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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 9, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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    jtye

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    Check these guys out, they've done pretty much everything you can imagine with the stuff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K3mH0w9kR8
     
  2. Jul 9, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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    MowTaco

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    This looks schweet... I'm curious can you leave all the masking on until it's dry? I currently have my bumpers and grille dipped and when I did them I was afraid the dip would dry over the tape and it would all try to come off when I peel the tape off. Can you get a clean edge after it is dry? I basically sprayed one thick coat and then peeled all the masking quick before it dried. It came out looking fine but it's kinda hectic spraying then peeling really fast
     
  3. Jul 9, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    You did it right. You can put on a first coat that is still somewhat light without peeling the tape. Your heavier coat will cover the tape and if you don't peel while it's wet, you edges will be curled over and not have a sharp definition. That's if the derp doesn't outright peel in jagged strips from pulling the tape after it's dry.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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    I VERY CAREFULLY used a razor blade to score the edge and it has worked great numerous times. Just have to use extreme caution go slow and just score it. I had to do this when I created some derp eyelids. Had to have about 7 coats so the light wouldn't shine through.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 9, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    Hmmmm... I'll check my second email again tonight...
     
  6. Jul 9, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Like stated, you did it right. When you do the bumper/grille just leave a 1/2 inch gap and you can let it dry. If you try and make a clean line and let it dry it will just all peel up and/or rip.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    Checked my tracking number again and it looks like my product is enroute in Florida. Hopefully, I'll get it this weekend!
     
  8. Jul 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    ^^^^ looking forward to seeing the anthracite on your wheels
     
  9. Jul 9, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    This is very true, and very aggravating :mad:
     
  10. Jul 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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    somethinboutayota

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    Used some derp to help complete my satoshi build

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jul 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    Should I dip my door handles that are faded to a nasty gray?
     
  12. Jul 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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    somethinboutayota

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    Does a bear shit in the woods?
     
  13. Jul 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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    Just out of curiosity how do you deal with the inevitable over spray? I plan on just taking off the handles to avoid that but I've heard people just spray it on the car.

    If it lands on paint w/e just clay bar but if it lands on plastic wouldn't it be a massive PITA?
     
  14. Jul 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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    somethinboutayota

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    you could tape it off... or soak a paper or MF towel in goo-gone, and apply to the plasti dip. let it sit for 5-10 mins. re-apply as necessary and keep it wet.
    be very careful not to get it on other plasti-dip items you do not want to remove, as if you accidentally touch it, it may peel (found this out the hard way)
    start at a corner and begin peeling. it should come off much easier than before.
    wash off the excess goo-gone and your done [​IMG]


    btw if you do have some overspray on your car, googone will get rid of it in 2 seconds
     
  15. Jul 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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    cheeseit

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    Thanks for the advice man.

    I would mask it all off but I tried to mask off my headlights when I wet sanded them and the wax I used made the tape just slide right off :mad:. It stuck to my unwaxed front bumper but not the fender... The door handles seem super easy to take off too. Just have to do 2 too so meh
     
  16. Jul 10, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    Me too:D
    I'll be sure to post up some pictures when they're done.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    Totally want to see pics
     
  18. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    ^Ok, now I want to see pics too
     
  19. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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    What the consensus on how well its holding up against My pen stripes? Aka paint dragging branches?
     
  20. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    Without reading thru all 187 pages of this thread...anybody have a pic of a black sand pearl w/ plasti-dipped grill surround? Looking to see how well it matches up
     
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