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Slipstream painted lip

Discussion in 'Model S' started by JPUConn, Apr 6, 2017.

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  1. JPUConn

    JPUConn Member

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    searched and googled first.

    Does anyone have the pic or thread of Slipstream wheels with the thick lip painted or dipped black?

    I just picked up a set of slipstreams and am planning to do this and wanted to reference that pic.
     
  2. gopassgas

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    You mean the edge closest to the tire?
     
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    I considered doing this as I was waiting for delivery.
    Photoshopped a couple of versions to see how it would look on the car.
    Didn't like either of them (full rim and "non-spokes").
    Dipped the whole wheel...on the car.
    Very pleased with the results.

    You could just put some black gaffers tape on the rims to see how they would look with different treatments before you make a commitment.

    Good luck!

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  4. JPUConn

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    Yes - the way I remember it made it appear much more like a turbine or tst wheel.
     
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    @Great Dane did his with a sharpie. If you don't like it, remove with alcohol.
     
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    Thank you! I was going to use plastidip but the marker is very clever.

    Found this post attached the users profile

    Slipstreams wheels on classic model S

    with the below pic (pic belongs to great dane)
    IMG_3766 copy.jpg
     
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    Took me a second to see the difference, but one you do.. I like it.
     
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    that lip is something that's been always annoying me. I wanted to replace my old base 19's with the slipstreams (and keep the old for winter tires) but after I noticed that lip I held off.
    I was also thinking of dipping it or something - it does look much better, even with the sharpie. Also all black looks ok.
     
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    Nicely done! Any more info you can share on what you used? Can you post a wider shot of your car?
     
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    #10 Haxster, Apr 7, 2017
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    I used four coats of basic black Plasti Dip spray.

    See my posts and others on this thread:
    PlastiDip on my wheels

    An excellent resource on products and instructions:
    Videos & Tutorials

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    Oh, I see what you mean now...the inside lip that shows from behind the "spokes". That's an interesting effect with the blackout.

    I just got my wheels powdercoated. I thought about black, but visually with the tires, I felt that it made the wheel look smaller...kind of like a toy matchbox car. I settled on a darker gray and I think it makes the wheel more expansive looking (bigger)...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks great. Can we get a full side pic?
     
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    My car is at the detailer's still, but here's a pic that he texted to me. I don't mean to hijack OP's thread, but I think this achieves the purpose of making the 19" slipstreams look larger. Of course, it's not as inexpensive as a black sharpie marker!

    [​IMG]

    The suspension is set on "high" so it looks a bit off kilter, but I think it looks good.
     
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    My first time using plasti-dip and did a fairly half-ass job taping just to prove the concept. Good from far but far from good kinda thing.

    I'm a big fan of this and will be picking up tape and any needed supplies to do this a bit less amateur hour looking.

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    Finished the plasti-dip project and swapped the wheels/tires onto the car.

    My wife thinks it looks bad and I'm not overly thrilled with it so I'll be peeling this off and sticking with factory silver.

    Pardon the huge mess - 3 small kids and many house/yard projects in flight:
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    Looks great!
     
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    Maybe it is the black car color, but it looks weird to me. The tires are black and the car color is black. Since the edge is painted black the space between the tires and the black paint on the rim is too thin and it looks like only the rim spokes are left. Maybe a white color car is better?
     
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