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Old 03-07-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Clear matte plastidip: Subaru WRX (satin white pearl): project

Pretty happy with the results, worst part is cleaning your car because doing clear - it doesnt hide anything... and i've never been the type to wash my car to often (note the dirtiness of the car *sadface) . I've dipped small projects before like my roof and interior parts.. but never at this scale.

Project: used the "create your color" plastidipped cans. with the 50/50 mix thinner (65% xylene & 35% vm&p).

cost: around $120 (already had a spray gun)
time: 5-7 hours
smoothness: 10/10
ease of project: 9/10 (prep work is a pain)
used:5x 22 ounce cans of clear plastidip + 5x22 ounce of thinner
coats: 6 coats
spray gun: wagner (518080 Control Spray Max HVLP Sprayer)



















my youtube video of this project:
http://www.youtube.com/user/edlinnguyen
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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So you basically just did a clear coat on top of the white pearl to get a matte finish?

Looks awesome by the way, though I'm getting a bit of a BMW feeling with the black roof on a white car..
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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i like it.. id like to know also if all you did was the clear over the factory white paint
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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So you basically just did a clear coat on top of the white pearl to get a matte finish?

Looks awesome by the way, though I'm getting a bit of a BMW feeling with the black roof on a white car..
Thanks. Yea beauty about plastidip is I can just peel it off when I get sick of it .
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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i like it.. id like to know also if all you did was the clear over the factory white paint
Yes just clear plastidip thinned down
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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I thought I had been lazy in the past with garage door sealer. Now I don't feel so bad.

I'd keep showing off a limited color like that though
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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Looks good, but what is the deal with your front and rear lips? is that a joke?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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Looks good, but what is the deal with your front and rear lips? is that a joke?
yes april fools joke.. no their badly curb rashed and/or damaged... i know it looks bad but it works to protect it "kind of" and cover it up
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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Nice, I'd hit it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #10
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Love me some plasti dip.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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Nice, I'd hit it.
Join the club ! Show me ur dipped car ,,
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #12
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Very nice man, the matte looks good.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:18 AM   #13
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Very nice man, the matte looks good.
Thanks
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:31 AM   #14
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I really like the tail lights is that just red tint film?
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #15
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I really like the tail lights is that just red tint film?
Yup it is
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:07 PM   #16
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Wow, didn't even know they made clear plastidip, very nice!
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #17
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Wow, didn't even know they made clear plastidip, very nice!

its called home depot - 6 pack =)
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:37 PM   #18
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How do the door wells look? I'm thinking white plastidip on my Legacy but it's winter green and i'm skeptical about wasting my money to just peel it away.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #19
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How do the door wells look? I'm thinking white plastidip on my Legacy but it's winter green and i'm skeptical about wasting my money to just peel it away.
Lots of happy dippers out there... U mean door handles...? Mine are fine but if any problems just peel the dip around the handles and redo .. Don't have to peel the whole car
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:41 PM   #20
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Very nice man, the matte looks good.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:22 AM   #21
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Very nice man, the matte looks good.
Thanks
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #22
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Thinking about dipping my 02 WRX. Is it me or does your hood, fender and doors all look a different white? Even your rear quarter and trunk look different. Is it the photo only?
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #23
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Looks awesome!!!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #24
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Thinking about dipping my 02 WRX. Is it me or does your hood, fender and doors all look a different white? Even your rear quarter and trunk look different. Is it the photo only?
No it was rebuilt and previous owner painted some parts. Only more of a reason to dip the whole thing black
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:37 PM   #25
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I'll never understand painting that section of the front bumper black, it looks like you got in an accident and broke it off. The flat white looks cool, but there's too much DIY going on for my taste. IMO a proper front lip, reflector back in the headlights (tinted/painted or not), white grill, and no rear "lip" would make a world of difference.
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