A friend has a Fox body he just got back together and its currently being tuned. He did completely new interior from plastics to carpet to seats. It looks great and mechanically he went through EVERYTHING.
It was his dad's before he passed away and my buddy said hes gonna get it back to running (required TONS of work) and use it as a DD.
Well its almost there. He had someone lined up to respray it black but it fell through and while hes waiting to find someone to paint it, he wanted to make it more presentable, so I told him we should try our hands at plasti dip since its reversible.
Ive done some small experiments with it out of a can, well I got my sprayer and a few gallons and wanted to spray a body panel,
So i went to the body shop and got a trashed bumper, I guess it's off a mazda 3.
It was black thats all I needed.
Ghetto spray area
Doing half of it in white to see how much the base coat changes the final product
2nd or 3rd coat
4th I think
Done with white
First coat of blue
Can kinda see the texture plasti dip has
Overall really surprised how it turned out. I didnt follow any of the directions about how to spray it I just pulled a juan williams and went with my heart. The white was a pain in the but to spray, apparently its thinner. I got some runs in the first coat of white but I just sprayed over it and they went away. I think I did 5 or 6 coats of white. The base coat changed the final color a little.
The blue sprayed really easily and covered well. Cant see any tiger striping and I wasnt careful at all in my spray patterns. Texture wasnt bad at all and it covered up all the imperfections except the holes.
I handled the bumper like 20 minutes after spraying and it was dry to the touch and bending all over the place with no damage to the dip.
My dad told me it would look like hell and I half expected it to, but we were both pleasantly surprised at how it came out, it has some texture but less than expected especially with my half *** spraying.
Gonna start experimenting with colors and try and make a pearl white to spray the hill billy mobile in. The owner of the Fox is supposed to come over and check the bumper out later, then we are gonna let it sit the in the TX sun for a week or two and see how it peels off.