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Old 02-23-17, 10:21 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried or do a wrap of their wheels? I have the 5 spoke chrome rims on my 97 SC300 and there is a lot of peeling/pitting on one of the wheels. I have tried to find a set of 5 spoke wheels but they are not easy to find. I have seen some OEMs but the sets are ridiculously priced -- I cannot justify the cost of buying new OEMs for over $2k. So I am considering the option of wrapping the wheels with either a silver color or some purplish color -- I just wanted to get some feedback on wrapping if anyone has any experience with doing it.
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Chrome is really difficult to do anything with once it starts peeling/deteriorating. Unless you have the skills and tools, you would need to have the chrome professionally removed. You can then refinish.

I have tried platidip on several sets of wheels mostly for winter wheels. It only lasts about a year and then it starts peeling.

I don't think this a good long term solution. I have also simply sanded down (non-chrome) wheels and then repainted with a spray can with much better results. I usually add a few coats of clear to improve durability.
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You can have the wheels powder coated. Around here it costs about $50 a wheel.
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I have plastidipped lots of wheels works fine just take the time to prep and do several coats and it'll last a while.
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I would just get new/used rims there're plenty of (nicer) styles then 97 stock.
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The thing is, once the chrome pits enough, they will begin to leak air. It isn't worth doing anything with these wheels; keep them as spares.
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