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DemoD 01-08-2013 04:44 PM

Plastidipped rims!!!
 
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Hi guys, I posted a month ago about how I wanted to plastidip my winter rims on my 335 and I got great input. Well today I finally did it. The process was easy, cheap, and came out great. I recommend anyone to do it if they want a great matte black finish for cheap. Here are some before and after pics.

Db750 01-08-2013 05:25 PM

Looks good to me. :thumbup:

DemoD 01-08-2013 05:26 PM

Thanks man!

Arciga18 01-08-2013 07:39 PM

Damn I like this. I will add this to the "mods" for the spring;

Platidip Wheels-- luckily i work for an industrial supply company and we sell this
Black grill
Key Hole Cover
Replace Orange Reflectors

and a good Claybar/ wax of course.

loso81 01-08-2013 07:50 PM

plastidip really works good, i had a 2007 g37 coupe, black on black, and i had my wheels plasti-dipped and it came out great, the white with black wheels looks SIICK!!!!!!

DemoD 01-08-2013 08:56 PM

thanks guys, I'm really happy with the results.

bimmerdiesel 01-09-2013 08:05 AM

How did you cover calipers and rotors?

SD Z4MR 01-09-2013 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by bimmerdiesel (Post 7300657)
How did you cover calipers and rotors?

You take the wheels off the car. :rolleyes:

DemoD 01-09-2013 10:07 AM

Actually I didn't take the rims off. I put plastic bags in between the rims and brakes. I also put index cards (poker cards work too) between the tires and rims. Then I applied a light coat first. I made rounds around the cars and ended up putting 4 coats. I rotated the tires a little bit to get the parts I missed. I had to do it a couple times because my rims are a pain. You may get some on the calipers or rotors but it won't do anything and will come off as you drive and brake. Here's a pic from the set up

DemoD 01-09-2013 10:18 AM

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Here it is

bimmerdiesel 01-09-2013 10:55 AM

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I see you have friends to help you out. :)
I like your idea of using plastic bags. I am in process of doing it myself and didnt want to take rims out.
Here is sample of what I got done so far. Its too dark but it was just to test my abilities to paint. I ll probably remove it as I get my rims painted.
I will go with your idea of plastic bags.
How many spray bottles did you use for rims? And how long did it take to dry?

DemoD 01-09-2013 11:12 AM

I bought 3, but only used 1 and a half bottles. It took about 40 minutes to dry. Make sure you're in a warm place to help dry. The whole process took about an hour and a half.

Wihelm G 01-09-2013 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by DemoD (Post 7301045)
I bought 3, but only used 1 and a half bottles. It took about 40 minutes to dry. Make sure you're in a warm place to help dry. The whole process took about an hour and a half.

I think it would have taken about as long if you had taken the wheels off. Any time you paint, powdercoat, chrome or whatever, the key to a good job is surface prep.With the wheels off you can clean 'em thoroughly with degreaser or whatever solvent you prefer, and easily locate and repair any gouges or other defects. Seems a lot more thorough and easier if the wheels are off.

DemoD 01-09-2013 12:54 PM

I agree. I just didnt want to deal with that. I got my car washed the day before and then cleaned it a bit before. I didnt wanna kill myself over having them perfectly clean

Wihelm G 01-09-2013 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by DemoD (Post 7301307)
I didnt wanna kill myself over having them perfectly clean

At least you're car would not have embarrassed the loved ones you left behind if you had killed yourself with perfectly clean wheels.

SD Z4MR 01-09-2013 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Wihelm G (Post 7301294)
I think it would have taken about as long if you had taken the wheels off. Any time you paint, powdercoat, chrome or whatever, the key to a good job is surface prep.With the wheels off you can clean 'em thoroughly with degreaser or whatever solvent you prefer, and easily locate and repair any gouges or other defects. Seems a lot more thorough and easier if the wheels are off.

Just what he said.

I still can't believe that someone would refinish their wheels without taking them off the car because you "just didn't want to deal with that" and you "didnt wanna kill myself over having them perfectly clean". That's just the half-assed way. Oh well, your car, your choice. My car, I would never do it that way. I always do things the full-assed way. :)

Just out of curiosity, did you buy or lease new, or buy used?

Show us pictures in six months.

Shazv6 01-09-2013 05:57 PM

I think it would have been easier to have just take the wheels off. Other than that, it does look nice.

DemoD 01-09-2013 08:45 PM

I appreciate everyone calling me lazy. But they look great and happy with them. Amd i bought used, but it only had 3000 miles and was from florida. I wont be able to upload in 6 months because these are my winter rims and theyll be off. Ill upload a pic before i take em off

Db750 01-09-2013 10:13 PM

We're talking $15 in plasti dip; the goal is to have it come off easily when the time comes. These are obviously winter wheels. They look great. It's a simple and cheap way to spice up you winter look

DemoD 01-09-2013 10:50 PM

Thank you for understanding why I wanted to do this

soldierboy05 06-03-2013 11:11 AM

I just bought the paint. My question is when it comes to clear coat, can you just by any clear coat brand? Also, when it comes to just flat black all you need is the color paint, right? Thanks for your time in advance.

Oscar 06-03-2013 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by SD Z4MR (Post 7301982)
Just out of curiosity, did you buy or lease new, or buy used?

If leased, then he will have to purchase new wheels before returning the car.

DemoD 06-03-2013 11:15 AM

Plastidipped rims!!!
 
For clear coat, I'm not sure. Ask around more on that, but I don't see why not. And then for flat black all you need is black plastidip. Mine were great this winter and didn't peel at all!


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DemoD 06-03-2013 11:17 AM

Plastidipped rims!!!
 
And I bought used


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soldierboy05 06-03-2013 11:33 AM

Ok, thanks for the info. I am not a skilled person with the can, so whats the distance I want the can to be away from the rim?


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