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Old 01-01-2014, 09:42 PM   #1901
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I like yours better than mine. I'll probably be peeling mine off soon.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:00 PM   #1902
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Would using the rattle cans and then down the road spraying with a sprayer be ok. I know the dipyourcar guys spray right on top of previous jobs but I didn't know if it was ok to do from rattle can to sprayer
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:17 PM   #1903
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First timer PDer! Here is anthracite grey on my badges and rims. The rims came out a little dark but the pic made it look darker. I think it was the glossifier. Maybe I'll go with a matte look next time like the badges.



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Old 01-03-2014, 06:07 AM   #1904
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Thinking of doing my car this spring in a gunmetal grey with a few coats pf the glossifier, its going to look much better woth out the rock chips
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:25 PM   #1905
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Thinking of doing my car this spring in a gunmetal grey with a few coats pf the glossifier, its going to look much better woth out the rock chips
Lakelouisebugeye, gunmetal looks too close to primer. Try anthracite instead, you'll be much happier. Also, dip will not fill in the holes made by rock chips. You'll need to smooth them out before you dip.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:34 AM   #1906
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So I scratched my radio bezel almost a year ago when installing new sound system. Plastidip matte black (5 coats) yesterday fixed the problem. I don't like the chromy, shiny finish on the center console and bezel, so I decided to dip the entire bezel. Got rid of the scratches and I think it looks better than stock. Also removed and dipped the two chrome vent accents on the vent controls.







Hey can you PM me or email me how u took it off?! i dont really wanna mess anything up so if i had an idea of how you did it it would help me out! thanks! Egame2000@gmail.com
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:18 AM   #1907
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Hey everyone, I recently bought a 2004 WRX and the previous owner painted the front grill section blue:


I don't like it and want to bring it back to it's black plastic like look. I figured the most cost effective way to do it would be to plastidip it. Now I never used it before so I was wondering. Is there multiple shades of black? Should I use the glossifier to get the closest to stock look?

I'll post the end result we it's done.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:25 AM   #1908
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If it was done with just spray paint, buy some powersteering fluid/brake fluid, soak the plastic in that. It will take the paint off with out ruining the plastic. Might take a few hours, even a day for it to do it's job.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:38 PM   #1909
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That looks good I was going to do my badges in regular black but I kind of like that as well
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:54 PM   #1910
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Would using the rattle cans and then down the road spraying with a sprayer be ok. I know the dipyourcar guys spray right on top of previous jobs but I didn't know if it was ok to do from rattle can to sprayer
If you spray dip on top of dip it will bond and form a single new coat. It does not matter how the original dip was applied, out of a can or sprayed through HVLP. As long as the surface is clean and free of contaminates you'll be ok. You wont be happy spraying an entire car with rattle cans though and to do it with the "correct" amount of layers you'll need about 30 cans and it will turn out looking like hammered dog **** unless you are really really good at spray painting.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:24 AM   #1911
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We'll then I'll just save a little extra for a gun first
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:06 AM   #1912
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Rattle canned my hood a few months back, (i don't recommend rattle cans for large surfaces), no matter how many coats i did, no matter how thick, i couldn't get it even, there are lines that look like brush strokes. Anyway, i got an air compressor for Christmas and i can't wait til spring so i can spray over top of it, the right way
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:37 PM   #1913
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Looking to remove thin layer of plasti dip with goo gone and a power washer. Will goo gone damage anything on the brakes if wheels are left on ?
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:44 PM   #1914
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Looking to remove thin layer of plasti dip with goo gone and a power washer. Will goo gone damage anything on the brakes if wheels are left on ?
Id cover them just in case. Stuff some plastic bags or newspaper to cover your brakes and rotors. Just to be safe.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:22 PM   #1915
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Id cover them just in case. Stuff some plastic bags or newspaper to cover your brakes and rotors. Just to be safe.
I'm pretty sure the power washer would take the garbge bag right off. Only reason I'm doing it with the wheels on the car is because I won't be able to get it on a lift for another several months and rocks keep getting stuck in the plastidip .
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:54 PM   #1916
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Delete, wrong thread
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:28 PM   #1917
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Looking to remove thin layer of plasti dip with goo gone and a power washer. Will goo gone damage anything on the brakes if wheels are left on ?
On Dipyourcar.com he uses a power washer on dipped cars and the dip stays on. You should be able to just peel it off by hand
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:49 PM   #1918
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On Dipyourcar.com he uses a power washer on dipped cars and the dip stays on. You should be able to just peel it off by hand
If you don't apply the dip correctly and it's real thin a power washer will take it off easily. Also find the vid for the product they have that removes plastidip. Spray on, and wash it off!
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:42 AM   #1919
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If you have dip that is too thin to peel the safest solution is to soak it with DipDissolver and power wash it off.

You could also go buy some Xylene and a spray bottle and spray it on the parts you wish to remove and power wash it off. It makes a mess either way.

Remember guys: you dont want to use anything over 1500psi or you run the risk of ripping off the paint from the sheet metal. There is a video on youtube of a guy doing exactly that to his leased Audi... he thought he would just blast off the dip and ended up blasting off his paint! BE CAREFUL.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:22 PM   #1920
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If you have dip that is too thin to peel the safest solution is to soak it with DipDissolver and power wash it off.

You could also go buy some Xylene and a spray bottle and spray it on the parts you wish to remove and power wash it off. It makes a mess either way.

Remember guys: you dont want to use anything over 1500psi or you run the risk of ripping off the paint from the sheet metal. There is a video on youtube of a guy doing exactly that to his leased Audi... he thought he would just blast off the dip and ended up blasting off his paint! BE CAREFUL.
OMG!!!! LMMFAO Please post the link! I can't find it
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:26 PM   #1921
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Default Dipped Wheels & Exhaust Finishers

All, I hope some of you find this useful. I just wrote up a quick how-to last week for dipping wheels and accessories. The exhaust finishers turned out really nice.

Wheels (Fierce Pink / Red)
http://www.jdcargile.com/2014/01/pla...scination.html

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http://www.jdcargile.com/2014/01/pla...finishers.html

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Old 01-21-2014, 12:03 AM   #1922
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I know it is not 100% even, but this was my 2nd try ever using a spray gun. mix is 50g deep purple pearl, 50g electric blue pearl in a 50/50 mix of glossifier/ matte clear on top of 4 coats of black base coat. I call the color World Rally blurpearl.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:43 AM   #1923
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Anyone know of anyone in the St Augustine Florida area who is doing Plasti Dip?
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:52 PM   #1924
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Anyone know of anyone in the St Augustine Florida area who is doing Plasti Dip?
Dip Science in Jacksonville. Haven't been there myself but it looks like they do good work.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:08 PM   #1925
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I know it is not 100% even, but this was my 2nd try ever using a spray gun. mix is 50g deep purple pearl, 50g electric blue pearl in a 50/50 mix of glossifier/ matte clear on top of 4 coats of black base coat. I call the color World Rally blurpearl.
I really like that color...
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