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    Plasti-Dip Anyone!?

    Anyone ever tried plastipping their own car, or seen it in person?


    Curious since i LOOOOOVE to spray paint $#@!.

    So, I ordered a kit. WAAAAY overpriced, but you cant find the dip for much cheaper.

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    Testing it on the Ranger first:

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    First Coat, about 1/4 Gallon
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    Fourth Coat, 1 full gallon
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    Might do a few more tonight, might not, but tomorrow will definitely be complete with after pics

    So.. has anyone else tried this? Wanted to do the ///M3 next..

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    at bimmerfest there were a 2 cars from NY plastidipped they looked good IMHO I did my wheels and always get compliments on them
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    A lot of people bash it but I think its a great product, especially if you put it on as a protective coating during the winter.

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    There is a company that has done this to a lot of their cars in Mexico. It works great and comes off clean as hell. I was considering this to my car instead of matt white vinyl. Looks sick, I would def do it if I had a compressor so I can spray paint it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TRES Click here to enlarge
    at bimmerfest there were a 2 cars from NY plastidipped they looked good IMHO I did my wheels and always get compliments on them
    Was one that matte green 3 series?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by folgrz Click here to enlarge
    A lot of people bash it but I think its a great product, especially if you put it on as a protective coating during the winter.

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    ^^Great idea for you northern folk!

    Ive only used plasti-dip for my lower grills. It helped out a lot and still looks fresh a year later.
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    yeah it was the matte green, there was also a baby blue



    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    Was one that matte green 3 series?
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    just about done

    Coat #6, 2 1/2 gallons:
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    coat # 8, 3 1/2 gallons

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    Just about done. went from very very light coats to a bit thicker. was paying off until usage increased a lot, AND 2-3 very small runny spots.

    This is why i wanted to test the truck first. Gonna let it dry for a while and then start peeling/cleanup overspray ect.

    Obviously a little more prep time would make it better and easier.

    Patience is kay, as with anything. I think anyone wanting to try and do it yourself, go for it, just shop around.

    For anyone curious, you can get the gallon cans, or 5 gallon cans for cheaper than "dipyourcar" and just need some thinner. This is why i bought their kit first, so i could copy it later.

    It appears to be very thin mix of "dip" and thinner. Looks to be about 2 qts thinner per "gallon" you buy from them.

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    Looks good, any plans to dip the m?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blaizon Click here to enlarge
    Looks good, any plans to dip the m?
    depends on when the blower sells. I cant do anything until thats off first...

    this is why i text you about the other color..

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    depends on when the blower sells. I cant do anything until thats off first...

    this is why i text you about the other color..
    Gotcha

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    What color is that and I assume you are using a professional sprayer ?

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    What exactly is the purpose of this?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    What color is that and I assume you are using a professional sprayer ?
    matte white

    not exactly professional sprayer, but not the cans

    finished.
    I left the roof black, i thought it would look good, but it doesnt. i have a bout 1/2 gallon left

    PREP! i wanted to test how much work you had to do to peel it away if you make a mistake.. PREP. OR- if you have ANY overspray, might as well spray it all. much easier to peel it away as a thick layer than slowly rubbing with your finger.

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    some detals didnt come out clean. i attribute this to it being a ford and $#@!ty craftsmanship/unsmooth contours but better prep could have really helped. Should I do the M, i will take a day in iteself to prep it properly. for my DD beater, i think it looks ok, once roof is sprayed

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    total cost ?

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    nice,

    dipped my winter rims and outcome is excellent. $50 in spray compared to $500+ in powdercoating is always a nice savings.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
    total cost ?
    $400 ish
    that includes sprayer though

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    great job for a full truck test! Love plastidip, sprayed my lower grilles, kidney grilles, and aluminum window trim. Thinking about doing the roof this summer or sooner when I have time. They even have glossifier and metallic coatings now!

    Matte white looks good on the ranger tho

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    $400 ish
    that includes sprayer though
    Brand/type of sprayer used?

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    Damn, looks pretty clean man.
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    My brother dipped his project 240sx gunmetal grey. Came out awesome. I was gonna dip the 335i yellow before I sold it
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alpinedevil335 Click here to enlarge
    Brand/type of sprayer used?
    earlex 3500 hvlp sprayer

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    Not sure if this is relevant because its not a whole car plastidip, but I too am a fan. I did some shadow stripes on my car with plastidip and I like the way it turned out.

    I compiled my experiences doing it in this thread here: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...ti-Dip-and-YOU



    Good job with the Ranger, it looks super clean.
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    Put on a thick coat. Makes it a lot easier to take off.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Put on a thick coat. Makes it a lot easier to take off.
    I learned that the hard way. If ANY overspray or mistakes are made, might as well spray it more to make cleanup easier.

    My truck has been through the paces and its pretty Damn durable. I've hoses it down once or twice and no defects. When its warmer and time to change color ill see just how much effort it takes to spray some off with a DIY/coin pressure washer

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