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    Thread: So im plastidip'n the wheels tomorrow...

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      06-11-2008 11:00 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by SLiMeX »
      Those poor Charlestons....

      my thoughts too... but OP, good luck anyway! keep us posted
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    2. 06-11-2008 11:07 AM #27
      wheels are too small to be flat black, they will just look cheap, especially without a nice powderdoat.

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      06-11-2008 11:08 AM #28
      Quote, originally posted by Bart Taylor »
      who said anything about dismounting

      OK, I did some research on plastidip and I agree with you that this is an easy way to see if you like the look of black wheels on your car before going to a full powdercoat.
      Go to it man and post some pics.
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      06-11-2008 11:09 AM #29
      i love plasti dip. heck for $5 and a lil time they look great, if they peel they peel. who cares.

      well done sir.
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      06-11-2008 11:13 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by BostonB6 »
      OK, I did some research on plastidip and I agree with you that this is an easy way to see if you like the look of black wheels on your car before going to a full powdercoat.
      Go to it man and post some pics.

      Yea man. I dont expect it to last. $20 in paint is much cheaper than $250+ for powdercoat
      I am eating good ol' chickfila atm and im going to start when im finished. Ill have pics up tonight.

    6. 06-11-2008 11:56 AM #31
      *patiently waiting for pics*

    7. 06-11-2008 12:03 PM #32
      Get them powdercoated...

      You could always try the plasti-dip because it would be interesting to see how it comes out, but eventually your going to want them to get powdercoated.

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      06-11-2008 12:11 PM #33
      OP you can always use this paint called DupliColor CarArt, it is washable. Just for a temporary thing, to see how the wheels would look like in your car.

    9. 06-11-2008 12:18 PM #34
      IMO to each their own.
      Different strokes for different folks

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      06-11-2008 12:30 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by alanbrito »
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      Good for you, you can copy and paste.
      Why don't you go proof read War and Peace.

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      06-11-2008 12:35 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by enlarged reputation »
      this is the worst idea i've heard of since... ever. brake dust + road grime + plasti dip = :crazy:
      if the photo above is not sufficient to see if youd like flat black wheels, i suggest using that temporary rock protection spray so at least your able to spray it off with high pressure once you make up your mind. even if you peel the plastidip there will be spots you wont be able to get to..

      Looks like Alanbrito caught that idea as well. If you want a week long flat black look into that spray or the car art stuff. Plasti-dipping wheels is the worst idea i've heard in a while. If you are looking to save money and want a flat black look, I suggest Duplicolor wheel specific paint.
      I bought a set of trashed classix for the winter and less than 20 bucks later:


      But IMO the charlestons are too interesting of a design to paint black, just like the huffs. The painted and machined contrast is what sets them apart. Even if they are just 'stock' wheels.

    12. 06-11-2008 12:44 PM #37
      make sure u plasti-dip yourself and post pics.

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      06-11-2008 01:37 PM #38
      Quote, originally posted by boaz »
      make sure u plasti-dip yourself and post pics.

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      06-11-2008 01:43 PM #39
      Now just color match the sidemarkers... er... nm

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      06-11-2008 02:12 PM #40
      Plasti-Dip ur pens and give the mold to your BF for when you're gone.

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      06-11-2008 02:14 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by adROCK319 »
      Good for you, you can copy and paste.
      Why don't you go proof read War and Peace.

      What for? Only pointing out the obvious. I still don't get how people can make mistakes with their native language. English is not my first language at all, btw. Still, sorry I made you post.

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      06-11-2008 02:15 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by sump22 »
      Looks like Alanbrito caught that idea as well. If you want a week long flat black look into that spray or the car art stuff. Plasti-dipping wheels is the worst idea i've heard in a while. If you are looking to save money and want a flat black look, I suggest Duplicolor wheel specific paint.

      But IMO the charlestons are too interesting of a design to paint black, just like the huffs. The painted and machined contrast is what sets them apart. Even if they are just 'stock' wheels.

      Very true. Had I kept my ClassiXs I would have painted them black, just because I love the way they look. Upgraded to Hufs, if you can consider that an upgrade.

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      06-11-2008 02:48 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by Jetty! »
      Now just color match the sidemarkers... er... nm


      Ready to paint And just for the record, I really do love the charlestons as they are. I dont care if they are "stock," they look really good. But when I photoshopped them black, I just loved them that much more

    19. 06-11-2008 02:50 PM #44
      I like the stockies myself

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      06-11-2008 02:50 PM #45
      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

      hahaha, can't wait to see 'em [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      06-11-2008 02:55 PM #46
      Intresting..

      Can't decide if I like until the end result.

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      06-11-2008 02:57 PM #47
      Get er done staulkor! Good luck!
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      06-11-2008 03:01 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by alanbrito »
      What for? Only pointing out the obvious. I still don't get how people can make mistakes with their native language. English is not my first language at all, btw. Still, sorry I made you post.

      I wouldn't worry about it. adROCK319 has demonstrated on many occasions that his grasp on many things, the English language included, is very frail at best. I think you just hit a nerve, that's all
      To the OP, I agree with many here... just powder-coat them.

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      06-11-2008 03:06 PM #49
      Quote, originally posted by GruvDone »
      To the OP, I agree with many here... just powder-coat them.

      I completely agree, but for $20, plastidip isnt bad for a week to make sure I wanna throw down a few hundred to powder coat
      2nd coat just put on. Im gonna do one more in about 15 minutes and then let them dry for a few hours before I remount them. Thank god plastidip is fully dry in a few hours

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      06-11-2008 03:09 PM #50
      Oh, and I guess this will be a test to see how plastidip will hold up on the wheels. Ill report back and say if the brake dust cleans off well and if it melts or not It will probably turn brown but oh well.

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