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      07-15-2014, 04:07 AM   #1
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Bimmette glossifies rims - VIDEO

Well, I glossified my matte black rims. I'm pretty disappointed but I made a video of the process nonetheless, haha!

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cool vid Tara, thanks for sharing
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cool vid Tara, thanks for sharing
Thanks, Alen! It's nice to see you back on the forum after your little hiatus!
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omg i watched at 1:00 like 6 times...it looks like what i do every night before bed. that scene was almost like a setup for me...arggh and i fell for it

so wait a min...i dont get it....the glossifier is supposed to just be a peel away clear coat?
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omg i watched at 1:00 like 6 times...it looks like what i do every night before bed. that scene was almost like a setup for me...arggh and i fell for it

so wait a min...i dont get it....the glossifier is supposed to just be a peel away clear coat?
Oh god.

Anyways.... Well I didn't want to peel it off! But I didn't do a great job on a couple rims, so luckily it does peel off. I guess on top of plasti dip it probably adheres better and is much glossier. Sigh.
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As you said I'm guessing it needs to apply to Plastidip to get the proper glossy effect. Guessing it wouldn't be much more to whack a few light coats of plastidip black on first as your wheels are already black.
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Nice work! But bummer.

IMO though gloss black wheels are MUCHHH harder to see than matte black.

My friend has gloss black wheels on his 650 and they just disappear. Matte black is much more visible and doesnt get as "lost"

I do agree though a little bit more shine on the wheels would be nice. A middle of the road "satin" black I think looks best and you're getting there. I wonder what a wheel painter/powder coater could do for you.
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When I had my 189's I added glossifier after spraying matte black first without removing the wheels from the car. Came out similar to urs nothing too special/reflecty. That being said my plasti dip skills sucked and I couldn't spray the angles properly.
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As you said I'm guessing it needs to apply to Plastidip to get the proper glossy effect. Guessing it wouldn't be much more to whack a few light coats of plastidip black on first as your wheels are already black.
Hmm yeah, I just didn't feel like doing the matte black plasti dip first.
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Nice vid . Ive been contemplating on changing my matte grills to gloss black, I might just try now
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Nice work! But bummer.

IMO though gloss black wheels are MUCHHH harder to see than matte black.

My friend has gloss black wheels on his 650 and they just disappear. Matte black is much more visible and doesnt get as "lost"

I do agree though a little bit more shine on the wheels would be nice. A middle of the road "satin" black I think looks best and you're getting there. I wonder what a wheel painter/powder coater could do for you.
Ah, interesting about the gloss black! Thanks!
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Ok I'll be the hard ass since everybody is being so sweet to you, no dip girl! Re powder them wheels! That's how I did it on my Alufelgen's and they looked sexyyyy!
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When I had my 189's I added glossifier after spraying matte black first without removing the wheels from the car. Came out similar to urs nothing too special/reflecty. That being said my plasti dip skills sucked and I couldn't spray the angles properly.
Yeah I guess it is better to remove the wheels from the car so I can spray heavier coats.
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Nice vid . Ive been contemplating on changing my matte grills to gloss black, I might just try now
Thanks! Yeah, do it!
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Glossifier is not like regular dip, you have to go real slow with it and put on heavy coats for the glossy effect. Check out the vid on YouTube
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Ok I'll be the hard ass since everybody is being so sweet to you, no dip girl! Re powder them wheels! That's how I did it on my Alufelgen's and they looked sexyyyy!
Hey Taran, how much would that cost roughly?
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Honestly it's a lot easier to remove the wheels and then spray them. That way the glossifier doesn't overspray all over your car.
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Oh god.

Anyways.... Well I didn't want to peel it off! But I didn't do a great job on a couple rims, so luckily it does peel off. I guess on top of plasti dip it probably adheres better and is much glossier. Sigh.
I actually did black plasti dip and then did 5 coats of glossifier, it still was not shiny.. I think its just a low gloss finish or something..
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Awesome job!
I personally like glossy black wheels better than just matte because they look more "expensive" and "higher quality" if you know what I mean :
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Glossifier is not like regular dip, you have to go real slow with it and put on heavy coats for the glossy effect. Check out the vid on YouTube
Ugh yeah. It's hard to spray it slow and not have it from a puddle though.
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