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Old 02-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #41
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #42
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I've seen it on everything from Hondas, to VWs, to Porsches, to Aston Martins, to Ferraris, etc. It basically made wrap obsolete.



http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780855
That's a pretty good dip but most people don't prep it that well and don't use a spray gun like he did.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #43
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I've seen it on everything from Hondas, to VWs, to Porsches, to Aston Martins, to Ferraris, etc. It basically made wrap obsolete.



http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780855
I don't mind one color scheme on an aggressive car like an M3, but the camo is dumb. The rest will spark people to just paint spots on their car and call it a day.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #44
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The dip you see on the internet is 98% a camera trick, always far away never really revealing detail.

In real life, plastidip looks like sh!t and makes the car look ghetto. Like super-beater status.

The worst part is if you mess up an area, and try to re-spray it - it ends up coming out even worse and you'll end up tearing it all off because of how bad it fills on top of existing plastidip.

My friends company ended up camo-wrapping their cars, but that cost 2k~

tldr plastidip is dumb and good for things like badges and grills, that's about it.
On almost all of the plasti dipped cars I've seen theres always some **** going on around the gas tank. Get any amount of gas on it and the plasti dip dissolves and it looks like ****
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:00 PM   #45
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I dipped my DD and regret it 100%. There's dip stuck in the window trim, roof trim, hinges within the hood and truck and there's dip floating around the interior of my car like glitter.

It just goes everywhere when you spray it, so there's no way to block it from getting into the interior.

I don't have OCD but I like a SHINY/REFLECTIVE car and a really neat interior. Plasti dip fvcked that all up!

I'm waiting till it gets warmer out to clean it up properly.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #46
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The dip you see on the internet is 98% a camera trick, always far away never really revealing detail.

In real life, plastidip looks like sh!t and makes the car look ghetto. Like super-beater status.

The worst part is if you mess up an area, and try to re-spray it - it ends up coming out even worse and you'll end up tearing it all off because of how bad it fills on top of existing plastidip.

My friends company ended up camo-wrapping their cars, but that cost 2k~

tldr plastidip is dumb and good for things like badges and grills, that's about it.
Makes complete sense, and I read the whole thing.

All in the prep work and time you are willing to take to make it look right, otherwise you end up like DominicG and all his great ideas.
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When I did my 2010 gti I made sure to prep the surface really good, for best results I recommend using scotch-brite pads, outcome will be way smoother, trust me.

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #48
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When I did my 2010 gti I made sure to prep the surface really good, for best results I recommend using scotch-brite pads, outcome will be way smoother, trust me.

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Wouldn't using scotch brite pads like that absolutely DESTROY the original paint on the car?
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Wouldn't using scotch brite pads like that absolutely DESTROY the original paint on the car?
tbh you shouldn't be painting a car, you don't know what you're doing. You would wear down the clear coat a bit, not the paint. In your hands though, YOU would probably destroy the clear coat.
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Wouldn't using scotch brite pads like that absolutely DESTROY the original paint on the car?
No, but it'll dull the clear. It's great for providing bite for paint, but have fun buffing that bastard back to a gloss when you take the plastidip off.
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tbh you shouldn't be painting a car, you don't know what you're doing. You would wear down the clear coat a bit, not the paint. In your hands though, YOU would probably destroy the clear coat.
I thought the PlastiDip was supposed to protect the paint from further harm? Also, why do you say i'd destroy the clear coat? jw
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I dipped my DD and regret it 100%. There's dip stuck in the window trim, roof trim, hinges within the hood and truck and there's dip floating around the interior of my car like glitter.

It just goes everywhere when you spray it, so there's no way to block it from getting into the interior.

I don't have OCD but I like a SHINY/REFLECTIVE car and a really neat interior. Plasti dip fvcked that all up!

I'm waiting till it gets warmer out to clean it up properly.
CLIFFS: I like shiny cars, so I sprayed my car with plastidip and was filled with regret. I did not know it would do that. I also apparently left my windows open and it got on the inside. The directions did not warn me about that.
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LOL please god don't use scotchbrite pads on your car! wrong wrong wrong. Use something like a 1500-2000 grit sandpaper, because that's what its made for.
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No, but it'll dull the clear. It's great for providing bite for paint, but have fun buffing that bastard back to a gloss when you take the plastidip off.
I'm trying to avoid doing that. Someone before said use degreaser, diluted dawn, park it over night then wipe down with alcohol. That wouldn't ruin the clear coat, would it?
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LOL please god don't use scotchbrite pads on your car! wrong wrong wrong. Use something like a 1500-2000 grit sandpaper, because that's what its made for.
What do you suggest to use if i don't want to destroy the clear coat?
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I'm trying to avoid doing that. Someone before said use degreaser, diluted dawn, park it over night then wipe down with alcohol. That wouldn't ruin the clear coat, would it?
No, your clear will be fine. It's just a thorough cleaning.
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Cool

If there a specific minimum temperature this should be done at? Like whats "too cold" and what would be "too hot"
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What do you suggest to use if i don't want to destroy the clear coat?
did you read my post? 1500-2000 grit sandpaper search "wetsanding" It removes a few microns of the clear coat. That will give the plasti dip something to grip on to. Then when you take the dip off hit is with a rotary polisher and some menzerna final polish and you'll be fine
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The dip you see on the internet is 98% a camera trick, always far away never really revealing detail.

In real life, plastidip looks like sh!t and makes the car look ghetto. Like super-beater status.

The worst part is if you mess up an area, and try to re-spray it - it ends up coming out even worse and you'll end up tearing it all off because of how bad it fills on top of existing plastidip.

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tldr plastidip is dumb and good for things like badges and grills, that's about it.
Disagree. When done right it looks great, as good as any vynil that I have seen. It is smooth, cleans easily, can be touched up easily, and can be changed up at minimal expense. To each their own.
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