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Plastidip/ Paint stock wheels

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I have much experience plastidipping other cars, and random materials and textures. And the stuff works, theres no way to F it up, you can even get overspray all over the side of ur car and wipe it off with 1 swipe of a microfiber towl. Depending on the style of painting you can get anywhere from a gloss look to chucky matte finish (my favorite). And the stuff DID NOT come off over the year and a half I used it, however it takes only 2-20 mins to remove from a wheel depending on how many edges it has. I would recommend it to anyone whos car isnt garage kept, as it will prevent a scratched rim unless it takes a hard hit. $5 of plastidip and an hour of painting is much better than having the wheels sanded and repainted. I just figured id put my thoughts and experiences with it out there, i give the product 10/10. The only downside is the more chunky the finish is, the more brake dust it accumulates, and it loves to stick and leave a brownish tint although it can be easily cleaned off.

Today before work I only spent 30 mins quickly doing a wheel to see how it turns out. Its a very crap job, a chunky matte finish, and I rushed, about 5 mins between coats lol so it is very uneven. But it still gives an image of what it would. I personally think it looks neat having the crome razerblades although the blades might also look good in Blaze Blue plastidip. The second pic is neon rims that was on about a year and 5 months, and they looked the same as the day i painted them when i sold the car. Thats matte black and its hard to see in the lighting but with about 10-12 dusting coats it gets a beautiful glossy sheen but not quite as glossy as a clear coat.
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Now my question is: What do you guys think is the best way to paint my wheels, I love the paint on the BRZ wheels. The picture doesnt do it justice you have to see it at a dealership. Its a dark glossy black yet it has these little silver sparkles.

If I paint it ill have it professionally done, probably powdercoated. I honestly dont know how much that cost for 4 wheels or how hard it would be to do. I would love to get this look from plastidip using the matte black, 1-2 coats of silver flake, and a thick layer of clear. However I feel like it would become to many coats to get my desired effect and cause a blotchy or very very rough finish. Rubbing it with a microfiber cloth for a bit will smooth out the finish but I dont know if it will look nearly as good. Does anyone know the cost of powdercoating 4 wheels with that kind of paint?
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I just wanted something to make the crome accents stand out from the rest of the rim and im not a crome fan at all. Ill look into the gray, ur right and the colors are completly different shades. Something really random and off topic but does anyone have a clue what that threaded hole in the grill is for? My only idea was GoPro mount but its way to thick.
I'm assuming you are referring to the tow hook hole. That is where the tow hook is screwed in to tow you when in trouble.
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