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Old 07-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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cheapest place to buy Plasti-Dip?

I plan on plasti-dipping my kidney grills on my E46 and E92. Where is the cheapest place to buy this stuff?
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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eBay two cans for $10 + $2 shipping so effectively $6/ can
Lowes = $ 5.98.

So save money and go to Lowe's. Use the $.02 savings on brake parts cleaner.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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cheapest place to buy Plasti-Dip?

Not to be rude but you drive a BMW and you are worried about a $7 can of plastidip. Just busting your chops a bit. walmart carries it but may I suggest skipping the plastidip and just buying another set of blacked out kidneys. The thing is that the plastidip will wear off especially on the grille where its venerable to the elements. Good luck.


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Old 07-08-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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Sure, I drive a BMW but what's wrong with paying for a product at the best price; instead of paying a few dollars more for the exact same thing?
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Sure, I drive a BMW but what's wrong with paying for a product at the best price; instead of paying a few dollars more for the exact same thing?
I highly doubt the price difference between stores is a few dollars.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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What if he doesn't want to paint them and just dip them so he can remove it later?


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Old 07-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #7
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Dipped mine and never had any rock chips or anything.


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Old 07-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #9
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****... I paid 19.99 for a can in Canada lol
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #11
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #12
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:29 PM   #13
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I'm going to plastidip my the lip on my rims out of sheer boredom and an extra can lying around.

Don't care if it doesn't last, I drive a BMW so i'm automatically a cash-money-baller-yolo-swag-make-it-rain anyway
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that good huh?
I smell sarcasm! Lol.

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Just buy another set of kidneys and move on. I don't care what these kids say about how long their plasti dipped hood, wheels, grilles or whole car lasted, just Do it right or don't do it.


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I smell sarcasm! Lol.

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Just buy another set of kidneys and move on. I don't care what these kids say about how long their plasti dipped hood, wheels, grilles or whole car lasted, just Do it right or don't do it.


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You better do what he says. With an authoritative answer like that why trust the experience of people who have used the stuff? This person is clearly the voice of the BMW gods incarnate, and he has determined that the "right" way is to buy a brand new(used is wrong) set of kidneys and keep the other oem ones encased is carbonite. This shall please the BMW gods.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #17
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Not to be rude but you drive a BMW and you are worried about a $7 can of plastidip. Just busting your chops a bit. walmart carries it but may I suggest skipping the plastidip and just buying another set of blacked out kidneys. The thing is that the plastidip will wear off especially on the grille where its venerable to the elements. Good luck.


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I got some cheapo black paint from the dollar store for $1.43 (yes, I wrote to the store's management about how $1.43 isn't $1).

Anyway, when I used it, the damn stuff was green, so now I have green kidney grills that look horrible and I'm just going to live with them...who the heck cares what color it is? At least it runs.

I bought the cheapest I could find...evidently so cheap they couldn't print new labels indicating the true color. Darn!
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:40 AM   #19
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I did my wheels three years ago and they haven't pealed or chipped from rocks and debris at all

btw, I found Home Depot to be the cheapest place by a couple dollars in my town
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:46 AM   #20
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