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

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

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  1. Jul 30, 2013 at 4:42 AM
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    Item 9

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    Use rubbing alcohol to clean because it evaporates/dries very quick and effectively.

    Since it will be humid I can only suggest applying your coats very thin and just lay maybe 7-8 very thin coats rather than 4 average coats.

    Dry time between coats will be crucial since the humidity will slow your dry time.

    Good luck.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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    The other posters are correct. Make sure that you use rubbing alcohol to clean. I used(rubbing alcohol) on my emblems on a first project and it turned out great. I've used the Glossifier spray and it's okay. I did it on my fuel door. Since that I used a lot of it, in certain light, angles, it blends in with the truck. I also think it might because the truck is dirty. In this picture you can tell a difference. I also put the glossy on my emblems and I didn't really notice any difference.

    Are you taking the wheels off the truck or dipping them mounted to the vehicle?

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  3. Jul 30, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    I actually used the Glossifier and it worked great, had to do about 4 coats until it started getting really glossy. One or two coats just has a satin kinda finish
     
  4. Jul 30, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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    I had dipped the glossy silver with stereo controls on the steering wheel. It turned out pretty well. There are some spots where the painters tape took some of the dip off around the controls, that's pretty much it. I did a great job for my first time.

    I had redone my roof console because of the first time I did it, there was bubbles everywhere and I was too lazy at the time to fix it. Now it's perfect.

    Stay tuned, I have a lot of more projects to come.

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  5. Jul 30, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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    Get an Xacto knife. This stuff doesn't act like spray paint, if you just grab the tape and yank, you'll pull off half of what you just sprayed on.

    I kinda cheated with mine, since it's not a high-viz area: I masked off, sprayed, then yanked the tape while it was still wet (this stuff doesn't really run). Repeated twice. Not the finish I'd want on a bumper or area where people would scrutinize, but for the little cutouts that are half-shaded already, it worked just fine.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    You have to have a steady hand to when it comes to using an Exacto Knife. Really clean the areas that you are going to PD. You should allow a bit of drying time before you take the tape off. But not so much drying time to where it's going to be totally dry, then you will take all the dip off. It's a trial and error process, takes time, practice, patients.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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    Did my radio and the surround. Sorry it's sideways.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    Wow guys... thanks alot for all the feedback! I really appreciate it

    So my initial concerns have all been resolved. Looks like the humidity won't be a big deal and I should clean with water first then put rubbing alcohol before the PD. And I think I will buy a can or two of the glossifier and try that out as well.

    There were a couple of you who had some VERY valid points which I didn't think about. (Item 9 and Blze001)

    Applying coats vs masking efforts: I will be doing all 4 of my wheels on my truck. I will be paying careful attention to my masking which means I will be spending a lot of time on it. Since I forgot about the PD ripping off when I unmask.. what should I do? If I'm expected to apply 7-8 coats of this stuff, unmask, remask, then reapply each time its going to be a PITA. I was originaly going to mask, paint, unmask and be done... but if I do that it sounds like I will just peel the PD right off afterwards. :notsure:
     
  9. Jul 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    How are you masking? I used index cards, like a lot of others on here have, and I didn't have any issues with ripping anything off after I was done, just gotta pay attention. I applied my coats and removed the cards after the final coat and let em sit over-night. You might consider dipping them off your truck, it might be more work up front, but i think it coats em more evenly and you don't run the risk of any running if u accidentally go heavy on the spray. 7-8 coats seems a little overboard, I did 4 coats and it turned out fine, and I didn't have any issues when I peeled it all off. Just my $0.02

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  10. Jul 30, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    Derped my lower valence today just cuzzzz....

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  11. Jul 30, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    Well I thought that this was going to be the easiest thing that I would dip, I was totally wrong(I'm picky too I might add). The first coats were done in the rain in the cold, I figured it was okay, wrong. Did it again and was trying to figure out how to make it work where the twist knob was. I tried two ways(one on each cubby). First I would spray the whole thing and hope that it would even out where the twist knob was, kind of worked. Second one, I taped off the area where the knobs where(took the knobs out) and sprayed dip on the inside. Then did the rest of the flat, front face of the cubby. That looked like total crap. I took all the dip off(lots of scraping and swearing) and ended up doing it the first way. I realized once you put the knobs back together where they're suppose to go, you don't notice it(lack of dip compared to the front face). I used most of the dip can. Looks good though IMO.

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  12. Jul 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    I couldn't believe the price difference compared to the US. Hearing some places paying $6.00 a can(US), I was thinking it wasn't going to be that much more expensive. Going to a local Auto Value and seeing $20.00 a can/almost $25.00 for Blaze colours, I wasn't impressed. I do my best not to go through a lot of dip because of the price. Plus I have to be more picky about the things I want to dip.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    Touched up my bedliner with derp
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  14. Jul 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    why not just use rustoleum bed liner spray?
     
  15. Jul 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    Dipped my steelies over the weekend. Turned out pretty good. I did 5 light coats but that was too much, it is starting to peel in some spots. This definitely isn't a permanent job but we'll see how much life I get out of it!

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  16. Jul 31, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    Because derp. :D

    I didn't have rustoleum bed liner spray laying around, but I did have derp.

    This is not the rustoleum mega thread :p
     
  17. Jul 31, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Dipped my rear bumper a few weeks ago. Just word to the wise. The white takes a lot more than the black to fully coat.

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  18. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    Hey!
    I was at Auto Value tonight and I had noticed they(PD) has changed their nozzles. They are no longer the skinny, small, round ones anymore. They are more fitting to your finger, fatter and lower to the can. I had noticed when I was using my trigger sprayer that the trigger wouldn't go all the way down on the new nozzles to spray and finish the can off. So just so you know. Keep your old nozzles or buy newer ones with older style.

    Also:

    I asked the Customer Service person, "how come prices are so much higher than the US?". He said, "apparently because some people were up in arms about not having french language on the labelling. So companies had to send them back to get the labels changed".

    I don't think because of a label change(even if it was the reason) it doesn't explain the 3 times as much cost from US to Canadian dip cans. I'm sure that there is more to this then just the labelling.
     
  19. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    I used black for the first few things I was dipping. Yesterday I had tried the yellow and it took a lot more to work than the black did.

    Do you happen to have pictures of how you masked off before you did the bumper? I'm looking for some pointers if you have any?
     
  20. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    only real pic I have of it masked off. This pic was about 3 coats in. Like I said took a lot for the white to cover the chrome

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