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      10-25-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Plasti Dip!? anyone seen this stuff

A mate at work just showed me this video!

looks mad and seems to be cheap, if you get bored of the colour just peel it off no harm done!

anyone done this before?

[u2b]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=l7veDQ2xIww&NR=1[/u2b]
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      10-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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I want to get into plasti-dipping however it's way to expensive here in Australia.

In the US, it costs US$5-8 for a spray can and US$59 for a gallon tin. The paint air sprayer costs $150. In Australia the prices for a can are ~$25 and for a 1 gallon tin it's ~$330. You need roughly a can for a wheel and maybe 3 gallons for a car from my research.

Aust - http://www.plastidip.net.au/

US - https://www.dipyourcar.com/home.php

I can't justify buying it here in Australia at the 400%+ mark up.

If anyone knows a freight forwarder who is able to use sea freight I'd definitely be interested in getting some and sharing freight with whoever else is interested.

I'd be interested in attempting a matte white spray or simply just clear coating my car for some rock chip protection.
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      10-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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cheapest ive seen it is for 35 bucks a can at prime electronics around strathfield region. i did all 4 of my wheels for less than 2 cans for a bit of fun and a side project.

im pretty happy with it tbh, and i would pay 70 bucks more than happily if i hadnt known about the us price. still, relatively cheap fun.
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      10-26-2012, 12:55 AM   #5
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cheapest ive seen it is for 35 bucks a can at prime electronics around strathfield region. i did all 4 of my wheels for less than 2 cans for a bit of fun and a side project.

im pretty happy with it tbh, and i would pay 70 bucks more than happily if i hadnt known about the us price. still, relatively cheap fun.
I think you can get it direct from Plasti Dip Australia. Their ebay prices are what I quote above. http://www.plastidip.net.au/where-to-buy http://stores.ebay.com.au/Plastidip-Australia

It would be pretty expensive to ship I think but they're located in Bardwell Park in NSW so I'm pretty sure you'd be able to pick it up.
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      10-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #6
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Actually looks like you can get some pre-thinned 1 gallon tins for $250 from Plasti-Dip Australia

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MATT-BLAC...item51a03a681f
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      10-26-2012, 01:13 AM   #7
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I used it on my OEM boot lip, looks the goods.
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Yeah I have looked into it also. Can't seem to get it sent from the US and buying from the Aussie supplier amounts to nearly a grand (3x1gallon tins + the sprayer, etc). Way more than in the US.
If anyone comes up with a plan to get this stuff cheaper, I'd be keen.
BTW any idea where to get just a can of the black from here in Australia at a good price?
And are there any other rival brands on the market that do the same thing?
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      10-26-2012, 04:39 AM   #9
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I would luv to do my wheels and mirrors in orange or red for laughs haha
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      10-26-2012, 04:56 AM   #10
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I would luv to do my wheels and mirrors in orange or red for laughs haha
That is what I think it should be used for. IMO plastidip should not be used as an alternative to actually painting (or even vinyl) a surface. If you want black wheels then get them powdercoated, however if you want to play around a bit then plastidip is a fairly cheap and easy way of messing around. A few of my friends also bring in plastidip and have done a lot of work with it trying out stuff on various cars. I had the C63 AMG badges on the boot sprayed with 'clear' plastidip - thus giving it a brushed aluminium look. The only problem with plastidip is the textured surface it leaves behind.
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      10-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #11
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Thanks for fixing the link! I was thinking, yeah it could be fun to try out.

But is it also a cheaper alternative to some paint protection? From stone chips/bird shit being cooked into the paint from the sun etc etc

I dont even have a clue what colours i'd do what but im keen to check it out. I have family in canada if anyone knows if you can get it cheaper there i could have my cousin freight it here. Or from the uk? Being from scotland i have heaps of relatives and mates there who could ship to here
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      10-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #12
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Do not expect a spectacular finish with Plastidip.

Used this before and for what it was, it was fine, but if you're OCD (like myself and a few others on here), then this is not for you.

My 2c.
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      10-28-2012, 07:08 AM   #13
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Co-sign. Couldn't have said it or put it any better Raj. Like sbce90 said its really for playing around and trying new stuff out with your car. The good thing is it can be peeled off if it's not to your liking.

Getdipped here in Australia have kicked off the scene with Plastidipping car parts. Do I like it? No! Too much overspray and messing around to be done. Taking that sh*t off is a pain in the arse if you don't use the right tools.

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      10-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #14
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That would be awesome for those track days when you want a matte black bonnet and rims.

Pretty awesome that you don't need to mask everything up a heap too.
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That would be awesome for those track days when you want a matte black bonnet and rims.

Pretty awesome that you don't need to mask everything up a heap too.
Spot on. Probably use this for road trips too.
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      10-28-2012, 10:12 PM   #16
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Does it have a hard enough finish that it would stop stone chips getting through to the paint underneath?
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Does it have a hard enough finish that it would stop stone chips getting through to the paint underneath?
From looking at videos it seems pretty tough once it's hard time to cure. I saw the guy digging his fingernail into it and he didn't seem to leave a mark.

Is it as strong as a polyurethane wrap? No. Will it help with reducing stone chips? I would think it definitely would, especially if you've applied enough coats.

As for the remarks about the textured finish on plastidip, they have a glossifier coat now which is supposed to give it a....well for lack of a better word, gloss finish. I'd definitely be interested in seeing whether it would be able to be applied to a clearcoat and maintain the shiny reflective finish.

On videos I've seen it with a few layers applied over the standard matte finish plastidip and you can definitely see some reflections, i.e. the person standing in front of it, camera etc. However, from what I could see it didn't seem like you would be able to get a mirror finish out of it like you could with a standard clear coat.
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Does it have a hard enough finish that it would stop stone chips getting through to the paint underneath?
Yes it does, if you spray a few layers over the surface.

It's like a rubber/plastic coating.

Remember Babybel Cheese?? Well, that was a wax cover I think, but similar thickness and protection properties:

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      10-29-2012, 02:14 AM   #19
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^^ Interesting comparison lol
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      10-29-2012, 08:35 PM   #20
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Hmm, Where can I pick up a can of this ASAP? I'm in the East burbs of Melbourne.

Going on a long drive this weekend and I want to do the silver trim strip on my dash so I don't go any more blind than I already am.
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http://www.caswellplating.com.au/contact.html


I got my stuff from here. Cheapest I could find in Australia. They are under $10 in the states though...
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http://www.caswellplating.com.au/contact.html


I got my stuff from here. Cheapest I could find in Australia. They are under $10 in the states though...
Got mine from here, picked it up at the factory so no shipping costs.
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