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Plasti-Dip or Low$$ paint by notaguru
Started on: 05-08-2014 07:00 PM
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Report this Post05-08-2014 07:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for notaguruClick Here to visit notaguru's HomePageClick Here to Email notaguruSend a Private Message to notaguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just saw a really nice Plasti-Dipped Porsche (yes, a 911), and it looks great. My '88GT is mechanically ok - finally - and is about to be refinished...

Apparently Plasti-Dip will cost $400 or so, including doorjambs. The local shop claims that it's good for 2-3 years even if stored in the sun, and 4-5 years if garaged. A decent but far from show-quality paint (same color) job will be three or four times that price.

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Report this Post05-08-2014 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Its a personal decision you have to make yourself. Ive seen a lot of them done, some done very well and it does seem to hold up. I really dont like the look myself, I prefer paint, but then Im a professional painter.... Its handy for some stuff, like I said, like protecting chrome during the winter.
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Report this Post05-08-2014 09:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes, Dip isn't permanent...
If you don't like or tired of the results, just peal off and do whatever.

Dip is useful for spot fixes too. Better to protect then primer w/o hassles painting whole car or panels, especially in winter.

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I just plasti-dipped my two removable decklid panels. They were really sunfaded and looked awful. I love the way that they turned out. I think I'm going to slowly do the entire car. I'd rather have it painted, but that is a few years down the road so I will dip it for the time being.
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Report this Post05-10-2014 01:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for EvilSqueezlesClick Here to Email EvilSqueezlesSend a Private Message to EvilSqueezlesEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
See my reply on page 2 of the plasti dipped rims thread.
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Report this Post06-11-2014 06:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fishogs 84Click Here to Email Fishogs 84Send a Private Message to Fishogs 84Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just had my '87 GT done in Black Betty with pearlizer. It looks awesome! Coupled with the blacked out theme I get looks and compliments everywhere. I can't get a pic to upload or I would have it posted here already. Doing the wife's '88 GT in Brick Red and it should be done this weekend. It takes about 1.5 gallons of each color (primer/main color) to do each car.

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Originally posted by notaguru:

Just saw a really nice Plasti-Dipped Porsche (yes, a 911), and it looks great. My '88GT is mechanically ok - finally - and is about to be refinished...

Apparently Plasti-Dip will cost $400 or so, including doorjambs. The local shop claims that it's good for 2-3 years even if stored in the sun, and 4-5 years if garaged. A decent but far from show-quality paint (same color) job will be three or four times that price.

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Ever consider doing it yourself? You can probably do it for $350 including the gun($150-$200 for the dip product). This will allow you a lot of versatility and it is not as difficult as you may think. Check out the youtube videos by Fonzie the owner of Dip Your Car.
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Report this Post06-12-2014 12:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Guy next door does them all the time with a Wagner Power Painter. Hes done several brand new Camaros.
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Report this Post06-23-2014 05:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jack MehoffSend a Private Message to Jack MehoffEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Definitely adds a unique factor to the car. However, be prepared for it to fade and peel because it will. If you're under 30 I'd say go for it
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...be prepared for it to fade and peel because it will. If you're under 30 I'd say go for it


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I did this.. never again. Halfway through I had second thoughts, Finished it, ran for a while (God does it get dirty QUICK.)
Peeling it off wasn't just.. peeling it off, well it was.. but if you have clear coat and think it'll be fine and peel off - it doesn't.

Still rubbing dip off of random little places a year later.
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Originally posted by 87FieroSport:

I did this.. never again. Halfway through I had second thoughts, Finished it, ran for a while (God does it get dirty QUICK.)
Peeling it off wasn't just.. peeling it off, well it was.. but if you have clear coat and think it'll be fine and peel off - it doesn't.

Still rubbing dip off of random little places a year later.


how many coats of dip did you use? I understood that with enough coats it pulled off in big sheets..
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Report this Post06-24-2014 01:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GraterFangClick Here to Email GraterFangSend a Private Message to GraterFangEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Did mine recently with plastidip and it turned out nice.
Do it yourself for under $100 though. If you mess up, its beyond easy to fix. If you're going to get it painted then just save up for proper paint.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/093384.html

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And yes, it peels off easily so long as its thick enough (and not a whole lot is even needed).
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Report this Post06-24-2014 06:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mypontiac2Click Here to Email mypontiac2Send a Private Message to mypontiac2Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The Eastwood company has their version of plastic dip, called ElastiWrap.
http://www.eastwood.com/pai...tiwrap-coatings.html
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Report this Post06-24-2014 09:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dave E BouyClick Here to Email Dave E BouySend a Private Message to Dave E BouyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm interested in using some of this to hide some damaged areas on my car but the thought of a matte finish doesn't turn my crank. Has anyone used the glossifier and how glossy does it get?

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Report this Post06-24-2014 09:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dave E BouyClick Here to Email Dave E BouySend a Private Message to Dave E BouyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Dang!!! Double post!!!!!

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Report this Post06-25-2014 10:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The guy who does them next door, sprays 4-5 coats on. I peeled a hood he did in less than 10 minutes. He did his own Mustang 3 years ago and it still looks the same. I use it on alloy or chrome wheels to get thru winter. Takes me maybe an hour to get it all back off of them. Ive never seen him do a gloss finish one. I use the clear on the wheels.

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Report this Post06-25-2014 05:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IanT720Click Here to Email IanT720Send a Private Message to IanT720Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Check out that Elasti wrap, sprays like paint, can mix it, naturally glossy, and they have tons of pearls, flakes too. I'm sold. Be going that route in a couple months....

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Has no one tried implement enamel ? You can buy it at any farm store in a range of colors and it's easy to apply. I used a Wagner HVLP sprayer and it looks great.

Wish I could post a picture...Case IH red.

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Report this Post06-26-2014 12:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dcarrdSend a Private Message to dcarrdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Im getting ready to go on a plasti dip rampage lol Going to dip both Fieros, my mustang and my mother's weathered Infiniti J30.
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Report this Post06-26-2014 10:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just seen the other day that Duplicolor has also got into the dip craze. I think they call it Flex Wrap or something...I already forgot.

http://www.bing.com/images/...icolor+dip&FORM=IGRE
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