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Plastidipped Aero cap vs stock wheels w/o aero caps

AMIYY4YOU

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Jan 4, 2018
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I know a LOT of people were asking this earlier and I finally got around to doing this..
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I only did one wheel and I also got really impatient so I managed to peel some of the black plasti dip off. Also my coverage wasn't superb when taping over so I'm going to need to take more tiem with the other three wheels if I end up deciding it's worth the effort. So barring the minor imperfections of the actual installation job (ignore the peeled plasti dip in a couple parts), what do you guys think? Which do you like better?

Did 4 base coats of black plastidip and then 3 coats of bright aluminum metalizer.
 

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slipnslider

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Apr 13, 2016
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I like the plasti-dip job better.

I really think tesla could have done better with the aero covers, they look terrible from the factory.
They look terrible because they're that dark dirty grey color, which only matches one of the body paint colors. Same with the wheels underneath. They should have been silver which would have matched all body colors. But that probably would have looked too good, and resulted in fewer upgraded wheel sales.
 

Devanish

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Apr 1, 2016
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I like the plasti-dip job better.

I really think tesla could have done better with the aero covers, they look terrible from the factory.
I'm really hoping they release the aero wheels from the reveal car in whatever that size was...19" or 20" Failing that, hopefully a third party ventor will make wake up and make them.
 

AMIYY4YOU

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Jan 4, 2018
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I'm curious about that "bright aluminum metalizer" I'd love the aero caps to be all silver. Was that a spray-on product?
Yep it's plasti dip! You can't just apply the bright aluminum metalizer , you have to put a base coat of plasti dip on (I opted for the black base coat). I put 4 layers of black and 3 layers of the metalizer on top with letting each coat sit for ~30 min
 
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T34ME

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Mar 31, 2016
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what do you guys think? Which do you like better?.
I honestly like the painted aero covers better! Perhaps it is just the camera angle, but the front wheel looks bigger, beefier, and appears to fill up the wheel well better. I'm saving this picture to my file. Thanks.
 

SageBrush

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May 7, 2015
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The idea is wonderful.
I would like the silver to be less shiny and the 'feet' of each arm make the entire design a little too swastika-y for me

With a little tweaking, I would stand in line to buy it since the OEM is very much not to my liking.
 

SomeJoe7777

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Mar 28, 2015
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I really liked this and tried it this weekend. Ordered the wheel kit from dipyourcar.com, watched tons of videos on how to apply it, followed all directions to the letter.

Ended in total failure.

As soon as I pulled up the masking tape after getting all the required coats of the aluminum metallizer on the spokes, it immediately peeled up the black Plasti-Dip underneath.

No saving it at this point, will just have to peel everything off. Probably won't try this again, I spent hours getting set up for it, several hours getting the initial coats of black down, and nearly a full afternoon taping the masks in preparation for the aluminum metallizer. It looks very simple, but it's a lot of hours of work.

Quite disappointed, I was really looking forward to having this on the car.


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Initial Aero wheel cover.


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First 50% coverage black coat.


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Several black coats.


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Masking of black areas.


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4 coats aliminum metallizer.


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Disaster.
 
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