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Old 05-18-2011, 04:50 PM   #18
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Plastidip won't come off in a car wash you can pressure wash it and it will be fine.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:33 PM   #19
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Is the black a gloss? If not, since the clear coat isnt that great, what would oyu reommend using as a clear coat or in order to get a glossy look to it? All my accents on my car are gloss black so I would like to stick with the gloss black look. Another question, how do you do the lug nuts so that when you put on/take off the tires, the lugs dont chip or get destroyed??
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:38 PM   #20
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Is the black a gloss? If not, since the clear coat isnt that great, what would oyu reommend using as a clear coat or in order to get a glossy look to it? All my accents on my car are gloss black so I would like to stick with the gloss black look. Another question, how do you do the lug nuts so that when you put on/take off the tires, the lugs dont chip or get destroyed??
Sorry, plasti-dip is a flat/satin black. I am sure that you could spray a clear over it after you were done, though I do not know how that would affect the whole "peels right off" thing.

As for the lug nuts, you can't do them. Well I mean you can, but they will just get ruined when you put them on. I went to Apex Motorsports and bought a set of black gorilla lug nuts.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:24 PM   #21
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i love plasti-dip. i am officially hooked on this stuff. Did my wheels, lower grille, and the taillight trim rings.

I even have people at my job doing their wheels with this stuff now lol
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:28 PM   #22
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Plasti-dip is the shiznit!!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #23
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great write-up. i've done my wheels and heritage grille with this stuff, looks great. its basically a perfect match with the OEM black like you said.

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Old 05-26-2011, 02:15 PM   #24
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I plasti-dipped my rear trunk panel, LS7-style. I taped off the bumper and then masked larger parts off with plastic trash bags. I removed my bezels and went at it. The only thing that is difficult for me is peeling away the masking/painters tape with out peeling the plasti-dip away. Anyone have any suggestions? I WILL NOT use a blade to score the edges because thats just down right stupid. I'll post up picks later. It looks oK but the passenger side edges look a little stupid up close - its reversible so what the hell right?
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:17 PM   #25
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That I do not know. My car does not go through a car wash so I have no experience. Does someone who knows this from personal experience want to chip in?
I ran my car through a touchless wash yesterday. Tailight bezels, front bumper and rear trunk panel still intact. The trunk and bezels were sprayed last weekend and the front bumper about 2 weeks ago.

Verdict: Holds up under pressure.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:30 PM   #26
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I plasti-dipped my rear trunk panel, LS7-style. I taped off the bumper and then masked larger parts off with plastic trash bags. I removed my bezels and went at it. The only thing that is difficult for me is peeling away the masking/painters tape with out peeling the plasti-dip away. Anyone have any suggestions? I WILL NOT use a blade to score the edges because thats just down right stupid. I'll post up picks later. It looks oK but the passenger side edges look a little stupid up close - its reversible so what the hell right?
Glad to see people are plasti-dipping outside of the box. I can help you with the taking off tape thing though. After you have finished your last coat of plasti-dip you want to take the tape off imediately. This way the plasti-dip the is still wet and it won't come off with the tape.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:48 PM   #27
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When I painted my front bumper (the flat portion near the grill) it was not as bad. I layed down several initial light coats then I started to lay down thicker coats working from the grill towards the tape. I then peeled off the tape after the final coat and didn't have any lifting. I might have to do a similar method for the rear. I'll peel it off and redo it this weekend. I might do my roof too.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:56 PM   #28
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If you do your roof be sure to post pics. I'm toying with the idea of doing mine.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:09 PM   #29
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:52 PM   #30
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Sweet thread stieger... Plastidip is way more popular than I would of thought. I'm tempted on doing my roof too, maybe the spoiler and some hood spears... But I'm not ready to jump in just yet.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #31
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Ive been seeing all of these plasti dip threads but never really paid them much attention until now.. I feel like ive been living under a rock lol. This stuff seems great especially because if you mess up you can just peel and try again. I dont know what I can use it for but im sure i'll think of something. Thanks for the write up.
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Yep not a problem. The best part about this stuff is it comes in all different colors. If people are interested I can put an order in with a contractor I know and get a bunch of different colors for people. Up to you.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:10 PM   #33
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I plasti-dipped my rear trunk panel, LS7-style. I taped off the bumper and then masked larger parts off with plastic trash bags. I removed my bezels and went at it. The only thing that is difficult for me is peeling away the masking/painters tape with out peeling the plasti-dip away. Anyone have any suggestions? I WILL NOT use a blade to score the edges because thats just down right stupid. I'll post up picks later. It looks oK but the passenger side edges look a little stupid up close - its reversible so what the hell right?

i did my front bumper all in about 10 min
taped it off (took like half an hour)
then paint, light coat 1min wait, light coat 1 min wait, then two heavy coats 1min apart, pull tape as soon as done.

looks great no runs and no ruff edges.

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sorry bug guts on it (just to the right of center)

my first time doing it, i did per the instuctions of this page and when i pulled the tape i was mad pulled plasti up with it

so i tryed rush job and came out great.

so much so i want to do more

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Glad it all worked out for you. I guess I should really put the tape thing in my OP
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