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It sounds crazy right? My 22 inch high gloss black gm rims are a scratch magnet. Would I be stupid to plastidip them to add some level of scratch protection? What say you?

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It sounds crazy right? My 22 inch high gloss black gm rims are a scratch magnet. Would I be stupid to plastidip them to add some level of scratch protection? What say you?

I've never had a problem with Plastidip on my old trucks. It's not a bad idea. Just make sure rims are clean and apply a few coats, about 4-5

 

 

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I was thinking of practicing on my winter rims first. Maybe a few Coates of glossifier too

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Stop hitting curbs!!!!!!!!!

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Lol. It's not curbs. Just washing with a dirty sponge will do wonders on the gloss black wheels.

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It sounds crazy right? My 22 inch high gloss black gm rims are a scratch magnet. Would I be stupid to plastidip them to add some level of scratch protection? What say you?

 

Downgrade to 18s or stop hitting curbs!

 

Plasti dip doesn't offer any protection if you hit a curb or what you've been doing. It's definitely a soft, malleable rubber.

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I realize it won't stop curb rash but I have had a bunch of small scratches along the outside edge of rim when I drive up the gravel drive at our cabin. The gravel seems to rub against the rim just enough to make marks. My winter rims had plastidip on them and it seemed like it would offer good protection against lighter scratches

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Pic of plastidip removal

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I watched a video on YouTube about using carnauba wax on painted wheels to keep a layer of wax over them helping to keep them clean and protected. Look up 'Wheel shine daddy' a video by Custom Offsets.

 

 

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I would seal them it lasts longer than wax

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stay out of car washes ( wheel brush) with gm black rims .

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Swap the tires to a brand that offers a rim lip protector. The 33's I'm running protect the rims from scratches.

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Same small scratches on mine from just a cleaning rag... wasn't very happy when I saw it.

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Either Plasti-Dip them, or just drive them like they are and repaint them later. Never understood the infatuation with trying to protect something, while in the process completely hiding or altering it.

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Take it to a high end dealer and have them ceramic coat the rims.

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