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Old 08-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #1401
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Would the same 2g of a base color and 2g off the actually color be good for koi orange, or navy blue or would I need more
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:36 AM   #1402
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Would the same 2g of a base color and 2g off the actually color be good for koi orange, or navy blue or would I need more
I would say so, koi orange and the dark colors have good coverage, so you are really only needing to get a solid base of dip down and then build up the layers.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #1403
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4g is a good amount, you don't need 3 green though if you wanna save a little bit of money you can go with 2 green and 2 base. I always recommend gun metal grey as a base instead of any other color as it has very little effect on the top color. But the lime green is supposed to have great coverage so the base color won't matter, just don't use white as a base as the coverage is not great.

If you were buying from me i would recommend 2g grey and 2g lime green to you as a cost saver.
Yeah since my last post I had viewed the lime green on youtube from DYC and the white as well. I think 2 & 2 or 2 & 3 should work well with the grey and green, respectively.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:12 PM   #1404
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Yeah since my last post I had viewed the lime green on youtube from DYC and the white as well. I think 2 & 2 or 2 & 3 should work well with the grey and green, respectively.

Thanks for the info!
depending on what you are dipping 4g will be plenty. my 06 needed just over 3.5g
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #1405
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So I dont know how many people out there have a 04-07 sti but the bbs wheels are a little bit of a pain to pull the plastic bag out of the rims with the rims still on the car because od the giant brembo brakes. I found the easiest way to get around this was to put the bags on through the outside the once your done just reach around and pull the bags out. I turned my front wheels all the way and it was easier to pull them out. I only am saying this becuase the first time I pulled the bag out it ripped up some of the rim based on the spokes being so close. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #1406
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Decided to do my wheels over the weekend. I went with the vintage gold. I put on about 5 coats to each wheel.



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Old 08-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #1407
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Anyone compare the new anthracite color to the oem 11-13 color?
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:09 PM   #1408
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:37 AM   #1409
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Decided to do my wheels over the weekend. I went with the vintage gold. I put on about 5 coats to each wheel.


Looks niiice! Did u do a base coat of any kind or just straight to dippin em vintage gold?
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:31 AM   #1410
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Looks niiice! Did u do a base coat of any kind or just straight to dippin em vintage gold?
Thanks. I dipped right over the rim. No base coat. I think if I did a base coat the gold would have been much brighter. But I like the way it looks as they are.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:09 AM   #1411
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Thanks. I dipped right over the rim. No base coat. I think if I did a base coat the gold would have been much brighter. But I like the way it looks as they are.
The gold looks good.

The new True metallic's don't need a base, and the coverage is really good so the base color doesn't have an effect on the top coats.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:37 AM   #1412
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Is that pearlizer how many coats?
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:07 PM   #1413
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did nothing come up with the clay bar?
Nope not at all. And I've come to the verdict that its not going to come off. Currently getting paint job estimates ..
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #1414
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Nope not at all. And I've come to the verdict that its not going to come off. Currently getting paint job estimates ..
Have you tried any kind of compounds? Try a fine finish compound.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:31 PM   #1415
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Nope not at all. And I've come to the verdict that its not going to come off. Currently getting paint job estimates ..
It has to be sitting on top of the clear coat so it must removable. Do u have any pics?
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #1416
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Lime green with pearlizer ( decided why not for ****s and gigs )

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Old 08-13-2013, 03:43 PM   #1417
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Is that pearlizer how many coats?
Yeah. I used 2 matte white coats then two more coats of white mixed with pearlizer.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #1418
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Have you tried any kind of compounds? Try a fine finish compound.
Yes I've tried rubbing compound, buffing, even some finishing sanding on a small spot. It's almost as if it has soaked in to the clear coat.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:08 PM   #1419
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You cant tell in the pictures, but Other then the spots where it's clearly noticeable, the whole car has a slight red tint to it. Just talked to DYC and they told me to try goof off. So ill be giving that a shot later today.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:13 PM   #1420
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damn thats ****ty! hopefully it works!
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #1421
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You cant tell in the pictures, but Other then the spots where it's clearly noticeable, the whole car has a slight red tint to it. Just talked to DYC and they told me to try goof off. So ill be giving that a shot later today.
I was going to say goof off, and also try



no idea how but these are amazing

Make sure they are soaking wet, have a bucket of water with you, otherwise they break apart.

Tip for people cleaning dipped cars, wheels etc, these are great for stubborn stains too and safe on dip
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #1422
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Yeah those mister clean major erasers are awesome. Use then at work to get stains out of tables
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #1423
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I was going to say goof off, and also try



no idea how but these are amazing

Make sure they are soaking wet, have a bucket of water with you, otherwise they break apart.

Tip for people cleaning dipped cars, wheels etc, these are great for stubborn stains too and safe on dip
I would not use a magic eraser on paint... those are like really fine sandpaper... and will **** the **** out of his clear coat
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #1424
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just used to get bird crap stains and dead bugs off my wifes car, the power washer and soap and sponge did nothing, the eraser pads removed everything with a simple wipe. Love them!!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #1425
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I would not use a magic eraser on paint... those are like really fine sandpaper... and will **** the **** out of his clear coat
did nothing to my wifes car (undipped car) they have to be soaking wet though. it is just a sponge, feels like a sponge not sure how it would damage the clear.
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