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Old 11-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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Has anyone used plastidip?

If so, could I see a picture of your car? It looks pretty cool if it's done right, but I'm more worried about what it would look like on an e46
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure there is a car on the home page that is plastic dipped

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=944291
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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I still havent seen any pics of the "after wash" for a plasti dipped car!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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I did the e30's trim and bumpers with it. It "grabs" fibers from a wool wash mitt, but a regular sponge is fine. The real annoying part is that it deteriorates over time...4yrs later, it has peeled and faded from UV in some places, especially the windshield locking strip. After that length of time, it is a royal PAIN to get off. It doesn't peel off all in one piece like a fresh application.

I would recommend against it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #6
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I plasti dipped my grills and gills. 01 m3 they were worn out and gross. The plasti dips not too bad!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:56 AM   #7
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Nope, nobody has ever used plastidip, you're the first.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:14 AM   #8
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What is plastidip
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:17 AM   #9
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I plasti dipped my grills and gills. 01 m3 they were worn out and gross. The plasti dips not too bad!
Small applications such as this are pretty much the only time to use plasti-dip IMO.

It lets you get a feel of how your car would look with the actual product.



I dunno if I'd go as far as the whole car. Some guy on here did it recently, it looked fine but I doubt it'll hold up too long. Just get it wrapped at the least.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:09 AM   #10
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Small applications such as this are pretty much the only time to use plasti-dip IMO.

It lets you get a feel of how your car would look with the actual product.



I dunno if I'd go as far as the whole car. Some guy on here did it recently, it looked fine but I doubt it'll hold up too long. Just get it wrapped at the least.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:23 AM   #11
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Nope, nobody has ever used plastidip, you're the first.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
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I just used it on my 2001 coupe trim, first I performed the DIY for changing out the rubber from autozone. then plasti dipped the trim rather than buying new ones in black. I think it looks pretty good. My son just bought a new WRX and did his wheels satin black. I waited until he had been through many washes first. It's in-expensive and easy to do!
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:50 PM   #13
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I used it on my side view mirrors made them look brand new

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #14
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I remember my first can of plastidip.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:01 PM   #15
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:10 AM   #16
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I am going to secure that domain name, and start posting the worst offenders.
Use real paint, and do it right. Like someone said above, it will not wear well outside. The only time I would consider using it would be to protect a set of nice wheels in the winter, if you live in a place with lots of snow and salt on the roads. In that case, it is a good short term solution.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:58 AM   #17
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I did my mirrors almost 6 months ago and they have yet to chip peel or fade whatsoever. I think it all depends on what you put it on but it's definitely not for everything.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #18
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I did my grill over 6 months ago, still looks as good as the day I did it. If it starts to chip or fade I can just peel it off and respray.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #19
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I used it on my wheels so i could decide if i like the look.....i do.





Its a good tool for guessing and testing.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:34 AM   #20
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I used it on my side view mirrors made them look brand new

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I just used it on my 2001 coupe trim, first I performed the DIY for changing out the rubber from autozone. then plasti dipped the trim rather than buying new ones in black. I think it looks pretty good. My son just bought a new WRX and did his wheels satin black. I waited until he had been through many washes first. It's in-expensive and easy to do!
I actually did mine yesterday (exterior trim and badge) didn't come out too perfect but good... I think it takes way longer than suggested for good to great results. the friggin spray nozzle has to be watched.... and don't use the can use the aerosol.
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