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Old 02-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #61
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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 ****
This happens to vynil as well. I am extremely careful not to spill gas on the body regardless of whats on it, including OEM paint.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:40 PM   #62
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cleans easily,

can be touched up easily
Lol


hold on, laughing


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Please enlighten me further, because I swear I'll go "touch up" some plastidip right now and show you how the freshly sprayed plastidip melts / destroys the smooth surface of the existing plastidip.


and cleans easily?? Have you ever had to remove that stuff? It's a nightmare.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:40 PM   #63
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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.
Yes there is, your prep was poor, which is (like I said earlier) 95% of the work.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #64
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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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This defeats the purpose. Why would you wetsand perfectly good clearcoat? This is simply bad advice.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #65
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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
It does. I took a 1700 mile road trip to the dragon last year (the reason for dipping) and when I got home, I peeled it off, and the paint was flawless. It's like exfoliation for the paint. The dip acts like a claybar, lifting off any stuck on dirt.
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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. None of those will hurt the clearcoat. I also said UNdiluted dawn (get maximum power out of it.)
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It does. I took a 1700 mile road trip to the dragon last year
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #68
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Lol


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Ok, done laughing

Please enlighten me further, because I swear I'll go "touch up" some plastidip right now and show you how the freshly sprayed plastidip melts / destroys the smooth surface of the existing plastidip.


and cleans easily?? Have you ever had to remove that stuff? It's a nightmare.
If you are not being sarcastic, I will gladly explain it to you.

1) To touch it up, you put on a nitrile glove.

2) Dip your finger into a bit of xylene.

3) Brush onto the bad spot and smooth it out.

4) Let xylene dry.

5) Respray the PANEL, not just around the affected spot. The finish will be flawless.

As for removing...tell me, does this look difficult to you?

(This is MY video BTW, not just some vid I found on youtube.)



And BTW, you are correct. I had issues with it (texture wise) but it was my fault. I sprayed when it was too cold outside ( I wanted to get it done before my roadtrip) and the results were not as smooth as they should have been. However, it was user error, not plastidip error.
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Came in for funny photoshops...nothing but rambling about plasti-fail

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Where's the NWS tag, and the funny pshops before someone does what he wants?
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This defeats the purpose. Why would you wetsand perfectly good clearcoat? This is simply bad advice.
Apparently this is a serious thread. My bad.

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Is this the look you are going for?



Would look nice with this as the base.....

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Is this the look you are going for?



Would look nice with this as the base.....

I was thinking more something like this. I don't have the artistic skill to be able to create a jungle camo look like that
Kinda simple looking IMO.
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I was thinking more something like this
Kinda simple looking IMO.
Gotcha. I guess you are going to the winter camo look.
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Gotcha. I guess you are going to the winter camo look.
I think it looks better. Its simple looking too. Plus during the summer the car will be slightly cooler inside (lighter colors) compared to the darker colors that would attract heat
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I was thinking more something like this. I don't have the artistic skill to be able to create a jungle camo look like that
Kinda simple looking IMO.
yep, that's a bad bitch right there
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Yup. IMO i think the winter camo looks is more intimidating that the jungle camo look. What do you think?
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Yup. IMO i think the winter camo looks is more intimidating that the jungle camo look. What do you think?
Definitely the winter camo look. When I think of jungle camo I picture rednecks in a lifted bronco that has been rattle canned with krylon...this is all too common in my area
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Yup. IMO i think the winter camo looks is more intimidating that the jungle camo look. What do you think?
I guess it depends on the environment and the car. Its also a personal choice. Both look nice. I would make the "blotches" smaller though, not as large as the lambo personally.
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