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Old 01-15-2013, 10:09 PM   #251
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Anybody try PDing their headlights? If so how does it hold up? If you have to open the headlights again does the pd melt when you're baking the light? I'm thinking of doing the headlights but with pd instead of paint.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #252
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If you're referring to painting the inside of the lights, there's no good reason to use anything other than paint. The area will be exposed to constant heat and simply won't hold up. Try using a satin high heat engine paint.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:48 PM   #253
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Anybody try PDing their headlights? If so how does it hold up? If you have to open the headlights again does the pd melt when you're baking the light? I'm thinking of doing the headlights but with pd instead of paint.

That sounds like a horrible idea
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 PM   #254
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Anybody try PDing their headlights? If so how does it hold up? If you have to open the headlights again does the pd melt when you're baking the light? I'm thinking of doing the headlights but with pd instead of paint.

Theres really no point in doing that.........unless for some odd reason you plan to go back to chrome in the future.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #255
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Ive plasti dipped the outside of the headlights to try and make eyelids. Worked great and peeled off really easy!
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #256
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Anybody try PDing their headlights? If so how does it hold up? If you have to open the headlights again does the pd melt when you're baking the light? I'm thinking of doing the headlights but with pd instead of paint.
I was thinking about blacking out my headlights using plasti dip. 2 reasons. 1) Its cheap! 2) If i happen to mess up, PD can be peeled off. I dont see why it would not hold up. Right now a lot of the comments are "here-say", unless someone posts they tried something and it was successful. As you can see, there are a lot of haters that dont talk out of experience, instead they talk out of their ass. Try it. If the plasti dip doesn't hold up, peel it off and use paint.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #257
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Theres really no point in doing that.........unless for some odd reason you plan to go back to chrome in the future.
The thing is I might decide to open them again if I decide to do a retro fit adding halos. Just thinking ahead
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #258
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I was thinking about blacking out my headlights using plasti dip. 2 reasons. 1) Its cheap! 2) If i happen to mess up, PD can be peeled off. I dont see why it would not hold up. Right now a lot of the comments are "here-say", unless someone posts they tried something and it was successful. As you can see, there are a lot of haters that dont talk out of experience, instead they talk out of their ass. Try it. If the plasti dip doesn't hold up, peel it off and use paint.
I think I probably will try it and I'll definitely post to show how it turns out. Thanks
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #259
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Bought some CS replica sides and plasti-dipped them to match the front lip. Pretty happy with the outcome. Please excuse the dirty car.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #260
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^^ Its the small details that make you car stand out. Dipping the skirts to match the lip looks good.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #261
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Thanks. I think so too.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #262
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I was thinking about blacking out my headlights using plasti dip. 2 reasons. 1) Its cheap! 2) If i happen to mess up, PD can be peeled off. I dont see why it would not hold up. Right now a lot of the comments are "here-say", unless someone posts they tried something and it was successful. As you can see, there are a lot of haters that dont talk out of experience, instead they talk out of their ass. Try it. If the plasti dip doesn't hold up, peel it off and use paint.
There's only one real downfall to that. Due to the heat in the headlight, if the plastidip DOES hold up, it will be a PITA to remove the dip. I made custom eye lids a while back and I'm still trying to remake the residue.

The reason, I say IF the dip holds up is because, I believe that it's going to bubble up and fall off. Remember, it goes on wet, dries up and turns into a RUBBER. Rubber starts to bubble and melt away. I'd be careful and think hard about it man.

Just my 0.02
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #263
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There's only one real downfall to that. Due to the heat in the headlight, if the plastidip DOES hold up, it will be a PITA to remove the dip. I made custom eye lids a while back and I'm still trying to remake the residue.

The reason, I say IF the dip holds up is because, I believe that it's going to bubble up and fall off. Remember, it goes on wet, dries up and turns into a RUBBER. Rubber starts to bubble and melt away. I'd be careful and think hard about it man.

Just my 0.02
DipYourCar.com says the product is good to 375*F and halogen assemblies will see temps of half that and HID's will be even cooler.

Edit: Someone privately tested the dip at 300*C which is almost 600*F and said the dip was unchanged.

Edit 2: A few people have had their brake calipers dipped with no problems. I would never dip them because i've taken a lighter to dip and it burns just like printer-paper but it's held up to daily driving brake temps.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #264
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Their stuff looks like better quality paint.
$17 a can is a little steep. plastidip is about $7.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:09 PM   #265
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Plastidipped hood, roof, front lip, and side strakes on the bumper. The hood has been Plasti-dipped for over a year now and the roof has been dipped for roughly 6 months.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #266
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Plastidipped hood, roof, front lip, and side strakes on the bumper. The hood has been Plasti-dipped for over a year now and the roof has been dipped for roughly 6 months.
Looks good, plasti dip is great. I used it on the silver part on my grill and I'm stoked with the outcome
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:17 PM   #267
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No exactly car related but thought I'd share

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Yes my guitar is real carbon fiber, just did the clear plastidip to give it a matte finish over the gloss.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #268
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Scored a set of 17x8 Alt Rush 362s with new rubber, but... Green???



Planning on PCing them gold, but for now, this is way better than the chipping green paint. I sprayed the insides with Krylon Semi Flat black, and then did the faces with PD. This was a little over 2 cans' worth



Protip: Plastidip doesn't spray worth a damn in cold weather. I had to keep the cans on a heater vent and keep alternating them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:16 AM   #269
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Protip: Plastidip doesn't spray worth a damn in cold weather. I had to keep the cans on a heater vent and keep alternating them.
I don't think truer words have ever been spoken my good man.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #270
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Yes my guitar is real carbon fiber, just did the clear plastidip to give it a matte finish over the gloss.
Curious... Did that jack with the sustain?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:40 AM   #271
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No exactly car related but thought I'd share

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Yes my guitar is real carbon fiber, just did the clear plastidip to give it a matte finish over the gloss.

In the before pics, you could tell it's real CF.

In the after pics, with the matte finish, you've made the guitar look like it's a "regular" one which you've wrapped with 3M CF wrap....and that it's not genuine CF.

IMHO, that's a downgrade in appearance.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #272
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Made my car look new again! Even did the windshield wiper arms.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:19 AM   #273
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Made my car look new again! Even did the windshield wiper arms.
This is def on my list when it warms up
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #274
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Plasti-Dip is def the way to go. Worth the cheap investment. It makes any part you coat it in look like brand new parts!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #275
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Plasti-Dip is def the way to go. Worth the cheap investment. It makes any part you coat it in look like brand new parts!
This!!
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