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Old 11-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #976
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #977
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #978
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:03 PM   #979
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Beautiful! Took a gamble and bought some for my rims but have been nervous it was going to be a light blue light the other blue they dipped the audi in. Stoked now, thank you!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #980
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Black dipped yesterday
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:57 PM   #981
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Just finished some of my trim. 4 coats, 35 minutes in between coats. Am I not getting a good cover on it? It's more textured than I'd like. More coats? Hold the can closer? I'm spraying from 8-12" away.

I'd like it to come out a little more glossier than this. Can I adjust and do another 1-2 coats to get that or should I start over?


If you want less texture, first peel off everything that you started with, make sure it's clean and ready to go again. Next, when you're re-doing it spray with with the same distance 8-12" away, BUT do one layer at a time. At first you will see the silver from the console showing through, but when you keep adding layer upon layer it will slowly go away. Trick is - light coats, let each one dry and keep going until its fully covered. I'd say about 8 thin coats will make one nice smooth texture!
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #982
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If you want less texture, first peel off everything that you started with, make sure it's clean and ready to go again. Next, when you're re-doing it spray with with the same distance 8-12" away, BUT do one layer at a time. At first you will see the silver from the console showing through, but when you keep adding layer upon layer it will slowly go away. Trick is - light coats, let each one dry and keep going until its fully covered. I'd say about 8 thin coats will make one nice smooth texture!
I've gotten smooth texture by doing very thick coats. But that also wastes more.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:08 AM   #983
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I've gotten smooth texture by doing very thick coats. But that also wastes more.
It wouldnt help to do thicker coats. (Would only increase your screw-up rate)

What does help though - is doing 5-7 coats where you start slow, and the silver should shine through in at least the first coating.

I also hope that you are not doing this with the panels attacked to the dash, but outside?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:51 AM   #984
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Black dipped yesterday
I love this! I want to do some detailing using plastidip. Does it stay pretty good? I was afraid since it's not a solid area it may be easier to peel off on it's own.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #985
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Just dipped my 2012 Subie rims in black and turned out ok...


here's the link with the 2 coats.http://photobucket.com/blackoutrims


just re sprayed it lastnight with another 2 coats because it was kinda thin on the side of the inner spokes..

will post new close up pictures...in a while

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:57 PM   #986
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Hey there,

Just dipped my 2012 Subie rims in black and turned out ok...

I can't seem to attach pictures though..

whenever I try to attach a picture it's asking for an Url..address.
Just upload your images to a site like imgur.com and when you upload the pictures, you will have a URL for each picture.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #987
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white under coat to pop the top coat



finished product



did my civic

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:17 AM   #988
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I personally love the crap out of Plasti-dip, so I figured I might as well get in on this and show some of the stuff I've fooled around with in the past. I've got a bunch of other things I did as well, but I can't seem to find the pictures right now.

Just to reiterate what others have already said, be sure you get enough layers on and it's thick enough, or you'll hate your monkey humping life trying to get it off. Ask me how I know.

Wheels and rear emblem:



Another shot of the wheels:



The grill and emblem are done as well as the hood scoop, but the light makes it look grayer than it is:



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Shifter console, SI Drive, etc:





JPM leather shift boots and Flossy Redhead shorty shift knob. The shift knob is really not orange, it's red. I had terrible lighting.

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Old 11-07-2012, 03:34 AM   #989
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^ is all the red in your engine bay dipped as well? I've been skeptical of using it under the hood because of all the heat. Does it hold up well?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #990
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plastidip bonds to about everything! it is a huge pain to get off anything you don't mean to have it on. i use it often for wire joints that need to be waterproof, also use it for tools and RC car electronics. (servos can be dipped in plasti-dip)
What he said. They also make rubber-dip if you find that will help you in anyway. It comes in (well came in it's been a while since I used it) a container that looks almost like a tube of silicone and as you use it and the amount in the tube lowers you cut the top off and recap it. One thing though is it doesn't like cold and it doesn't have a long shelf life. But I used it all the time in car audio. It comes in at least black and red so I would tape up my terminals, dip the ends of my wire in the rubber, let it set just a bit then peel the tape off and voila, ain't nothing conducting electricity except the part you taped. You then need to let the rubber set the rest of the way. I came up with the idea all by myself, only to find out the big boys in car audio had been doing it for years and just keeping it secret.

If you get the cocking gun style don't load it into a cocking gun, just dip it like I mentioned…far better results.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:08 AM   #991
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I'm not him but I've used plasti-dip a lot and that is exactly what it looks like. I've never put it in an engine bay but this stuff does not want to come off. Practice before you try it on an important piece or you might just find yourself ordering a new piece to avoid the misery of trying t get the plasti-dip off. So the heat I could picture it making it even harder to come off. Besides the pieces he did don't get excessively warm.


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^ is all the red in your engine bay dipped as well? I've been skeptical of using it under the hood because of all the heat. Does it hold up well?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #992
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I'm very curious to know how this holds up on alloy wheels for any of you who have used it for a few season. It sticks like hell to plastics, but alloy I would need feedback

Also, this thread started in 07, we have been using this stuff in car audio since 02-03 though I think it was called something else at the time, but the same stuff. Here is one of the competition cars with it on the plastic pieces. The leather is obviously just orange leather so don't go trying to PD your leather.



And the stuff is tuff as nails. 10 years in that daily driver it still looks like the day we painted it. So long as you prep right and spray it right you would destroy the piece trying to remove the PD, it adheres and lasts that well, it's amazing.

p.s. That car decor is not my taste but it's what the owner wanted. But in Iasca world finals no one ever beat him in Sound quality in his class, in fact it wasn't till you got to the pro classes that people would beat him in SQ scores, it was that good. The only reason he kept taking 2nd every year and 3rd one year was because he had some install integrity issues which killed his score and he didn't want to fix them. In his defense they would have been a pain in the butt to fix but I would have done it. He would have been unbeatable. But sound quality wise, it was damn near perfect. After tuning was done we would sit in it for hours just listening to music saying, I never knew there was a Cello in there. Even crappy pop music had so much going on that you could not hear before that it made it almost listenable. You haven't experienced Dark Side of the Moon till you've heard it in a car like that.

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:54 AM   #993
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^ is all the red in your engine bay dipped as well? I've been skeptical of using it under the hood because of all the heat. Does it hold up well?
Yep, that's plasti-dip in the engine bay. The dipstick was actually done with the "dip" style plasti-dip and everything else was rattle cans. I even did all of the yellow caps black. So far it's held up with no problems at all. The various reservoir caps have a tendency to get the edges rubbed if you are in there working/pulling wires, etc.

I've dipped my wife's Honda Ridgeline wheels and grill as well, which is where I learned about the importance of having enough layers and thickness on. I had to cut them both about 2-3 layers short because of impending weather. The removal process was tedious, but goof-off melts it right off.

If you get enough layers on, it literally peels back in a giant rubber sheet.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:13 PM   #994
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Yep, that's plasti-dip in the engine bay. The dipstick was actually done with the "dip" style plasti-dip and everything else was rattle cans. I even did all of the yellow caps black. So far it's held up with no problems at all. The various reservoir caps have a tendency to get the edges rubbed if you are in there working/pulling wires, etc.

I've dipped my wife's Honda Ridgeline wheels and grill as well, which is where I learned about the importance of having enough layers and thickness on. I had to cut them both about 2-3 layers short because of impending weather. The removal process was tedious, but goof-off melts it right off.

If you get enough layers on, it literally peels back in a giant rubber sheet.
Yeah I did my entire car, and I found that a heat gun works too for the stuff you didn't get enough layers on. I'll have to dip my engine bay like that. LOVE red accents. I dipped the insides of my retrofit, may need more layers though in the future.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #995
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It wouldnt help to do thicker coats. (Would only increase your screw-up rate)

What does help though - is doing 5-7 coats where you start slow, and the silver should shine through in at least the first coating.

I also hope that you are not doing this with the panels attacked to the dash, but outside?
I suppose I don't know my own experience. Everybody is an expert.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #996
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It seems like to me people who plasiti dip everything are like the people who use sharpies to color in their eye brows and anything else they could color.. like their nails and ****. at some point, your interior doesn't look good. It starts to look cheap and you can definitely tell there is paint on it.



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Old 11-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #997
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It seems like to me people who plasiti dip everything are like the people who use sharpies and color in their eye brows and anything else they could color.. like their nails and ****. at some point, your interior doesn't look good. It starts to look cheap and you can definitely tell there is paint on it.

hold on are you saying that theres something wrong with using sharpies to draw eyebrows on your head?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #998
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hold on are you saying that theres something wrong with using sharpies to draw eyebrows on your head?
Don't listen to that .. it's perfectly acceptable. It's actually an extremely popular money saving tip. One Sharpie worth of makeup is like $263.42 in eyeliner and brow pencils.

You really can't beat it.
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Don't listen to that .. it's perfectly acceptable. It's actually an extremely popular money saving tip. One Sharpie worth of makeup is like $263.42 in eyeliner and brow pencils.

You really can't beat it.
Right. And anything done incorrectly looks bad. Even paint. Plasti dip done right looks great!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:55 AM   #1000
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Just dipped my winter wheels over the weekend. Color is "blaze green" from dipyourcar.com. The pics don't do justice at all. They're MUCH brighter in person...almost like a highlighter green.





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