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Old 07-25-2013, 12:36 AM   #41
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Well I like this work because its looking great.. specially that mat black and gray without top... they are looking very fine, but others are also looking good. Thanks for sharing these photos of plasti dipped cars.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:52 AM   #42
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I sprayed my gas door, striker plates, and hardtop. Its held up great for the last 6 months in the Florida sun. I would never dip a whole car.





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Old 07-25-2013, 02:54 AM   #43
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Any photos of long term use? Does this stuff survive weather well, not necessarily salty environments, but general every day wear and tear?
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:44 PM   #44
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I recently tried using the florescent plasti dip on some black wheels....what a mistake that was! Took way to much paint and covered for ****...though its partially my fault because in little writing the can says best if used over white base coat...waste of $35 right there....oh and going back to peel it all off FML
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Yeah if you want this **** to peel you gotta cake quite a bit of it on there. You wont be peeling thin coats.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:44 PM   #46
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Any photos of long term use? Does this stuff survive weather well, not necessarily salty environments, but general every day wear and tear?
I've no pics but a friend had terrible results with it on his Z. By that I mean it looked like doo-doo in a few months. But he just peeled it right off no problem. His was white. Flat white
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:24 PM   #47
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I like the concept of applying it to small trim pieces where I would've used vinyl in the past.

On the wheels, I wonder how they would hold up to the high temperatures of track use. I'm sure my rotors aren't glowing, but they do get hot.

Is the texture rubbery or does it feel like paint?
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I consider it fairly rubbery. I do NOT like it. You can't do lines, any exacto-blade or masking tape you try to use just tears it off everything.

It says 4 hours drying time, try 4 days. Don't even look at it with greasy fingers until the end of the 4 day period, cause it'll never wash out.

I'll probably redo these in regular paint, we'll see.



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Old 09-09-2013, 04:24 AM   #49
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Needless to say you regret dipping?
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:52 AM   #50
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Yes. I always have, on anything I've dipped. I've had incredibly good luck with flat black enamel paint. I plan on using it for the windshield header and mirrors. Thankfully it was put on thick enough to peal easily. Live and learn, this will hopefully be the last time I make that mistake.
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I bought a car that was plastidipped the same color the OP's Miata a couple months ago, and there will be dip in crevices, around pieces of trim and between the lights and the fenders/ quarters/ trunk lid for the rest of this thing's life. The big flat areas peeled off very easily, but despite the stuff being blazed on VERY thick, it still won't come off of the little crevices and between body panels without a battle. I won't EVER use this stuff on another whole car, and I'm SOOO glad that I peeled this car before dipping my Miata.
As a follow up, I've found that 3M Adhesive Cleaner:







Does a pretty good job of dissolving dip that doesn't want to come off. I even got it off of the windshield washer squirters and out from behind some stuff where I was convinced it was never coming out. It doesn't just lift it like paint stripper or dissolve it like brake clean would, but it softens it enough that you can scrub it off of places where it is stuck to a textured surface or it's too thin to peel.

I still don't think I would do a whole car that I actually like or expected to own long enough that I would have to take the dip back off.
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It says 4 hours drying time, try 4 days. Don't even look at it with greasy fingers until the end of the 4 day period, cause it'll never wash out.

Everything that I've sprayed with the Plastidip aerosol cans I've been able to handle within an hour of spraying, with no fingerprint issues.
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I have never plasti-dipped anything other than the ends of a pair of pliers, but that looks pretty good! I kinda like the stripes too.
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The pliers stuff is different. Its thick hard rubber while the stuff in the spray cans is a is a lot thinner and runnier.
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This one. I like this one.
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Update on mine:



All plasti dip was removed from the mirrors. A gloss white enamel from Restoleum was used on the hood and flat black enamel on the windshield and mirrors. The white matched the Macco white paint job wonderfully.

Masking was fairly easy, no annoying cleanup of overspray afterwords, just a few pieces of trim were sprayed flat black, but most of them were faded to a dark grey anyways.

Down with plasti dip. I figure if you have a paint job that's bad enough, take a little extra time and use real paint. If it's too nice for real paint, don't paint it?
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #57
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I emailed a guy selling plasti-dipped BBS wheels. I told him that I'll be interested if he removes the plastidip and finds the original finish isn't damage. No response yet haha. I can't wait to see the number of plastidipped cars on the markdt with ads like, "Some plastidip is left but it will easily come off if YOU put some time into cleaning it."
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:06 AM   #58
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I plasti dipped a bumper i got from a scrap pile at a body shop and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. A buddy and I were skeptical so I shot a trash bumper, but we both liked the end result.

It covered all the deep scratches and imperfections in the bumper except the hole and covered up the tear pretty well.

If I ever spray a car I would cover all the crevices cause Im sure all the junk would forever be stuck in there but with decent prep I bet it would be just fine.

Mine peeled right off after about 3 months of TX sun.



I have a thread about it in the BS section
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Not gonna lie...that looks great.
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