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Old 09-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #1626
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Have to ask...what rims are these?
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:54 PM   #1627
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #1628
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Does Plastidip finish stand up pretty well to regular handling? I'm considering coating a couple interior pieces
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #1629
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Depends. This stuff was originally intended to coat the handles of hand tools. That being said, the process was to dip the tool into the can so it went on much thicker. I had my radio bezel dipped for almost a year but it started to lift and peel really bad around the cup holder. Might be cool to actually "dip" a shift knob and see if it holds up.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #1630
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Depends. This stuff was originally intended to coat the handles of hand tools. That being said, the process was to dip the tool into the can so it went on much thicker. I had my radio bezel dipped for almost a year but it started to lift and peel really bad around the cup holder. Might be cool to actually "dip" a shift knob and see if it holds up.
Why didn't I think of this already?
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #1631
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #1632
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Depends. This stuff was originally intended to coat the handles of hand tools. That being said, the process was to dip the tool into the can so it went on much thicker. I had my radio bezel dipped for almost a year but it started to lift and peel really bad around the cup holder. Might be cool to actually "dip" a shift knob and see if it holds up.

I actually did this to my kartboy shift knob, just to see if Ill like the texture while handling it, and to see if it will be less hot in the sun and less cold. Applied at least 5 coats, hard to get it to be smooth with a rattle can. It wasn't too grippy, nor slick. It lasted about 4 months until some areas started peeling, so I just ripped the whole layer off. Didn't really care to do it again. It was for anything, but looks lol.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:09 AM   #1633
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My buddy rattle canned his civic and it had a very sandpaper-like texture. The pics I've seen on this thread look much smoother. Does PD usually have a rough texture to it? I'm thinking about doing the roof of my WRB wagon, the paint is in bad shape and I was thinking PD would hide it well until I can paint the car.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:50 AM   #1634
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I actually did this to my kartboy shift knob, just to see if Ill like the texture while handling it, and to see if it will be less hot in the sun and less cold. Applied at least 5 coats, hard to get it to be smooth with a rattle can...
I mean actually dip the knob into a can like a hand tool(not the rattlecan) and see how it holds up.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #1635
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Does Plastidip finish stand up pretty well to regular handling? I'm considering coating a couple interior pieces
I did the woodgrain part on my older Legacy (automatic) shift knob and it held up great.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:37 AM   #1636
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My buddy rattle canned his civic and it had a very sandpaper-like texture. The pics I've seen on this thread look much smoother. Does PD usually have a rough texture to it? I'm thinking about doing the roof of my WRB wagon, the paint is in bad shape and I was thinking PD would hide it well until I can paint the car.
I rattle-canned my interior bits and it's semi-smooth but not anywhere near stock/smooth feel. A buddy of mine has dipped cars with a gun and tells me it comes out much better.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #1637
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i have a question,, i wanna re plasti dip my 2011 wrx rim to orange... do i have to put a white layer first then put the color on?
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #1638
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The white layer will help make the orange brighter.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:26 PM   #1639
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50 odd pages in this thread; holy:S
Newb here! Does anyone have experience plastidipping over a car that has a lot of rock chips?
I'm planning on a full car dip, and have copious amounts of rock chips all over the car.
Does anyone know how well they fill in the chips and make for a smooth finish?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #1640
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It won't fill in the chips.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:02 PM   #1641
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It won't fill in the chips.
well there goes that idea :S
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:59 AM   #1642
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Yeah man Aznboi gave me a heads up dipyourcar.com sells some stuff thats legit to take off the thin coats of plasti dip thats a pain in the butt to get off

FYI: Googone melts plastidip right off.. let it soak for a few minutes.. apply a second coat for a few minutes more and then pressure wash or scrub it off. (that dipyourcar product even states it is citris based like goo gone). I had my pressure washer on 0 degrees on my cars wind fairing to get the stuff off with no luck.. applied the goo gone and suddenly my pressure washer was a speedy magic eraser.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:56 AM   #1643
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i have a question,, i wanna re plasti dip my 2011 wrx rim to orange... do i have to put a white layer first then put the color on?
If you use blaze orange, you will need a white base to make the color really bright, but if use the koi orange cans (coming soon) then you wont need a base and there is no color fade.









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Old 09-26-2013, 10:56 AM   #1644
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for any of the blaze colors, you will need to purchase white PD as the base. it makes the balze PD stand out more.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:24 PM   #1645
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I need inspiration boys and girls. Iíve got a royal silver GC8 and I want to plastidip my wheels. What colour do you guys suggest
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #1646
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I mean actually dip the knob into a can like a hand tool(not the rattlecan) and see how it holds up.
Ahh gotcha.......


Yea dont really have a cause to waste any more money on dip atm lol.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:58 AM   #1647
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I love the fact that I noticed the ol hometown subie dealer in the background... good ol Earl Duff Subaru... do u live around here man if so where at I live in rockwood


They used to be black.

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Old 09-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #1648
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I assume most of you guys have been dipping with rattle cans and not investing in a sprayer like the Earlex 3500?
I'm only planning to do wheels and maybe some other minor pieces so it's probably not worth buying a whole gun just for that right?
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #1649
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That depends on your finances and future goals. I would use the opportunity to practice and maybe make some money on the side dipping other people's cars.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #1650
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FYI: Googone melts plastidip right off.. let it soak for a few minutes.. apply a second coat for a few minutes more and then pressure wash or scrub it off. (that dipyourcar product even states it is citris based like goo gone). I had my pressure washer on 0 degrees on my cars wind fairing to get the stuff off with no luck.. applied the goo gone and suddenly my pressure washer was a speedy magic eraser.
Oh ok nice thanks for the heads up
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