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Has anyone plasti dipped this style wheel? They are the ones currently on my car. I am trying to get color ideas. I am thinking either white, black, or gold/bronze. Any suggestions? Post pics if you can. Thanks!

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It's Blue Flash Metallic.
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Do bronze I plastidipd my stock rims and they look much better black.
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Yeah, was actually leaning towards bronze. I'll post pictures when I get it done. I am now looking into either buying black carpet or dying the grey carpet black. Any suggestions/ past experiences would be appreciated.

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I got ones kind of like that except they are 5 lugs instead of 4. Literally just painted them black over the weekend. Check out my build page with the link.

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/veh...m-troopin.html
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Actually, I also have the 5 lug. That was just the picture I found on Google. Nice Cobalt butters. I'll most likely debadge the car and dip the wheels this weekend. Still looking for pointers on going from grey to black carpet... Or, if anyone has purchased carpet from somewhere, point me in that direction please.

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I've plastidipped my stock rims a couple times over the years to hide the paint chips (thanks for the quality paint gm!). It works very well and holds up nicely. Obviously the more coats you use, the less likely it will start to peel in the problem areas (lug holes, edges, lip). Just be sure get those areas good. The stuff is much more of a pain in the ass to peel off if its a thin coat. The thicker it is, the better it looks, longer it lasts, and is easier to remove when your ready for change. I finally broke down and just sanded down my rims and painted them with black satin enamel. Looks similar to plastidip, just more permanent... Obviously, lol. Good luck.
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Yeah, I dipped one side white and one side black just to see which I liked better. So far, the chicks dig the white, guys like the black. I agree that thicker coats are easier to peel off, especially the overspray on the tires. I didn't spray the white thick enough to peel off with ease. So, I spent a while with a wire brush, gently scrubbing. Lesson learned. I'll post pictures soon.
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Yeah, I dipped one side white and one side black just to see which I liked better. So far, the chicks dig the white, guys like the black. I agree that thicker coats are easier to peel off, especially the overspray on the tires. I didn't spray the white thick enough to peel off with ease. So, I spent a while with a wire brush, gently scrubbing. Lesson learned. I'll post pictures soon.
Use a deck of cards tucked into the gap between the lip of the rim and the tire all the way around. No need to clean the tire after ;)
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