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Old 02-24-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Plasti-Dip questions.

I want to plasti-dip the badges on my trunk. I saw pics of someone doing this and they didn't mask off close to the badges at all. I know this stuff is suppose to peel off of your paint, after I spray it and it dries, should I score the edges of the badges with a knife, so it will peel off of the trunk but not the badges?

I guess really what i'm asking for is an actual step by step process of how do I plati-dip my trunk badges.

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #2
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Just rub your finger on it and it'll come off. (After tapping the sections off).
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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Actually while the thread was started, I am having problems with pulling the tape after spraying plastidip. I want to paint my badges but need to be able to tape them off. I searched on this subject and found that it works better if you pull off the tape when its wet, but if you are doing multiple coats it just peels the bottom coat. I am experienced with auto paint but plastidip is a whole new thing to me. I don't mean to hi-jack the thread from you but it is already started, can anyone help me out?

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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Look "plasti dip on a car" on YouTube. That should cover some ground.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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all i did was tape off most of it and then plastidipped it all (4-5 coats) then peel. i'd mask off like 3-4 inches from the actual badges that way when you peel the tape, you can have room to put your fingers down and avoid it from riping something you dont want off.

a pic i did.









Link: for bigger ones i think. http://www.flickr.com/photos/85862646@N03/
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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How did you get out the little sections in the letters, in the B, R, and A? Also did you peel it off when it was still kinda wet, or do you want it totally dry? Looks great by the way, exactly how I want mine to turn out!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:01 AM   #7
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Everything you want to know is in these videos, specifically the third one down:

https://www.dipyourcar.com/pages.php?pageid=8
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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If anyone is in the Bay Area of California and interested in Plasti Dip, I can be of help. I have been installing Plasti Dip on cars for about 8 months. You won't be disappointed with my work, and my prices!

PM me if you're interested.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #9
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I did the dip and then after the coats I took a toothpick and peeled it out. the inside of the letters are a little striped but when you stand back you wont even see it. that was the first time i ever did plastidip and i had to redo it cause i ripped it off the S. take your time doing it. if you failed the first time, peel it off and do it again, those spray cans can do tons of coats.

Note that you should get all angles (right to left shoot, left to right shoot, top down shoot, and bottom up shoot). and use newspaper to mask off the surrounding area like for the one you saw with the the massive coverage.

I had this on for about 8 months and it has been through countless car wash (machine and hand), any weather, rain, snow, sleet, ice and still remain strong. totally worth it and looks good.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #10
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Here's a few technical tips:

-Light first coat
-Following coats should be thicker. Almost glossy looking
-Shake can very very well
-Run can under warm water (sprays much finer)
-Always keep the nozzle clean as it tends to clog
-Spray at a right angle to the surface (don't twist your wrist while spraying)

WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS ON YOUTUBE, they help alot.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #11
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Also DipYourCar sells enhanced spray nozzles for the cans. Really does make a huge difference
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:06 AM   #12
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Thanks again for everyone help, it turned out awesome!



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Old 03-03-2013, 02:44 AM   #13
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I've done my fair share of plasti-dipping and that came out great, especially for your first time. Nice job on the key hole.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:08 AM   #14
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I've done my fair share of plasti-dipping and that came out great, especially for your first time. Nice job on the key hole.
Thanks, I scratched up the paint a bit trying to get the Dip out of the small areas in the S B and R letters, I was using a fine tip flat head screwdriver...I guess using something blunt like maybe a toothpick would have been better. Now I know for next time.

This stuff really is amazing how it just peels right off of your paint, let just hope it lasts long...
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:12 PM   #15
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Thanks, I scratched up the paint a bit trying to get the Dip out of the small areas in the S B and R letters, I was using a fine tip flat head screwdriver...I guess using something blunt like maybe a toothpick would have been better. Now I know for next time.

This stuff really is amazing how it just peels right off of your paint, let just hope it lasts long...
Yeah, toothpick is the way to go.
As far as durability, I did my friend's badges over a year ago and I have done several sets of wheels, all have stood the test of time, even through car washes and New England winters.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #16
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I am experienced with auto paint but plastidip is a whole new thing to me.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:24 PM   #17
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Has anyone sprayed plasti through a conventional gun? I have a iwata air gunza I am going to try out. But I need an idea for tip size and air pressure.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:18 AM   #18
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The great thing about the plasti-dip is if you dont like it or you mess up.... Just do it over again. So its trial and error. Just play around with it and see how it works. Ive done a bunch of stuff with it on my '13 WRX.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:00 PM   #19
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Where can you by the spray cans from
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #20
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Where can you by the spray cans from
Got mine at NAPA.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #21
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Got mine at NAPA.
Dipyourcar.com
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #22
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Ive bought them at Lowes and Home Depot but they only have White and Black in the store. If you want more colors go to DipYourCar.com
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:58 PM   #23
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13-rex is correct... But Homedepot.com has other colors listed as "in store" but I have only seen black. HD also has other colors but you have to order online and ship to store and it has to be a box of 6 for around $46-$62 depending on the color. This would still be cheaper than dipyourcar becuase of shipping and they charge a bit more per can.
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