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Old 08-07-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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Plasti Dip

I've been taking break from the mechanical aspect of the car and looking a little more into cosmetics. Yes, as you can see my car is just the bones stock 2011 ls (cosmetically) I've been wanting to change the rims and add a spoiler.

But i'm here to get your guy's opinion as to plasti dipping the hood of the car into a matte black. It seems cheap and easy to do. Is there anything i should know?

Any info would be much help.

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Old 08-07-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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something that big would be a couple cans i bet if you wanna do a couple coats... why not just get it wrapped? a bit more expensive but id say better off in the long run...

i just plasti dipped some stuff on my car, i did the spoiler and front and rear emblems so far. its not hard to plasti dip but just my .02. if you do go that route make its in a well ventilated area
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:53 PM   #3
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Something to think about.
After reading all the info on Plasi-dip on this and other forums, I dipped the stock wheels on my 2004 2500HD…now I am kinda tired of it. When I tried taking it off…not happening. That stuff will not come off easy, as a matter of fact…almost impossible in some spots.
Now, I have had it on for over a year, but something you may want to think about.

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Old 08-07-2014, 01:58 PM   #4
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Something to think about.
After reading all the info on Plasi-dip on this and other forums, I dipped the stock wheels on my 2004 2500HD…now I am kinda tired of it. When I tried taking it off…not happening. That stuff will not come off easy, as a matter of fact…almost impossible in some spots.
Now, I have had it on for over a year, but something you may want to think about.

just my $.02

Yeah, a lot of people claim you can just "peel it off" when you get tired of it, but I've never had that experience. I did the chrome front bumper on my truck a few years back, that stuff was not coming off easily.

There is a solvent you can get from dipyourcar that will take it off. It's not cheap but from what I hear it does a pretty good job.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:02 PM   #5
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Something to think about.
After reading all the info on Plasi-dip on this and other forums, I dipped the stock wheels on my 2004 2500HD…now I am kinda tired of it. When I tried taking it off…not happening. That stuff will not come off easy, as a matter of fact…almost impossible in some spots.
Now, I have had it on for over a year, but something you may want to think about.

just my $.02
Just a hint for you, that happens when you don't have enough coats, so just put more plastidip on top of the old one and watch magic happening! Been playing with that for couple months now...
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:42 PM   #6
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Plasti-Dip....One of the most overused products on the planet. Over the last 4 years or so, there's like a frenzy going on for this stuff. Should have bought me some stock in it 5 years ago. Don't get me wrong though...I've used it myself. Coated my Silverado letters on my truck last year. But wheels, hoods, whole cars??? Hell, just paint your whole house and the wife and kids with it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:59 PM   #7
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Something to think about.
After reading all the info on Plasi-dip on this and other forums, I dipped the stock wheels on my 2004 2500HD…now I am kinda tired of it. When I tried taking it off…not happening. That stuff will not come off easy, as a matter of fact…almost impossible in some spots.
Now, I have had it on for over a year, but something you may want to think about.

just my $.02
Thanks. I've been wanting to plasti-dip a few things on my car, but the whole "removal" part had me worried if I got tired of it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:26 PM   #8
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If you put a thick enough layer it peels off clean, even cleaner than peeling vinyl off (which has left residue on my car before).
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:37 PM   #9
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well I'll share a good trick of cleaning off dip residue.

WD40 works like oxiclean! haha but yea no joke wd40!
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:49 PM   #10
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I would recommend turtle wax bug and tar remover. It melts the stuff off instantly. It's clear coat safe and dissolves it like it's nothing.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:26 PM   #11
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WD-40 is what you need if it won't peel off. I have to say even I like plasti dip, it looks kinda cheap if it is applied to large area, for example, hood.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:37 AM   #12
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Plastidip is amazing applied correctly, I've had my bow ties dipped for two years and they still look brand new, I did my stock rims a while back than peeled them off and one area wasn't a heavy enough cost applied so it didn't peel right off but a very very small amount t of goo gone and water and it literally melted right off, this stuff is 100 percent safe and very very effective
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:08 AM   #13
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Thanks... I'll be trying a few of these tricks
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:15 PM   #14
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Ya there is a thread on here with plasti dip tips. If you do it right it is easy to peal off. You really got to lay down the coats. That being said I wouldn't plasti dip my hood. Go the vinyl route. It will be more expensive but in the end you will be happy with it. I am not sure you could get the plasti dip perfect on an entire hood. You will see little spots where you went to heavy or too light. That would bug the heck out of me. Get a friend and do a wet application of the vinyl. Watch some youtube videos on how you do it. I really think you will end up much happier if you go that route. That is coming from a huge fan a plasti dip.
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Comes off pretty easy in this video, 7 min 16 sec mark

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Ya there is a thread on here with plasti dip tips. If you do it right it is easy to peal off. You really got to lay down the coats. That being said I wouldn't plasti dip my hood. Go the vinyl route. It will be more expensive but in the end you will be happy with it. I am not sure you could get the plasti dip perfect on an entire hood. You will see little spots where you went to heavy or too light. That would bug the heck out of me. Get a friend and do a wet application of the vinyl. Watch some youtube videos on how you do it. I really think you will end up much happier if you go that route. That is coming from a huge fan a plasti dip.
agree 100%. Unless you go their sprayer route it is really hard to do large or long pieces evenly
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:27 PM   #17
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Just dipped my entire A6 audi because the stock paint was shot and scratched to hell. Did it in pealized yellow and it looks 110% better.

Did my fog light bezels on the camaro in red and they look good but not as nice as an actual paint job.

IMO pasti dip is the quickest and most economical way to go especially on an older vehicle.
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Hmmm...... Paint or Plasti-dip.......
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Hmmm...... Paint or Plasti-dip.......
To paint thy camaro pros:

1. Way more durable to weather and elements
2. You can polish and wax it
3. More color options

Cons:

1. A lot more expensive to do
2. You have to live with the finished product

To dip thy camaro pros:

1. Every easy to apply yourself (check out dipyourcar.com)
2. A lot cheaper than paint (6x cheaper to have it done professionally up here)
3. Make a mistake or don't like how it looks just peel off and start again.

Cons:

1. Cannot polish or wax. Has a rough texture feel.
2. Not as durable to the elements. Spoke to a guy that dipped in matte black and color faded to gray in a few months (pealizer or glosipher is supposed to help with this.
3. Does not stick on all surfaces.

IMO if I were to redo my camaro I would probably vynl wrap it. Way better looking cosmetically, can be waxed and it will peel off like plati dip. It cost more but not as much as a new paint job.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #20
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I did my interior door panels in red plasti dip. Looked great! But I wanted to go with a more glossy appearance. It had been on for about 7 months. It was a pain in the a$$ to get off cause I didn't spray it on thick enough. Same with my tail light bezels. Moral of the story: if you plasti dip, make it thick.
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agree 100%. Unless you go their sprayer route it is really hard to do large or long pieces evenly
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:05 PM   #22
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Pretty sure I'm just going to have it painted when I get the body shop to respray the front bumper I'm getting, since they'll already be painting. And it shouldn't be much more to add in the rear blackout along with the front.
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To paint thy camaro pros:

1. Way more durable to weather and elements
2. You can polish and wax it
3. More color options

Cons:

1. A lot more expensive to do
2. You have to live with the finished product

To dip thy camaro pros:

1. Every easy to apply yourself (check out dipyourcar.com)
2. A lot cheaper than paint (6x cheaper to have it done professionally up here)
3. Make a mistake or don't like how it looks just peel off and start again.

Cons:

1. Cannot polish or wax. Has a rough texture feel.
2. Not as durable to the elements. Spoke to a guy that dipped in matte black and color faded to gray in a few months (pealizer or glosipher is supposed to help with this.
3. Does not stick on all surfaces.

IMO if I were to redo my camaro I would probably vynl wrap it. Way better looking cosmetically, can be waxed and it will peel off like plati dip. It cost more but not as much as a new paint job.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:47 AM   #23
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Dip your car has a new product that protects the dip. It removes the rubbery texture, plus it all depends how you apply it. I find it annoying because gasoline can dissolve it and every time your fingers touch it, it wants to peel.
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