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    painting rim

    At first I was looking into plasti dipping the rims myself. After watching videos on everything involved, I'm starting to lean towards taking into a shop for painting.

    A couple questions. First, it looks like shops don't offer plasti dip. The ones I've found just say 'paint' rim. No mention of plasti dip. I also don't see any mention of matte options. Most say glossy finish.

    Is plasti dip proprietary? So only licensed shops can do it?

    I'm going to call around to get some quotes tomorrow, but I'm curious about what the price tag will be. Anyone had theirs done? It will be fore 16in wheels, '09 Fit.

    Any red flags to lookout for at shops?
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    Some shops will do plasti dip, but those are far in between. To most shops it's not worth it.

    If you're going to plasti dip wheels, just do it yourself. Just take the wheels off, wash them good, then use index cards around the rim of the wheel to mask off the tires, spray 6-8 light coats. It's very forgiving and even if you mess up, peel off and do it again.

    but if you're actually thinking about having them painted, then a shop might be a better option.
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    Last quote I got for painting a rim was $200 a pop... if you are doing a solid color you can find powder coating for $100-$125 a wheel..

    As far as dipping the rim goes... bruh trust me you dont need a shop to do that for you. Just make sure you clean and dry the surface , prep is everything. You dont really even need to use index cards on the lip of the wheel because the dip should cut the edge with no issues (at least that's been my experience). And if you are just lazy and dont feel like taking the rim off of the car then get some trash bags and cover the caliper & rotors. You really have to give it the extra effort to fk dip up. And if you prep the surface well its actually pretty damn tough.
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