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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Plasti-Dip: New trend in temporary car finishes Reply with quote

I noticed this new trend and thought I'd share it here. It started with people painting their rims and now they are painting whole cars with this stuff.

Obviously it's not going to be a replacement for a quality paint job but this may be a good option for people saving up for a paint job but still want their car to look decent in the meantime or for those who want to temporarily change the color of their car.

It seems to be totally reversible as well. I guess the question is if it will react with old paint types. I imagine it very well may react with lacquer paint. Still pretty interesting nonetheless.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like just the thing for my Volvo 245.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's more of an epidemic....it basically started with the younger car crowd (my generation, 16 year olds to guys in their 20s) spraying pieces of their car here and there and then all of a sudden plastidip is the new replacement for rattlecanned primed hondas. It has it's uses but I can't believe what some people use it for

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what kind of cost are we looking at to do a Beetle?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lostinbaja wrote:
what kind of cost are we looking at to do a Beetle?


If you go the the link above the the 'small vehicle kit' is $243 and that includes 2 gallons of material and the sprayer, tape, etc. The gallons are $59, some colors are more.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, this has been going on for many years.

My neighbors in Berlin, many of them, did this every year as a seasonal recoat before the winter. Aston Martins, Rolls Royce, Maserati, Bentley, you name it. Almost every high dollar car on my street got this done in Sept - Oct for the winter. They would peel it off in the spring.

Differences: Tape the inside of the body gaps with a cool little tape roller made to tape from the inside with an inverted "V" roller. No strange colors; usually just Grey or black. In 2011, the neighbor on the left found a clear version to put over his newest dark blue Bentley.

Those that didn't have their cars sprayed, had them vinyl coated. The difference is that it became apparent that the result was almost identical, but the vinyl "decal" coat was much more expensive and prone to bubbling.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow-- It just peels off
No effect to the paint?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a car with that coating at a car show. The color the owner used looked like primer. Everything was painted. Chrome, bumpers, windshield wipers, everything. I didn't realize it wasn't regular paint. It looked weird, but the owner said that he did it to be able to drive it all winter, then it would peel off in the spring.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...And for any moisture trapped under the "dip", what does it do to the cars paint, and metal? I'd be carefull about putting this over existing damage, or rust, unless you the areas are completely dried out. seems that if you can peel it off, it dont adhere well, which would mean water could enter at a nick in the "dip" and travel under the "dip" here it will sit until the dip is removed.

kind of like putting a non-breathable plastic tarp over a car, moisture gets between the tarp and the paint and then you have paint failure and rust.

not for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was bored, so i tried it:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did my head light rings, turn signal covers, logo on the hood and trunk, front and back bumpers, door handles, locks and tail light bezels.

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great product but use 5 light coats for best results !!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine that if your underlaying paint isn't 100% smooth you will have problems with it peeling off easily...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks pretty simple to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plati-dip'd my hubs today...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dipyourcar.com .... Now go crazy with it ! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if it can be applies over a primered surface or only a painted surface? Thinking about doing this to my wife's 67 bus after we get some body work done and when/if it comes time to peal it off I want to make su it does not stick to the primed surface.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerrickfromNC1 wrote:
Does anyone know if it can be applies over a primered surface or only a painted surface? Thinking about doing this to my wife's 67 bus after we get some body work done and when/if it comes time to peal it off I want to make su it does not stick to the primed surface.

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It can be applied over and non porous surface even bare metal. Just make sure it is really clean. At www.dipyourcar.com they sell everything. There is a prep cleaner that will get any surface up to par for Dipping.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Plasti dip Reply with quote

Those light rings look good. I wanted to get a shiner black though, rather than matte. What should I use to get that effect?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Plasti dip Reply with quote

patsbug66 wrote:
Those light rings look good. I wanted to get a shiner black though, rather than matte. What should I use to get that effect?


Plastidip Glossifier.
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