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Old 05-27-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Plastidipping

So I have never done any plastidipping before, and I have a few questions about it. I was thinking about painting my roof, side mirrors, spoiler, and rocker panels black. Is plasti like matte black? I'm wanting more of a glossy look. I'm only considering dipping due to it being much cheaper than getting it painted.
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Plastidip alone is flat black, but you can get their glossifier to make it glossy.

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Well as far as doing your roof I wouldn't lol but up to you u can always peel it off . The can is a matte flat black they do have glossifier on dipyourcar site . My tips are done with dip
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Thanks for the tips guys, ill delve into it more.
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you can buy glossifier from dipyourcar.com
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Buy vinyl, finger paint doesn't belong on a $35k+ car. Unless you just like tacky.
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It belongs on a 50+ k viper!
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Does plastic dip effect the paint/clear coat?
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Does plastic dip effect the paint/clear coat?
No different than vinyl.
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Okay cool. Looking to do some hood scoop accent and rims plus whatever else will look good on yellow blaze convertible
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Plastidip err thang.
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Buy vinyl, finger paint doesn't belong on a $35k+ car. Unless you just like tacky.
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Plastidip err thang.
That's very saddening.
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I dipped some small stripes on my hood and the bottom part of my rear valence, but it'll get peeled off when i have time one day. It kinda makes your car tacky looking up close, but from far away it looks fine. Plus i'm tired of having to touch it up.
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That's very saddening.
Saddening cause it's different and gets more compliments than your plane jane 4.6?

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Agreed. That's very saddening.
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Saddening cause it's different and gets more compliments than your plane jane 4.6? #5.0wned
Saddening because underneath that plasti-dip is a beautiful factory paint job, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Exterior-wise, I am very satisfied with how my GT premium came off of the showroom floor and that's all that matters.
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Plastidip err thang.
yay for plastidip!
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Plastidip err thang.
Little brother is that you?

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What's wrong with plasti dip? I've seen some damn good dipped cars
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What's wrong with plasti dip? I've seen some damn good dipped cars
Ignorance is all. There are cars at sema that have been plasti dipped.
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I will never understand why people who do not like dip feel the need to put down those who want to try it. It is their car, not yours. I say dip away, it is not SADDENING. Is that even a word?

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Put plastidip against some matte black paint or even vinyl and it will always look the worst. Plastidip is great for some applications such as trying a look before paint or vinyl or maybe a home project or something, but on a 10k, 20k, 30k, etc. item it just doesn't belong imo.

If you wanted a glossy finish, would you want to cheap out and paint your whole car with spray paint cans from home depot, or get it professionally painted by a body shop?

Yes, "saddening" is indeed a word. Google it.
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Put plastidip against some matte black paint or even vinyl and it will always look the worst. Plastidip is great for some applications such as trying a look before paint or vinyl or maybe a home project or something, but on a 10k, 20k, 30k, etc. item it just doesn't belong imo.

If you wanted a glossy finish, would you want to cheap out and paint your whole car with spray paint cans from home depot, or get it professionally painted by a body shop?

Yes, "saddening" is indeed a word. Google it.
Thanks, I will. Learn something everyday. To each his own.
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Put plastidip against some matte black paint or even vinyl and it will always look the worst. Plastidip is great for some applications such as trying a look before paint or vinyl or maybe a home project or something, but on a 10k, 20k, 30k, etc. item it just doesn't belong imo.

If someone wanted a glossy finish, would you want to cheap out and paint your whole car with spray paint cans from home depot, or get it professionally painted by a body shop?
The difference between gloss paint at home depot and professional paint is huge. But plastidip is not only in a different category, but is much more forgiving. I'm referring to runs, thickness, and overspray. Not to mention caring for it. Although i know what your getting at, I wouldn't even compare the two. With that being said, if I was going to matte black a 2014' GT, I wouldn't do plastidip, I would for sure do a vinyl wrap. But for my old Fox, plastidip was just fine. Its been two years and no major problems. Sure there is an occasional chip, but what's nice is if I spray it over, it'll blend in; and a $5 can is a heck of a lot cheaper than taking it to a professional to fix a chip.
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Thanks, I will. Learn something everyday. To each his own.
I agree with you, to each his own. Just because I say I wouldn't plastidip my new car doesn't mean I would reach out and slap the plastidip can out of your hand if you were to take it to your new car.

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The difference between gloss paint at home depot and professional paint is huge. But plastidip is not only in a different category, but is much more forgiving. I'm referring to runs, thickness, and overspray. Not to mention caring for it. Although i know what your getting at, I wouldn't even compare the two. With that being said, if I was going to matte black a 2014' GT, I wouldn't do plastidip, I would for sure do a vinyl wrap. But for my old Fox, plastidip was just fine. Its been two years and no major problems. Sure there is an occasional chip, but what's nice is if I spray it over, it'll blend in; and a $5 can is a heck of a lot cheaper than taking it to a professional to fix a chip.
'Forgiving' is definitely a well-used word for it. Yes, a few posts back I almost started to say something along the lines of 'dipping a beater or an old project car shell wouldn't be a bad idea, but I lost internet connection as I sent the post and didn't bother re-typing it. Regardless, I do agree with you on that particular point.
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Yeah I can see both sides too.

And d*mn the internets!!!!! Always fails when you need it most lol
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I think i may chime in on the plastidip convo. In my opinion im against dipping a brand new car, but as for accents then i say go for it if it comes out good. Plastidip has come out with some pretty decent topcoats to help with avoiding the matte black look such as the metalizers and the glossifier.

I dipped my wheels and probably gonna put some hash marks on the fenders soon.
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This is plastidip. I added a glossifier to it and you can hardly tell the difference. And it's been on there a long time with no need to touch up or anything.
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plastidip is an amazing creation. condition of the car doesnt matter. its not gonna hurt anything. brand new or not. plus its a great paint protection of that beautiful factory shine while you play around with different color schemes, or brave out the harshness of winter. vinyl is expensive( over priced really and its semi permanent), paint is rediculously high, but plastidip its super cheap and easy to remove if you dont like it. now does it look like a paint job? no. its nots supposed to. thats why it costs like $5 a can. but does it look freakin cool when done right? heck yeah it does. it does its job and it does it well. ive dipped alotta crap. and the security of knowing that if you screw up it can be easily fixed is certainly worth the price. it really is a safe and inexpensive way to create that perfect look without selling the house and pawning your other half to pay for a new paint job every time a certain scheme gets you off... accept it.dip it.love it.

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plastidip is an amazing creation. condition of the car doesnt matter. its not gonna hurt anything. brand new or not. plus its a great paint protection of that beautiful factory shine while you play around with different color schemes, or brave out the harshness of winter. vinyl is expensive( over priced really and its semi permanent), paint is rediculously high, but plastidip its super cheap and easy to remove if you dont like it. now does it look like a paint job? no. its nots supposed to. thats why it costs like $5 a can. but does it look freakin cool when done right? heck yeah it does. it does its job and it does it well. ive dipped alotta crap. and the security of knowing that if you screw up it can be easily fixed is certainly worth the price. it really is a safe and inexpensive way to create that perfect look without selling the house and pawning your other half to pay for a new paint job every time a certain scheme gets you off... accept it.dip it.love it.

...k im done.lol
Looks like we have a future plastidip salesman here, haha.
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$1,500 for a vinyl or about $80 to $100 to dip the whole car? Yeah I'm dipping my whole car.
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I spent about 100 bucks and did three coats of plasti dip on my Fox. That was plenty.
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Looks like we have a future plastidip salesman here, haha.
haha. i thought about mentioning that im not being paid to advertise or anything. i didnt start out to go onna huge spill. it just kinda happened.lol
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