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Author Topic: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!  (Read 6935 times)

tonlaw71

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My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« on: September 24, 2013, 01:32:42 PM »



So, I figured I would post up some pics of my adventures with Plasti-Dip. For those of you unfamiliar with the product, here's brief rundown:

Plasti-Dip is a rubberized coating originally formulated to provide a non-slip grip on tool handles and other surfaces. Over the last few years, people have been using it to "dip" parts of cars like wheels, trim, emblems or even whole cars because of the ability to peel the Plasti-Dip off without damaging the underlying surface (I have a video posted on here of peeling the dip). There are now many different colors available as well as the ability to tint the base colors into limitless possibilities. The product is available in spray cans in limited colors at most home improvement stores or in gallons that can be sprayed with most electric home spray guns. Pep Boys carries a lot of diffferent colors as well. It is also available from the manufacturer in un-thinned gallons that you can thin and tint yourself. Or there is a company called dipyourcar.com that has many exclusive colors pre-thinned. Just search on youtube for "Plasti-Dip" and you will learn anything you want to know!


Now, on to the fun part... The pictures!!

I started small since I had no idea what I was getting myself into. This is after one coat using spray cans on the spoiler:



Here it is after 4 coats and installed on the car. Not too bad for the first attempt!



Now, since that went so well...I tried to create a Plasti-Dip "bra"...



Everything was fine until I tried to peel the tape...I didn't realize at the time that you have to peel the tape while the dip is still wet!! :-( So, I had to improvise a little and came up with this...



So, after much deliberation...I decided to get a little more adventurous:









Tada!! Not too shabby!!



And since that went so well...









And, of course the hard top needed some attention as well!!



After all of that hassle with the spray cans, I decided it was time to invest in a sprayer and do this the right way!! I ordered a "Pro car kit" from www.dipyourcar.com and got busy!!



Awesome!! Well, I think so, anyway...






Then, I decided since my wheels were done very poorly (by me) I would tackle them next. I used a new Plasti-Dip from Dipyourcar.com called Metallic Anthracite. Loved it!!



Bonus was it only took about a can and a half to do all 4 wheels, so I had enough to do the spoiler and the trim around the car!



Then, of course, I couldn't stop there! This is using a color called "Blaze Blue". Dr. Bob really liked this!! :-)



I have now become completely obsessed with this stuff and have peeled everything off except the dip on the wheels and have gone in a COMPLETELY different direction! I will be revealing that new direction at the 5th Annual North East Capri Gathering!!

Here's a quick vid of peeling the dip off the trunk...


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=567407159987151
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 01:36:31 PM by tonlaw71 »
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 01:36:31 PM »

This is so freakin cool. I am going to have to do this now. My GTXR2 is begging for dipping
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 02:04:58 AM »

I agree......Because I can't decide on a color for the new 'Roo, I think I will be picking up the ProCar kit, as well. Make it any color I want, and no worries - peel it off when I tire of it!
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tonlaw71

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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 02:21:14 PM »

That's a great idea, Russ! You might want to think about adding in some of the pearlizer or glossifier stuff. I haven't been able to afford to try it yet, but it sure looks awesome!
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 07:32:38 PM »

How does it hold up to stone chips?
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 02:05:45 PM »

I haven't gotten any yet and I drive the car every day. Nothing to or from the MACG either. Not very scientific, but I would say it holds up pretty well.
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 04:11:58 PM »

SO, I was finally able to reveal the new color at the 5th NECG!! Now I can update this thread with all the new pics! WOOT!!

This time around, I removed the tail lights and the center panel, the rear marker lights, antenna, fog light inserts and mirrors. Made prep much faster and easier and I was able to leave the mirrors, antenna and fog light inserts black. Oh, and I removed the outer window trim from the top of both doors. When I did the black, I sprayed right over those and the dip began to separate because of the movement while opening and closing the doors.

And without further ado....


Here she is all peeled and ready for her new color...











Preparing the sprayer, this is everything you need!!





Popped open the first gallon....OMG that's bright!!  ;D





OH NO!! It looks pink!! LOL





First coat...








3 coats...





4 coats...





5 coats...





And....BAM!!











Like a shining beacon!!





And here's she is with the spoiler and stuff re-installed...











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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 09:43:10 PM »

I am curious as to how the finish feels...is it smooth or is it rough at all?
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 10:09:10 PM »

It's smooth, but has a rubbery texture? Kind of hard to describe
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 12:09:54 AM »

Thanks for the great write up and pictures.  My spoiler is not looking too good.  I've got to think of a good color to go with my Reef Green.
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 03:48:36 AM »

Forgive my color-blindedness, just wanted to see what it would look like with painted trim  :o

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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2013, 10:21:03 AM »

It's all good. I was having the same thought! It's only been a few weeks, and I'm ready for a change!! Too bad I have to wait for money... :'(
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2013, 12:53:39 PM »

Tony, LOL what's money. John 
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2014, 12:25:32 AM »

So how long does it last for? Is it susceptible to scratches or scrapes or rain?
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Re: My Plasti-Dipping adventures!
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2014, 02:44:40 AM »

I recently used the stuff to paint the front and rear bumpers black on my silver capri (two spray cans used).  it hides the scuffs and discolorations really nicely. the product was developed for use with hand tools in order to give them the "rubberized" grip that some tools come standard with.  therefore, i gotta think the stuff holds up well.  i have had no scratches or road chips yet.   
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