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Old 09-05-2009, 03:22 AM   #726
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^^^ pics of your FRIENDS car?

sheepdog, these are overlays. i couldnt afford the $100+ price tag of the "real" ones
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:59 AM   #727
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^ Sure, next meet we have I'll take a few pics =)
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:16 AM   #728
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project in progress:









used this spray:



(on the sun visors)









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Old 09-15-2009, 09:45 AM   #729
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Nice. Yea that vinyl and fabric dye is the only thing I've found that will stick to visors (my vinyl GC ones at least), although when I tried to flock over it, it made a gooey mess. Not sure if it was the vinyl + fabric dye (which had dried and been installed for months) or the vinyl itself, but I think it was the vinyl.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:10 AM   #730
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ok all things on car:





















what ive learned ...
  • head liner fabric/material smudges easily
  • plasti dip is thin as paper (scratches/wears away fast)
  • vinyl and fabric spray works good on the sun visors
  • rit dye likes to smear onto my sweaty hands
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:30 PM   #731
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Has anyone ever used a clear coat or anything to protect their plasti dip?

I have a lot of pieces painted and want to keep it lasting.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:32 PM   #732
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if u want something more durable ... try using dupli color bumper paint/coating

plasti dip will last as long as you dont touch it ... but unfortunately it comes off real easy
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:31 PM   #733
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It doesn't come off if you prep correctly... mine hasn't scratched in 2 years, even on the actual dials of my hvac knobs.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:49 PM   #734
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so what about plasti dip on the silver part of the 04 STI steering wheel? or would you recommend black vinyl spray dye?
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:24 PM   #735
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so what about plasti dip on the silver part of the 04 STI steering wheel? or would you recommend black vinyl spray dye?
There are pictures of this very thing in this very thread.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #736
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If you're talking about the trim pieces on the bottom of the door well I'd say it's a bad idea. Plasti-dip doesn't hold up well when you apply pressure across the surface of a plasti-dipped surface. I attempted to plasti-dip my steering wheel b/c it was all faded and worn out. It immediately started peeling once I tried to steer w/ one hand, which required that I turn the wheel under my palm. twisted the plasti-dip right off in that spot. If you plasti-dip an area that would get kicked, it'd probably peel/tear.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:57 PM   #737
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There are pictures of this very thing in this very thread.

honestly i went through every page maybe i missed it but..when someone else asked, they were referred to another thread where the guy used a dye instead...i want to do it i just don't know how to get the center piece (airbag) off the steering wheel ... btw i'm not referring to the whole wheel..just the silver part on the STI wheel..

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Old 10-29-2009, 12:54 AM   #738
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Hmm, maybe it was another plasti-dip thead, or the picture link has broken. It has been done though, and yes, plasti-dip would work. Just prep it like you would anywhere else, and peel the masking tape when it's still tacky, otherwise the plasti-dip can stick to itself over the tape.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:00 AM   #739
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Plasti dip is amazing I have a friend that plastidiped his wheels on his 09 gti and it turned out really well after a couple months it's still holding up
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:21 PM   #740
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My door cards and glove boxes and such are still holding up.

I might have to show some pictures if people are interested.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:06 PM   #741
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how long will that **** last im thinking if using it on my custom grill
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:04 AM   #742
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for a grille, I would use something like flat black BBQ grill paint. it will hold up much better to the elements.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:21 AM   #743
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how long will that **** last im thinking if using it on my custom grill
Don't use plasti-dip, use real paint.

I used this and it's extremely durable, but I'd have to reapply now, after a year:


I used semi flat enamel.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:53 AM   #744
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it looks good....i'm gonna give this a try. Thanks
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:14 PM   #745
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Has anyone ever used a clear coat or anything to protect their plasti dip?

I have a lot of pieces painted and want to keep it lasting.
yep ive tried it. I did it on a set of old rota center caps that I debadged... regular paint clearcoat does not like rubber as I thought. The clear instantly turned this milky color when it hit the rubber. It couldve just been my clear though

Plasti-dip actually comes in a clear option as well. I bet it would adhere over any color plasti-dip, but its not a 'clear coat' in the traditional sense. I imagine it would be the equivalent of putting a matte clear coat on a normal paint job... anyone used this?


Btw... for everyone complaining about scratching this stuff...

I found out about this from a friend of mine who came across it on one of his bimmer forums.

Except Plasti-dip got popular there from everyone using it to paint EXTERIOR pieces, especially the two front kidney grills and the fender grills on m3/m5. They loved it because it gave the low-profile matte look, but was rubber which did not chip/peel/scratch. He did his and it looked great and stayed that way.

The first time I used it, I painted the chipping metal mesh in my liberal replica grill. It has not chipped, ripped, torn, faded etc for 25k+ miles

You must prep at least decently (clean surface completely, maybe a light scuff), but the key is a bunch of thin layers, a bunch. I mean you need to use a lot of this stuff, but do not get lazy and do 2 thick coats...

Ive painted a bunch of different parts with this stuff from metal (a grill, an intake, two hella horn cages, and two catbacks soon to be 3 with the wife's stromung) to plastic (interior trim) to faded gel coat over carbon fiber (hoodscoop and crappy ebay knockoff jdm sidemarkers). I have painted them in different ways and the finished product shows it. The most durable, hardest ones ive done though were a lot of thin coats, with a lot of paint total. Hope this helps a little for those interested
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^Interesting. For the multiple thin coats, how long are you waiting in between? It seems every time I did another coat, it got chunkier.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:05 PM   #747
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I just did my dash maybe a week or 2 ago, I love it. Looks soo much cleaner, Just got my JDM Haz button installed and my interior lights finished off by Cory over at Interior Flair.

Should have pics up soon, if the snow hold out that is!
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:35 PM   #748
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^Interesting. For the multiple thin coats, how long are you waiting in between? It seems every time I did another coat, it got chunkier.
You should wait about a half hour on a nice warm day.

I can officially say my ricer spray painted interior held up beautifully during the winter.
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You should wait about a half hour on a nice warm day.

I can officially say my ricer spray painted interior held up beautifully during the winter.
hehe, I did mine in my garage in December. Been holding up very well, especially seeing as I removed the dash panels prob another 3-4 times since its been painted
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For those of you concerned about it peeling off plastidip makes an acrylic primer, apparently it increases adhesion by 400%...and i can pretty much vouch for that...here are a couple handles I did for a machine I'm building.
there where areas i had to trim, and where there was the primer i basically had to pull it off with pliers.

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