Anybody tried Plasti-Dip? - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-16-2011, 07:10 PM   #21
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Oh ****, I see myself being in the store soon buying a few cans of this ****.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 10:11 PM   #22
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

What about applying something over the plasti-dip to make it more permanent? I'm thinking clear acrylic sealer.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 10:29 PM   #23
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

I guess I can't plastidip my exhaust :|
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 10:47 PM   #24
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

Attached Thumbnails
Anybody tried Plasti-Dip?-plasti-tip.jpg  
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 06:01 AM   #25
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Mobius's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,176
Total Cats: 261
Default

I found out something about Plasti-Dip today while trying to keep my new #3 injector from leaking - gasoline dissolves it.

I guess I could spray polyurethane it to try and make it solvent proof. Has anyone tried anything else to make it more durable? Dissolved by petroleum products is bad for automotive purposes.
Mobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 11:05 AM   #26
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
I found out something about Plasti-Dip today while trying to keep my new #3 injector from leaking - gasoline dissolves it.

I guess I could spray polyurethane it to try and make it solvent proof. Has anyone tried anything else to make it more durable? Dissolved by petroleum products is bad for automotive purposes.
Well you always could just goo the ever living **** out of it with RTV.

Or stop being a lazy *** and take off the damn injector and replace the seal.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 11:16 AM   #27
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,970
Total Cats: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
I found out something about Plasti-Dip today while trying to keep my new #3 injector from leaking - gasoline dissolves it.

I guess I could spray polyurethane it to try and make it solvent proof. Has anyone tried anything else to make it more durable? Dissolved by petroleum products is bad for automotive purposes.
I will be honest, I didn't see sealant as one of its uses, but I may not have tried that one hard enough.

Gasoline isn't good for clearcoat either, but we still clearcoat cars. I think it does its job fine. What I mean is if I have to worry about gasoline eating away the plastidip'd stuff in my car, then I probably have much bigger problems to worry about lol.
Seefo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 11:32 AM   #28
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Don't plastidip your fuel filler assembly, and fix any of your fuel leaks you may have. Problem solved! Otherwise fuel and petroleum products should never come in contact with any part of your car.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 03:02 PM   #29
Senior Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Big Bear Ca
Posts: 990
Total Cats: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cspence View Post
I've been going plasti dip crazy lately lol

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6#post74877636
Just trying to get an Idea of how far this stuff goes. How many cans did it take to do your wheels? Nice car BTW.
dstn2bdoa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #30
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

If your trying to seal something, Flex Seal might be a better option. It's that rubber spray stuff they sell on TV.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #31
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 163
Total Cats: -7
Default

I was considering just painting my wheels I scratched, but after seeing this I am going to try plasti-dip http://www.plastidip.com/home_soluti...Your_Color_Kit
foxyroadster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 06:12 PM   #32
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,970
Total Cats: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dstn2bdoa View Post
Just trying to get an Idea of how far this stuff goes. How many cans did it take to do your wheels? Nice car BTW.
One can was enough to do 3-4 coats on a 6"x18"x.125" steel plate both sides.
Seefo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 06:00 PM   #33
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

I'm Plasti-Dipping my front mazda badge right now. Couldn't get the badge off the car, so instead I put 3"x5" cards under the badge. Hoping it will work but if it doesn't and I have to actually spend time getting the badges off thats ok. Pix up soon.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 06:39 PM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,881
Total Cats: 45
Default

A couple of my buddies have done their wheels in Plasti-dip. It sucks up corrosive brake dust (Hawks, especially, likely any race pads that dust heavily) and turns splotchy grey pretty quick. If you use parts store pads it shouldn't be a problem, though.
vehicular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 07:15 PM   #35
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,970
Total Cats: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vehicular View Post
A couple of my buddies have done their wheels in Plasti-dip. It sucks up corrosive brake dust (Hawks, especially, likely any race pads that dust heavily) and turns splotchy grey pretty quick. If you use parts store pads it shouldn't be a problem, though.
painted wheels on track don't seem to work from what I have seen. I have never tried it personally, but I have seen two cars heat up their brakes enough to peel and bubble the paint in the center.

I guess you could use engine or header paint instead.
Seefo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 01:00 AM   #36
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,881
Total Cats: 45
Default

Real paint isn't a problem. Almost every wheel on the market (including 6ULs) are painted from the factory. As long as you're not talking about spray paint you shouldn't have an issue. Plasti-dip just doesn't get along with lots of really nasty brake dust is all I was saying.
vehicular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 03:16 AM   #37
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Mobius's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,176
Total Cats: 261
Default

Plasti-Dip is also dissolved by gasoline.
Mobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 09:58 AM   #38
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,970
Total Cats: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vehicular View Post
Real paint isn't a problem. Almost every wheel on the market (including 6ULs) are painted from the factory. As long as you're not talking about spray paint you shouldn't have an issue. Plasti-dip just doesn't get along with lots of really nasty brake dust is all I was saying.
I am talking about spraying it on. Plasti-dip is pretty much a "competitor" or alternative to spray paint. Spray on colored rubber.
Seefo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 11:53 AM   #39
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

Looks like O'Reilly quit carrying Plasti-dip. sucks... I bought the last can in our region.
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 02:37 PM   #40
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Mobius's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,176
Total Cats: 261
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
Well you always could just goo the ever living **** out of it with RTV.

Or stop being a lazy *** and take off the damn injector and replace the seal.

Holy ****. You thought I was trying to seal my injector with plasti-dip? Jesus Christ.

The Plasti-dip is on my radiator shroud that covers the gap over the AC condenser. Gasoline dripped on it and instantly dissolved it.

No, I did not plasti-dip my motherfucking fuel injectors

The injector is sealed. It ate 4 o-rings but now it's sealed. My car even runs ...
Mobius is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noob with an NB1 in CA jesusrambo Meet and Greet 4 07-23-2015 03:31 AM
'11 Honda CBR250R whinin Cars for sale/trade 0 05-11-2015 08:21 PM
Howdy! Noob from Dallas with FMII track car pcormier66 Meet and Greet 12 05-06-2015 06:11 AM
Hello from Northwest Arkansas! Snow Meet and Greet 8 06-25-2014 04:56 PM
1994 Turbo Mazda miata (244whp, built, sound sys, coils, hardtop) - $8000 das stig Cars for sale/trade 15 02-12-2014 01:19 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:42 AM.