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Old 10-07-2012, 03:47 AM   #1
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Default Pix of my dipped STi

Let me start off by thanking OH 4 Scooby for the pix and time he spent taking them!

A brief explanation: I decided to plasti dip my car because I'm moving to Cleveland for the winter. I'll be working as an engineer at a salt mine on the lake. The conditions are horrible. Salt dust, rocks, dirt, and 1000's of birds that WILL cover your car with poop in a days work. Plasti dip fit the bill. Cheaper than vinyl, easier to put on, easier to repair. So I did it. It actually turned out better than I thought. I need to get some more, it's a little thin in spots (and I messed up the mirror). It gets a lot of attention too. Anyways, here are the pix. Hope you guys enjoy.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:49 AM   #2
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Oh, the GTR in the pic is a legit r32.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Are there any pics, or do we use our imagination?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Are there any pics, or do we use our imagination?
It looks matte like he used a colored plasti-dip?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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Looks great man! I want to do the same to my STi. PlastiDip is awesome stuff.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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Sick job man. I wish I went this route instead of vinyl wrap Did you rattle can it or use a spray gun?
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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I did this with a Wagner power sprayer. I used 3 gallons. I should have used 4. I'm ordering 2 more, 1 to fix some spots and the other to just have for repairs.

Jimbo, do the thumbnails not show up?
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:10 PM   #8
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I did this with a Wagner power sprayer. I used 3 gallons. I should have used 4. I'm ordering 2 more, 1 to fix some spots and the other to just have for repairs.

Jimbo, do the thumbnails not show up?
Sorry they weren't showing up on my iPhone. Nice work.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #9
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this is very nice!check out the cleveland thread on mwsoc hope to see you sometime at a meet or 2.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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That looks good, I am thinking about doing matte white on my car (it's DGM now).
Did you order the kit from dipyourcar.com? If so, how was the sprayer that came with it?

The videos on youtube make it look pretty easy, was it really that way? They show very little masking.

How much masking/disassembling of your car did you do?
I am wondering about the window trim (the rubberized parts), and the fender vents/etc. Did you mask those, remove them, or just peel away after you were done spraying?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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thats awesome
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:25 PM   #12
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Cleveland, for the winter, working at a salt mine. Who'd you piss off?
Application looks really good. Interesting color choice, that's going to confuse the hell out of any subie-fans you run into.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #13
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that really did turn out quite awesome man! big props!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #14
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this is very nice!check out the cleveland thread on mwsoc hope to see you sometime at a meet or 2.
For sure man!

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That looks good, I am thinking about doing matte white on my car (it's DGM now).
Did you order the kit from dipyourcar.com? If so, how was the sprayer that came with it?

The videos on youtube make it look pretty easy, was it really that way? They show very little masking.

How much masking/disassembling of your car did you do?
I am wondering about the window trim (the rubberized parts), and the fender vents/etc. Did you mask those, remove them, or just peel away after you were done spraying?
Skip the white, this stuff holds dirt like crazy.
Ordered the dip and predip spray from them, the gun was $89 Wagner gun from Home Depot.
It was really easy.
I masked most of the glass and the grill/intercooler, also taped off the hood intake. I SHOULD have taped off more of the windows. It would have made clean up easier. Going half way up the black metal trim would be perfect. There is a perfect gap to use on my windshield for taping purposes. I didnt realize that until after I was done. I also taped off the black parts of the mirrors and the turn signals on the mirrors. I had tire covers, so I used though. I taped off the vents in the fenders and bumpers as well. Getting the dip off of the rubberized parts was a bit tedious. I didnt spray it on thick in those areas, which made it harder to remove. I did spray the lights and rear splitter. Those peeled right off, actually left the splitter cleaner than when i applied it. I removed the rear wing, that made life easier. Oh, and don't tape off the roof racks/drip rails. It will peel off real easy.
Hope that answers all of your questions.

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Cleveland, for the winter, working at a salt mine. Who'd you piss off?
Application looks really good. Interesting color choice, that's going to confuse the hell out of any subie-fans you run into.
Yeah a salt mine. It's my first engineering job. I actually want to work for this company (Cargill), just at a local facility. This was all they could offer me in the way of a co-op, for now. I'll be working at the local plant after school if this goes well.

It has went over really well with local subie guys. I had a guy in a Forrester stop me at a light and tell me that it was the prettiest color he's ever seen. He asked if it was factory. He didnt believe me when I told him it was plasti dip, done in my garage with a power sprayer, and only $200.

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that really did turn out quite awesome man! big props!
Thanks sir.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #15
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That blue looks really good. Was thinking about going matte white but I think I have changed my mind
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #16
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Can we see some close up pics of the paint ?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:06 AM   #17
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Can we see some close up pics of the paint ?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:47 AM   #18
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Really does look good, will be getting my kit in the near future....well after I choose a color that is lol
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #19
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Looks good, little to light for my taste but still
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:58 PM   #20
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That blue looks amazing. Really nice job!
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #21
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Love the color! Awesome idea!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #22
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Lmao is it just me or does everyone else not see pictures anywhere
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #23
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i can see them
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #24
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i can see them
They don't show up on my I phone :\
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #25
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I can only see three of them on my NASIOC app.
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