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Old 03-10-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Vinyl wrap or Plasti-dip?

So I'm a big fan of old school muscle cars, especially ones like the Plymouth 'Cuda. One thing I really like about those cars are the way they have flat black accents along with the gloss paint. This summer I'm planning to incorporate something like that on my Race Red 'Stang. Figured I would do flat-black accents on the hood, roof, trunklid and spoiler. If anyone's seen the "Red Mamba" GT500 then you'll have a good idea about the look I'm going for. I was planning to do a vinyl wrap but my friend suggested I just use Plasti-dip instead. He says it would be cheaper, however I'm concerned it wouldn't last as long as vinyl would. What do you guys think?
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Plasti is a lot if work and hard to do right with intricate pieces - It's one if those things you shouldn't skimp on accessories for to avoid things like visibly uneven spray and/or texture
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Vinyl looks great but can be expensive

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This is my vinyl stripe. I got the idea from the 1970 mach 1.

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I just tried to plati dip my deck lid. Didnt go so well. did 4 coats. waited 36 hours and just lightly sprayed down with water. ended up creating a peel spot and looked bad so i just peeled it off. Going tomorrow to vinyl guy to price getting it wrapped. Thats my limited experience 2 cents.

I have a thred going elsewhere about my Plasti dip woes. Everyone there said no problem with. do 6 or so coats and dont wash for 2 weeks.
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I wanted Lemans stripes on my car, but was scared to buy a kit online and mess it up trying to do it myself. I ended up finding a local guy who does wraps and vinyl for business vans and cars. Plain vinyl application was simple and easy for him, and he only charged about $200. It was quality 3M vinyl and it looks great! I would recommend going that route.
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I wanted Lemans stripes on my car, but was scared to buy a kit online and mess it up trying to do it myself. I ended up finding a local guy who does wraps and vinyl for business vans and cars. Plain vinyl application was simple and easy for him, and he only charged about $200. It was quality 3M vinyl and it looks great! I would recommend going that route.
Headed to the vinyl guy for the price today. A little worried they won't be able to matte the tail lights because of all the concave spots. will post quote and things so others can know ahead of time. Also going to price a paint shop matte spraying the entire section I think.
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The 3M vinyl is your best bet. It has a decent lifespan; about 8 years before it might give you fading effects.

The ultimate wout be a professional paint/clear coat, but then we're talking high bucks for this quality work.

I plan to have my Race Red's roof painted black; my son runs a body shop, and I can get a decent price on the work; about $400.00 to do it.
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I second finding a local car Graffics Vinyl guy/gal, look at my garage pics they were done with a design I did on the rain wet car with my fingers showing the artist; and the artist took it further and made if great for me and what I wanted.

Plastic Dip didn't hold up on some 1911 grips I did for more than half a year, I would think by two years on a car, it would be pealing. Plisti Dip was designed to be easy to peal off. Great if you fark up, but not long lasting.
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I used vinyl for my decklid and it looks great and lasts a lot longer than plasti dip would.
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Yeah I'm definitely going to go with vinyl now. Rather spend the extra $$$ to have it done right the first time. Should look awesome when it's done.
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Headed to the vinyl guy for the price today. A little worried they won't be able to matte the tail lights because of all the concave spots. will post quote and things so others can know ahead of time. Also going to price a paint shop matte spraying the entire section I think.
By any chance did you happen to get a quote? I was looking to get the stripes I bought from American muscle installed.

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Use vinyl, trust me. My car came with lots of plastidipped parts and I took it all off and switched it with vinyl. It looks A LOT cleaner!
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By any chance did you happen to get a quote? I was looking to get the stripes I bought from American muscle installed.

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Well the plastidip peeled right off the decklid, faux cap stuck though. I went to the vinyl guys and they wouldnt quote. Said it would not work out well to wrap the intricate tail lights on the 2013. Said the could probably do the deck lid put with faux cap it wouldn't have a great look or long life.

Went to a paint shop and for $225 they will matte the deck lid black and clear coat matte spray it and the tail lights.

I am going to see a plastic guy today about an RTR style custom decklid with the Pony from my grille in the center similar to the need for speed mustang deck lid.

Ill let you know but at this point not sure whats up. Think I may get the RTR and add the Pony then paint it all flat black. If not I will do with the shiny deck lid then add the flat black Pony
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hey bro i suggest vinyl i work at a vinyl shop im very very against plastidipping ... i know how to do it and do it well i do it for rimms if ppl are very against powder coating ... vinyl lasts longer and looks way way smoother and more like paint then plasti dip .... plasti dip looks orange peely and when you feel it on your car it doesnt feel like paint vinyl on the other hand done right is looks like a very high quality paint job !!!!


this is my black car with a vinyl green stripe



this is my car full wrapped
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how much would a wrap cost for a 13 stang

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i do it personally for 1800 $
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i do it personally for 1800 $
Since you do it I have been trying to get opinions on Florida weather. Where do you do it at. I have had a place here tell me not to do interior vinyl because it will get screwed up in the heat down here. That sound accurate.
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both are cool ideas but have you considered hydro graphics???

i had some parts done.. basically anything the can be painted can be dipped

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sorry for the late response but iver had my interrior wraped for a year and it looks as good as new bro i wouldnt worry about it
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