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Plasti Dipping my stock 17" Wheels Anthracite Grey

Wheels Plasti dip Anthracite Wheel Mods

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#21 OFFLINE   gemdc

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:45 PM

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For a bit of contrast to the usual gray and black Plasti-Dip, here is my 2014 MKZh in white with light coat of gold metalizer on top.  The gold metalizer uses the Glossifier as a base and did add some shine.  Anyway, this is all in the eye of the beholder and I like the white over my original Gray and alloy spokes.  I know it won't take much to chip or peel it so will try and be careful with washing it.  Nice thing about the white is that it is available at local home repair stores for $6 per can.  I used 3 cans of white and about a half can of gold which had to be ordered. 


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#22 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:43 PM

Well thats different for sure.  I still wonder what my back aluminum panel on the Flex will look like with this stuff. I dont know why they stopped putting the dark panel on with the Titanium trim, it just looks off with the rest of the car.


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#23 OFFLINE   gemdc

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

The colors are not translucent.  The do have a CLEAR which does have a matte finish so it might cut the glare. I sprayed the bottom of the bathtub with clear and it made a nice no slip surface and is almost invisible.


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#24 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:05 AM

Well thats different for sure.  I still wonder what my back aluminum panel on the Flex will look like with this stuff. I dont know why they stopped putting the dark panel on with the Titanium trim, it just looks off with the rest of the car.

How about a carbon fiber look back there with Plasti-Dip.  You can always peel it off when it is still fresh.

 

Or, Water Transfer Painting?


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:40 AM

Very cool! I hadn't seen this thread before until now.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

How about a carbon fiber look back there with Plasti-Dip.  You can always peel it off when it is still fresh.
 
Or, Water Transfer Painting?


OCC did the water painting a few times on their custom bikes. Did a few camouflage designs and IIRC they made one with dollar notes.
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#27 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:02 PM

That is cool, but would be very difficult to do on the Flex. The car is too heavy to pick up and dip in the water like that. :)

 

Here is what it used to be on the Titanium.

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What the 2013 looks like

 

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Different altogether so cant put an older panel on. But looking at what the old one looked like, Plastidip just might work. A light coat of metallic on top would probably do the trick.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:59 PM

Different altogether so cant put an older panel on. But looking at what the old one looked like, Plastidip just might work. A light coat of metallic on top would probably do the trick.

One thing about the Plasti-Dip, it's cheap enough to try and removeable if it doesn't work out. 

You have plenty of time with nothing to do, don't ya?  ;)


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

One thing about the Plasti-Dip, it's cheap enough to try and removeable if it doesn't work out. 

You have plenty of time with nothing to do, don't ya?  ;)

Just the opposite, too many things not enough time.  Work keeps interfering with my fun.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

$6 worth of matte black should be OK.  Course it might get scratched pretty easy as it is "rubber" paint. The metalizer silver has quite a sparkle.  Clear would knock the brightness.  Check out dipyourcar on the net and on YouTube.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

I plasti dipped my 17" wheels a matte black and also my grill which matched the lower grill perfectly.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:33 PM

Looks good.

 

If you scrape the wheel on a curb, can you just dip the scraped spot, or would you need to do the complete wheel?



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 02:02 PM

My paint has been scraped up a bit from curbs.  Would plasti dip be a good way to fix this up?


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