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Powder Coated 19" Wheels and Center Caps

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by NDR, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. NDR

    NDR Member

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    I had my Gray P85D 19" Wheels and center caps powder coated dark gray, I am very pleased with the results.
    Also put Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's on,

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  2. Gadgetman

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    That looks great!
     
  3. gimmi80

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    great look
     
  4. bp1000

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    Really nice, thanks for providing these pics. I want to get these done too, exactly the same look.
     
  5. Sm4llz

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    This looks great. Mind sharing how much it cost? Any reason you'd do this over plastidip?
     
  6. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Very nice. I now like those wheels.
     
  7. Armadillos

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    That does look good. I was thinking of doing something like that, but in black...
     
  8. SabrToothSqrl

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    Looks sweet. I went for the more economical plasti dip ;) IMG_1648.JPG

    I plan to peel it off for trade-in. I did the face and back of the wheel too. Really keeps the dirt from showing.
     
  9. Jool

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    Looks good! I wanted dark grey wheels but didn't want to pay for powder coating and also wanted to be able to revert to factory stock, so I stuck with Plasti Dip.

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  10. bp1000

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    Can you plasti-dip yourself? Easily?

    I think this is a U.S. product so not many places in the UK i can find yet.
     
  11. SabrToothSqrl

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    #11 SabrToothSqrl, Sep 16, 2015
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    yes, yes.
    clean the wheel, spray on. it goes on like spray paint
    The more coats, the better. at LEAST 4-5

    Plasti Dip Your Wheels - The Complete Guide - YouTube

    if you do too few coats, it will be very difficult to remove.
    I removed mine from the car, and did the front and back of the wheels.
    I did the barrel to protect it from dirt/brake dust/etc.

    I'll peel it in a few years before trade in, for my X. Makes the wheels black (or lots of colors) and protects the paint under it.
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    At the time I only had one jack, and could only do one wheel a night... so it took me a while. Now I have two jacks and can do 2 tires at a time.
    in the US, I got 4 cans at a local hardware store... maybe $35 total... even if you mess it up, it's like a $8 fix. Just a lot of your labor/time.

    WD-40 will dissolve dip too if you want to remove it quick... although I'm sure there are better products.
    I used Simple Green as my "pre dip" washed it off, then dried it well, then let it sit for a while to dry. you don't want any water on it.

    they make a lot of colors, and finishes, even metallics, so it's a cool product, just be aware that it's a learned technique, so you may mess up a wheel or two... but you can always redo it.

    I messed up two wheels because I did mine when it was like 50 degrees (F) out. It should be at least 70.

    If I want them to really pop, I'll use simple green on the plasti dip to clean it, then just spray the whole thing with tire shine. Tire (rubber) and the dipped wheel... it really shines.

    You can also use Tire Shine as 'dip release'... spray the rubber first, and the dip won't stick to it.
     

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