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Anyone plasti dip the stock 18" wheels?

I'm wondering how it would look, especially with black paint and a black grill. Anyone try it and care to share a pic?

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Some painted it but have not heard of it being dipped. I do not think that it would work, as I imagine pebbles/stones would chip that pretty quick.

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I was next to an Impala that had done it, but it was coming off in sheets and flapping all over. Pretty bad.

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Some painted it but have not heard of it being dipped. I do not think that it would work, as I imagine pebbles/stones would chip that pretty quick.
if laid down correctly and thick enough, it would have about the same resistance to chipping as anything else. in that: anything that could nick up a proper application is probably going to damage the wheel anyway.
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Mine have been dipped black along with the chrome window trim, grille, etc.. for over a year now. Not one single chip or problem otherwise with the wheels. There are a coupe old pics in my "garage" on here.
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Mine have been dipped black along with the chrome window trim, grille, etc.. for over a year now. Not one single chip or problem otherwise with the wheels. There are a coupe old pics in my "garage" on here.
Cool, thanks for the reply. With on that black on a black car, I'm not sure if it would be too much black, but I think it would look pretty neat - and at least different.
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Anyone plasti dip the stock 18" wheels?

I dipped the wheels on my last car, never again. I'm going to wrap them this time instead. The dip was a pain. It started peeling in the tight corners of the wheel after a year and was straight up impossible to remove. Of course it was my first time dipping wheels so it could have been user error.

If you do go the dip route, make sure you apply at least twice as much as you think you need. PlastiDip looks like it covers pretty quick, but you need several layers if you ever plan on removing it. The extra will also hold up better over time and give you deeper color that will last longer.

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