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I just Plasti Dip'd my silver allow wheels to matte black on my DS a few days ago. It changes the look of the car dramatically. I am loving it. (Cost for the makeover: 2 x US$6; 2 cans were enough to cover 4 wheels.)

Anyone else Plasti Dip'd any part of their DS as well?
 

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OK so after some youtubing... I like this idea... I just want to be sure I can remove the plasti-dip fully if I decide I don't like it after a while...
Looks like brake cleaner strips it right off. Interesting...

Did you do yours on the car with the internal bits masked?
 

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Yes. I was lazy and didn't want to take out the wheels so I sprayed w/ the wheels on. I covered the brakes/calipers w/ a plastic bag. That's the beauty of dipping your car: if you don't like it, you can simply peel off the plastic. I followed this excellent video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPNNAC7lOro

Btw, you can dip your entire car too!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfNZiOtV9ec

Better yet, you can "wrap" your car (more expensive and complicated):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0zSpziB3Q
 

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Nice! Job well done! (You saved US$800 on the black wheel option.)

How many cans did you use? (I used 2 cans for the four wheels.)
 

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Friend of mine owns a professional plasti-dip/liquid wrapping shop near Boston, he did all four wheels for a really good price.
Wanted it done on the insides too, so the tires had to come off.
 

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does it chip over time? I've seen done on wheels, window trims and emblems, and I've seen chipping. for permanent solution, I would recommend powder coating which shouldn't cost more than 400. 1/2 price of dealer charges.
 

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I'm sure it will eventually chip. (I've seen chipping even w/ power coating too.) However, I don't mind peeling off the plastic and redo the Plasti Dip. It's only about US$6/can at a local Lowe's, Home Depot, or WalMart.
 

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Oh I'm sure it will chip or peel eventually especially with heavy use.
The point and benefit of this is that I can easily remove it whenever I want...
 

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I plastic dipped the front grill of my Jeep Wrangler and it lasted well. No chipping.

I also used it on my front tow hooks and diff cover. Also without issues.

I know many speak about peeling it off, but I am not so sure that is as easy a task as it sounds.
 

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Friend of mine owns a professional plasti-dip/liquid wrapping shop near Boston, he did all four wheels for a really good price.
Wanted it done on the insides too, so the tires had to come off.
Stzombie, can you provide some additional details, I love the way yours turned out, would like to do the same. If you don't mind me asking, whats the name of the place you used and how much was it?

Cheers,
Bloke
 

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Stzombie, can you provide some additional details, I love the way yours turned out, would like to do the same. If you don't mind me asking, whats the name of the place you used and how much was it?

Cheers,
Bloke
250 cash.
He's got gloss, satin or matte. I went with satin to offset the gloss black trim pieces.
This is the place - Boston Plasti Dip Service

If you go - Tell him Anthony Wan sent you. Real nice dude. Does alot of whole car plasti dip jobs on some really high end rides.
Let me know how it goes!

EDIT: Been a few months now, no issues whatsoever. I've done some light offroading (smooth dirt track), snow/slush, and alot of rain... Other than the brake dust build up, they look good as they did in those photos above.
 

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I did my wheels this weekend and I am really happy with the results. I used the Hyper Graphite kit from dipyourcar.com. I replaced the original smooth center caps with some that had the molded Land Rover emblem. To cover the lugnuts, I took a 3x5 index card, rolled it around the lugnut and taped it to make a snug little tube. The tube is long enough to cut in half to cover 2 lugnuts. Fold in the end sticking out to cover the lugnut now you have covers that will slide on and off easily. I have to say that the matte black finish looked great and I could have been happy with that but I really wanted a darker grey. You can do all 4 wheels with 3 cans (with plenty leftover) if you wanted to do just the matte black. Overall this was really easy to do and doesn't end up looking cheap if you take your time and follow the youtube guide on the dipyourwheels website.
 

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