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Old 06-23-2009, 04:42 AM   #676
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Hrm, don't know why I didn't post this here when I finished my console conversion.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:47 AM   #677
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also. Absolutely for the love of god sand before you apply this stuff.
you really don't need to sand before applying plasti-dip to interior parts... in fact, if you don't sand you can remove it later and have your stock interior back if you get sick of the black.

here's how mine turned out with no sanding, and only a few light coats...



it lasted well over a year with no wear/peeling/scratches. i actually redid one of the vent rings because a bug landed in it while it was drying just by rubbing the plast-dip off until it was good as new and respraying.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:44 PM   #678
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Yes, but if you sand your durability factor goes up significantly. Its all about what you prefer, a potentially reversible mod or a durable permanent one.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:47 PM   #679
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woah that looks sweet
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:55 AM   #680
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I'm going to do this to my wagon. Now, I want the best possible durability without destroying the look of the plastic (AKA not sanding so much it damages the texture or shows through the paint) what grit of sandpaper should I use?

I was also thinking of buying some TSP for prep instead of just using alcohol or acetone. Thoughts?

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:39 AM   #681
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:50 PM   #682
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here's mine:



added body filler in the spaces around the part under the vent next to the cup holder so it looks like one whole piece.

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Old 07-07-2009, 05:10 PM   #683
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grant it plasti-dip is easy to apply and looks great, the down side is that it's a dust magnet and hard to clean. You can see the how lint and dust is grabbed by it in many of the previous pictures.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:30 PM   #684
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Here is mine:



Several other mods visible:

Replaced fabric on door cards (and added fabric to map pocket)
Covered bottom half of center console with the same fabric
iPhone dock in OEM clock location

Red Hazard button is on order.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:05 PM   #685
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grant it plasti-dip is easy to apply and looks great, the down side is that it's a dust magnet and hard to clean. You can see the how lint and dust is grabbed by it in many of the previous pictures.
Keep a tack cloth handy to just dab on the plasti dipped surfaces to get the lint/dust off. Or vacuum the panels off with a bristle headed hose attachment when you're cleaning inside the car. Its also great for getting dust/crumbs out of the shifter & e-brake boots.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:36 PM   #686
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Does sanding make it more durable and let it stick easier?

I bought some primer too I am going to use just for better bonding.
Also does it seem rough afterwards or am I spraying wrong?

I'm going to pick up some 1500 grit sandpaper to smooth things out.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:40 PM   #687
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Hey guys I have some duplicolor gunmetal wheel paint, how do you think it will look if i spray that?

I currently have my **** plasti dipped but i hate it cause its hard to clean and gets dust and lint all over it.

And i dont care about being able to go back to gray cause when i bought the car the trim was fu**ed up anyways, it had some wierd ass stains that wouldnt come off.

and Da Risin Smoke -- plasti dip aint too friendly with sandpaper-- let alone rubbing the damn thing with ur fingers
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:09 PM   #688
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Sand, use an adhesion promoter/plastic primer, then spray the plasti-dip. Don't sand the plasti-dip after you spray it obviously, sand the plastic before. The "wetter" a coat you put on, the smoother texture you'll get. If you actually read the thread, there are several points where people say that, and that sanding increases durability, but it is no longer a reversable modification.

Mine is super easy to clean, some armorall and a microfiber cloth and it comes perfectly clean, no lint/dust or anything.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:47 PM   #689
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Here is mine:



Several other mods visible:

Replaced fabric on door cards (and added fabric to map pocket)
Covered bottom half of center console with the same fabric
iPhone dock in OEM clock location

Red Hazard button is on order.
Got any pictures of the iPhone dock?
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:40 PM   #690
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I'm almost done with my plastidip and my 04-05 interior conversion, but a hair dried on part. I guess I'll have to peel it off that piece and start again. bleh.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:21 AM   #691
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what about something like that new krylon paint that chemically bonds to plastic? do you think that might have better results?
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:32 AM   #692
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what about something like that new krylon paint that chemically bonds to plastic? do you think that might have better results?
I used that Krylon Fusion in Satin Black on my CRX
I did it about 4 years ago and since its held up great, no chipping pealing,
and even better- it looks as OEM as it can get.
Granted I dont take it out much...but I def recommend that stuff for plastic
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:25 AM   #693
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I've chipped every type of plastic paint on the market on mine. Plasti-dip over a sanded part has held up better than anything for me.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:16 PM   #694
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cheers for the input lads.. one for one against.. neone else?
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:44 PM   #695
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I've scratched my plastidip setup, but when it gets bad, just peel it off and redo No sanding means my parts are just fine underneath. Plastidip FTW.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:36 PM   #696
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Bump my quesiton, what do you guys think if i spray my gunmetal duplicolor wheel paint? i can obviously plasti-dip over it, but im gonna try it, i think itll turn out sick
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:57 PM   #697
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Edit: Nevermind; should've just took a minute to search!

Anyone know how to remove the e-brake cover and such on my car?

I don't have the CD holder thing with the lid.

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Old 08-13-2009, 12:05 AM   #698
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hope it turns out good
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:02 AM   #699
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Here is mine:



Several other mods visible:

Replaced fabric on door cards (and added fabric to map pocket)
Covered bottom half of center console with the same fabric
iPhone dock in OEM clock location

Red Hazard button is on order.

what turbo timer is that?
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:03 AM   #700
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Pics of my dash done.....

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1822121

Also have a second set of pieces for sale already coated if someone wants to take them off my hands
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