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Old 08-20-2013, 12:58 PM   #1451
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I have a question. I plastidipped my rims the other night, and now in the sun, it looks like I should have done more coats. Would cleaning my rims a bit and adding more coats still be fine?
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #1452
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I have a question. I plastidipped my rims the other night, and now in the sun, it looks like I should have done more coats. Would cleaning my rims a bit and adding more coats still be fine?
yep, just make sure the wheel is completely clean (use pre-dip or another suitable paint prep) otherwise you will trap dirt in-between the layers of dip and it will cause the dip to break and peel.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:24 PM   #1453
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Dipped some stuff over the weekend. Planning on dipping all the badges on the trunk this weekend. Please excuse the crappy iphone pictures.


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Old 08-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #1454
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yep, just make sure the wheel is completely clean (use pre-dip or another suitable paint prep) otherwise you will trap dirt in-between the layers of dip and it will cause the dip to break and peel.
Will I still be able to peel it all off as one piece in the future?
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #1455
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I was going to say goof off, and also try



no idea how but these are amazing

Make sure they are soaking wet, have a bucket of water with you, otherwise they break apart.

Tip for people cleaning dipped cars, wheels etc, these are great for stubborn stains too and safe on dip
If you actually care about your paint don't ever use one of those on it. Ever.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #1456
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While I agree that if you are going to tear apart your headlights you should use paint or something more permanent.

BUT your statement about PD fading and "shrinking" is false. UV does effect the fluorescent colors only, but UV fades ALL fluorescent anything. As for shrinking that is complete malarkey.
I'd love to see these headlights in 4 years let alone 8 to 10.

Hell... my clear bra shrank.

Vinyl wraps range from 3-7 years. You think Pdip is better than a quality auto vinyl? Even Plasti-dip says it'll last 3 years and you'll have to redo it. And that's on normal surfaces.

It's pretty well known that the stuff doesn't hold up to heat over 200 degrees period, let alone for long term usage.

Headlights don't get that hot but they do get pretty damned hot. ESPECIALLY if you're using your brights for an extended period of time.

6 months... a year... how many people have this stuff inside their headlights for 5 years?

Even the clear bra headlight/foglight covers damage from heat. My fog light covers have black spots in the middle where the intense heat is.

Sorry man... believe what you want but this is still a relatively new hype we're seeing with pd. Wait another few years and you'll start hearing more and more cases of people complaining about issues.

It's just not meant for that kind of thing. You want to play around and paint your car for a few months... o.k. But headlights are a do it once do it right kind of deal and pd is not the right product for that. The more times you pop your headlights open the more issues you're gonna have with them.

You want to paint them real quick with PD and install them without sealing them... see if you like it... o.k. But closing them up is just insane.

I know people do it but it doesn't mean it's right.


But hey... this is a pd fan club thread so of course...
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:00 PM   #1457
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All Plasti dip with a little masking
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #1458
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Will I still be able to peel it all off as one piece in the future?
yeah the new dip will bond with the old dip and become one thicker layer of dip
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #1459
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All Plasti dip with a little masking
Mad probs to the makers of subies.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #1460
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If you actually care about your paint don't ever use one of those on it. Ever.
Say whatever you want, but I bought these and I have used them on plasti dipped cars, dipped wheels and on normal painted cars and not had 1 single issue. No scratching, no marks, no left over residue. As long as the sponge is soaking wet (otherwise it falls apart) it just wipes everything away, you don't even need to put pressure on it, just wipe.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #1461
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Say whatever you want, but I bought these and I have used them on plasti dipped cars, dipped wheels and on normal painted cars and not had 1 single issue. No scratching, no marks, no left over residue. As long as the sponge is soaking wet (otherwise it falls apart) it just wipes everything away, you don't even need to put pressure on it, just wipe.
A magic eraser is really really fine grit sand paper. It works by taking off a layer. Granted its no where near as aggressive as sand paper. That being said it is going to dull out paint and take away shine if you use it too much. I wouldn't put on on my paint, ever. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:24 PM   #1462
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Dipped my APR GTC-200 Carbon Fiber Spoiler this weekend. The gel coat on top was messed up so I decided to Plasti Dip the whole thing, mounts included.

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Old 08-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #1463
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Nice. Looks well done but of course it loses the appeal of the CF weave..

I'm curious what a matte clear or glossifier might have done to salvage the original look.. Do u have any before pics?

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Old 08-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #1464
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First Full car Dip, did my 05 STi. Started with koi orange and added, red&yellow tint, then finally the pearlizer. Didnt turn out to bad but definitely know what to do better for next time! In the mean time its back to testing color changing dip for the next project

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Old 08-21-2013, 04:58 PM   #1465
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Did my wheels and fog covers today. I think it looks way better than stock.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:12 PM   #1466
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Nice. Looks well done but of course it loses the appeal of the CF weave..

I'm curious what a matte clear or glossifier might have done to salvage the original look.. Do u have any before pics?
I did try a clear and it didn't work. Didn't think of Glossifier though, I'll try to find pics of it before I Plasti Dipped it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #1467
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did nothing to my wifes car (undipped car) they have to be soaking wet though. it is just a sponge, feels like a sponge not sure how it would damage the clear.
Are you serious?
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #1468
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A magic eraser is really really fine grit sand paper. It works by taking off a layer. Granted its no where near as aggressive as sand paper. That being said it is going to dull out paint and take away shine if you use it too much. I wouldn't put on on my paint, ever. Just my 2 cents.
Exactly. My folks have used the same house keeper for like 15 years. The chick rips. I was talking to her about those things one day when my wife and I were building our house. I asked her about cleaning hardwood and stainless and stuff and the first two things she said to me.....

NO SOFTSOAP. NO MAGIC ERASERS!

LOL!

I have a few of them but I use them on stuff like plastic chairs and things like that that I just want clean and don't care about. No way I'd touch my car paint with them... ever.


You want to clean your paint.... wash it.... clay bar it... wax it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #1469
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First Full car Dip, did my 05 STi. Started with koi orange and added, red&yellow tint, then finally the pearlizer. Didnt turn out to bad but definitely know what to do better for next time! In the mean time its back to testing color changing dip for the next project
Looks great man!
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #1470
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Here on the Gulf coast of Texas, seasonal love bugs will destroy the paint on a new car in a hurry since their guts are acidic and cause pitting in the paint within about 12 hours if not washed off. And they're a bitch to wash off. I use PD each fall and spring to make a "bra" to protect the front end. The first one I did was down low.



I've since gone a little higher since any frontal area is susceptible to the bugs splatting. Two rattle cans, some tape and about an hour and I'm done. I don't worry much about texture. Its black and don't show much. Definitely looks better than blue painter's tape.



After the season ends, I peel it off. Overall, it saves my paint AND it saves me a ton of time from not having to scrub them off every day.





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Old 08-25-2013, 09:26 PM   #1471
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First time using PD and my wheels came out great!





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Old 08-26-2013, 07:25 AM   #1472
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here's my 04 with blaze yellow wheels

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Old 08-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #1473
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Cool Plasti dipped front lip

I plasti dipped my front lip and 1,000 highway (Pa turnpike) miles looks as good as the day I did it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #1474
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I'm getting addicted to this stuff. It just seems too fun and harmless to be true.
I'm looking for a pic of blaze yellow wheels on lightning red.


i may also experiment with making a couple gallons of the original blaze yellow. To spray my whole car with later this year.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #1475
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here's my 04 with blaze yellow wheels
Very Nice. I am going to Plasti Dip My Helmet Blaze Blue with Blaze Yellow Vents. Nice to see how the Yellow comes out.
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