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Best Paint For Wheels?

I'm about to paint the inside of my blades and was wondering what kind of wheel paint Team Integra has found to be durable. I want to buy the paint by the gallon (not using a rattle can, I have a spray gun setup). Not looking for a "value" paint, I'm looking for a high quality paint that is going to really hold up for a long time. I've looked into Duplicolor and found mixed reviews.. Right now I'm almost leaning towards Plastidip since I can't seem to find a high quality wheel paint, If I cant find something that will be permanent and not bubble might as well use something that's easy to remove and reapply..? Help me out T-I!
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Plastidip is easily scratched/marred/damaged... i wouldn't consider that if you were looking for "high quality"

Any kind of actual paint you use is not going to be easily removable, especially of a high quality nature.

Seems like you need to make some choices, because you can't have it all

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I'm about to paint the inside of my blades and was wondering what kind of wheel paint Team Integra has found to be durable. I want to buy the paint by the gallon (not using a rattle can, I have a spray gun setup). Not looking for a "value" paint, I'm looking for a high quality paint that is going to really hold up for a long time. I've looked into Duplicolor and found mixed reviews.. Right now I'm almost leaning towards Plastidip since I can't seem to find a high quality wheel paint, If I cant find something that will be permanent and not bubble might as well use something that's easy to remove and reapply..? Help me out T-I!
I've had very good luck with Duplicolor products, especially their wheel paint. Just because it's mass-produced and in an aerosol can, doesn't make it low quality. As I'm sure you already know, prepping your surface makes up 80% on how your paint job project will turn out. Not only that, but it'll also make or break the longevity of your newly applied paint.

But as said above, powder coating will be your most durable application.
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^^ what he said, surface prep is key to any paintings success. I've also had a lot of luck with the Duplicolor wheel paint.


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After powder coating was mentioned I looked it up and found that it is probably what I'm looking for. The only reason I was considering plastidip was because it is easily removed and reapplied. I know that plastidip was not even close to my best option but was one of the only solutions I could think of. I've been calling around looking for quotes and powder coating is pretty affordable but the wait time is concerning (about 2 weeks for anyone to even start on my rims so far) since my rims are holding up the installation of my suspension and pretty much everything else. I think the wait will be worth it though. Thank you everyone for your input!
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What color are you trying to go with?
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if I could powdercoat everything for my car, I would.
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What color are you trying to go with?
After careful consideration (lol) I want to go with gloss black.


I've been talking to a lot of different powder coating companies in my area and they are all saying that a polished face w/ powder coated inside is "not do-able", besides 1 company that said they can do it for only $200 (pending on extra taping and clear coat)! Other quotes I got were around $400... for 15" rims... Anyways I need to finish polishing my rims before I bring them in, so I can get a nice clear coat over the whole thing. Ill post pics of the finished product
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Did you ever get these painted?
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Not going to lie plastidip is actually pretty strong. I seriously hated peeling my old set of wheels. I don't think I would ever plastidip another set again lol.




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Just to follow up, I ended up powder coating the blades. Total labor time 45 hours not including powder coating. The color I went with is a metallic charcoal/gunmetal. Here's how they turned out.






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Those look beautiful!

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I think that was a good color choice!
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