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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Updated my wheels. Check them out

I wanted to look what the wheels of the IBM would look in black before painting my wheels so I plastidip them and put some clear coats afterwards....I'm really happy with the look. I'm going to leave them like that for now but officially paint them before the end of the year....liked them that much. Anyways here they are:



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Looks great how hard was it? I've been thinking of doing that to mine.
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Looks great how hard was it? I've been thinking of doing that to mine.
not hard at all...its harder to take the wheels off

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Thanks, I just picked up some G8 wheels, maybe I will give them a shot.
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So exactly what are the supplies i need? Also, what is the correct procedure?
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It's just my opinion but all black wheels look like wheels that someone stole the hub caps off of. When the car moves they just become one big black circle. I'd like to see someone try this with maybe the outside rim edge left silver or some other kind of contrast.

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It's just my opinion but all black wheels look like wheels that someone stole the hub caps off of. When the car moves they just become one big black circle. I'd like to see someone try this with maybe the outside rim edge left silver or some other kind of contrast.
like a machined face or worked rim perhaps? i dunno i think chrome looks too east LA for me unless you find the right rims. ccws ftw but most others just make our gtos look like gangstered squashed grand prixs.

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So exactly what are the supplies i need? Also, what is the correct procedure?
Just get plasticdip. Your going to need about 4 cans (depends on how many coats) and get 2 cans of clear coat. You can get them both at home depot. Clean the wheels really good with water and soap. Let them dry for a long time under the sun and make sure they are really dry before beginning.

Make sure to go light on your first coat and make sure you r always moving....don't over spray. Then you can go heavier on the other coats. Don't worry about covering anything. You can peal off any section afterwards. You can also peal off anything that gets on the wheels. Wait 15 min in between coats. Then once your done with plastic dip use the clear coat. I think you have to wait like 20 min in between coats for that one but I would double check with the can instructions cause I don't really remember. They look much much better with clear coat and will last u longer. Let me know how it comes out.




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It's just my opinion but all black wheels look like wheels that someone stole the hub caps off of. When the car moves they just become one big black circle. I'd like to see someone try this with maybe the outside rim edge left silver or some other kind of contrast.

All black wheels look really good in my opinion. I'm planning to buy black wheels and using plastic dip is great to see if its something you would like or not before taking the plunge. I had a black charger with all black wheels and use to get compliments all the time.

I think that if you get the right wheel for the car it actually makes the car look mean and bad a$$. Oh and black wheels don't look great with all colors but on my case it really compliments the blue really well. Btw it looks much much better in person


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Thanks, I just picked up some G8 wheels, maybe I will give them a shot.
Did you try it?

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It's just my opinion but all black wheels look like wheels that someone stole the hub caps off of. When the car moves they just become one big black circle. I'd like to see someone try this with maybe the outside rim edge left silver or some other kind of contrast.
For me, I have to get up closer to see what kind of wheel it is if it's black. All detail is lost 'cause you just can't see it. With an aluminum or chrome finish you see everything much easier.
But I did see an Acura NSX that had black wheels that looked absolutely wicked as the car was also black.
Wheels are a very subjective though, I've seen some nice ones, the one in this post included, they're just not for me.
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