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Old 01-22-2013, 11:11 AM   #276
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I'm going to be lazy and hotlink these pictures, let's see if it works.

Still need to spray the A-pillar and I'm considering spraying the entire hood.






Wheels were easy to do, the best tip I can give anyone is cover the tires with a lot of tire shine. You won't have to worry about the overspray because it wont stick wherever you have the shine. Make sure the wheels are VERY clean. I did four coats of Plasti Dip on the wheels, and went over the white with two coats of Rustoleum Hammered copper.





This is pre-Plasti Dip:

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:36 AM   #277
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It will be much harder to remove the plastidip with a layer of paint over top. It will still peel off but in small small pieces due to the hardened paint. Dipyourcar did a video of plastidip then a regular clear coat and it did not peel off the same as if you had just used only plastidip. Just an FYI but the wheels came out nice.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #278
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Edit: I guess when you peel this it will be copped underneath again lol
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #279
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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.
thanks for the feedback, but I couldn't care less if it doesn't look like real CF. Anyone that would know a thing about guitars would know my guitar is 100% CF by the company that makes it. I like the matte finish for now, although I'm sure maybe in the future I'll miss the gloss finish, but that's the great thing about plastidip I guess.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:41 PM   #280
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #281
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Not a Subaru but I plasti dipped my buddies EP3 hood today. I put about 8 coats since he tracks his hatch. I didnt want it to chip easily.

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:52 AM   #282
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Not a Subaru but I plasti dipped my buddies EP3 hood today. I put about 8 coats since he tracks his hatch. I didnt want it to chip easily.

Could be photo quality and/or not completely cured yet, but it doesn't look consistent across the whole surface of the hood?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:55 AM   #283
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I'm going to be lazy and hotlink these pictures, let's see if it works.

Still need to spray the A-pillar and I'm considering spraying the entire hood.


Now that you've done your experiement, do the whole car.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:23 AM   #284
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plasti dipped my hvac controls because they were so scuffed up and beat. Im really happy with the result, this is from about a year ago, still in good shape, easy to clean, easy to remove.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:49 AM   #285
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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.
that cant be god for the sound
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:14 AM   #286
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Version 8 STI Steering wheel.



Started showing wear after 6 months so I peeled it while I was driving.

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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 plastidipped my headlights.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #287
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I plastidipped my headlights.
I'm sure you've heard this a million times, but dear god, I hope that car lives on a track. Nobody should paint their headlights with any material.

Beside the fact that its ugly as hell...
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #288
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I go green on track.

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:21 PM   #289
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Could be photo quality and/or not completely cured yet, but it doesn't look consistent across the whole surface of the hood?
Yes the PD didnt cure at the time the picture was taken. I knew someone was gonna talk crap about it. My friend took the pic just after i was done. Looks much better in person. Besides its plasti dip. If he dont like it, he can peel it off.

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #290
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I plasti dipped my mail box.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:43 PM   #291
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^ I'm already planning on hitting my mail box in the spring!
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:15 AM   #292
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Plasti-dipped my wheels last night. I put about 5 or 6 coats on them and it covered up everything beautifully.

Started with gold.


After a few coats.


Tireshine was the key to getting them to peel off the tire so well.


Best picture i could do at 12:30a.m.



They really set my car off with how vibrant the white was, i just hope it cleans off easily. Best $25 spent so far
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #293
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Tireshine was the key to getting them to peel off the tire so well.
THIS^^^

Also, smooths out the PD even better so that, it looks and feels just like Vinyl.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #294
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I heard brake cleaner turns PD back to liquid for easy removal.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #295
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From "bling" ...


... to black. Actually, got new four new wheels; just did the rear spare on my off-road toy. Cool product. Might even do the entire vehicle this summer, too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:13 PM   #296
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Version 8 STI Steering wheel.



Started showing wear after 6 months so I peeled it while I was driving.



I plastidipped my headlights.

Uhhh...so you plasti-dipped your headlights because...you wear night vision goggles to drive at night? Lol jk man, so is it bright enough after you p-dipped it?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #297
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Those lights are nothing more than a lens and half a housing. There's no reflectors or bulbs.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #298
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is it safe to plasti dip the steering wheel in the even of a crash? i mean i know its just a thin layer of rubber/plastic, but still I gotta wonder.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:10 PM   #299
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is it safe to plasti dip the steering wheel in the even of a crash? i mean i know its just a thin layer of rubber/plastic, but still I gotta wonder.
I'm hoping it's safe. I don't see why it wouldn't be considering it is such a thin layer. Here's mine from a few weeks ago..











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Old 01-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #300
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is it safe to plasti dip the steering wheel in the even of a crash? i mean i know its just a thin layer of rubber/plastic, but still I gotta wonder.
I dont think PD would contain an air bag if it deployed. But I wont say it wont. But if you can scrtach and peel the stuff off easily with minimal effort, an air bag would tear apart the PD in an accident. Thats what I think.
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