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Old 04-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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Why plastidip

Ok I don't really get what the hype over plastidip. I am looking at putting flat back strips on my car and my dad and I can paint it but I just wanted to know why all the rage over this stuff
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1.You can see how it looks before its permanent. 2.If you mess up you can restart.
3.Cost efficient.
4.If you decide you dont like it any more just peel with no adhesive left over or no paint.
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because its not permanent. Like with paint, if you end up putting the stripes on there and after a while you dont like it, you have to spend a good bit of effort and money to get them off. however with plasti-dip you can just peel it off. It holds really well, you can wash your car (after it has set up a bit) like normal (i believe i've seen the guys on DYC.com pressure wash it even) and if you ever want to take it off just take your fingernail and start it peeling and off it comes. (as long as you put it on correctly and do a good job).
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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yeah i wanted a full blackout panel originally but after a while i wanted to bring some more color back to the rear...so i pulled off half of it and viola i'm in love all over again with a half panel...
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I get sorta i still think paint is a better final project
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I get sorta i still think paint is a better final project
No doubt. But plastidip is versatile and a lot of fun to play with and isn't permenant. I change up the stripes on my car every few months just for fun.
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No doubt. But plastidip is versatile and a lot of fun to play with and isn't permenant. I change up the stripes on my car every few months just for fun.
Ok I can see that but I wanna go with a flat black strips I thinking 3 in wide with gun metal grey pin strips around them I was trying to see if plastidip would be a good choice for that but with what I have learned so far no doing the paint work would be best
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i'd still dip first to see if you like it...i've had the stuff last on the car for well over a year before it needed a touch up.
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i'd still dip first to see if you like it...i've had the stuff last on the car for well over a year before it needed a touch up.
Alright I might do that also I was gonna take a pic am photo shop it
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Won't be the same as seeing it on person
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Won't be the same as seeing it on person
True but gives u basic idea
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This guy doesn't get it. Which is fine. Gl op.
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Because plastidip is awesome.... lol
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Sorry I just don't putting something on our car you can scrap off with a finger nail I would rather it done well and done right
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sorry i just don't putting something on our car you can scrap off with a finger nail i would rather it done well and done right
plastidip is not meant to be permenamt. Why is this so hard for you to understand? Yes i am yelling this.
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plastidip is not meant to be permenamt. Why is this so hard for you to understand? Yes i am yelling this.
With what you do changing your strips and stuff I get it but I have been reading a lot of people use it as if it was permanent
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With what you do changing your strips and stuff I get it but I have been reading a lot of people use it as if it was permanent
I mask off the stock stripes on my mach 1 and spray over the stock vinyl to change up the colour. Sadly the app won't let me post a pic right now for some reason. I've had red and blue stripes now. I also dip the badges on the side and trunk and the pony up front. I keep the stripes for a season then change it. I'm thinking about a monster green or a Ford performance blue colour stripe next. Might do orange for Halloween. The stuff is really easy to work with and is easy to take off but it does take some effort to get started. It holds up just fine to a pressure washer as long as you don't get too aggressive. Think of it as vinyl. The benefit for me is I can change up the character of the car whenever I like and it protects the car while it's on while making it easy to return to stock. I don't know anyone who thinks it will last forever. Use it for fun. Like mustangs should be. Also, when done right, it looks just as good as good quality vinyl work.
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I mask off the stock stripes on my mach 1 and spray over the stock vinyl to change up the colour. Sadly the app won't let me post a pic right now for some reason. I've had red and blue stripes now. I also dip the badges on the side and trunk and the pony up front. I keep the stripes for a season then change it. I'm thinking about a monster green or a Ford performance blue colour stripe next. Might do orange for Halloween. The stuff is really easy to work with and is easy to take off but it does take some effort to get started. It holds up just fine to a pressure washer as long as you don't get too aggressive. Think of it as vinyl. The benefit for me is I can change up the character of the car whenever I like and it protects the car while it's on while making it easy to return to stock. I don't know anyone who thinks it will last forever. Use it for fun. Like mustangs should be. Also, when done right, it looks just as good as good quality vinyl work.
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Where did u find the different colors at? I went to lowes and all they have is black and white
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I took the trying out approach and plasti dipped my pony on the front I like it gonna paint it that way after I get a billet grill to go behind it
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