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Plasti dip my wheels

Discussion in 'Model S' started by 647chang, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. 647chang

    647chang Member

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    I went with an anthracite grey with a glossifier finish on my wheels, here are some before and after. BTW these are the 19's cyclone

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    Here are some with different lighting condition
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    I am planning on blacking out the chrome. Not sure if I should use black or this same grey
     
  2. cgiGuy

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    Looks great. Can you talk about the process / how much time it took? Thanks.
     
  3. 647chang

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    You start by cleaning the wheels, which is the hard part. You want to make sure there is no water or dirt left. After that, you take some bags and cover up the brake system behind the wheel. Put about 5 coats of the grey, and 3 coats of the glossifier. The 5 coats are just for coverage (making sure I got every corner), not for layering on the dip. Took 2 cans of the grey, and 1 can of the glossifier, for the 4 wheels. Total time I would say 3 hours, and most of those time is waiting for the dip to dry so you can put on the next coat.
     
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    They look terrific! Nice smooth semi gloss finish. I'm amazed. I'm would love to see anthracite grey on the trim. It'd be very unique. Grey on grey on grey. Wow. I love this stuff, cheap to experiment and easily removable.
     
  5. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    They really do look great.

    Any idea on how durable this product is with this kind of use ?
     
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    plastidip has been around for a few years now. it's pretty durable and people have even done it to their whole cars.
     
  7. Gwgan

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    Whole car experiment started this past Fall on interim non-Tesla cars—PlastiDip vs C-Quartz Finest. So far excellent durability. Comes clean in a touchless car wash (Tesla paint job would not see the inside of a car wash) but PD matte finish does not wipe clean like the CQF. PD protects better against door dings or that car gets better parking spots.
     
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    That really looks incredible, kudos to you. If you have pics on how you masked off your wheels that would be awesome.
     
  9. 647chang

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    They hold up very well. Seen the stuff run through some car washes and no peeling.

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    Only thing that needs masking is some plastic bag over the brake system. You can spray the tire with it. The dip "cuts" (peel) off where the tire and rim meets.
     
  10. Fezzik

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    Something you can do with plastidip is that you can pair over it too. I've done this on other cars to see how a coir will look. Just make sure you put enough coats of plastidip. I also remove the wheel from the car to plastidip
     
  11. SabrToothSqrl

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    Flat Black

    I did mine as well, however I also did the barrels of the wheels. one can per wheel.

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