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Wheel Dip in Portland?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by BlackSheep, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. BlackSheep

    BlackSheep Member

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    Eagerly awaiting delivery of our Midnight Silver X90, and hoping to get our wheels dipped black. Has anyone done it and have any recc's for where to go? I'm unlikely to pull my own wheels off and do it myself.
     
  2. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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  3. BlackSheep

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    Plasti-dip. And/or Powder coated. The wheels, not the tires.
     
  4. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    Yup. I know what "dipped" means. I thought there was a post about those services but this is the only semi-recent one I found.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Fresh Start Detail

    Fresh Start Detail Local Vendor - Northwest

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    Thanks for thinking of us but the only wheel services we perform are cleaning (duh! lol), Opti-Coating, and RimSavers. RimSavers are the newer, stronger rim protection system that is only available from licensed installers, not the same that RimBlades sells to the public on their website.

    As far as plasti-dipping wheels... we strongly recommend against it. You've spent a good amount of money on a beautiful, high-quality car, please don't cheapen it by slapping some low quality coating on the wheels. I understand the desired look you're after, but the quality and longevity of plasti-dip on wheels is horrible. We have had ZERO clients like their decision to go with plasti-dip, they all end up paying us to remove it. Think of the harsh environment wheels have to endure, plasti-dip just isn't meant to last under those conditions.
    We also strongly recommend against powder-coating wheels because it requires a heat cycle on aluminum wheels that is highly detrimental to the strength of the wheel.
    We've used Skips Wheel Werks in Beaverton for over 21 years and have always been thrilled with their quality. They can paint your wheels properly and get the finish you want. Just don't go too matte/flat because it makes them harder to clean because dirt sticks to it like crazy. Skip's isn't the cheapest game in town for sure, but like anything, if you want quality....
     
  6. BlackSheep

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    Fresh Start Detail, thank you VERY much for your thoughts on the various methods. We'll look into Skips.
     

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