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Old 07-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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1st Plasti Dip Attempt!

Ok guys you've inspired me NOT to play Call of Duty of my off day and be productive.

I've seen a lot you guys talk about plasti dipping.

So I'm gunna do my hood today and I'll have some updates along the way.

Here's a prep photo.
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Ok guys you've inspired me NOT to play Call of Duty of my off day and be productive.

I've seen a lot you guys talk about plasti dipping.

So I'm gunna do my hood today and I'll have some updates along the way.

Here's a prep photo.
Here I thought ur profile pic was ur car! Lmao. Good luck man it's super easy. Just make sure to take the tape of quick while the dip is still wet!
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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Here I thought ur profile pic was ur car! Lmao. Good luck man it's super easy. Just make sure to take the tape of quick while the dip is still wet!
Take the tape off quickly? so it doesn't tear I assume. thanks for the heads up...

Here's after 2 layers...
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Take the tape off quickly? so it doesn't tear I assume. thanks for the heads up...

Here's after 2 layers...
Looks good! Are u re-taping after every layer?? U have to pull the tape off every time ur gonna let it dry or the dip will stick to the tape & when u go to take the tape off it'll peel the dip. I learned that the hard way!
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Looks good! Are u re-taping after every layer?? U have to pull the tape off every time ur gonna let it dry or the dip will stick to the tape & when u go to take the tape off it'll peel the dip. I learned that the hard way!
haha really? I guess I'll learn the hard way too ....

I was bored and figured I'd try something new. plus it isn't permanent which is nice
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haha really? I guess I'll learn the hard way too ....

I was bored and figured I'd try something new. plus it isn't permanent which is nice
Yea that's the awesome part of plasti dip!! Haha.

Since ur doing a big piece of the hood I would suggest u lay all the dip down at once in layers & then take the tape of quickly! It's hard b/c u might get drips if ur not careful! The other option would be to put a later down..peel it..re-tape it..then repeat!
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Haha well it's finished. you guys were right. after 4 layers and not retaking the edges were messed up but it looks good!

should I completely redo it or just retake and touch up the edges??
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Haha well it's finished. you guys were right. after 4 layers and not retaking the edges were messed up but it looks good!

should I completely redo it or just retake and touch up the edges??
Same thing that happened to me the 1st I plasti dipped! & my smart a$$ did it twice because I didn't know what I did wrong! Haha. I would redo it because the edges are gonna stay up like that & it'll eventually start to peel! The best ways to do it are the 2 methods I said above!
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I like it! But yeah I agree, I think you should redo it, retaping it every layer. What part of Oceanside are you from?
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I like it! But yeah I agree, I think you should redo it, retaping it every layer. What part of Oceanside are you from?
I live off Oceanside blvd and pacific street
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I live off Oceanside blvd and pacific street
Oh nice dude, that's pretty close! I live right off of Douglas and North river road.
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Another way you could have done it was take a razor blade and separate the plasti dip on the tape from the dip on the car did that for my bumper and it worked fine.
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Another way you could have done it was take a razor blade and separate the plasti dip on the tape from the dip on the car did that for my bumper and it worked fine.
+1 that's what I did.

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how do you get a nice smooth surface with it? mine was kinda blotchy

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+1 that's what I did.
how did you do that without scratching the paint?

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and if you did it that way what did you do with the overlap?
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how do you get a nice smooth surface with it? mine was kinda blotchy

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how did you do that without scratching the paint?

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and if you did it that way what did you do with the overlap?
I had the tape there so i put a razor blade flat with the dip and peeled the tape you dont actually run the sharp edge down the tape you just put it flat so when you pull the tape the dip dont pull up. ANd i put newspaper over everything else for no over spray.
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^^exactly don't put the point of the razor towards the car just let the razor cut the dip as it is coming up
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got it! I'll def try again
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Another trick is to remove the tape while the plastidip is wet and then retape it once it drys to the touch for your next coat. Continue to do that as many times as necessary. Large flat areas are a pain to get a nice even coat with the rattle can. You can get a sheet of matte black vinyl for pretty cheap. It'd look alot cleaner. Good luck!
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Another trick is to remove the tape while the plastidip is wet and then retape it once it drys to the touch for your next coat. Continue to do that as many times as necessary. Large flat areas are a pain to get a nice even coat with the rattle can. You can get a sheet of matte black vinyl for pretty cheap. It'd look alot cleaner. Good luck!
Will electrical tape or painter tape work? I just see it as ripping it up, dry that is
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I would use painters tape. And i never tried removing the tape while it was wet
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how do you get a nice smooth surface with it? mine was kinda blotchy

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how did you do that without scratching the paint?

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and if you did it that way what did you do with the overlap?
Use frog tape. It's the same as the blue (just a green color) painters tape but has a compound in it to keep the paint etc. from sticking to it. Google it.
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Use frog tape. It's the same as the blue (just a green color) painters tape but has a compound in it to keep the paint etc. from sticking to it. Google it.
Does it work with plasti dip tho?? I know it's meant for paint but plasti dip is a little different than pain I think. I actually just bought some but haven't tested it out.
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Test it on something before your car.
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Test it on something before your car.
I am I just thought u knew forsure!
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I did my decklid panel and gas cap today. Had the same issue with it sticking to the tape, but just on the very last bit I pulled off. It's barely noticeable from 3ft away.



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I did my decklid panel and gas cap today. Had the same issue with it sticking to the tape, but just on the very last bit I pulled off. It's barely noticeable from 3ft away.
Next time peel the tape off as soon as ur done spraying to get a nice line but it looks good!!!
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I did my decklid panel and gas cap today. Had the same issue with it sticking to the tape, but just on the very last bit I pulled off. It's barely noticeable from 3ft away.



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nicely done. I did the cap too but had a heck of a hard time clearing the pony.


best advice for plasti dip, pull while it's wet.
if you're not sure if it's still wet, spray an extra coat on the edges so you make the part close to the tape wet again.
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Next time peel the tape off as soon as ur done spraying to get a nice line but it looks good!!!
I actually pulled it off and did another take. Just because I could. Sprayed a little closer to the car for less texture and pulled the tape off while wet. Heck of a difference!
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I actually pulled it off and did another take. Just because I could. Sprayed a little closer to the car for less texture and pulled the tape off while wet. Heck of a difference!
Sounds good! Yea it makes a difference pulling the tape when wet. I had to learn the hard way too! Haha.
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I was having so much fun I couldn't stop haha. So I did the chrome piece around the shifter knob too.

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I was having so much fun I couldn't stop haha. So I did the chrome piece around the shifter knob too.
Looks good! I wanna do all the chrome in the interior but I've been lazy! Haha.
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