5th Gear Poster
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Oregon
I painted my factory wheels with black Plasti-Dip. The flat black finish can be improved with the glossifier, but it doesn't last long, and brake dust, etc., will quickly dull the finish. Black wheels on my dark green car give it a bit of a stealth look, but it is hard to maintain on a flat black finish. This was an experiment to see how I liked the look of all black wheels. I like it enough to consider repainting with a permanent semi-gloss paint.
I recently peeled off the coating on one rear wheel because it was deteriorating around the edge of the rim allowing the bright metal to show through. The same thing is happening on the other rear wheel, but both fronts look fine, just dull in the finish.
Living on a dusty road doesn't help matters.
Do you realize you were just passed by a NASCAR? I didn't think so.