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I check out the Optima Forums since my GF has an Optima and I found a thread about Plasti Dip. After a few days of poking around and reviewing I thought, what the heck, I will give it a shot and see how it looks.
Eight coats of black from Lowe's at $5.98 a can, used three cans (I think). For under $25 and some minor prep this is a no brainer for black rims and cost effective. We are both debating putting some gloss on top of it...not sure yet.
Here is how they look. Via a cell phone picture.



 

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I'm just not a fan of it. Too Cheap looking in that flat look. And the lack of durability is a real deal breaker for me.
 

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You asked, so, Sorry, I don't like the look, however, if you like the look and the way the rims came out, that's all that matters.
Enjoy!
 

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I'm just not a fan of it. Too Cheap looking in that flat look. And the lack of durability is a real deal breaker for me.
I've dipped countless numbers of wheels, and even cars. We recently dipped an entire 2008 Honda Civic, its quite durable when applied correctly.

I would recommend 2 coats of the glossifier, and then a coat or two of the sealant.

It'll last probably 5-6 months of normal wear and tear, the civic has had its on for 8 months and it still looks perfect.

Just depends on the person putting it on.
 

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Looks good Mac, but think the glossifier would look nicer. I was considering doing this as well with my non-chrome 19s, but the wife is opposed. She puts up woth my tinkering on other items, soooo, Happy wife....
Dip your car has a great gun metal gray color with a metal flake look to it. If you're looking to dechrome but the wife doesn't like black maybe she'd consider the gray? It definitely has a more professional look and would great on a cadenza.
 

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I put three coats of glossifier on last Friday. Doesn't appear very shiny and on two rims it almost looks cloudy. Not sure how to explain it. I need to get another pic of it in the drive and compare the top one to it.

Also, now I understand why people use 3x5 cards around the rim instead of tire shine. The very edge of the tire, like 1/2", on the inside by the rim has lines on it. I didn't get the tire shine on that part because it is practically beneath the edge of the rim and the sponge couldn't get in there. So, there is a lot of peeling dip in that little crevice on all four tires. You have to be looking close to see it, but it irks me.
 
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