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Old 02-16-2015, 12:36 PM
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blacking out rims - options?

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I have the black chrome spider money rims on the SRT and think I'm going to change it up and black them out - I have black WK1 rims on for the winter tires and I think I like that look better.

I'm in need of new summer tires, so the rims are bare and would like to get done prior to spring (can't come soon enough!)

So the question is black powdercoating - or plasti-dip. There is a great powder coater nearby and is very reasonable - but will that hold up better - or should I do the plasti-dip spray? Looking for various thoughts and opinions.

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Re: blacking out rims - options?

you know, I plasti-dipped mine black at the beginning of last summer, just to see how it would look. I figured if i liked it - i would go and get them powder-coated. Here it is Feb. now, and the plastidip STILL looks good! I did touch them up once, but I'm amazed at how well it has held up. Makes me think i won't bother spending the money on powder coating..but i probably still will as it would be a permanent fix.
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Re: blacking out rims - options?

My $0.02.

Powdercoat ... it is much more durable.

However, whatever you decide - make sure that you do not get any coating in the machined area where the lug nuts sit while mounted on the truck.
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Re: blacking out rims - options?

Dip them for 3 reasons:


1. It's reversible
2. It's very, very cheap and works extremely well.
3. Refer to above 2 reasons.


Mine are dipped and a few coats of glossifier on top. Love them!
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Re: blacking out rims - options?

If you dip them and ever plan on powder coating them make sure to put 5 good coats of plasti dip on the wheels so you can peel it off. I plasti dipped some wheels and later had them powder coated, took about 1.5 hours to peel the plasti dip off each wheel. The powder coater does not want a single piece of plasti dip left on the wheel. It will pop like popcorn in the oven and cause the powder coat not to stick. Just an FYI.

I wish I would have powder coated mine to begin with. Looks much better and more durable.
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Re: blacking out rims - options?

I have had two sets of powder coated rims in gloss black. It's the way to go ..


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Re: blacking out rims - options?

i did the wifes bmw rims in plastidip just to see how they look. they look good after a couple months but they collect brake dust and start looking like a blackish rust color. cant really clean them without scrubbing.

will powdercoat this month.

the jeep is black on black on black, with everything gloss black

the bmw is black on black on black, but i painted the rims, grille, inside the headlights matte black to get contrast. this may be a nice option to try with plastidip.
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Re: blacking out rims - options?

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i did the wifes bmw rims in plastidip just to see how they look. they look good after a couple months but they collect brake dust and start looking like a blackish rust color. cant really clean them without scrubbing.

will powdercoat this month.

the jeep is black on black on black, with everything gloss black

the bmw is black on black on black, but i painted the rims, grille, inside the headlights matte black to get contrast. this may be a nice option to try with plastidip.
Good idea to test it out on the wife's ride!

I agree with the brake dust rust color especially if you have the high dusting Brembos or similar carbon pads
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