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Camaro/Iroc alloy rims , moving forward

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Default Camaro/Iroc alloy rims , moving forward

Back in the spring I tracked down a set of 15" factory Camaro rims
For 30ish year old rims they were not terrible however they were corroded and the remaining paint was teal green
A couple weeks ago I tracked down an old buddy that has a sandblasting soda blasting company
I dropped off the rims and told him no rush , by spring is fine
He called last weekend that they were done
I am really happy with the job/ results
Now I need to decide how to black them out
I am undecided between PlastiDip or regular paint
Here are some before and after pics


 
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Originally Posted by rexazz2 View Post
...Now I need to decide how to black them out
I am undecided between PlastiDip or regular paint...
They look good as they are, but powder coating is another option for you.
 
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I really like them bare, but I will say I was impressed with the durability of plastidip. Ive had it on my cars wheels for over a year and two sets of tires and ive literally just touched up the edges when I get my tires changed. you can scrub them pretty good washing them too. Do a good 4 layers if you want good results and the ability to remove it later on. I used 3 cans for 4 wheels to give you an idea how I did mine.
 
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Personally I agree with Rriddle3. I think they look great as they are, but it does depend a bit on the look of your truck. If you're going for the blacked out theme then by all means black out the rims. On blacked out rims I think having some silver around the rim and/or the spokes looks great too because it gives some contrast.
 
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I think I am with everybody else here, I think they look great the way they are. Only thing I would do differently is to clear coat them so they are easier to clean.
 
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My Blazer is a Black 2dr and going for the "blacked out look"
Powder coated would be awesome but pricey
Already nearly $200 into them
 
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in that case than I say plasti-dip. Maybe even clear coat them then plasti-dip.
 
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I would get them powder coated silver or gray. Matte finish powder coating? With all the crap they put on the roads the bare aluminum would be white in a few days.
 
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dude!!!! you wasted that classic camaro blue on those wheels!!!
i would recommend black. i did not powder coat mine...i am a cheap bastard. i used dupont wheel paint in black then several coats of clear...worked for me.
 
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unfortunately I am not going to be able to paint them until spring now so they are in the basement now
 
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