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I have a 2011 Equinox LTZ and was thinking about plasti dipping my wheels (Black) and was just looking for opinions if it would look good on a silver 'Nox.
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jamesvl said:
I have a 2011 Equinox LTZ and was thinking about plasti dipping my wheels (Black) and was just looking for opinions if it would look good on a silver 'Nox.
Thanks in advance.
To me, black wheels remind me of the old black steel wheels, or alloys that are covered with brake-dust. Just my $0.02

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To me..a 'completely' black wheel also gives a vehicle a mundane muddy utilitarian look helping to erase any appearance of class or elegance. However..it is a new craze with not only cars but motorcycles today as well. It would certainly stand out on a silver car.....
 

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Sounds like a really bad idea...the plasti-dip won't last that long before you have to re-apply. Beyond that though, I agree with what RIT333 said..
 

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IMO a great idea...along with some larger (wider) tires...and will look great with the silver...

need to do the bowties and centercaps black also...i will do the wheels a shiny black though...

pretty much what i want to do when i trade my 12' for a 16' V6....
 

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Ahhh ... reminds me of the "Pocket Rockets" of the 80's. Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo came with blacked-out wheels and trim rings. All the moldings were blacked out, too. I really liked that look!

What does your wheel design look like? That might make a difference. I'm not sure if a big wheel totally blacked out against a black tire looks that great. That was the nice thing about the trim rings - they broke up all that black with a streak of chrome that really shined!

One other question: can that Plasti-Dip be easily removed if you had to sell or trade-in the vehicle?
 

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One other question: can that Plasti-Dip be easily removed if you had to sell or trade-in the vehicle?
Yes it can. You have to put a couple of coats on it. There are Youtube videos with people un-dipping a fully coated vehicle by just lifting one corner and all of it will come off as one full sheet. Pretty impressive stuff - if you are into that kind of stuff.
 

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The good thing about Plasti-Dip is that if you don't like it, peel it off. I had Plast-Dip on my wheels for over a year without having to reapply it. The tricky part was washing my wheels without rubbing the coating off. I decided to paint my wheels instead and use a clear glossifier to enhance the shine. I have a Granite Gray Metallic 2007 Equinox that I think looks good with black wheels. It is your vehicle, do with it as you like.
 

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GM needs to get into the 21st century with the NOX...less chrome and they need to offer some dark wheels as an option...it's crap that if you want the LTZ you have to take the chrome pkg with the chrome wheels...geesh

look at Ford and what Chrysler/Fiat is doing...nice stuff
 

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Yeah I agree. They are doing that with the Silverado, and the smaller hatchbacks. Look at all the "special editions" they have out for the trucks. For some reason they really don't have much of anything available in the way of customization or aftermarket accessories for this vehicle. Might have to do with the demographics of your average purchaser, which I would guess, trends middle aged and female. Not exactly the target demographic for car customizations.
 
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