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Old 09-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question Plasti Dip Question

Has anyone shot clear over a plasti dip paint job? I know on the website it says plasti dip is not impervious to petroleum based products so I would imagine that normal everyday road use would eventually break down the coating. I also know the point of this is to have the matte look but you could always shoot matte clear. Thoughts?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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What part of the car are you trying to matte?
Why would you go for the matte look and then clear it? (wouldn't clear over plastidip anyway)

..sounds like you just need to get it professionally painted.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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I'm not trying to matte anything, I'm asking a question. YOU CAN USE MATTE CLEAR. I'm asking from a more technical standpoint. Such as: will the solvents in the clear eat the plastidip or will you be able to prolong the life by clearing over the plastidip. Why did you bother to write if you couldn't answer the question?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #4
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I'm not trying to matte anything, I'm asking a question. YOU CAN USE MATTE CLEAR. I'm asking from a more technical standpoint. Such as: will the solvents in the clear eat the plastidip or will you be able to prolong the life by clearing over the plastidip. Why did you bother to write if you couldn't answer the question?
The question you should really be asking is why on earth would you want to preserve your plastidip?

but hey, it's your funeral...good luck to you.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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If I dip my egg in chocolate does that makes it harder to crack ?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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whatever guys. Thanks for the informative answers. I appreciate all the maturity.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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I think we're confused more with the "why do you want to do this" aspect of the situation.



And your welcome. I thought my first response was very mature and just asked you to simply elaborate more on your situation.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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whatever guys. Thanks for the informative answers. I appreciate all the maturity.
I plasti dipped my Caliber SRT wheels black and used a matte clear coat. Looks great and no it doesnt break down the plasti dip. Seemd to last longer than the first time i did it without the clear coat as far as chips.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #9
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Here you go

http://www.dipyourcar.com/forums/for...ommunity-Forum
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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I plastidipped the handle of my breaker bar.

And that's as close as that crap's going to get to my car.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #11
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use it on interior parts only. it doesn't last long outside.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #12
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I plasti dipped my "330i" emblem, the front kidney's, and every chrome piece of door trim on my car. It has not cracked, come off, or done much of anything but stick. It looks exactly as it did when I painted it almost 2 months ago.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:24 AM   #13
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I used plastidip on my wheels and race stripe. I did this about 2 months ago, and it is still looking great. As for the maturity of some of these members I totally agree with you. You should see how I was chastised in a 3rd grade name calling manner. As for the platidip go for it. Show us some pics.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:50 AM   #14
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The plastidip on my Caliber SRT4 wheels looked as good as new 1.5 years after I put it on.
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as for the maturity of some of these members i totally agree with you. You should see how i was chastised in a 3rd grade name calling manner.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:50 AM   #16
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My whole car will be dipped matte white in a week or so...I love plastidip...cheap..effective...and CHEAP!!! Whole car kits including gun for under $400. Haters will hate. I have used plasti dip for years and currently have it on my trim The fact that they also have a product to reliquify...makes touch ups cakewalk

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