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Old 07-17-2018, 11:26 PM
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Traded my 2011 BMW 1M about 3 yrs ago for a 96 turbo miata track car, trailer and a tow vehicle. Couldn't be happier. But got bored with plain white. Bought a plasti dip spray rig and became obsessed with painting my car. I paint it every 6 months. If you do it right, peeling it off is pretty simple and fast. I paint it in my driveway. I hope you like at least one of my choices. And if you have any ideas for my next project, would love to hear them.

The red white and blue scheme is my current livery. Someone commented it looks like a bomb pop. My inspiration was actually the new Ford GT race car with the red and blue reversed.
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fun. Advanced level: BMW Art Car
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fun. Advanced level: BMW Art Car
That would be tough, but very cool. Painting a solid color is quick and easy. Every additional color requires new tape and prep to protect the already painted surfaces. And cleaning the equipment for each pass. It's just time. Color options are endless.
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You and me both man, stuff is great.






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Might go with something like this for my next color on my current 1991

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Very nice. My fav is the orange NB. My daughter is going to the University of Texas. Burnt orange is all over our house now.
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I was actually going for Carbon Red, but instead of using a white or gray base I used Red and it made it Orange in some light.(Not my car, just an example)

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Shiney. I don't have the equipment or talent for a good glossy finish. Matte or satin always yields good results. Where do you get your dip? I use Dipyourcar.com. Fonzie is a celebrity now.
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I don't have the equipment or talent for a good glossy finish.
Yes you do, just by the gallons of Top Coat and start layering, it works with the most basic sprayer. Personal opinion, shine is great if you were doing something small like a bike or something but at ~30% more per gallon to get the finish there, I might as well take the time to prep the car and take it to Maaco and get a cheap-o paint job lol. I have priced out painting my crew cab long bed and to get it to look like paint, I'm paying the price of a basic paint job at a bodyshop! Matte/satin is definitely the way to go when you're car looks like this to begin with


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how long does a coat of satin last before it turns to ****?
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how long does a coat of satin last before it turns to ****?
Purple 300zx sits outside 24/7/365, and sits under a tarp+car cover from November-March. Color and finish is the same as I sprayed it 2 years ago. Before I put my coilovers on it, I regularly drove it through automatic car washes that have the spinning side brushes too. Not saying it's a miracle coating, but if you have a car that looks like my two Miatas and the prep involved is making sure you don't have loose paint and giving your car a wash, the $200 you spend on the product is a bargain with the end product. With some practice, it's in the same ballpark appearance wise as a wrap.

Blows people's minds when I tell them it's not.
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Originally Posted by MotoCARR View Post
Purple 300zx sits outside 24/7/365, and sits under a tarp+car cover from November-March. Color and finish is the same as I sprayed it 2 years ago. Before I put my coilovers on it, I regularly drove it through automatic car washes that have the spinning side brushes too. Not saying it's a miracle coating, but if you have a car that looks like my two Miatas and the prep involved is making sure you don't have loose paint and giving your car a wash, the $200 you spend on the product is a bargain with the end product. With some practice, it's in the same ballpark appearance wise as a wrap.

Blows people's minds when I tell them it's not.
I concur. The key is in the prep and application. Don't skimp on coats. I get the same reaction when they realize it's not a wrap. On my grey scheme I also dipped the wheels burnt copper. 6 months and about 3 track events and they still peeled off with ease. Even my trailer straps did not damage the wheel finish.
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My experiences with plast-dip have been so-so here in the lovely state of NM. With 300+ days of sunshine a year, and 7200 ft in the high desert the sun really bakes it. I've dipped motorcycle gas tanks and other small parts and I've never been able to actually "peel" the dip off after that long. It still looks pretty good, it just is a huge PITA to get off. Because of this I've been afraid to dip a whole car. If i had a garage that the car could live in every night I wouldn't hesitate.

All of the cars in this thread look pretty good, in pictures at least. I'm sure up close it doesn't look as good as a real paintjob, but then again it doesn't cost as much. GJ guys.
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No plasti dip here, but I did spray bomb my buddies chump car last week. We laughed.

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Did you take that picture with a flip phone?
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How is this cheaper than real paint? Seems like material for a small car is ~$250 plus shipping and you need a $150 gun.

I got basecoat/clearcoal for $275 shipped and sprayed it with a $50 gun.
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How is this cheaper than real paint? Seems like material for a small car is ~$250 plus shipping and you need a $150 gun.

I got basecoat/clearcoal for $275 shipped and sprayed it with a $50 gun.
Paint gun is fully depreciated. My little miata takes $150 in product. And it's reversible.
Would love to see pick of your painted car.
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The reversible part is great for people who want to change things up frequently. It just doesn't seem significantly cheaper like some people in this thread are saying.

I don't even have a pic of my car fully assembled but I'll get one tomorrow.
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