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Old 06-15-2012, 03:51 AM   #1
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Well I decided I wanted a change today. so I went and got some plastidip, and silver caliper paint. So far I only have 2 done. as its taking a lot more work than I thought to get the old flaking red caliper paint. off so here is a pic it'* not great as its dark out, but I will have good pics up on saturday

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Looks great! I think the black wheels look really good on the car
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Well it looks like the wheels are already going back to polished. The plastidip peeled off of one on my drive to work today, and I dont plan to spend the money to redo it
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Well it looks like the wheels are already going back to polished. The plastidip peeled off of one on my drive to work today, and I dont plan to spend the money to redo it

Sorry to hear that. What we the outside temperature today? I wonder if heat affects plastidip.
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It was 105 when applied and 90 this morning

Oh well undecided once I saw it in the light I liked the polished look better
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What if you painted the spokes and center black, and left the lip polished?

Here'* a photoshop I done for someone on GAOC a couple weeks ago:

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Plastidip on wheels on looks good on trucks and race cars IMO.

I really don't like it if the car is an extremely glossy black like yours, doesn't match. Glad you're going back to polished.
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Oh well undecided once I saw it in the light I liked the polished look better

I agree, but I think the red calipers look better with the polished look than the silver ones do.
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Well I'm going with a black and silver theme on this car
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Ya I agree, the matte black just looks like its dirty next to the glossy black paint. The calipers look great though! I thik I might try that next.
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