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      03-06-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Need suggestions/examples for Plasti-dipping wheels on my E90

I have a monaco blue E90 with the style 161 wheels. I was considering doing a plasti dip on them just for something different without having to buy new wheels. I'd want to do plasti dip vs powder coating so I can take it off if need be. Here's how it is now:





I was thinking a shiny/metallic gunmetal or bronze. Not a big fan of the matte look.

I like this look, but not sure how it would translate to my wheels and car color.




Any suggestions or even pics of the 161s in a different color?
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      03-07-2013, 12:41 AM   #2
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I was just with a friend who was talking to me about this "plasti-dip". Would love to see some bmw OEM wheels with this.
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These are plastidipped.....OEM

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Here's a shot On the car

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I have a monaco blue E90 with the style 161 wheels. I was considering doing a plasti dip on them just for something different without having to buy new wheels. I'd want to do plasti dip vs powder coating so I can take it off if need be. Here's how it is now:





I was thinking a shiny/metallic gunmetal or bronze. Not a big fan of the matte look.

I like this look, but not sure how it would translate to my wheels and car color.




Any suggestions or even pics of the 161s in a different color?
Plasti-dip does have a gold metalizer as well as a copper metalizer which may get that look that you are looking for. I would contact Customerservice@dipyourcar.com. This guy knows everything about plasti-dip for cars, and can point you in the right direction for achieving that color you want on your wheels.
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Thanks guys. I probably need to stay away from black since my car is already a dark color. Looks good on a white car though. I was thinking more of a bronze like the Volk TE37.


I'll email dipyourcar.com and ask what I need to get that look.
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      03-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #7
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Well I actually just found this video. Looks like using copper metalizer on matte black or the camo brown gives a good bronze color! (Copper on white looks terrible!)

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My first plasti dip project on my car, I did the trim and gunmetal the inner rims.

5 coats each



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That looks really good!!
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Anyone know if I can plasti dip on wheels that are chromed? Previous owned chromed my OEM 342 wheels and I'd prefer a less flashy look.
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Anyone know if I can plasti dip on wheels that are chromed? Previous owned chromed my OEM 342 wheels and I'd prefer a less flashy look.
Yes you can. Wheels need to be very clean for it to stick.
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So I finally got around to doing the "bronze". It's camo brown with copper metalizer as dipyourcar.com suggested. Well a picture is worth a thousand words. Came out a little too.. orange. I could have not put as much metalizer on it for a duller look, but it wasn't pretty either - more brown than bronze. Needless to say this isn't going to give me the bronze Volk TE37 finish I was looking for. I've already peeled it off!!
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So I finally got around to doing the "bronze". It's camo brown with copper metalizer as dipyourcar.com suggested. Well a picture is worth a thousand words. Came out a little too.. orange. I could have not put as much metalizer on it for a duller look, but it wasn't pretty either - more brown than bronze. Needless to say this isn't going to give me the bronze Volk TE37 finish I was looking for. I've already peeled it off!!
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Yeah pretty much. I think I'll try it one more time with less coats of both the base and metalizer. Otherwise I'll just be throwing away 5 cans of the stuff. I've since found a little silver on a black base gives a nice gunmetal look. I think it would look great with the monaco blue.

When it's about halfway through the video:

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Found out Lowe's sells the black Plastidip, so I got some yesterday. Here it is in black, have the silver metalizer ordered.



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My first plasti dip project on my car, I did the trim and gunmetal the inner rims.

5 coats each



what % window tint do you have and what spoiler is that? any more pictures? love the wheels. what are the specs on those?
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