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Old 08-05-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Dipped my Sport Classic too...

Just dipped my stock 17" Sport Classic (winter rims) in Dark Gray + Pearlizer + Glossifier




As compared to the 19" Carrera S ii (summer rims) in Anthracite Gray + Glossifier




I like both of them but the 17" sure rides more comfortable and the 19" looks bad ass
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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They look real nice in the photos. Do they look that good in person...?

What kit did you use? I have thought of doing my rims. I have 17" "turbos".
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #3
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They look real nice in the photos. Do they look that good in person...?

What kit did you use? I have thought of doing my rims. I have 17" "turbos".
In person, they looked as good if not better than the pictures. Got everything from http://DipYourCar.com , give it a shot!
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Thanks! :>)
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are you using the spray-on gallons?
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:42 AM   #6
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are you using the spray-on gallons?
No, just good old rattle can.
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No, just good old rattle can.
Your wheels turned up nice!

How many cans of paint did you use?

Since my car is white with tan interior I am tempted to paint mine 'old gold' to give it a try

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I have the same rims on my car (18" version though)

and have been contemplating on getting some 19" carrera sports and painting them black or painting the SC II's black. I will probably give the plastidip a try before going all in with either but really like the look of the anthracite and gloss. My dad did the rims on his truck with the plastidip and they look pretty good (black) but he did not do the gloss finish which IMO makes it looks so much nicer. My car is silver with black side decals so I am thinking the black rims might tie in better to the overall look over the anthracite. Thanks for posting those pics and those carrera sports 2's look really nice.
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They look great! I love plastidip.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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May not be your thing but 3m makes an anthracite

gray film (1080) that would look great with those rims with some side stripes.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:27 PM   #11
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Your wheels turned up nice!

How many cans of paint did you use?

Since my car is white with tan interior I am tempted to paint mine 'old gold' to give it a try

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1 can per wheel (good for about 2 light & 2 heavy coats)

If you are considering vintage gold then I would suggest you go with Copper Metalizer on top of matte black. Check out this A5; Copper Metalizer on top of matte black


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and have been contemplating on getting some 19" carrera sports and painting them black or painting the SC II's black. I will probably give the plastidip a try before going all in with either but really like the look of the anthracite and gloss. My dad did the rims on his truck with the plastidip and they look pretty good (black) but he did not do the gloss finish which IMO makes it looks so much nicer. My car is silver with black side decals so I am thinking the black rims might tie in better to the overall look over the anthracite. Thanks for posting those pics and those carrera sports 2's look really nice.
Plastidip is a very good way to play around with the wheel color before you powder coat them.


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They look great! I love plastidip.
Same here
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Just imagine how great they'll look with your new JD Action Keychain !!
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Just imagine how great they'll look with your new JD Action Keychain !!
Can't wait!! Thanks JD
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Both sets of wheels look great, nice job.
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