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Old 05-24-2017, 08:42 PM
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what color will be good for rims - diamond silver metallic

Hello guys, I kind of don't like the color of these rims. As of now, I'm not ready for wheel upgrade, as these tires are almost new too.
So, My first step is to plasti-dip them.
I know glossy black won't look good, what are my options.
I don't want them to be flashy, at the same time, real matte might look dull.

My car color is Diamond Silver Metallic, which doesn't look too dull, and not shiny at the same time, IMO.

Please share your experiences and color options.

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Other option is to Plasti dip the body with Lexus(Eminent White Pearl)/Ducati White and go with black glossy wheels?
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Wait, Plasti dip your whole car? You are not serious.
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You're kind of limited with your options based on you wanting to keep the tires and wheels for now. Idk if plasti dipping the wheels will make much of a difference either. 17s are just so difficult to spruce up. A simpler change would be to swap out the center caps for something with no blue and all silver? Maybe just a star there since the center caps look a little damaged as is which is very common.
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Try anthracite grey or black.
I dont know how other colors will go with the car paint.
But make sure to apply enough coats , and evenly. Because when you gonna be removing it , it make things a whole lot easier...
Been there done that.. took more time to take the plasti dip off then to actually paint thw wheels if you dont do enough layers.

P.s. might wanna experiment.
Post pics. Good luck
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Wait, Plasti dip your whole car? You are not serious.
I might have said something wrong, but, the body, instead of the Diamond Silver Metallic, I could go with the Shimmery White I always Liked.
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You're kind of limited with your options based on you wanting to keep the tires and wheels for now. Idk if plasti dipping the wheels will make much of a difference either. 17s are just so difficult to spruce up. A simpler change would be to swap out the center caps for something with no blue and all silver? Maybe just a star there since the center caps look a little damaged as is which is very common.
I'll order the center caps, depending on the color I go with(they need replacement pretty soon*), most probably the black caps.

The current tires are brand new, so, I feel like keeping them, until I find a good deal on the 18s AMG wheels and tires.


* Even though the center caps Issue is a recurring one and I'm not alone, MB won't change it under warranty..!
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Try anthracite grey or black.
I dont know how other colors will go with the car paint.
But make sure to apply enough coats , and evenly. Because when you gonna be removing it , it make things a whole lot easier...
Been there done that.. took more time to take the plasti dip off then to actually paint thw wheels if you dont do enough layers.

P.s. might wanna experiment.
Post pics. Good luck
Yes, enough coats, I watched many videos on how to do it, already(way before I bought this car), and people suggested at least 5-6 coats for durability and easy peel off

Some said black won't be nice, so, I'm still contemplating, well, anyway, I could do a wheel, and peel off, If I don't like it..!

Luckily, wheels take only a day and long weekend is coming, lol.
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I'll order the center caps, depending on the color I go with(they need replacement pretty soon*), most probably the black caps.

The current tires are brand new, so, I feel like keeping them, until I find a good deal on the 18s AMG wheels and tires.


* Even though the center caps Issue is a recurring one and I'm not alone, MB won't change it under warranty..!

They are pretty inexpensive. I bought some for 50 bucks for the set. I think there are some a little cheaper and a few that are a little bit more. I put some silver and black to match the car.



Plus changed the valve stems to match as well. Silver/black combo.
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I still go gaga over those wheels! The black/chrome star cap is perfect
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I still go gaga over those wheels! The black/chrome star cap is perfect
Thank you. I got lucky to stumble upon them. I doubt, I'll ever see someone else with these on my model. So it makes it even more unique.
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Originally Posted by KEY08 View Post
Wait, Plasti dip your whole car? You are not serious.
Originally Posted by raja777m View Post
I might have said something wrong, but, the body, instead of the Diamond Silver Metallic, I could go with the Shimmery White I always Liked.
I LOL'd so hard when I read this. I was in my car and I almost ran off the road. I probably shouldn't have been driving as I was laughing so hard when Key08 said that

I dont know why it tickled me so much...haha.

Raja777m, I think he was referenced the absurdity of time and expense you will incur bu plasti-dipping your entire car, not to mention the prep work and potential overspray mess it will make.
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I LOL'd so hard when I read this. I was in my car and I almost ran off the road. I probably shouldn't have been driving as I was laughing so hard when Key08 said that
get your distronic plus fixed soon, you can type with both hands too


Raja777m, I think he was referenced the absurdity of time and expense you will incur bu plasti-dipping your entire car, not to mention the prep work and potential overspray mess it will make.
ha ha, true, but will start with just the wheels, should not take more than a day, in this long weekend time (If I'm determined, lol).
On the other hand, I asked the local shop for price and he simply said, don't do it.
Plasti Dipping is for High schoolers. Try getting it painted or vinyl wrap. Which I won't waste anymore money on these wheels.
Let's hope someone sells their AMG 18s, with tires for good price
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get your distronic plus fixed soon, you can type with both hands too
Hahaha. I was driving the Bimmer, so the Benz's Distronic wouldnt have helped much!!
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ha ha, true, but will start with just the wheels, should not take more than a day, in this long weekend time (If I'm determined, lol).
On the other hand, I asked the local shop for price and he simply said, don't do it.
Plasti Dipping is for High schoolers. Try getting it painted or vinyl wrap. Which I won't waste anymore money on these wheels.
Let's hope someone sells their AMG 18s, with tires for good price
Plasti-dip your wheels but wrap your car. There is a good shop here that does an amazing job tinting and wrapping. They were wrapping a BMW i3 and a Ducati when I was getting my windows tinted. Maybe you can go to them next time you're up here...

You can get those 18" AMG wheels that the guy I referred you to was selling, once you decide you can come to like the 794 style, lol.

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I think an anthracite color or similar would look good. Besides plasti-dip, this outfit may have other colors/ideas:
https://www.dipyourcar.com/
You can get some new center caps with black/silver for about $20.


IMO black wheels are sort of getting old, maybe because everyone seems to stick them on everything lol.

I didn't do the plastic dip. In my case I was fine with the OEM rims, but I was tired of the OEM color. What I thought about was to work with the car color in a subtle contrast. I needed 2 rims fixed from slight bends so I had them all checked/straightened and refinished.

Anyway, I wound up with a sort of anthracite over a dark base, then a bit of silver, then clear. I really like the look. I know that everyone may not like it, just sharing my thought process on how I kept rims (with newer tires) but gave the girl a bit of a change.
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I think an anthracite color or similar would look good. Besides plasti-dip, this outfit may have other colors/ideas:
https://www.dipyourcar.com/
You can get some new center caps with black/silver for about $20.


IMO black wheels are sort of getting old, maybe because everyone seems to stick them on everything lol.

I didn't do the plastic dip. In my case I was fine with the OEM rims, but I was tired of the OEM color. What I thought about was to work with the car color in a subtle contrast. I needed 2 rims fixed from slight bends so I had them all checked/straightened and refinished.

Anyway, I wound up with a sort of anthracite over a dark base, then a bit of silver, then clear. I really like the look. I know that everyone may not like it, just sharing my thought process on how I kept rims (with newer tires) but gave the girl a bit of a change.
Amazing. I like the look a lot. I can't zoom in to see how the caps mesh but it looks dope from here.

I saw the black wreath type MB caps online. I wasn't sure if they'd build a whitish film and be sticker like in the center. The OEM caps (blue type) that I replaced where almost like a sticker on top of the cap.
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I saw the black wreath type MB caps online. I wasn't sure if they'd build a whitish film and be sticker like in the center. The OEM caps (blue type) that I replaced where almost like a sticker on top of the cap.
Awesome---I was looking at getting the black center caps to match m hood emblem. Where did you find/see them at? Are they OEM?
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None OEM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MRZ0RFJ/ref=pd_aw_sbs_263_of_24?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AR761 FTQ1WTB4Y9V9GX6


OEM (Haven't fact check it though)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0099TJEMS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495896378&sr=1-3&refinements=p_4%3AMercedes-Benz&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&dpPl=1&dpID=51D 73WdsJEL&ref=plSrch
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They are on ebay, not oem but I thought constructed a bit better than oem. I had posted info in another thread on this forum about faded centercaps.
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thanks, according to the reviews from Amazon--they are China knockoffs
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They are on ebay, not oem but I thought constructed a bit better than oem. I had posted info in another thread on this forum about faded centercaps.
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thanks---do you happen to have the eBay link(s), or recall which particular seller has the ones you refer to?
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I bought the caps from ebay seller deal99999, 4 pieces 75mm black center caps.

Here's a past post as well with some more info:
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I had a Diamond Silver C250 Coupe with the AMG SPORT+ package and it came with 19"Black/Silver AMG rims- it looked AMAZING!.
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I like yours.
So, the color of the wheels is not my problem, but actually the look of the wheels.

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I agree. I think that is the real issue here. Your car color is stunning, but the wheels are not so hot.
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