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Hello all I am looking to paint my rims gloss black. I was wondering what paint would give me the best results, ALSO has anyone had any experience with the duplicolor shadow paint ? Thanks :beer:
 

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Well, a lot of us on the forum are big fan boys of Plastidip (it's easy to use, removable, & durable) and you can get it in flat black, and also get the glossifier (i've never used the glossifier, just the plain black) The prep work for that would include...cleaning the wheels. You can look into other paints, but plastidip is used almost universally on here
 

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Dipyourcar.com, watch the videos and it will give you everything you need to know how to dip your wheels gloss black. Also the shadow paint is ok at best. I would rather get the shadow chrome powder coat.
 

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Duplicolor if your going to paint them. Take a scotch-brite pad to them first then, clean with rubbing alcohol and dry them really good. My rims had horrible corrosion and chips so I had to spend quite a bit of time sanding them down. To get an even better finish wet sand after the paint, then clear them. You can also then wet sand again and polish them to add a little protection.
 

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He knows about plasti dip. I'm guessing he doesn't want to use though, if he's asking about paint. Duplicolor makes a wheel paint that is supposedly more durable than regular spray paint. Might be good to protect against rock chips and the like.
 

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If you are painting, the #1 thing is prep-work prep-work prep-work. Get the prep done right and the paint will go on nice.
 

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Hello all Thanks for the help ! I would use plasti dip but Im really stuck on this black chrome Idea
 

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Like I said, duplicolor shadow chrome sucks. Get it powder coated you will be a million times happier with that than a spray paint.
 

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Plasti dip is your easiest and cheapest option. If you don't like it, just peel it off.
 

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Like I said, duplicolor shadow chrome sucks. Get it powder coated you will be a million times happier with that than a spray paint.
Im thinking about holding off on painting my rims , Ill just polish the crap out of them for now . I think you're right about the powder coat looking a million times better :bang:
 

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Like I said, duplicolor shadow chrome sucks. Get it powder coated you will be a million times happier with that than a spray paint.
I agree but, you also have to have a second set of rims/tires to do so or a second vehicle. A powder coating isn't cheap at all unless you have a buddy that does it, like I do. He told me $50 and any color I want. Just waiting until I get a second set of rims/tires. But, I then will have to do alot of prep work as my rims are painted now. Will prob just bring them to a body shop and have them sandblasted and sanded down to a smooth finish.
 

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I guess its where you live, there are a lot of places here that do powder coating in a 1 day turn around. There is a shop here that dismounts the wheels, balances, powder coats and reinstalls for 85 a wheel. Not to bad imo.
 

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I guess its where you live, there are a lot of places here that do powder coating in a 1 day turn around. There is a shop here that dismounts the wheels, balances, powder coats and reinstalls for 85 a wheel. Not to bad imo.
Not bad for PC. Personally, I wouldn't pay this when it only costs ~$30 to plasti dip all 4 wheels. ~$70 if you want the glossifier too.
 

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I guess its where you live, there are a lot of places here that do powder coating in a 1 day turn around. There is a shop here that dismounts the wheels, balances, powder coats and reinstalls for 85 a wheel. Not to bad imo.
Considering you can get brand new powdercoated rims for $100 each that doesnt seem to be worth it.
 

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well if he wanted brand new rims he would get them. obviously he wants to keep his current rims and wants them a different color. :thefinger:
 

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He paid less than $80/wheel lol
 

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^^ I was just saying powdercoat was obv out of the question as its not worth it.
 

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Why the hell dont you just buy a set of Asantis and quit whining....
 
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