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Old 09-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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First time plastidip, experience and conclusion

Hi everyone, this last weekend I decided to give plasti dipping a try so I bought 6 cans, some shammys, a sponge, gauss, painters tape, and plastic sheet.

Honestly this was my first time ever trying this so I was hesitant.

My process was pitting out the lines with tape, then layering more tape on top to peel away as soon as a layer is applied. Worked well enough, but I did get uneven spots and a single splotch mark where it had bubbled.

The next day it looked better but I did take it off.


I will do vinyl most likely now. Plastidip is fun but should not be used in stead of more lasting alternatives in my opinions.
I used it to test out stripe patterns, and will try it on my rims as well.

What do you guys think though?
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that looks awesome for real!!
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A little patchy and ruff but looks good.
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Good thing about dipping is it can just peel right off!
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Hi everyone, this last weekend I decided to give plasti dipping a try so I bought 6 cans, some shammys, a sponge, gauss, painters tape, and plastic sheet.

Honestly this was my first time ever trying this so I was hesitant.

My process was pitting out the lines with tape, then layering more tape on top to peel away as soon as a layer is applied. Worked well enough, but I did get uneven spots and a single splotch mark where it had bubbled.

The next day it looked better but I did take it off.

I will do vinyl most likely now. Plastidip is fun but should not be used in stead of more lasting alternatives in my opinions.
I used it to test out stripe patterns, and will try it on my rims as well.

What do you guys think though?
I am with you ...plasti is good for a trial..but good quality vinyl is the way to go...unless you go all the way and have it sprayed. Your efforts came out better than many I have seen..and I love the design...GREAT JOB. I noticed you are from ILL....I am located in Park Ridge...maybe see you around some time.
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Yeah Im considering vinyl. I just got a gt500 spoiler, my next weekend project to install, and might have accidentally purchased some 20 inch staggered rims. I have not owned this car long but the bug to make it my own, is very strong

As far as Illinois goes I don't visit the Chicago area much, but as im in Springfield, chances are Ill see you at the 2014 mustang show here.
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Yeah Im considering vinyl. I just got a gt500 spoiler, my next weekend project to install, and might have accidentally purchased some 20 inch staggered rims. I have not owned this car long but the bug to make it my own, is very strong As far as Illinois goes I don't visit the Chicago area much, but as im in Springfield, chances are Ill see you at the 2014 mustang show here.
Awesome....and accidents happen...LOL. Look forward to meeting you one day and best of luck with your new ride..and always feel free to reach out to me for any detailing needs or other input ...always happy to offer my two cents.
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What sort of detailing do you do? And look forward to meeting you. LOVE the grabber blue, I couldn't find one to save my life when I looked :/
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What sort of detailing do you do? And look forward to meeting you. LOVE the grabber blue, I couldn't find one to save my life when I looked :/
I detail as a hobby for my personal cars and some friends....but I also distribute for CroftgateUSA. I am more than happy to share the info with you via PM only I order to not break any forum rules. And yes...Grabber Blue is a love it or hate it color....I love it....just drop me a PM anytime and we can discuss.
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I detail as a hobby for my personal cars and some friends....but I also distribute for CroftgateUSA. I am more than happy to share the info with you via PM only I order to not break any forum rules. And yes...Grabber Blue is a love it or hate it color....I love it....just drop me a PM anytime and we can discuss.
Dude...croftgate is the *****tt!! wellll worth the money
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Dude...croftgate is the *****tt!! wellll worth the money
I agree....
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