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      10-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Plasti-Dip Shadow Stripes

I was inspired by a certain "DIY plastidip creation", by a certain amg135...

I've always liked the muted and subtle aggression of properly done shadow stripes, especially matte black on black paint. I promised myself I wouldn't upload these until I got some better pictures, but I'm impatient, so I'll just add better pictures later. The hood stripes were inspired by the Kelleners 1M Coupe, although I didn't do the side skirt stripes and I extended the lines down to the bumper... Just so happened to fit perfectly along the lines and vents of the Seibon hood.

For now, enjoy the iPhone pictures. I'll take some better pics with a clean car and my wife's Nikon later on.

After being taped off:





Rear fender stripe:









Hood Stripes (these were a f-cking pain to finish):





I didn't grab any pictures of the stripes on the roof. They followed the rainwater grooves, pretty simple. Pointless, even. I should have probably skipped them.

Most of the expenses involved went to the painters tape; This is a really cheap way to put personal touch on your car.

Hardest part was removing the tape after I was done; I sprayed 4 layers with about 7 minutes of drying time between each later, so the tape really wanted to peel the entire stripes away. I had to become a surgeon with a razor blade to prevent scratching the clearcoat. Nerve-wracking and tedious work for sure. The skinny double stripe on the hood was the worst.

Word of wisdom: The minor overspray from the plastidip likes to collect on your windows/uncovered areas of your car. It rubs off fairly easily with your finger, but still VERY annoying to clean. You might consider covering everything that you can, or working when there is no wind at all.

This will save your fingers and give you some much needed precision accuracy for like $3 at wal-mart:




Tell me what you guys think!
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      10-17-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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      10-18-2012, 06:49 AM   #3
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Thanks man! I definitely need to get some new wheels to go with the aggressive look... My front lip arrived in the mail yesterday and the spoiler (its in the 5th pic) the day before that so that'll help.
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      10-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #4
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looks good, i like the design you put into the rear fender and boot. hood not so much, i think it takes away a little from its regular aggression. i like what youre doing though! love seeing these creative little takes
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      10-18-2012, 07:36 AM   #5
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looks good, i like the design you put into the rear fender and boot. hood not so much, i think it takes away a little from its regular aggression. i like what youre doing though! love seeing these creative little takes
Thanks! Ill probably end up doing a little bit on the side skirts next
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      10-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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Posted this in the thread about the cheap polyurethane lip, but I figured it showed the stripes a little better so here it is.





Heres some awkward angles of the trunk/rear fender stripe.



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      11-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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looks good : ). I think the stripes work well because of your hood
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      11-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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For anyone wondering about the best way to remove tape from plasti dip, spray heavy coats and remove the tape while the plastidip is still wet. That way it doesnt try to peel away the plasti dip with the tape. Looks good!
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      11-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #9
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For anyone wondering about the best way to remove tape from plasti dip, spray heavy coats and remove the tape while the plastidip is still wet. That way it doesnt try to peel away the plasti dip with the tape. Looks good!
Yea a buddy of mine told me that after I was already done lol. Definitely doing that next time


Thanks for the input guys
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      11-27-2012, 11:40 AM   #10
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      12-10-2012, 10:16 PM   #11
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Starting to peel along some of the edges. I think I'll remove it soon and do it properly this time. (spray one heavy coat and immediately remove tape)
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The accents look great!
I looked into the other thread you linked to, and on black 1s, this is a fantastic touch.
I'm not sure how it would look on other colors.
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Starting to peel along some of the edges. I think I'll remove it soon and do it properly this time. (spray one heavy coat and immediately remove tape)
I was going to ask about how it holds up over time.
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love it!
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Unique. I may do this in orange
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Awesome, show us how it turns up man
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I love everything about this.
Nice work.
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Not bad at all!
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I'll take some more photos soon, since I got new wheels. Thanks for the comments guys. I suggest more people do this, its a really easy way to put a nice spin on your car.
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Yes, agreed. After seeing this, i may do a little front fender, three bold line design.

What was the prep work? Just tape and go?
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Yes, agreed. After seeing this, i may do a little front fender, three bold line design.

What was the prep work? Just tape and go?

I just made sure my car was relatively clean. Waxing the car is suggested by some others, but in my experience the stuff is behaving like it should, sticking firmly but coming off fairly easily if you need it to.
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And I hate to be so inquisitive, but the removal process.. do tell.
My experience with plasti-dip has been nothing more than a VW grill and I never removed it. Does it rub off auto paint clear coat?
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