Over the course of several months, they’ve collaborated with another Florida-based custom shop known for revolutionary ideas. We’re talking about Vossen Wheel, a firm who’s work has recently been featured on our website.
Fonzie first visited Vossen and learned about the manufacturing and what differentiates forged wheels from their cast counterparts. Known he had to have a set for his Ferrari, he chose the VPS-308 design and customized them to the specifications of his freshly dipped 458 supercar.
After fabrication, the alloys went through a multi-stage process where they were first painted black and then plastidipped in Burned Copper Pearl. Now they look like a combination of rally wheels and exotic ones.
But we think the Ferrari is the true original here, as its color flips from dark pear green to blue and a bit of purple. They cal it Atlantic Blue, and we’re amazed how this plastidip process tops most regular paint finishes.
This procedure doesn’t actually involve any real plastic, as the compound used is more like the silicone paste used for masking. Plastidip is completely reversible and unlike vinyl wraps, the smallest, most intricate shapes can be easily covered. That's why they can put it in a can and sell it to you.