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Old 02-13-2015, 07:29 PM   #1
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Considering Plasti-Dipping Stock V6 Wheels, Opinions?

Hi, I'm new to this forum thing but I was looking for some opinions. I am considering plasti-dipping my stock wheels on my 2009 V6. My car is blue and I was thinking about plasti-dipping with Anthracite Grey as the color. I am not really a fan of the stock wheels but I don't have the money to go buy new bigger wheels and tires, so I figured this was a cheap alternative. Any opinions on if this was a good idea? Also do you guys have any opinions on the color scheme of Blue and Grey wheels? I attached a picture of my car if that helps. Any advice/opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
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I'm planning on Plasti-dipping my wheels. I have the 17" bullitt's that I plan plasti-dipping black (I have a white car). The good thing is, it's gonna cost you about $25 to do it, and if you don't like it, you can just peel the stuff off. I say go for it.
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There's some kind of technique where it doesn't come out rough and textured. I think you spray closer than you would think. I'm gonna do it in the spring to my stock 18" wheels for now because either way, it comes out alright and is removable.
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There was an older thread about about this. A guy plastidipped the spokes and not the center cap or outter rim and it looked really clean. I think he used 3-4 layers of dip and then 2 layers of clear coat... Try and find the thread


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Considering Plasti-Dipping Stock V6 Wheels, Opinions?

Just visit Plasti-Dips' YouTube and watch Fonzy's tutorial. He's really informative and helpful for your first time dipping. I dipped my 17" premium wheels in 8 coats of black and 4 coats of gloss, pre-treated with the recommended cleaner. Granted you don't need 8 coats but I had some time on my hands one night and I live in Michigan so I wanted the dip to last a couple years (even through the bad winter). Still looks great, and in my opinion, black always looks great. I think the black wheels look amazing on any color mustang, really compliments the body. I think grey might look too plastic-looking if it's not done perfectly. If it comes out rough at all, and you are not planning on using glossifier, it might not turn out the way you want. But just my opinion, everyone has their own taste.


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I was in the same boat as you, did not like the stock chrome wheels but didn't have the money (at the time) to get brand new rims. Plastidip was great, cost me about $30 and it didn't start coming off at all for about 2-3 months. I didn't use clear coat though which I would recommend. But if I were you I would plastidip now and start saving for a new set of wheels because the difference is huge. Click image for larger version

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There's a couple of the best pics I could find of when I had the plastidip, and also a picture of my car now for comparison
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My daughter has plasti dipped her wheels, mirrors, and numbers. Yes, use several coats and clearcoat. But keep in mind, nothing beats the real thing so save your cash for those wheels.
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I have been told that the best way to produce a smoother finish is to preheat the can. Also to get the proper look from chameleon color changing be sure to apply it over the black. My friend used it on chrome wheels and you could hardly tell from 3 feet away. It just lookk more like black chrome. We tore it off.
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Here's a picture of mine, a before and after. I can't afford new wheels because I'm doing all of my other mods first so wheels will be last for sure. This is four coats of black and two coats of the glossifier. The only problem I had was that I ran out of time and had to rush it because I had somewhere to be and didn't have another vehicle to use so my coats weren't fully dry between coats.
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