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Old 02-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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Plasti Dipping My Entire Car Soon!

Well ive watched a couple videos from dipyourcar.com and ive decided to dip it completely charcoal grey. I plan on making it grey with the mirrors trims cowl vent and rims black. Im ordering 4 wheel kits which would be 16 cans. Would that be enough? Also any opinions or tips wouod be great.
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I know slow4v did his maybe he will chime in
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Are you going to do the whole thing with cans?
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ive always been able to see the flaws in the spray and the lines it makes, be careful you get what you pay for
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ive always been able to see the flaws in the spray and the lines it makes, be careful you get what you pay for
Yeah, cans are good for small things, not the whole car. If you do it professionally with the spray gun it will come out way better
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Yeah, cans are good for small things, not the whole car. If you do it professionally with the spray gun it will come out way better
+1 Its a waste of money and time otherwise.
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+1 Its a waste of money and time otherwise.
Ya you're just wasting time, effort, and money... It's not gonna turn out the way you want it with cans
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Ya you're just wasting time, effort, and money... It's not gonna turn out the way you want it with cans
For something "reversible", get a wrap.
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For something "reversible", get a wrap.
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So itd be much better to fo it with the spray gun they sell? With the cans I was thinking doing one piece at a time like bumper quarter panel door so on.

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What is the wrap.
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So itd be much better to fo it with the spray gun they sell? With the cans I was thinking doing one piece at a time like bumper quarter panel door so on.

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What is the wrap.
Don't do it is my advice. Doing a piece at a time is going to come out looking just like that. It's all about consistent coverage and "frankensteining" it together isn't going to net the result you want.

A wrap is what started the whole Plastidip craze. Wraps are vinyl, Plastidip is the liquid version.

Folks are giving you good advice here, don't go the can route because you won't like the result.
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if you no nothing about painting do not do it, unless you want to see why we said not to lol. Just trying to save you time/money/hassle
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If you do it with cans you're going to have to do it piece by piece to get the results you want.
My friend did his and it came out perfect.
I know nothing about paint either but plastidip isn't hard to apply and you can remove it if it doesn't come out the way you want. Just make sure the cans aren't cold when you do it and do it in the sun.
You will have to take off bumpers and hood and doors and trunk to get it perfect.. It is possible to do with cans without it looking like crap. You don't need painting experience for plastidip lol

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Reversible? As in being able to remove it? And it'll be back to normal? That's plastidip? Lol it does the same thing you can remove it no problem and it'll be back exactly how it was before you painted it. You can't make mistakes with plastidip lol I mean you can but they're fixable.
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there's a guy on MM that did his red stang in the matte white...had some orange peel issues in some spots but after a few waxings looks pretty good. guess it just depends on if you have the cash to throw around. a wrap would be the better choice but up to you how you wanna go about it
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I just decided the cans because it was cheaper but now i think about it and advice I better not. And plus if the spray gun is reliable for actual paint might come handy in painting things later

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I mean a plasti dipped car ranging from $250 with the spray gun is much much better than having $1000 and up paint job
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You can do it with cans it will come out perfect.. just do sections at a time. Mine came out perfect with no flaws.. just spray 5 inches away
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You can do it with cans it will come out perfect.. just do sections at a time. Mine came out perfect with no flaws.. just spray 5 inches away
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If you buy the gallon and gun it will be easier and less time consuming. If you can only afford a can at a time then do seperate parts at a time
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I did body work for a custom painter doing pro mods for four years, "perfect" is definitely an opinion in the paint world. Spraying a little at a time will work but isn't going to cover as well or as quickly as spraying it. My opinion would be nothing in an aerosol can work without flaws. You need steady air pressure, the right temperature, and a clean surface just to make paint stick, there's so many other factors that make life easier when painting something but aerosol cans are about the worst place to start.
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I really dont have the almost 300 for the spray gun and two gallons so my better cheaper way was ordering 4 wheel kits which would come up with 16 cans. Me and a friend were gonna take our time on it, say two days on it, since hed dipped a couple things before and didnt want to rush it
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16 cans for 4 wheels? That's overdoing it. I used half that for my wheels
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How much is the kit?
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16 cans for 4 wheels? That's overdoing it. I used half that for my wheels
Right lol I used like 3 on mine maybe
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For reference ive done my hood before. For proper coverage it took 3 cans. To do a whole car with spray cans would more than likely take 20+ cans. That being said it is still no substitute for a real paint job.
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if sprayed right it doesn't look horrible at least...i've seen a few done in white up close on other cars and it's not horrible, but i still think a wrap is better

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The 16 cans are for the entire can not for the wheels. And its $25 for each kit so $100 for 16 cans.

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if sprayed right it doesn't look horrible at least...i've seen a few done in white up close on other cars and it's not horrible, but i still think a wrap is better
Is that wrap used or the plasti dip spray?
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cheaper then buying the cans seperate at home depot
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I just read on the dip your car website that gallon size plasti dip is not for purchase in California
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Yeah they are working for a way around that rule, the law won't let them ship it to our state in a gallon it bigger size, I plan to ship it to my friend in Texas and have him ship it to me
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Dang thats a good idea but I dont have friends in other states haha Do you know if they sell anything smaller than gallon but not can size?
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I went to Lowe's and got a few cans to dip my rear emblem and tailpipes. I think they were $5.87 a can and they had a quart can there also, but that could just be my store. They might be able to get you something if you ask for it also.
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I went to Lowe's and got a few cans to dip my rear emblem and tailpipes. I think they were $5.87 a can and they had a quart can there also, but that could just be my store. They might be able to get you something if you ask for it also.
Plasti dip on tailpipes?! That's a first.
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Plasti dip on tailpipes?! That's a first.
It actually turned out pretty good. I saw a video on YouTube of the guy from dipyourcar.Com dis the same to his. Thought I'd try it out
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It actually turned out pretty good. I saw a video on YouTube of the guy from dipyourcar.Com dis the same to his. Thought I'd try it out
Plasti dip could with stand the heat?
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Plasti dip could with stand the heat?
He said its rated up to 350 degrees and I don't think the exhaust gets too much hotter than that, but I could be wrong. He said he had his tips had been dipped for 4 months on his S4, so we'll see. I guess I'll be the guinea pig haha. If it doesn't work I'll either just use some high temp paint or powdercoat them, but figured I'd try it out and see if I even like it first.
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