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post #1 of 9 Old 07-14-2012, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Painting rims black

I am getting ready to paint some aluminum rims black and have narrowed my search for the best media to Duplicolor wheel paint or Plasti-dip. Does anyone have any experience with either of these methods?

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I plasti-dipped my wheels a few months ago and it turned out pretty good!

the paint is starting to peel away a bit around the edges lately, but it has held up better than i thought it would. not bad for a few bucks!!
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You can probably get some flat black aftermarket rims for 100 to 150 a piece. Better than repainting the silver ones every year.
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plastidip. you can remove it if you don't like it, it looks great, holds up well. the trick is to use plenty of coats of it. first two or three need to be very light then the last two or three need to be thicker. I have about 6 coats on my wheels and about 3.5 cans.

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If you want more permanent go with black paint, prep real good and gloss on top. Plasti dip is not permanent by any means

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Plastidip is indeed not permanent, after time it will begin to peel. but it should last well over a year and will give you a good idea if you like the black or not and can easily be touched up.

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I have a quote for powdercoating for $250. Just not sure if I want to spend that much as I am pretty well spent on upgrades as it is.

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I have a set of black Moto Metal 16x9 style 951 wheels for sale with tires and front level kit for 350 or 320 for the wheels. Why paint stock ones?

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