I am wanting to know if there are any other ways to make your stock wheels black instead of plasti dippin' or powder coating. Plasti dippin' peels off over time and can chip. Powder coating is too expense. So please let me know. thank You!
I've heard of people using bed liner on their wheels before. I have no idea how durable it is for that use. I've also seen people paint them and they chip really bad. The nice thing with plastidip is that you can redo it pretty easy if it starts to peel or chip where paint or bed liner is not going to be as easy to remove and restart. From what I hear plastidip is pretty durable if you spray it on thick enough. x-mods did his wheels and seems to be very happy with them. I don't think anything is really going to hold up well over the long run other than powder coating.
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Yea, mine are plasti dipped pretty thick. They are holding up good after 10 months now. I only have a little bit of peel on the inside of a few lug holes. And that is only because I have had to remove the wheels a good 8 or 9 times since then.
I don't know what alloy they use for wheels, but it may work.
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i plasti dipped mine a long while ago and they are holding up good. same as xmod i have one or two chips in the lug holes because of me being in a hurry with the lug wrench. plastidip is the easies and cheapest and if they do chip it's an easy fix. powder coating from what i hear is expensive i've never had anyting powder coated. i used the rattle can bed liner spray from advance auto parts to spray the stock step tubes basically no prep work just make sure the surface is clean. i'm sure that would work on the wheels too but it would have that rough texture. other than that you can always sand them and spray paint them. i think they make spray paint specifically designed for wheels most likely found at pep boys or advanced or autozone, and online of course. for me sanding them would have been a PINA, in my opinion.
'06 2wd le cc six inches taller, 2"prg spacer front with 4" cst spindles, sway bar removed, 1.5"blocks rear with 2"aal and adj shackles, magnaflow, k & n cai, plastidipped black grille, rattle can bedliner spray on sidestep tubes and most other exterior plastic. 285/70r17 goodyear duratrac tires, superchips tuned, calmini front pre-runner bumper, cobra cb, oem roll up soft tonneau cover, oem bug deflector and vent visors, plasti dip black stock wheels, yakima load warrior roof rack mounted over the tonneau cover, 2" B.O.R.A. wheel adapters in the rear and 1.25" B.O.R.A. adapters int he front[/COLOR]
I just used rustoleum wheel paint, its been on since may and I havent had any chips except on one rim when I got new tires. Besides that its held up surprisingly well
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I say plastidip. I spent 35 bucks, and had a can left over for touch ups. Had to plug a tire the other day, and stripped a little off with the lug wrench. Too easy, got my touch up can, 30 seconds later good as new. The stuff is amazing, and it is really idiot proof. It blends so well, not like trying to deal with paint. It's the only way to go if you are to cheap to actually get some wheels (like me) haha
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Leveling Spacer, Plasti-Dipped Rims, Blacked out tint all around, Flowmaster 40, AFE Intake & Throttle Body Spacer 265/75/16 Cooper Discoverer STT's
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