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Old 06-25-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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Plasti-dipping for the first time

Gonna try plasti-dip for the first time today. Planning on doing my front grille surround today and maybe the back truck emblem. Planning on doing my wheels this weekend (while putting on the caliper covers). I hope all goes well, lol. I'll gladly accept any tips from anyone! I'll post some before and after pics as I complete the projects. Here are a few different views of the items I'm gonna do and how my car sits now.
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make sure you use enough coats of the stuff, or it will be hard to remove. make sure if you are masking/taping off any areas that you remove the mask/tape while the plastidip is still wet or else it will peel.

most of all enjoy it i've been very pleased with the plastidip on my rims.
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Spray light thin mist layers on from about 10 inches away. Do the whole surface so it is misted on, then repeat over and over until it is totally covered. Don't just do one area at a time or spray it on thick so it runs. And use lots of tape if you're spraying while the item is still on the car, or you will have dots of plastidip all over your car. I've done my wheels and my decklid, it looks great!
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make sure you use enough coats of the stuff, or it will be hard to remove. make sure if you are masking/taping off any areas that you remove the mask/tape while the plastidip is still wet or else it will peel.

most of all enjoy it i've been very pleased with the plastidip on my rims.
+1 The tape removal while still wet is a great tip, I didn't do that on my decklid the first time I ever used plastidip and I had to re-do it.
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Great tips guys. Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it!


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No problem. Youtube a few videos on how to plastidip so you get a good general idea of how to spray it, etc. Dipyourcar offers great videos. It can be tricky the first time you do it, but I have done about 5 sets of wheels, trunks, hoods, and even my friends entire car. Once you get the hang of it, it's awesome.
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not a prob! make sure to post those pics once you are done!
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No problem. Youtube a few videos on how to plastidip so you get a good general idea of how to spray it, etc. Dipyourcar offers great videos. It can be tricky the first time you do it, but I have done about 5 sets of wheels, trunks, hoods, and even my friends entire car. Once you get the hang of it, it's awesome.

Yeah, I've watched a few videos already, doesn't seem to bad to do. Just wanted to find out some of the little added details that some people may have done that helped them out. Thanks again.


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not a prob! make sure to post those pics once you are done!

Will do!!!


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Make sure you clean the surface you are spraying thoroughly. Also, do not be shy with the coats. I sprayed about 8 coats when I did my grille surround. The thicker the final product, the longer it will last and the easier it will be to remove excess. Good luck and post the finished product when you get a chance.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:26 PM   #10
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Well just finished up an hour or so ago. Turned out pretty good and wasn't that bad to do. I took my time with prep and everything. Here are a few quick pics, before and after (sorry it's dark out now). I'll post complete pics when I get the wheels done this weekend. I'm excited to complete this project!!!!
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Well just finished up an hour or so ago. Turned out pretty good and wasn't that bad to do. I took my time with prep and everything. Here are a few quick pics, before and after (sorry it's dark out now). I'll post complete pics when I get the wheels done this weekend. I'm excited to complete this project!!!!
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Looks good man! Loving the black faux gas cap!
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That's exactly what I plan to do, rear emblem and grill surround. Please do post your results and any tips.


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That's exactly what I plan to do, rear emblem and grill surround. Please do post your results and any tips.


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Absolutely, I should post the finished project by Sunday night.


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U need bigger stripes and a darker red to b my mustang! Haha looks good! Look at my post about plasti dipping stripes. It'll give u some pointers.


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Noooo don't dip those nice OEM wheels
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What did you do with the headlights? Looks nice.
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Noooo don't dip those nice OEM wheels

I would eventually like to get new rims and tires but figured I would wait until I need new tires anyway and just purchase them together then. The plasti-dip is just a temporary fix until then and I figured that the worse case if I don't like how they turn out I could just peel it right off.


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What did you do with the headlights? Looks nice.

Lol,I know, I love this pic! Regular stock headlights, nothing special, It just happened to be the camera angle with the flash. Haha


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Here is the project all done. I love how my grille and back emblem turned out. Not to fond on how the rims turned out with the plasti-dip but do love the blacked out look. Really like how the caliper covers pop out with the black rims. On the plus side I know that tax income time next year I will be getting new rims and tires here are I few pics...some before and afters as well.
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I like the cap on the back I have a black stang and I'm gonna get Matt black strip and black out that cap too

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I would highly suggest you use some glossifier. It will make your rims look alot better. Doing mettle black makes the wheels look boring and old.

My pics are with just mettle black rims I really need to upload pics when I added glossifier to the wheels.


Also I been wanting to do my front and back emblem your looks great.

Also how hard was it for you to do your calipers I been wanting to do my calipers red. Did you use caliper paint ?
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I would highly suggest you use some glossifier. It will make your rims look alot better. Doing mettle black makes the wheels look boring and old.

My pics are with just mettle black rims I really need to upload pics when I added glossifier to the wheels.


Also I been wanting to do my front and back emblem your looks great.

Also how hard was it for you to do your calipers I been wanting to do my calipers red. Did you use caliper paint ?

Yeah I have glossifier but still have to apply it. This will be a temp fix until I get new wheels next year. I just bought the caliper covers from AM. They are a bit expensive but I like the look better then the stock painted calipers IMO.


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Yeah I have glossifier but still have to apply it. This will be a temp fix until I get new wheels next year. I just bought the caliper covers from AM. They are a bit expensive but I like the look better then the stock painted calipers IMO.


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Wow nice learn something new every day didnt even know there was such a thing.

How hard was it to install them i am guessing you cant take them off later if you dont like it so its better then a permanent paint job.
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I did my decklid badge too! It looks as though you did your grille surround. Was that difficult to mask off and get enough if an angle to get all the parts?

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Wow nice learn something new every day didnt even know there was such a thing.



How hard was it to install them i am guessing you cant take them off later if you dont like it so its better then a permanent paint job.

Very easy to install. You can take them off anytime. Only took about 30 min. to do but that would include taking off the tires as well.

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I did my decklid badge too! It looks as though you did your grille surround. Was that difficult to mask off and get enough if an angle to get all the parts?

Looks good! It defiantly took more time to do the grille surround. Took my time masking off and getting all the angles were not that bad.

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