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THE PLASTI-DIP MEGA THREAD!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mmtaco06, Aug 10, 2010.

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Plasti-Dip

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  1. Jul 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM
    #3581
    apedosmilglass

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    I PLASTI DIP JUST THE TOYOTA LOGO. ENDED UP JUST TAKING BADGES OFF. THAT WAS KINDA A BITCH
     
  2. Jul 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    jtye

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    I did all of my badges and had no problems. What happened?
     
  3. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    DBTaco

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    Do you buy plasti-dip? If so, where do you normally get it from that has a good selection?
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    Boerseun

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    ACE Hardware here has about 5 different colors other than black and white.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    Ice Horse

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    I LIKE YELLING!

    x2 What happened? First time I've heard anyone say plastidipping was hard.

    Is there a difference between the glossifier and the clear plastidip? Does the clear just come out matte?
     
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  6. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    i buy black and white locally at home depot, i buy everything else on dipyourcar

    go to their forums if you want to learn more about which colors do and do not fade and which colors require basecoats etc, you will learn alot on their forums
     
  7. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    totmacher

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    lifted, removed, relocated, and/or painted some stuff
    I very skillfully used a thin sharp blade to cut the dried dip off the edge of the tape as I peeled. Worked on both my valence and wheels. Just enough pressure to cut the coating but not damage the surface underneath. On my wheels, I only sprayed the recessed areas and left the lip and flats clean. Gives a sort of Dick Cepek look to the stock TRD rims.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    Finally worked!!! I did 7 "light" coats, but one layer on top of the other added up to very good coverage. If the overspray around the badge is thick then it's gonna be hard to separate from the letters. I made sure not to lay it on too thick, plus I cleaned the areas very well this time. I'm gonna Dip my wheels next, but probably gonna take them off the truck first.[​IMG]
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  9. Jul 3, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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    DBTaco

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    Is the shipping cost that I got calculated about right? over $10 for 2 cans? Thanks for the tip on the forums, I may look into joining.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    rickmeseke

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    they shit ups, and its about right yes, however if you order more it doesnt really get more expensive.
    i just made a 500$ purchase, 5 gal of plastidip with the spray gun, and my shipping was only $25 dollars.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    LowerBost

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    Anyone ever spray over their fog lights with this stuff? Thinking about hitting my fogs with a light coat of black to dim them out a bit. I messed up and bought the HID 8000 and there brighter than shit. Just worried if I use this stuff its just gonna fall off with the heat.
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  12. Jul 3, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    I think they have a certain type of plasti dip for the head lights/ fog lights. I can't remember the name, but it is from plasti dip. Check www.dipyourcar.com
     
  13. Jul 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    DundalkDipping

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    They do have a "smoke" product but it will not give the blacked out look. You can use 1-2 light coats of black for the smoked look and then glossfier if you want it to be glossy.

    Just did this Tacoma is matte black and the rims in matte black as well.

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  14. Jul 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    Chad

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    Looks nice!

    When you do the rims do you take them off the vehicle or do you put the bags behind the rim as some internet videos have done?
     
  15. Jul 6, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    Ice Horse

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    ^^^ x2 on his question. Also, how many cans are needed for all 4 wheels?
     
  16. Jul 6, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    DundalkDipping

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    It all depends on the car. So far the two trucks rims I've done I left them on and used the bags. I've taken every car rim I've done off. I also removed them from SUV's depending on the size.

    If they are "normal" sized, 19" or less then 4 cans will be plenty.
     
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  17. Jul 6, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    kite

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    Curious how many gallons this took? Looks great.
     
  18. Jul 6, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Ice Horse

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    Mine are 16". I was originally thinking 2, but would that not be thick enough?
     
  19. Jul 6, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    DundalkDipping

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    It could have been done easily with just over three but I used four just for the peel-ability.

    Yea, two of any color really wont be think enough. They might not even cover all the wheels enough to look solid enough. You can get away with 3 cans of black, gunmetal, anthracite and dark colors maybe but I'd always rather have extra then not enough.
     
  20. Jul 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    LowerBost

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    Will this ever chip or start to peel off the truck? Looks pretty nice tho love the dull matte look!
     
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