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Old 09-13-2012, 11:16 AM   #21
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Looks like a nice job. Honestly I've never been a fan of plasti-dipping but at least it's not permanent and can be done just out of boredom or entertainment. At least it's easily peeled off. And +1 on painting the windshield and headlights: THATS HOW ITS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #22
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Pretty cool, please update on wear and tear. I'm using traditional spray cans on some aero parts (if it sucks I'll just pay) but if you take your time it can come out pretty ok.. we'll see.

The big Q with the dip to me is.. how long before it all starts to peel? Forgive me though, I'm uneducated if there's people who've made it work for a long time, haven't done any real research, just used it on a few other things around the house, very cool stuff.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #23
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Holy **** dude. You dipped your whole ****ing car.

I just did my badging on the back and have started on the brightwork around the windows. But... you dipped... your whole car.

Not for me but pretty damn cool.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #24
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Thanks all, I'll be posting daytime pics once I get the glossifier and redo my rims. Should be about a week. For wear I can't speak from experience, but according to fonzy over at dipyourcar, he's done a lot and none have begun to peel with 5-6 solid coats on months down the line.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #26
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nice take pics in daylight, i might dip my car in flat white
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Has this forum come to such lows that this is what is chosen to be on the front page on E46F?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:18 PM   #29
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PLastidip made it to the front page of E46F lolwut?

Very thorough write-up for a plasti-dip post, though. Good job, OP
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Looks like a nice job. Honestly I've never been a fan of plasti-dipping but at least it's not permanent and can be done just out of boredom or entertainment. At least it's easily peeled off. And +1 on painting the windshield and headlights: THATS HOW ITS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE.
Guys, Mango finally short-circuited.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #31
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #34
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Now wash the car after you drive down a dirt road. Nobody ever mentions how it never looks how it used to. Its a porous material. My votes for vinyl....
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Take macro shots of the finish for people. Something many don't understand is that the finish isn't that nice on most jobs... In some cases it is outright terrible.

Just like a professional detailer takes sun reflection shots to prove his work, you should better document the finish too.
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Just like a professional detailer takes sun reflection shots to prove his work, you should better document the finish too.
I have never yet seen any plasti dipper do so... It feels and looks horrible when you get a close, come on who are we kidding. But props to you man!! Good job and congrats, it looks good. I would have totally done the same if only i hated my color or had a beat up car!
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I have never yet seen any plasti dipper do so... It feels and looks horrible when you get a close, come on who are we kidding. But props to you man!! Good job and congrats, it looks good. I would have totally done the same if only i hated my color or had a beat up car!






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