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Old 01-31-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default How many cans of Plasti-Dip for 2013 Impreza 2.0 grille & wheel covers?

Want to plasti-dip my 2013 impreza base grille since the sport grille is too expensive.

How many layers does it need?
How long do I have to wait for it to dry before applying a new layer?

I also want to plastidip my stock wheel covers, is that too much rice? lol

How many layers does the wheel covers need?
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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rice is subjective. I do race cars. some cars i see on the track could be considered rice but it is function over form. but I saw these same cars on the street i would call rice. rice is like beauty, it is in the eye of the beholder. no with that said. SEARCH AND THEN search again. i hate giving out answers that have been covered a million times EVERYWHERE!!!!!!! ON EVERY FORUM!!!!!!!! google it. assuming this is your first time, i would get 5 cans. you know what youtube it. great videos on it. i bet your next question or a later question is how to remove plasti-dip or how to remove grill.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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I recommend 5 THIN layers .. 10-15 min between each coat ... I would think 3 cans would more than cover your grill and wheel covers
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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rice is subjective. I do race cars. some cars i see on the track could be considered rice but it is function over form. but I saw these same cars on the street i would call rice. rice is like beauty, it is in the eye of the beholder. no with that said. SEARCH AND THEN search again. i hate giving out answers that have been covered a million times EVERYWHERE!!!!!!! ON EVERY FORUM!!!!!!!! google it. assuming this is your first time, i would get 5 cans. you know what youtube it. great videos on it. i bet your next question or a later question is how to remove plasti-dip or how to remove grill.
Removing the plasti-dip you just gotta peel it off. I'm not gonna remove the grille, too much work, I'm just gonna put a cardboard box behind the grille to cover the radiator so the plasti-dip won't get sprayed onto my radiator. I tried searching, if I found the answer I wouldn't have asked you.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:59 PM   #5
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I recommend 5 THIN layers .. 10-15 min between each coat ... I would think 3 cans would more than cover your grill and wheel covers
Thanks for your help ! Unlike someone...
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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Removing the plasti-dip you just gotta peel it off. I'm not gonna remove the grille, too much work, I'm just gonna put a cardboard box behind the grille to cover the radiator so the plasti-dip won't get sprayed onto my radiator. I tried searching, if I found the answer I wouldn't have asked you.
I'm gonna do the same thing, stick cardboard behind the grill and leave it on, though I'm not gonna spray my wheel covers.
(I have these, which are surprisingly nice tbh
Pilot WH527-15RE-BX Black Chrome with Red Accent Cobra 15" Wheel Cover : Amazon.com : AutomotivePilot WH527-15RE-BX Black Chrome with Red Accent Cobra 15" Wheel Cover : Amazon.com : Automotive
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I'm hoping one can is enough for just the grille chrome parts :3
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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I'm gonna do the same thing, stick cardboard behind the grill and leave it on, though I'm not gonna spray my wheel covers.
(I have these, which are surprisingly nice tbh Pilot WH527-15RE-BX Black Chrome with Red Accent Cobra 15" Wheel Cover : Amazon.com : Automotive )
I'm hoping one can is enough for just the grille chrome parts :3
Did you do it yet? I can't find an opening to stick the cardboard behind the grille to protect the radiator.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:35 PM   #8
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Did you do it yet? I can't find an opening to stick the cardboard behind the grille to protect the radiator.
I ended up skipping out on the cardboard. Only a few dots got on the radiator, nothing to be concerned about. As far as my experience, well...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0&postcount=12

It hasn't been fun. After you read my post you should be fine, as you know how to start off when I didn't (my own fault). Just spray a super light coat onto your 100% clean grill first, more like a dusting from a distance than anything.

Wait for it to dry, then slowly get heavier on the coats (obviously wait for each coat to dry before continuing).

Good luck!

(ps- the thread for plastidipping seems to be a better place for asking questions for now)

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0#post39175590
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:38 AM   #9
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Just remove the grill. It takes two minutes of your time and will be super easy to spray. This is your car your talking about
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