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Old 02-02-2016, 10:58 AM
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PlastiDip Alloy Wheels

I found a few threads in the archive here referring to PlastiDip finish on alloy wheels but nothing showing where anyone actually used it. I just bought a set of used Style 351 OEM wheels for my summer tires and they have a minor amount of curb rash on one and a few other spots I would like to clean up before I put them on.

Does anyone have any actual experience with this product?

Thanks,

Tom
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:54 PM
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Used it on my OE wheels when I first bought my car. I've also used it on a lip. It holds up amazingly well if you apply around 4 coats. Numerous carwashes and scrubbing didn't effect it. The only thing I didn't like about it is that the matte finish looks cheap and everyone around here with a beat up Focus to a Sentra uses it. If you want a cheap and easy fix then yes, it'll work. If you're going to keep the wheels for awhile, I suggest doing it right, get the wheels powdercoated or refinished. Around here guys refinish wheels for $60/each and it'll look almost new.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:20 AM
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Save the plasti for the Hondas. This is a BMW were talking about. If you really want black wheels, then powdercoat them.
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:47 AM
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X2. Dont waste your time with plasti dip. Go with powdercoating. It will last longer and look cleaner.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:15 AM
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Thanks for your responses. I didn't want to change the color, just repair the curb rash which is actually not all that bad. I was concerned about the PlastiDip and that's why I was looking for feedback. I watched several Youtube videos about repairing this type of damage and you can buy BMW wheel paint is spray cans so I'm going to just fix them myself.

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If you're looking to get rid of the curb rash, then a wheel repair shop is pretty much the only way to go unless you wanna completely replace or repair yourself(which, I don't recommend whatsoever). My wheel repair shop comes to me and picks the wheel up at my convenience and then drops it off when it's done. It's only $125 per wheel. I've had curb rash repaired about 5 times and one time was on one of my HREs and it's completely fixed! I'm a perfectionist and as soon as I curb a wheel, it is sent off the next day.
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If you're looking to get rid of the curb rash, then a wheel repair shop is pretty much the only way to go unless you wanna completely replace or repair yourself(which, I don't recommend whatsoever). My wheel repair shop comes to me and picks the wheel up at my convenience and then drops it off when it's done. It's only $125 per wheel. I've had curb rash repaired about 5 times and one time was on one of my HREs and it's completely fixed! I'm a perfectionist and as soon as I curb a wheel, it is sent off the next day.
Do you mind sharing who you use for the wheel repair?
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Do you mind sharing who you use for the wheel repair?
NJ bent wheel repair. +1 (732) 703-4397

You can call or text that number. Very professional and friendly.
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NJ bent wheel repair. +1 (732) 703-4397

You can call or text that number. Very professional and friendly.
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I found a few threads in the archive here referring to PlastiDip finish on alloy wheels but nothing showing where anyone actually used it. I just bought a set of used Style 351 OEM wheels for my summer tires and they have a minor amount of curb rash on one and a few other spots I would like to clean up before I put them on.

Does anyone have any actual experience with this product?

Thanks,

Tom
It works pretty great BUT to get a proper gloss effect you have to use the gloss as well or try their new metal finish line which will basically be a perfect match. Honestly though I prefer a product call autodip. You don't have to buy multiple products it's all in one can but one the other hand it's a bit more pricey
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