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Old 12-06-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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To plastidip or to not plastidip?

I've been tossing around the idea of plastidip ping my whole car for a while now and I've finally come around enough money to get it done. What do you guys think? Good or bad idea? And if so I was planning on doing a blue like the one done on the s4 by dipyourcar. Tell me your guys' input and what color you think would look the best!
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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I also have lower grille ducts now.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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And this is my first choice for colors
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #5
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I really dig the way your car is now, I think the blue plastidip looks like you put painters tape all over the car.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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I'm doing my Eclipse a mix of black/gun metal and pearlizer next weekend like they did on the Audi R8. Bought 3 gallons and sprayer for $300 on cyber monday. If you do blue, I would suggest creating a custom blue - the "blaze" looks too bright and the navy blue sucks IMO
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:51 PM   #7
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There are stories of plastidip leaving a yellow tint on white paint after it being on there awhile. I would ask around, but I think it's a great weekend DIY paint job and the matte finish is pretty slick. Go for it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #8
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Personally, I wouldn't do it. A buddy just did it on his own Camaro and while cool for the first few days, as soon as it got dirty it became a pain. Bugs just never came off, certain scuffs made it look terrible and the tiniest rock chips looked absolutely terrible. Not to mention it wasn't a perfect spray so on parts where he wasn't perfect, they started peeling pretty quickly. In my opinion, it looked great at the beginning and just plain cheap after. If you're going to do it, just make sure you spray it right.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
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I'm doing my Eclipse a mix of black/gun metal and pearlizer next weekend like they did on the Audi R8. Bought 3 gallons and sprayer for $300 on cyber monday. If you do blue, I would suggest creating a custom blue - the "blaze" looks too bright and the navy blue sucks IMO
oh damm! can you post some pictures on here once you get it done!
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #10
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Personally, I wouldn't do it. A buddy just did it on his own Camaro and while cool for the first few days, as soon as it got dirty it became a pain. Bugs just never came off, certain scuffs made it look terrible and the tiniest rock chips looked absolutely terrible. Not to mention it wasn't a perfect spray so on parts where he wasn't perfect, they started peeling pretty quickly. In my opinion, it looked great at the beginning and just plain cheap after. If you're going to do it, just make sure you spray it right.
i feel you on that. i have some on the lower part of my front bumper and it holds up pretty well but it has a rock chip now and looks awful!
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #11
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I'm not a fan of the plastidip. Seems to have no durability at all, and it's got a rubber like feel to it I know that's what makes it easy to remove. Doing small parts is one thing but a whole car is crazy. I'd go vinyl wrap first.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:32 AM   #12
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It'll look sick, but somebody on here had their hood plasti dipped and after he removed it his hood was stained.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:49 AM   #13
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I was on the verge of doing my entire car in yellow but I then did some research. Turns out there have been multiple instances where the clear coat on people's cars have been damaged or stained by the Plastidip itself. The thought of that happening to my car scared me in to aborting the idea.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #14
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Plasti dip does not damage paint or clear coat. Of the thousands of success stories out there, you will find a few people who claim damage was caused by dip. Reality is that damage was either pre-existing or they used a non-recommended thinner. There are no chemicals in dip that would negatively affect paint. Do some reading on here and elsewhere, you will find it's a myth.
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