Plasti Dip and powder coating are two popular options for protecting and customizing the appearance of wheel surfaces. Here are the key differences between the two:
Plasti Dip is a type of rubberized coating that can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including metal wheel rims.
It is a relatively cheap and easy-to-apply coating that can be done at a customers home within an hour.
Dip is a liquid substance and is applied similar to spray paint.
Plasti Dip is available in a wide range of colors and can be easily removed if you want to change the color or return to the original wheel finish.
However, Plasti Dip can be affected by extreme weather conditions such as high heat, and can become brittle over time, leading to cracking or peeling.
When applied professionally it usually lasts 2-3 years before touchups
This Tesla Wheel was Dipped in a Metallic Graphite
Powder coating is a professional finishing process that involves electrostatically applying a dry powder to a metal surface and then baking it to create a hard, durable coating.
Powder coating is more durable than Plasti Dip and is resistant to chipping, fading, and peeling.
Powder coating is available in a wide range of colors similar to Plasti Dip, including textured and metallic finishes.
However, powder coating is much more expensive and requires specialized equipment to apply, making it less accessible for DIY projects.
Ultimately, the result of both look almost identical on wheels. The choice between Plasti Dip and powder coating will depend on your budget and your intended use for the wheels.