Sorry took so long for the pics, been busy, crappy cell pic. Update on the rims, before putting them on the car the texture on the rims felt.....flimsy. But after a few heat cycles from driving them around a few days the flimsy feel is gone and they feel like they've baked on decently well.
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    Looks like a road course runner or a standing mile hauler. I like it.


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    yeh this stuff's magic in a can, for $5 each I really couldn't ask for more out of it. It's not a secret either, stuff sells like crazy, every store I went in to buy it was sold out of the spray, I had to drive out of town to get it.
    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    you know, plasti dip is a great porous surface to paint on, (1000x better than chrome) if you wanted to give them a glossy sheen you could probably lay a clear coat over them from a shaker can, that would be pretty interesting to see how that turns out.. might even make them more durable
    I did a bit of reading on that. Turns out clear coat on plasti dip turns the color of the base yellowish, weird. Yeh i've heard it's a good base, but i'd be scared with what would happen if the dip started peeling one day, then I'd have to redo the whole rim, so i'll prob just sand the chrome off when I get it powdercoated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Looks like a road course runner or a standing mile hauler. I like it.
    haha i agree, thanks

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    So what prep work did you do on it im interested in doing it to my wheels

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    I plasti-dipped mine in june and DD since, none of it has come off. I just took steel wool and soap to clean wheels and sprayed. I didn't even tape them off, it just peeled off the tire after driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight View Post
    So what prep work did you do on it im interested in doing it to my wheels
    just make sure the area is clean, if you plan on removing it later, I wouldnt sand the surface,

    the fewer edges to the area the better; PD makes a 'glove' over whatever you spray it on, and the peeling always starts where the coating ends, so for example, spraying all the way around the spokes of the wheel is better than just spraying the side that shows and leaving the backside bare.

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