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Need held deciding if this is a good idea --- car rims related - January 28, 2013, 01:01 PM

So right now I have 2 sets of rims. My factory set and a aftermarket set of chrome rims.

So I need tires for the chrome set and I took them off for the winter to go back to the factory set until the spring/summer.

Idea - I am thinking about selling my factory set of 17s with TPMS that have good tread wear on them but they do have some cupping due to silly ass Hogan and Sons herndon employees not knowing their jobs. But other than that, they are solid. I am thinking about using those funds to get tires for the 18s. The reason I even took the 18s off is because they were chrome and I wanted them to not be ate up by the salt and weather. But I have a friend who has actually plasti-dipped his chrome rims for the past few years to protect them during the winter and he has not had any issues at all. He just peels off the plasti-dip when the winter season is over.


Do you all think this is logical. Basically, what I am saying is if I can keep one set of rims all year round, why not? That way I don't have to go through the switching off and reprogramming TPMS and all. Have you ever heard of plasti-dipping your rims for protection?




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So right now I have 2 sets of rims. My factory set and a aftermarket set of chrome rims.

So I need tires for the chrome set and I took them off for the winter to go back to the factory set until the spring/summer.

Idea - I am thinking about selling my factory set of 17s with TPMS that have good tread wear on them but they do have some cupping due to silly ass Hogan and Sons herndon employees not knowing their jobs. But other than that, they are solid. I am thinking about using those funds to get tires for the 18s. The reason I even took the 18s off is because they were chrome and I wanted them to not be ate up by the salt and weather. But I have a friend who has actually plasti-dipped his chrome rims for the past few years to protect them during the winter and he has not had any issues at all. He just peels off the plasti-dip when the winter season is over.


Do you all think this is logical. Basically, what I am saying is if I can keep one set of rims all year round, why not? That way I don't have to go through the switching off and reprogramming TPMS and all. Have you ever heard of plasti-dipping your rims for protection?



Yes, do them off car and make sure the surface is perfectly clean or it will peel up. Also at 6 bucks a can its a nice protectant.
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January 28, 2013, 01:19 PM

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So right now I have 2 sets of rims. My factory set and a aftermarket set of chrome rims.

So I need tires for the chrome set and I took them off for the winter to go back to the factory set until the spring/summer.

Idea - I am thinking about selling my factory set of 17s with TPMS that have good tread wear on them but they do have some cupping due to silly ass Hogan and Sons herndon employees not knowing their jobs. But other than that, they are solid. I am thinking about using those funds to get tires for the 18s. The reason I even took the 18s off is because they were chrome and I wanted them to not be ate up by the salt and weather. But I have a friend who has actually plasti-dipped his chrome rims for the past few years to protect them during the winter and he has not had any issues at all. He just peels off the plasti-dip when the winter season is over.


Do you all think this is logical. Basically, what I am saying is if I can keep one set of rims all year round, why not? That way I don't have to go through the switching off and reprogramming TPMS and all. Have you ever heard of plasti-dipping your rims for protection?


i've heard of plasti dipping the wheels/emblems/etc. It seems to adhere well enough. haven't heard of any issues with it peeling, and only chipping/scratching if you well... really chip it or scratch it. and when you do go to remove it, it comes off super clean. seeing as how it is a barrier between the road crud and your wheels i don't really see how it wouldn't work as protection.
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that said your wheels look like ass. sell those ghetto fabulous eye sores and run stock.
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January 28, 2013, 01:26 PM

Whats so ghetto? Because the are chrome 5 stars. I respect your opinion. Just wondering what makes them ghetto? They are not large, they are not sticking out, they are actually more smooth riding than my factory. But to each its own.

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Whats so ghetto? Because the are chrome 5 stars. I respect your opinion. Just wondering what makes them ghetto?
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January 28, 2013, 01:49 PM

Actually my factory ones were chrome...dead serious.

**Not my pic but these are the OEM Chrome



I had them switch to the alloy because they wanted me to pay like an extra 2K for them when I bought the car. I have probably only seen 4 or 5 with the OEM Chrome ones probably because they wanted so much extra for them. I would have kept them if they were talking reasonable price.


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Now this....pure ignorant. This I completely disagree with.



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Whats so ghetto? Because the are chrome 5 stars. I respect your opinion. Just wondering what makes them ghetto? They are not large, they are not sticking out, they are actually more smooth riding than my factory. But to each its own.

Thanks for the plasti dip response bro
those rims are too gawdy for me. and that's only accentuated by the fact that you're dressing up a pretty normal everyday sedan. all my opinion. like you said to each his own, i was really only giving you a hard time. plasti-dip should work, and it's pretty easy to apply. maybe take them out of the cold when applying for better curing.
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