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Old 12-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Plasti-dip?

What would your opinions be on dipping my whole car black? Do you think it's trashy?
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Not if it's done correctly.
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What would your opinions be on dipping my whole car black? Do you think it's trashy?
You can definitely do it, but if you do you need to do it the right way.

Get the proper equipment, you will definitely need a gun. You also need an enclosed setting like a garage if possible. Make sure you have 5-6 nice even coats. Watch the videos on dipyourcar.com or youtube, he explains it pretty well.

Definitely NOT trashy as you can see this guy did a great job:
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I've seen it done and made to look trashy. The finished product will be a result of the prep-work. A buddy of mine has about 14 coats on his GTR and it's pretty solid and looks good. It looked pretty crappy with 7-8. Like it wasn't built up enough. But that was put on with a gun, and the work was done by a guy who paints cars for a living.
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I've seen it done and made to look trashy. The finished product will be a result of the prep-work. A buddy of mine has about 14 coats on his GTR and it's pretty solid and looks good. It looked pretty crappy with 7-8. Like it wasn't built up enough. But that was put on with a gun, and the work was done by a guy who paints cars for a living.
Wow that many coats?! How many gallons? I would never have guessed that many, but if I had a GTR I wouldn't stop until it was perfect either. Definitely one of the top 5 cars I'd like to own.
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Do you guys know if they come in gloss colors? I like the idea of matte but I like having a gloss black too. My cars paint is ruined from previous owners and it drives me nuts. And someone keyed it the first day I got it. So I'm trying to cover all that up and make it look nice.
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Do you guys know if they come in gloss colors? I like the idea of matte but I like having a gloss black too. My cars paint is ruined from previous owners and it drives me nuts. And someone keyed it the first day I got it. So I'm trying to cover all that up and make it look nice.
They make a glossifier that you can add after you use the black, here's a comparison:
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Wow that many coats?! How many gallons? I would never have guessed that many, but if I had a GTR I wouldn't stop until it was perfect either. Definitely one of the top 5 cars I'd like to own.
He's used about 3.5 gallons on his car. But that's with the wheels too.. We do still have a little left so.. Idk.

This is anthracite grey though
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I really like it. But it could have sh** paint and id like it.
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He's used about 3.5 gallons on his car. But that's with the wheels too.. We do still have a little left so.. Idk.

This is anthracite grey though
Very nice!

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I really like it. But it could have sh** paint and id like it.
^ this. I don't care if it was decked out in hello kitty decals I'd still want it.
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Very nice!

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^ this. I don't care if it was decked out in hello kitty decals I'd still want it.
It used to be white lol. Now he wants to do blaze green and flat black
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It used to be white lol. Now he wants to do blaze green and flat black
Lol, not surprised, being a professional painter I'm sure he has a million ideas floating around in his head.
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Do you guys know if they come in gloss colors? I like the idea of matte but I like having a gloss black too. My cars paint is ruined from previous owners and it drives me nuts. And someone keyed it the first day I got it. So I'm trying to cover all that up and make it look nice.
It comes in whatever color you want man if you use a spray gun. They sell it custom by the gallons on eBay. Or if you want to do spray cans you still have choices but nowhere near as many and rattle can jobs can look great if you have patience

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Lol, not surprised, being a professional painter I'm sure he has a million ideas floating around in his head.
Yeah, underneath the plastidip he has a beautiful blue and grey gtr. He's not happy with that though. So far he's done pearl white and anthracite grey in less than a year.
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Yeah, underneath the plastidip he has a beautiful blue and grey gtr. He's not happy with that though. So far he's done pearl white and anthracite grey in less than a year.
Hahaha well hey if you got the time and the money why not?
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Haha I'm a girl guys :p I was thinking about doing it myself because everyone says it's really easy. How expensive do you think it would be to do my whole car?
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Have you looked into wrapping? It's cheaper than painting but can still get up there in price. Just a thought.
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No I haven't yet. But the cars I've seen that were wrapped looked terrible in my opinion. I mean what's the difference between the two?
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Wrap is durable. If you were to drip a drop of gas on the plastidip, while pumping, it would strip it off in a heartbeat and in my experience, it is extremely hard to part it up and blend it in. Wraps are indeed expensive but they look great if you find someone who knows what they're doing. And since you're looking to cover up your paint, i'm assuming you're going to leave it for awhile. So if you've got like $1500 bucks to throw into it, get a custom wrap i'd say!
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I'd wrap it, over dipping to
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Not if it's done correctly.
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If you dont already have a HVLP spray gun id pick one up and shoot the car. Shouldn't cost more than $250-300 to do the whole car and make it look good. Most of the not so good work is due to people using multiple rattle cans opposed to a hvlp gun.
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Plastidip is sure getting popular. Like fell in love with that stuff. Fun to play around with different colors before the real thing
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I could get a new paint job for $1500, and I don't really have that kind of money anyway unfortunately haha. And I want something more durable preferably. How does plasti-dip do in extreme weather conditions?
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I could get a new paint job for $1500, and I don't really have that kind of money anyway unfortunately haha. And I want something more durable preferably. How does plasti-dip do in extreme weather conditions?
You really need to go here: https://www.dipyourcar.com/FAQ.html

Read up on plasti-dip, watch some instructional videos and go from there. A lot of these questions are answered right on this website.
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Extreme as in snow haha (: okay I'll give that website a look thank you guys!
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Plastidip will withstand snow, salt, and ice very well. But as stated, it will start to chip over time. A common thing for people to do, is to plasti-dip over their nice finished wheels, to protect them from all the winter chemicals and salts. It holds up really well with that. It's the ice chips, and salt rocks that you'd need to worry about taking chunks out of the dip. Let me tell ya, winter is hell.
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Wash it first and do it in a garage. Don't make my friend's mistake lol

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Wash it first and do it in a garage. Don't make my friend's mistake lol
That looks like it needs like 10 more coats
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That looks like it needs like 10 more coats
yeah tell him to keep going cuz it ain't done lol
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yeah tell him to keep going cuz it ain't done lol
Car is probably a cube right now. We used 2 gallons of dip
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Car is probably a cube right now. We used 2 gallons of dip
You need 3-3.5
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Oh jeez hahahaha. Now I don't know if I want to do it myself!
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In the process of being dipped. Should be done within a week or so
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How long does it take?
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Dipped my focus wheels
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