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      11-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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"Dipped" My OEM Winter Wheels

So I've joined the 20 something set and spray "dipped" my winter wheels. My 14 year old thinks they look "badass". I like mixing things up every once in a while.
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I am thinking about doing the same. Have the OEM and will be plasti dipping them as well to put on some winter rubber
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the stock wheels look actually cool in matt black.... id rock them for sure.
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www.dipyourcar.com is where I bought my product online. I didn't do a ton of cross shopping, but their prices seemed reasonable. The two pieces of advice that my friend gave me (he even came over and helped out) that were key are:

1. Make sure the spray cans are WARM and well mixed. It was a sixty degree day and he still had us warming the cans with a blow dryer. The minute we tried to spray a can that had cooled down the product came out in blotches. WARM THOSE CANS!

2.To mask the tire from the edge of the rim use 3 x 5 index cards placed in around the edge. This worked like a champ. It was easy to set up (my 14 year old did it), was very effective and the cards came out easily and didn't stick to the rims.

I even sprayed my EZ-Pass (I always hated that white thing up on my windshield).
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Looks good

I am dipping my whole car Wednesday
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Yeah, thats the folks I bought the paint I used for the wheels on my Jeep. This is the color I used and loved it. Now will be buying it to get my OEM's painted this color as well.
https://www.dipyourcar.com/plasti-di...-grey-can.html
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BTW - Mount Kisco, that's where I got my Z4M from
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So if my OE wheels are a little chipped and curbed, what results will it return? Of course, I'll wash and clean it up before applying.
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So I've joined the 20 something set and spray "dipped" my winter wheels. My 14 year old thinks they look "badass". I like mixing things up every once in a while.
I did this on my X5. I like it.
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So if my OE wheels are a little chipped and curbed, what results will it return? Of course, I'll wash and clean it up before applying.
I would think it will look fine. The matte color hides things. You may want to do a small section that is curbed, let it dry and then see how it removes. It is possible that the rough texture could make removal problematic. I'm guessing here, not from experience.

Mt. Kisco? From the dealer here or a private seller? Dealer seems to be ok, but I've got a great local shop.
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Looks really good!
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