OsirisOfThisSh
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Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:37 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Jun 2021

Wheel darkening

My plan for my 2020 Leaf is to get rid of all of the shiny silver pieces. I'm almost done with all of the trim pieces and badges, which will leave the last big item- the wheels. I don't love the overall design, but my only real objection is to the shiny silver finish on the flat part. Has anyone changed their wheels? I'm thinking about trying this product-
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/du ... l0/cwrc815
Is that a bad idea?

I have this wheel-
https://midwestwheelandtire.com/product ... -wheel-rim
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Nubo
Posts: 6272
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:01 am
Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2014
Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: Wheel darkening

I've had good results with Plasti-dip. Inexpensive and if you decide you don't like the result you can just peel it off. Check the youtube channel "dipyourcar" for examples.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.
OsirisOfThisSh
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:37 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Jun 2021

Re: Wheel darkening

Nubo wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:52 pm I've had good results with Plasti-dip. Inexpensive and if you decide you don't like the result you can just peel it off. Check the youtube channel "dipyourcar" for examples.
Thank you. That stuff is nice and cheap.
CeladonCityNPC
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:29 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Aug 2021

Re: Wheel darkening

Great minds think alike - I've had an ongoing project the past year to de-chrome my Leaf.

Interior and exterior is now fully de-chromed with the exception of door handles, which I think work ok with the custom wheels. Wheels are MAK Fever 5R's that I had the tires and TPMS sensors transferred onto. Wheel shop tried to upsell me by saying the TMPS sensors broke during transfer, but turns out only the valves did and those are easily replaceable.

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I've mostly been wrapping mine, plasti-dip is OK but I find the result a tad too matte for my liking. I suppose for the wheels plasti-dip is the best option though. Although I would probably still recommend just replacing the wheels, at least I got these wheels used for $250 and I can't notice any difference in range.

Interior really benefits from matte wrap though - the gloss plastic parts look dirty all the time otherwise: https://i.imgur.com/Qzm5h8e.jpg

Do post pics of yours!!
forzence
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2022 8:12 am
Delivery Date: 11 Oct 2022

Re: Wheel darkening

CeladonCityNPC wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 4:07 am Great minds think alike - I've had an ongoing project the past year to de-chrome my Leaf.

Interior and exterior is now fully de-chromed with the exception of door handles, which I think work ok with the custom wheels. Wheels are MAK Fever 5R's that I had the tires and TPMS sensors transferred onto. Wheel shop tried to upsell me by saying the TMPS sensors broke during transfer, but turns out only the valves did and those are easily replaceable.

Image

I've mostly been wrapping mine, plasti-dip is OK but I find the result a tad too matte for my liking. I suppose for the wheels plasti-dip is the best option though. Although I would probably still recommend just replacing the wheels, at least I got these wheels used for $250 and I can't notice any difference in range.

Interior really benefits from matte wrap though - the gloss plastic parts look dirty all the time otherwise: https://i.imgur.com/Qzm5h8e.jpg

Do post pics of yours!!
Wow,

Nice Leaf. Congrats.
OsirisOfThisSh
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:37 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Jun 2021

Re: Wheel darkening

CeladonCityNPC wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 4:07 am Great minds think alike - I've had an ongoing project the past year to de-chrome my Leaf.

Interior and exterior is now fully de-chromed with the exception of door handles, which I think work ok with the custom wheels. Wheels are MAK Fever 5R's that I had the tires and TPMS sensors transferred onto. Wheel shop tried to upsell me by saying the TMPS sensors broke during transfer, but turns out only the valves did and those are easily replaceable.

I've mostly been wrapping mine, plasti-dip is OK but I find the result a tad too matte for my liking. I suppose for the wheels plasti-dip is the best option though. Although I would probably still recommend just replacing the wheels, at least I got these wheels used for $250 and I can't notice any difference in range.

Interior really benefits from matte wrap though - the gloss plastic parts look dirty all the time otherwise: https://i.imgur.com/Qzm5h8e.jpg

Do post pics of yours!!
Holy crap, I'm so jealous you found those wheels that cheap.

I got these door handle covers and spray painted them to look exactly like your interior pieces-

https://www.carid.com/ses-trims/black-d ... 2677473730

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