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Old 12-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Anybody tried Plasti-Dip?

The guys on the legacy forum love this stuff. Apparently you spray it on, and when you're tired of it you can just peel it off and the part is untouched. No sanding or prep (besides basic cleaning) required.

I bought a couple cans and I'm going to try it on something soon. I'll probably start with the grill on my outback just to see what it does, but I may see how it looks on my 6ULs or something.
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I'm going to plastidip my hardtop this spring. I've seen some stuff and the results are pretty decent. There is a thread over on cr.net that has pics of wheels and hardtops that people have plastidipped.
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Was thinking about doing some of the trim on the truck. The fake chrome parts of the Nissan grill are bubbling so I was thinking going to a flat black would look better.
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Never heard of this, sounds interesting. Please do post pics of your OBXT grill, I was thinking of a way to make mine not-chrome.
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Never heard of this, sounds interesting. Please do post pics of your OBXT grill, I was thinking of a way to make mine not-chrome.
I'll try to remember to post it here, but I probably won't get around to it until after the holidays.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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I love plastidip. I have the spray in multiple colors and the liquid tape version of it as well.

I use it whenever I can. For example:

Sealing up old grommets on Miata heater hose on the firewall.
Spraying on the body of boost gauge to make it fit the vent.
Blackening the exterior pillars on my Jeep
Spraying on Miata intake adapter plate for better seal.
Spraying in between the fuel pump cover and deck for a rattle-less fit.
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I've been going plasti dip crazy lately lol

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6#post74877636
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How long does a can of that stuff last? Is it easy to apply? I'm guessing it goes on much thicker (so doesn't last as long as a can of paint) but can be applied with one coat?

I have no idea....
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Oh yeah...forgot.

My VW Emblams, grill and misc parts are plastidip'd.

For the Harbor Freight shoppers, its not cheaper there.
I have good luck with Ace and recently Oreilly Parts having it on clearance.
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Why do they call it Plasti-dip if you spray it on? Is this the same stuff that I've seen in the past where you take a pair of pliers and you dip in to make new handles, except it comes in a spray on application now?
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You are correct.

Still comes in a can for dipping, a spray can and they also have a version called liquid electrical tape.
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I have a spray can of it, but Ive never used it. Bought it because the CR thread. I may redo my daisies with it.
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No ****. I was only aware of the dip stuff, my dad has a can of it unopened in the basement for at least 20 years. And I have liquid electrical tape that I use but it's not plastidip brand. I'm sorta psyched about this removable flat black sprayable stuff. I'll put it on my christmas list!

Thanks for the link cspence.
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oooh my fxt grill needs this
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I'm getting some later. The powder coat on my wheels is coming off and this may be the solution, also its going to cover the inside of my trunk.

Also the Mazda emblem.
Also all the other badges too.
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they have additives now to make it glossy and stuff.
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Theres a really good how to on rx7club.com for getting a nice matte finish. the rex guys love this stuff to re-do the interior plastic panels in the FD's They are known to flake and everyone who has flaked panels uses plastidip to get an OEM-like finish.
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How long does a can of that stuff last? Is it easy to apply? I'm guessing it goes on much thicker (so doesn't last as long as a can of paint) but can be applied with one coat?

I have no idea....
yeah. make sure the parts are very clean and primed. then you do one big fat thick even coat (as even as you can get it). Then leave it for a few days. If it looks bubbly at first don't worry. It flattens out and smooths up as it dries.
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yeah. make sure the parts are very clean and primed. then you do one big fat thick even coat (as even as you can get it). Then leave it for a few days. If it looks bubbly at first don't worry. It flattens out and smooths up as it dries.
Don't force dry it either. The solvents will boil and cause air bubbles.
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I have used it. Works great, just gotta be easy on it if you don't use primer. Btw, you can peel it off smooth stuff pretty easily, but if its dimpled or very rough surface, its not so easy to get out.

Also, multiple coats are easier/more durable. Unfortunately the spray stuff only comes in a limited number of colors and recently they discontinued yellow :(

I used it to spray down my seat mounts.
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