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My camo green plasti-dipped GT by seajai
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Report this Post07-14-2015 01:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My GT is a southern car so the paint and clear coat have lost the battle with time. I've been thinking about dipping it for a while now, mainly to make it all one color until I get the dough saved up for a real paint job. When dip your car announced a 20% off sale over the 4th of July weekend, I decided to pull the trigger and buy. I bought the 2 gallon small vehicle pro car kit, with the extras minus the 20% it cost me a total of $328.12 with shipping. I decided to take the time and paint the jambs too so the masking process was a little more involved but I think the end result is worth the effort. Did a little body work to fill in all the nicks and dings.

Here are a few before and after pics, I need to dip the rims black yet but I really happy with the color and the end result.



















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Report this Post07-14-2015 01:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Wally27Click Here to Email Wally27Send a Private Message to Wally27Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks real good. I like that color a lot!
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Report this Post07-14-2015 06:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Tom SlickClick Here to Email Tom SlickSend a Private Message to Tom SlickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice job
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Report this Post07-14-2015 06:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Eric_PASend a Private Message to Eric_PAEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks good! Was there a clear coat used with the plasti dip, or do you just shoot on the color then done?
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Report this Post07-14-2015 07:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks great so far.
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Looks good! Was there a clear coat used with the plasti dip, or do you just shoot on the color then done?


If you want shiny "paint", DYC makes a glossifier. Sort of like a clear coat but not quite the same. Think of Plasti Dip'ing your car like you're covering it with a balloon. You're never gonna make a balloon super shiny. Most people just spray the car and go for a matte finish.

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Report this Post07-14-2015 07:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm going for the matte finish. DYC has a new high gloss top coat but it's $90 bucks a gallon. I bought their "dip coat" spray on protectant, it makes the dip feel less like rubber and helps with scratching and marring.
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Wow, big change, looks good. Can't wait to see it in person at the Shipman show.
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Report this Post07-14-2015 11:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Stubby79Send a Private Message to Stubby79Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks great. So does the dash/steering wheel...and the engine. You must be single! If only...
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Looks great. So does the dash/steering wheel...and the engine. You must be single! If only...


Married for 16 years........to a very understanding wife.

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I would have never chosen that color...but man it looks dogone good!!! And the black rims should really set it up nicely!
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Looks good, did you dip the mirrors too or are you leaving them black? Also plus to you for painting the jams, it really helps bring the car together when you're popping the hood or door (I'd hate seeing the factory color every time I opened the door, so I dipped the jams too.) Interesting that you dipped the "inside" of the sail panels. I decided to rattle can that area satin black and continue the black to the body color section above the tail lights (that you can't see when the decklid is closed.) This would make it easier to change colors without removing the decklid but as you did, it just seemed easier to take it off (I took the hood off and headlight covers out too.)

Why didn't you mask off the sail window area? It looks like some overspray got on it which is more of a pain to peel off. What pieces are you using there and doesn't it need to stick?

Make sure to post some pictures out in the sun soon!
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Looks good, did you dip the mirrors too or are you leaving them black? Also plus to you for painting the jams, it really helps bring the car together when you're popping the hood or door (I'd hate seeing the factory color every time I opened the door, so I dipped the jams too.) Interesting that you dipped the "inside" of the sail panels. I decided to rattle can that area satin black and continue the black to the body color section above the tail lights (that you can't see when the decklid is closed.) This would make it easier to change colors without removing the decklid but as you did, it just seemed easier to take it off (I took the hood off and headlight covers out too.)

Why didn't you mask off the sail window area? It looks like some overspray got on it which is more of a pain to peel off. What pieces are you using there and doesn't it need to stick?

Make sure to post some pictures out in the sun soon!


I painted the mirrors with a satin black epoxy paint. I've seen a few GT's with the black inner sail panel trim painted the same color as the body and I liked the look so I thought I'd try it. I also painted the rear grilles green as well. The sail panels are the fiberglass ones from Fiero fiberglass and they attach with push clips so no tape is needed. I will post more pics as I get things reassembled.
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Report this Post07-14-2015 02:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GrantmanClick Here to Email GrantmanSend a Private Message to GrantmanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
looks really nice. like the color you chose.

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It looks really nice. I like how you did the jams as well and spent some extra time taking things apart and prepping it properly.
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Looks great. Gives me some incentive to post pictures of my plasti dip '85.
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Looks great!
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How many coats do you get out of 2 gallons? Looks good!
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How many coats do you get out of 2 gallons? Looks good!


Honestly, I'm not 100% sure. Being it was my first time dipping, I was really concentrating on getting good coverage without any runs (I got 1 ) and I wasn't keeping track. But I'd guess the sides got about 4 coats and the lids 5 coats. My hood and roof were in bad shape so I made sure they got the most coats. I emailed DYC and they told me 2 gallons would be enough to do a Fiero so that's what I went with. The camo green has excellent coverage so I just sprayed until I had just a little dip left in the cup for any future touch-ups. I guess I'll find out when it comes time to peel it if I got enough on there.

I started on the wheels today. I am going with black and a glossifier topcoat to give them a little sheen



Also started bolting parts back on the car. I got the mirror, taillights, and decklid installed as well as my faux carbon fiber sail panels.





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Love it. Major improvement. Congrats man!
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Here is the finished product. I decided to paint the belt molding the same color as the body for a little different look. I wasn't quite sure if I'd like it but I figured I could peel it off if I didn't. I removed the drip rails rather than tape them off to paint, I like the way it looks without them so I think I'll leave them off for now too. Overall I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. A few days worth of work and a few hundred bucks has transformed my old sun-faded car into something special, I wish I would have done it earlier.

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Here is the finished product. I decided to paint the belt molding the same color as the body for a little different look. I wasn't quite sure if I'd like it but I figured I could peel it off if I didn't. I removed the drip rails rather than tape them off to paint, I like the way it looks without them so I think I'll leave them off for now too. Overall I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. A few days worth of work and a few hundred bucks has transformed my old sun-faded car into something special, I wish I would have done it earlier.






I think it looks great!
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Sweet.

Something I have always wondered, how to folks deal with bugs stuck to plastidip in front? Bug remover takes it off ok?

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Sweet.

Something I have always wondered, how to folks deal with bugs stuck to plastidip in front? Bug remover takes it off ok?



Any petroleum or solvent based cleaner will disolve the dip and make a mess. Check out this video:

http://www.dipyourcar.com/f...Off-Plasti-Dip-VIDEO
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Any petroleum or solvent based cleaner will disolve the dip and make a mess. Check out this video:

http://www.dipyourcar.com/f...Off-Plasti-Dip-VIDEO


No audio where am so is he just pressure washing or using a special dip safe remover first?
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