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Old 08-17-2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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Default Lets dip! Plasti-Dipping in DFW (Plano/Wylie)

I need to dip vehicles... I'm addicted. I'd love to dip everyone's car but time limits me to doing only Subarus for free.

I'm not charging for this, this is not a business. I got the dip bug and would love the practice. You buy the dip and beer and together we'll dip your ride using my knowledge, skill, equipment and garage.

Here is what it will cost you:
Tape, plastic and other prep $20
Plasti-Dip 4gal RDS bundle $208*
Beer $20
Misc. $Blood, Sweat & Tears (of joy over your awesome new plasti-dipped ride)
* freight adds about $25 and DYC has other colors that they upcharge for. Colors like the new electric lime for example are an extra $11/gal.

Here is what you save:
Labor $300-600

Here is what you gain:
... sorry, I couldnt find a picture of pure awesome-ness and total kick assness that will describe what you gain so settle for a pic of my WRX.


Please feel free to ask questions. PM if you want to dip!
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:59 AM   #2
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You did a good job on that man. I Plasti-dipped my old motorcycle, but I did it the rattle can way. Still turned out well.

I still want to dip my truck. But I need to do a ton of prep on it before it's ready.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:09 AM   #3
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That looks really sweet! Nicely done!

I'd love to take you up on it, but I'd have to go extreme, like yellow, koi orange or electric lime green. After my wife throws down the ultimatum, me or the plasti-dip, how difficult is it to remove?
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:12 AM   #4
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You did a good job on that man. I Plasti-dipped my old motorcycle, but I did it the rattle can way. Still turned out well.

I still want to dip my truck. But I need to do a ton of prep on it before it's ready.
Thanks Spider Pig. If you've got the skill rattle cans can be pretty awesome. When your truck is ready let me know.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:13 AM   #5
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Furthermore, my car is brand spanking new. No dents, scratches, sun damage, nada. Bad idea for perfect, new paint? It is black, would I need a primer as well?
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:14 AM   #6
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That looks really sweet! Nicely done!

I'd love to take you up on it, but I'd have to go extreme, like yellow, koi orange or electric lime green. After my wife throws down the ultimatum, me or the plasti-dip, how difficult is it to remove?
It would take about 45 minutes and a gallon of sweat to remove all the dip from a car.

I'd love to shoot koi or electric lime. Bring it on!
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:15 AM   #7
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Furthermore, my car is brand spanking new. No dents, scratches, sun damage, nada. Bad idea for perfect, new paint? It is black, would I need a primer as well?
There is some debate about using PD on new paint. I dont do autobody work so I dont know. The consensus is to let a new car sit for 6 months before dipping.

You dont need primer for the colors you mentioned. Only when shooting the fluorescent or white do you need a base coat (not primer).

There is no sanding or anything like that involved. You just need a clean surface.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:21 AM   #8
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I see that they have a glossifier as well. Any experience with that? I think I'd prefer it with a glossy shine as opposed to a matte finish.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:24 AM   #9
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There is some debate about using PD on new paint. I dont do autobody work so I dont know. The consensus is to let a new car sit for 6 months before dipping.
Hmmm... I've only had it for a month... mid January...
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:25 AM   #10
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I see that they have a glossifier as well. Any experience with that? I think I'd prefer it with a glossy shine as opposed to a matte finish.
I have read all about it and watched several videos but never used it myself. I prefer the pure matte look of PD. For me it was either a vinyl wrap or PD and when I found out how bad vinyl can damage a car after a year I decided to go with PD.

Glossifier is more difficult than regular dip because it is thin. It can be used two ways: spray 100% on top of your dipped ride to get the glossiest surface or mix 50/50 with final gallon to get a sheen or "california satin" look. I'd love to shoot a car with glossifier; I dont think it is beyond my experience.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:47 AM   #11
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I'd like to come by and see your WRX when I'm back home in a couple of weeks. I have been considering doing my wheels for fun and a change, but the entire car would be a possibility as well.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #12
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I've got the cash and the will, it's a matter of when...
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #13
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How does this work when going on over paint chips and rock chips? I imagine you will see that the surface is not smooth but the color would at least match right? You say it takes 4 gallons for a solid layer? I want to see someone do a multi-layered plasti dip. Like 4 gallons charcoal with 1 gallon pearl, then a coat of silver metalizer (pound or less?), then a gloss coat (probably another 4 gallons). That sounds like it would be pretty sick if it all works well together.

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #14
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How does this work when going on over paint chips and rock chips? I imagine you will see that the surface is not smooth but the color would at least match right? I may consider this.
I have a few small rock chips on my hood and a weird ding on my fender (a rock came from the wheel well and dented outwards). I also have a door ding. The dip will kind of fill in the chips but if you look closely you can still see them. As for the distortion of the door ding, completely gone and you cant tell it was ever there +1 for matte finish. It also helped hide the fender ding.

Dip is no miracle cure for chips, course most of us who dip are not looking for a showcar finish.

On a side note dip will protect the paint from further rock chips. Sure its not as good as 3M Ventureshield but its alot better than nothing at all.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #15
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Looks great! I dipped my hood scoop and I love it

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Old 08-17-2013, 09:14 PM   #16
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do you just spray this on with a paint sprayer? MY car is beat and needs something. I saw a Ford Raptor that looks like it was dipped in a bright matte orange finish...tempting.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:47 PM   #17
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do you just spray this on with a paint sprayer?...
Yes the plasti dip used for spraying whole vehicles comes in 1gal units and is pre-thinned. You can shoot it from a variety of sprayers, I use the HVLP that comes with the kit which is an Earlex 3500.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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I'd like to come by and see your WRX when I'm back home in a couple of weeks. I have been considering doing my wheels for fun and a change, but the entire car would be a possibility as well.
To be honest wheels are something you can do by yourself. You can even buy the aerosol cans at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, Harbor Freight and a couple other places. You will be limited to black, white, red, blue and yellow- each place sells different colors, its hit or miss.

Try your wheels and if you like the look we'll do your whole car. I think I'll talk myself into finally going to Cobb first Thursday and maybe even cars and coffee. If you attend then you can see my WRX there.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:35 PM   #19
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How durable is this stuff? I'm wondering about bird crap, car washes, kids fingers, etc.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #20
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How durable is this stuff? I'm wondering about bird crap, car washes, kids fingers, etc.
I am wondering the same thing. I am thinking dipping my race bike.
I get a lot of rock chips and the body panels are fiberglass and flex a lot.

Will the dip stay on or will if flake off with a lot of body panel movement?
Also will stickers stick to it? I find that they have a hard time staying on a flat finish.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:05 AM   #21
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I am wondering the same thing. I am thinking dipping my race bike.
I get a lot of rock chips and the body panels are fiberglass and flex a lot.

Will the dip stay on or will if flake off with a lot of body panel movement?
Also will stickers stick to it? I find that they have a hard time staying on a flat finish.
PD is easy to wash. I use my regular brand of car soap (Meg's Gold Class) and a cheap sponge. I also use Simple Green on the lower panels where I get road grime and on the wheels to eat up brake residue. Some people use 2000psi pressure washers, I think thats a bit excessive, besides, I like to feel my car and rub my fingers all over the body

PD will not flake off, just image if you take a really thick balloon and stretch it super tight over a body panel... that's what plasti-dip is like. It will flex and bend with the car, it does not become brittle or flaky.

Vinyl stickers will stick to dip no problem, just be warned that if you peel the sticker your gonna peel the dip under it too. As long as the dip job is smooth there will be no problem.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:14 AM   #22
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How durable is this stuff? I'm wondering about bird crap, car washes, kids fingers, etc.
Its pretty durable. I'm not going to lie though, I'm still deathly afraid that my kids are going to mess it up somehow... they always seem out to destroy my stuff.

As for bird poop and other things that get on the car, it all washes off.

The things you have to be careful about are:
1. long fingernails scratching the door cup when you open the door. If your chick as long nails you better get the door for her.
2. shoes scrapping the running board as you get out of the car.
3. gasoline... be super careful when taking the nozzle out. You do NOT want gas on the dip. No more topping off.
4. tree limbs or anything else that would mess up a regular car. PD will help prevent rock chips but a general rule of thumb is that if you see it coming try to avoid it. It is only rubber after all.

The good news is that even if you get a scratch it will usually go away when you wash. If that doesnt get it out than you have a few options. I like to use armorall on my car every now and then... like whenever I get a scratch. Other people use spray wax, not only does it remove dip scratches but it also stops them from happening so easily.

I could shoot the **** about dip all day. Keep 'em coming.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:41 AM   #23
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PD is easy to wash. I use my regular brand of car soap (Meg's Gold Class) and a cheap sponge. I also use Simple Green on the lower panels where I get road grime and on the wheels to eat up brake residue. Some people use 2000psi pressure washers, I think thats a bit excessive, besides, I like to feel my car and rub my fingers all over the body

PD will not flake off, just image if you take a really thick balloon and stretch it super tight over a body panel... that's what plasti-dip is like. It will flex and bend with the car, it does not become brittle or flaky.

Vinyl stickers will stick to dip no problem, just be warned that if you peel the sticker your gonna peel the dip under it too. As long as the dip job is smooth there will be no problem.
Good info, I guess peeling stickers would be the issue as I am always adding and removing sponsors.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:03 PM   #24
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I loves me some PD...did the OB H6 rims in deep dark metallic gold.

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #25
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I'm trying to gather people for a 'dip party' so to speak. It will be BYOD (bring your own dip) and there will be car dudes with experience to do the dipping. Of course this is an all day event and you will pull your weight by helping tape off, clean and anything else you're good for. There may or may not be dip for sale on site, depends on what everyone brings. We will be having a BBQ and of course plenty of frosty refreshment BYOB. If you cant do anything else then maybe you'll man the grill. Anyways, should be plenty of shop talk and camaraderie, this is not just Subie guys so if you have a different car you want dipped bring it. Please PM me for more info.

The event will happen in an industrial warehouse type setting, sometime before Thanksgiving.
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