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Old 03-27-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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Plastidip? Yay or Nay?

I'm not talking DIY. Has anyone taken their car and had it professionally done? How was the outcome? Worth it? Pros? Cons?
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Do not pay for that ... just sayin

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:18 PM   #3
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I had it on my wheels for 1 day

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:29 PM   #4
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If this is you, then yes....plasti dip everything.
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I did mine to see how they would look in flat black. Now I'm getting them powder coated.
It's not something I would rock for a actual styling mod

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Same here. Used it to see how it'd look prior to getting actual vinyls cut

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I'm not a huge fan of it, but when it applied correctly it can look great. And it doesn't hurt anything so I don't understand why some act like its the worst thing you could do to your car. To place people into a box and label them as an idiot or punk kid is pretty ignorant. Really you should be thankful that they have this product and are not forced to rattle can parts flat black over a removable coating the next owner may or may not want.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:06 AM   #8
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For some of us, the dip makes an otherwise beautiful car, look cheap and half arsed. I'm simply encouraging a little extra work and money for wrap or powder coat. Take some pride in what you drive. Delayed gratification is difficult but worth it.
You can also bolt on a "Mr hood scoops" special to your hood or you could work a few more shifts, save a little and put on a custom hood. If you're going to mod your car and want that good feeling to last, do a little more than shaking a can.
Plasti dip...does it look good? ....No of course not.
But when you ask...Does it look good for ten bucks? Well then yeah,...it looks damn good for a ten dollar mod. And it looks like a ten dollar mod.
...I gotta go cut my antenna...damn thing is way too long...peace out
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If that's what you call your first 2 comments.

Op if you want to dip your car do it. Don't listen to some who think they know everything. It's cheap and removable if you don't like it and it won't hurt anything. Watch some videos and how to's before you do it and apply it correctly.
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I'm not talking DIY. Has anyone taken their car and had it professionally done? How was the outcome? Worth it? Pros? Cons?
You could spray it yourself, with a gun and a little practice, professional dipper in no time.
Keep in mind its still only a temporary fake paintjob, and anyone can peel your $$$ right off in a heartbeat

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Examples of tastefully done dipped cars, like it was said above you can easily do this yourself.

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Hmm I'm ready for a change... Comes right off

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Plastidip? Yay or Nay?

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...I gotta go cut my antenna...damn thing is way too long...peace out

You probably should take care of that. Or you can spend less time worrying about other people's antennas and plasti dipped parts and save yourself some heart burn.

OP didn't ask your opinion on plasti dip, but if he should have a pro do it. If you can't answer the question asked and you have some *****ty comment maybe you just go to a different thread where you can be useful and spare us all the high and mighty speech.
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Dont plasti dip. My 17 yr old son did and it looks horrible. Save your money and get some nice rims amd dont go the cheap easy way out.
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Dont plasti dip. My 17 yr old son did and it looks horrible. Save your money and get some nice rims amd dont go the cheap easy way out.

He is talking about doing the car. I'm willing to bet your 17 year old son did not apply it correctly. You wouldn't do an entire car with rattle cans either.
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I've seen cars/wheels on other forums with plasti-dip applications that actually looked quite nice when they were done by the car owners. As with anything else it is all in the quality of the application. From what I read, many light coats applied over a period of time leads to pretty good results.
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Op said Plasti dip yay or nay. I said nay and why. I support taking pride in your car. Photos online of plasti dipped cars and wheels is one thing but seeing them in person up close is another.
I didn't realize this was a post positive comments about plasti dip only thread.
It sounds kinda like you've dipped your wheels, hood vents and other stuff as well as cut your antenna and I offended you. I didn't mean to, I just think youre going to be happier long term with quality.
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I don't like plastidip personally. I say do it right or don't do it.
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I dipped my spoiler and love it on the other hand i did dip tge center of my hood and hate it so its a love hate thing
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Op said Plasti dip yay or nay. I said nay and why. I support taking pride in your car. Photos online of plasti dipped cars and wheels is one thing but seeing them in person up close is another.
I didn't realize this was a post positive comments about plasti dip only thread.
It sounds kinda like you've dipped your wheels, hood vents and other stuff as well as cut your antenna and I offended you. I didn't mean to, I just think youre going to be happier long term with quality.

Nothing on my car is dipped. My antenna isn't cut (however I do have a nice stubby antenna).

What I think is that you troll these threads and sit up on a pedestal and poo poo on people for no reason and without experience with certain things. You didn't state "hey OP don't dip your car because the ones I've seen don't look great" you posted some pic of a nice car with some idiotic meme, then another with a picture of some teens and basically said anyone who would dip parts on their car looks like these people.

There are certain ways to get your message and opinion across. You clearly think anything you do to your car is amazing and anything you wouldn't do to your car is ridiculous.

I get tired of seeing products like plasti dip being crapped on by people who have never used it, or never used it correctly. It's a good product when you use it as directed and realize its temporary. You act like its an end all be all.
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I plastied the wheels and its held up pretty well honestly many think they are powder coated. But to actually pay someone else to do it is non sense

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Oxford, you've got some very valid points and my posts are sometimes sarcastic and assinine. I don't think I'd like getting some of the responses I've given. I don't want to be THAT guy.
Also, my apologies, I took a look at your garage and you've put a lot of quality, nice looking mods on your car. You obviously did yours right and I would have been proud to find one like that when I was looking for a used 11+ GT.
I think I've got frustration issues still from all that bad ones I drove hours to see, only to find them in nasty shape.
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Oxford, you've got some very valid points and my posts are sometimes sarcastic and assinine. I don't think I'd like getting some of the responses I've given. I don't want to be THAT guy.
Also, my apologies, I took a look at your garage and you've put a lot of quality, nice looking mods on your car. You obviously did yours right and I would have been proud to find one like that when I was looking for a used 11+ GT.
I think I've got frustration issues still from all that bad ones I drove hours to see, only to find them in nasty shape.

Sir,

Even though we have got a little off track here (sorry op), thanks for your last post.

It takes a lot for someone to write a genuine response like that. And thanks for the kind words about my car. I am like you in many ways. I will not do something unless I can do it right. I have spent 5k on mods since having my car in October (wish I was kidding).

I totally get your frustrations from your experience in your used car hunt. Let's just work together to be helpful in this forum. Again thank you for your last post.
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