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

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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.


    2. 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


    9. 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

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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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      06-11-2008 03:43 PM #51
      i realy wanna see how this turns out, i hope it comes out sick nasty and the op dumps on everybody that flamed him lol
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      06-11-2008 03:48 PM #52
      Black aftermarket wheels with chrome or polished lip = Ok (just ok)

      Factory wheels powdercoated solid black = Bad

      Factory wheels spraybombed solid black = Worse

      Factory wheels spraybombed with stuff that looks like pickup bedliner = Worst

      Sorry, but I hate this black wheel fad. Makes a perfectly good alloy look like a $20 steelie from any more than a few feet away.


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      06-11-2008 03:55 PM #53
      cant wait to see it. i LOVE black wheels!! i had a set of black classics on my mk5 and now i'm rockin some early S4 wheels in black.
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      06-11-2008 04:00 PM #54
      Zomg! Finished wheels!! I think they look quite good I am letting them dry for a few hours and then im going to mount them and take a few pictures.


    20. 06-11-2008 04:04 PM #55
      wow any close up pics?

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      06-11-2008 04:11 PM #56
      Yessir


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      06-11-2008 04:34 PM #57
      at least it came out good...i really dont think you are going to put down the money to have them powder coated though...sounds like you wanted to cheap out from the begining and just said you were doing it temporarily to save face after everyone started hating on you...in anycase, i think the flat black looks a LOT better than the stock look of the charlestons, the stock look is ugly imo, the slats are two thin for the two-tone work to look good


      oh yea, off topic, but correcting grammer/spelling over the internet is pointless, and to point out that english isnt your first language but you know it so well only showcases how self conscious you are about your intelligence...mght want to think about that or next time


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      06-11-2008 04:37 PM #58
      Bad idea
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      lower than zimmy and no issues.

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      06-11-2008 04:41 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by ZoomBy »
      at least it came out good...i really dont think you are going to put down the money to have them powder coated though...sounds like you wanted to cheap out from the begining and just said you were doing it temporarily to save face after everyone started hating on you...in anycase, i think the flat black looks a LOT better than the stock look of the charlestons, the stock look is ugly imo, the slats are two thin for the two-tone work to look good Modified by ZoomBy at 4:37 PM 6-11-2008

      First off, you dont know what you are talking about. The entire reason why I chose plastidip was because it is temporary if you want. If I really was going to cheap out, I would have just bought flat black paint and sanded the wheels and painted them, but I didnt now did I. I dont cheap out on things like that. Look at my smoked tails. I did it right and very few smoked tail lights come close to how mine look. I get compliments all the time.

      I disagree with you about the look of the stock charlestons, but hey, opinions are like asses and everybody has one


      Modified by staulkor at 4:44 PM 6-11-2008


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      06-11-2008 04:52 PM #60
      thats cool then, i believe you, im just saying from readin the thread thats how it came off to me, bottom line is i think it looks a million times better now than before which is all that it comes down to anyways

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      06-11-2008 04:54 PM #61
      lookin good, i like 'em
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      06-11-2008 05:18 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by staulkor »
      Yessir

      Nice work! Doesnt look like a bed liner to me


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    28. 06-11-2008 05:44 PM #63
      now lets see how they hold up after a month of hard driving

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      06-11-2008 06:19 PM #64
      I dont plan on keeping them on a month

      Pictures of them on my car soon.


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      06-11-2008 06:30 PM #65
      I am still undecided if I am going to powder coat them or not >.< Ill have to let it grow on me.




      Modified by staulkor at 6:32 PM 6-11-2008


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      06-11-2008 06:35 PM #66
      take the tow hook off

    32. 06-11-2008 06:38 PM #67
      Lets see how they hold up right after mounting them, the socket is going to scratch the **** out of it...
      Ive been dubbing for over four years now, and if there is one thing ive learned (2 dubs later) its do it right the first time. A new GTI ($25k) is not something you want to be ****ing around with, like plasticdipping the wheels.


      Modified by jetgrindradio00 at 3:41 PM 6-11-2008

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      06-11-2008 06:40 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by jetgrindradio00 »
      Lets see how they hold up right after mounting them, the socket is going to scratch the **** out of it...
      Ive been dubbing for over four years now, and if there is one thing ive learned (2 dubs later) its do it right the first time. A new GTI ($25k) is not something you want to be ****ing around with, like platicdipping the wheels.

      Did you not just see the pictures? They mounted fine. Plastidip doesnt really scratch either, it tears. Also, you are going to eat your words when I update this thread in a week or two with pictures of the same wheels with no more plastidip on them. It really does peel right off and does nothing to the surface underneith.


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      06-11-2008 06:42 PM #70
      why people care so much how his car turns out its his who cares if it catches on fire, the spray can must of cost what a whoping 20 bucks so if its a total disaster no big loss...

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