Because my car required a different offset in the rear due to the IRS, I had to get a 2nd set of Bullit rims from a S197…to match the front Bullit rims on my car that are from a SN95. This left me with full set of matching Bullit rims as a spare set. I plan on getting a set of R-Compound racing tires for these rims for track use and really wanted something different than the identical kind I drive on now. Strapped for cash, I decided to just change the color of the spare set and be done with it.
Lately, I’ve been reading up on this rubber spray called Plasti-Dip. There’s a lot of videos on Youtube and sites like Dipyourcar…that showcase this spray. It seems pretty cool, and there’s a lot of pro’s to it…so I decided to give it a try on my spare set of Bullit rims for my LX. I tend to like the matte black look and it hides the brake dust perfectly, and price difference to powder-coating is way cheaper. I could also paint my rims, but that is more permanent, and still requires a lot of prep work and scuffing, that permanently ruins the wheel. Plasti-dip just needs a clean surface and bonds to all materials, including chrome lips, very easily. Best of all it peels off and the wheel is as it was before, in perfect condition. I went out to Home Depot and purchased 3 cans for $8 each and started spraying.
After 4 coats
Had to also spray the inside of the barrel