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Old 05-12-2019, 04:03 PM
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Painted the Wheels

to complete my Storm Trooper look I decided to paint the wheels black with Plasti Dip
Nice thing about the plasti dip is the minimal prep needed (other than cleaning) since over spray can be wiped off





was able to do it with only one run, which I was able to take care off by soaking a blue towel in Naphtha and dabbing the run to thin it down, then hit it with another coat.
the only other issue I had was when I remove the plastic bag from the brakes, one edge stuck to the wheel and pulled some up, using a similar technique I cleaned up the edge and spot coated it.

going to let the paint harden in the garage for the next week and then put some ceramic coat on it.
 
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Looks pretty good, nice job. Great thing about pd is if you ever decide you don't like it... Peels right off. So many people think you ruin something be it wheels or part of the car by using the stuff, but I've had a part on my other car dipped for 6yrs now no issues.

Curious how ceramic coating will react/hold up. Keep us updated.
 
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Did this to my Cay wheels, it didn't peel off too easily. Had the wheels powdercoated. the porous finish of the Plasti Dip traps brake dust, wheels had a brown tint to them due to the dust. I don't recommend at all.
 
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:47 PM
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Did this to my Cay wheels, it didn't peel off too easily. Had the wheels powdercoated. the porous finish of the Plasti Dip traps brake dust, wheels had a brown tint to them due to the dust. I don't recommend at all.
that's why I'm going to try putting a ceramic coating on them. it should help repel the brake dust and make cleaning easier
I have used the ceramic coat on the window trim I painted, seems to help.
 

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Nice work! It definitely helps complete the look
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:47 AM
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Looks good!

I was told roughly 1 can per wheel, Plasti Dip peels easier with thicker coats. You can also add a layer of Plasti Dip Glossifier to add gloss and adds that extra layer to help when it's time to remove it.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:58 AM
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Thanks Guys, Deezflip I had heard the same thing and pretty much used 1 can per wheel, it on nice and thick.
was able to peal it off the emblems fairly easily once I got it startted.
 
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Looking good, nice change!
 
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surprise that ceramic will work on that rough of a surface .
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:27 PM
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the wheels will be the real test of it, shall be interesting if nothing else.
 
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I've never really liked black wheels until I bought this Panamera. Always thought it gave it that spare-tire look. After seeing it more in person with these cars and other specialized cars...it looks really nice, Porsches, Lambo, Ferrari, Etc. It makes these cars look more aggressive, sportier, where other cars can make it look cheap and empty....just IMHO
 
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Why donít you just powder coat the wheels for $800 through the dealer. You have an option of higher gloss or semi gloss. Looks a lot better on such a nice car. If itís a lease, dealers prefer the powder coated wheels as theyíre easier to re sell.
You did a very good job but in person Plastidip usually looks cheap overall.
 
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Spray glossy clear coat over Plasti Dip? actually I am spraying glossy clear coat over my 20" turbo2 rims now for easy clean up.
 

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