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      05-20-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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Reviews on plastis dip

So I wanna try using plastis dip in the next week or two on my kidney grills but just wondering if those who have done it are happy with the outcome or regret it?.... I'm also planning to wrap my hood matte black during that week seeing how my car is white it'll look like a storm trooper =]
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      05-20-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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Man, I never heard of Plastidip until a week or two ago, and now I see it a million threads on it. I'm pretty new to a Ford Focus forum and it's HUGE over there. Seems to be just trickling over to the BMW community. Not really into it, personally.
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      05-20-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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I plastidipped by grills about 8 months ago and they're holding up great. I wasn't sure if I wanted black grills and I liked that I could just peal off the paint if I didn't like it.

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      05-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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Had mine on for years. Holds up great. Make sure you put enough coats on. Nice thing is you can revert back at any time Plus its much easier than spray painting etc. and only needs a good clean to prep.
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I Plasti-dip hahaha. Check out my latest creation using less than one can of regular plast-dip out of an aerosol can.
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I Plasti-dip hahaha. Check out my latest creation using less than one can of regular plast-dip out of an aerosol can.

Holy sh*t ... That's marvellous ! I really love it ! Good job IMO ! How much time did you spend to do this ?
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      05-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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I Plasti-dip hahaha. Check out my latest creation using less than one can of regular plast-dip out of an aerosol can.

Holy sh*t ... That's marvellous ! I really love it ! Good job IMO ! How much time did you spend to do this ?
From start to finish maybe like 2.5 hours or so.
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      05-21-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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I Plasti-dip hahaha. Check out my latest creation using less than one can of regular plast-dip out of an aerosol can.
Damn man you car looks so fckn cool =o lol wow great job how did u go about doing it
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Damn man you car looks so fckn cool =o lol wow great job how did u go about doing it
Thanks for the compliment, I really like how it came out! Here is a few more iPhone shots of the prep work and after.

As far as steps, tape and mask off whatever design you want. Prepare for a bit of overspray although you can get the over spray off with a quick detailer and a microfiber towel really easily. Do 4-6 coats, wait about 5-7 minutes between coats. Remember to build up the coats lightly, don't get overzealous or else you could get drips and an uneven finish. It will start looking even after the 3-4 coats.

The hardest part is removing the tape where you want the sharp lines to be, because the plastidip not only adheres to the paint but the masking tape also. So you have to pull the tape and edges off slowly to make sure you don't pull the plastidip up with the rest of it. I took a blade by itself (not in a handle) and lined it up along the tape as I pulled the tape up to cut the plastidip on the line that I wanted it on. The blade is resting on the plastidip so it wont scratch your paint as long as your careful. You dont need to use a whole lot of pressure.* Be careful to not slip and scratch your paint though.
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Nice job Wonder how it will hold up on that big an area! Let us know!
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      05-21-2012, 04:13 PM   #11
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That's pretty sweet man I'll def think about doing that it's a great way to make your ride stand out for a cheap price
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Your car looks awesome. How hard do you think it'll be too remove the pastidip?
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      05-21-2012, 09:48 PM   #13
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Your car looks awesome. How hard do you think it'll be too remove the pastidip?
not hard at all it literally rolls right off, similar to how double stick tape comes off but wayyyyyyyyyy 10000x easier and leaves no residue.
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Really cool!!! I might do my shadowline trim if it can hold up
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It's def a cool idea to use it the possibilities are endless haha
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Fuck'in A+++ man I might do that on my red one-z
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not hard at all it literally rolls right off, similar to how double stick tape comes off but wayyyyyyyyyy 10000x easier and leaves no residue.
Looking very nice.. might get a few cans to play with since its so easy to remove.. maybe a good option for people who want racing stripes or something.. lol.. cheap and you can test different scenerios.. for trying this out and showing everyone.
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Just a tip for anyone thinking of doing this to their car. Make sure your car is clean and has a couple coats of wax on it. My car is waxed regularly and it came off really easy on my car when you want it to.

We did it to my friends 135 who has never waxed it and it still comes off its just a pain in the ass!
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Just a tip for anyone thinking of doing this to their car. Make sure your car is clean and has a couple coats of wax on it. My car is waxed regularly and it came off really easy on my car when you want it to.

We did it to my friends 135 who has never waxed it and it still comes off its just a pain in the ass!
Dude whoever doesn't clay bar and wax their car for that super clean new car feel is a loser hehe.. jk.. thanks for the tip..
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Dude whoever doesn't clay bar and wax their car for that super clean new car feel is a loser hehe.. jk.. thanks for the tip..
Lol I agree....I had no idea he didnt take care of his paint like that! And his car is jet black!
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