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Old 04-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #251
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Can you do this on brake calipers?
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #252
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I just used basic masking tape from lowes. You just can't let the stuff dry. Pull it off as soon as possible after your last coat. And I waited maybe 15-30 seconds between coats. They're are still places mine pulled because I wasn't fast enough, but the front fascia turned out so good ( and was much larger ). I have to try it again.
Another tip: use a fresh can or clean the nozzle well. When I tried a redo the next day the nozzle was clogged & I got huge drops of paint coming out.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:07 PM   #253
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Couldn't you lay down multiple layers of tape and pull off a layer of tape with each coat? Brainstorm idea.


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Old 04-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #254
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That's a good idea, the only problem is that I think it would be hard to pull one layer of tape off at a time without pulling off all the layers.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:54 AM   #255
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:55 AM   #256
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Also this thread should be a sticky
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:08 AM   #257
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try a sharp razor blade and dont go to deep tho just kinda scar it worked for me but i didnt have much to mask off
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #258
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I just used basic masking tape from lowes. You just can't let the stuff dry. Pull it off as soon as possible after your last coat. And I waited maybe 15-30 seconds between coats. They're are still places mine pulled because I wasn't fast enough, but the front fascia turned out so good ( and was much larger ). I have to try it again.
Another tip: use a fresh can or clean the nozzle well. When I tried a redo the next day the nozzle was clogged & I got huge drops of paint coming out.

when you are done spraying each coat, it is best to turn the can upside down and spray until only air is coming out. this helps with the clogging. learned that the hard way lol.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:35 AM   #259
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I love this thread! Can't wait to PD my rims now, saves me so much from getting them professional powder coated!! Thanks guys!
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:51 AM   #260
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I'm going to be on the hunt for some dip as well. This thread is fantastic. My car is black so the only thing I aim to dip are the rims but who knows, dipping other areas might create an interesting gloss/flat contrast.

Anyway, how many cans would you guys think for just the rims (RS 20")?
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I used 4 cans on my rims - and I laid the plasti-dip pretty heavily too.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #262
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I used 4 cans on my rims - and I laid the plasti-dip pretty heavily too.
Cool beans. Thanks! Saw this thread where the person actually had a wheel machine (must work at the shop) and popped the bead to get behind the edge (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123422). I'm hoping that won't be necessary for a seamless job.
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Cool beans. Thanks! Saw this thread where the person actually had a wheel machine (must work at the shop) and popped the bead to get behind the edge (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123422). I'm hoping that won't be necessary for a seamless job.
I did the same thing as the guy in that other thread, except I used painters tape.
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I did the same thing as the guy in that other thread, except I used painters tape.
If by "same thing" you mean popping the tire bead to get good coverage of the lip edge of the rim, you guys have access to some combination of tools, money, or friends which unfortunately I do not. I live in an apartment and don't even own a jack, stands, or a ramp (used to when I had more room in another apartment but not now).

I'm just going to see how good I can do with the wheels on the car and go from there.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #265
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Wow, I've been wanting to black out the chin on my SS for a while now and I've had no luck in finding a piece of vinyl to do this. Looks like a lot of other people have done it with this product, I've got plenty of the blue painters tape from home depot. However spraying on my makes me nervous, I'll have to see if I have something I could practice on.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #266
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If by "same thing" you mean popping the tire bead to get good coverage of the lip edge of the rim, you guys have access to some combination of tools, money, or friends which unfortunately I do not. I live in an apartment and don't even own a jack, stands, or a ramp (used to when I had more room in another apartment but not now).

I'm just going to see how good I can do with the wheels on the car and go from there.
Oh no. By "same thing" I meant that I used painters tape to mask off the tires.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #267
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From this past weekend. Did my spoiler and decklid black out and gas cap.
I dont plan on keeping the gas cap though, just wanted to see what it looked like before i get a real replacement.

the spoiler was super easy, was perfect on the first try.

the decklid was a pain in the ass due to the bowtie emblem. Had to redo it 3 times because for some reason it kept leaving an outline of bodycolor around the bowtie.

this stuff is amazing for trying out looks.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #268
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nice! yeah it almost makes me wish I didn't have a black car, so i could do more dip . trying to talk to talk the wife into letting me at her new suburban lol.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #269
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nice! yeah it almost makes me wish I didn't have a black car, so i could do more dip . trying to talk to talk the wife into letting me at her new suburban lol.

show her one of the videos that shows how easy the stuff is to take off.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #270
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wow, that spoiler and deck lid look nice on there man.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:12 AM   #271
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Oh no. By "same thing" I meant that I used painters tape to mask off the tires.
Oh gotcha. I've got blue painters tape as well so I should be in good shape although it's not very wide. I will make it work. That and probably newspaper or trash bags.

I'm pretty excited to try this. I think it'll look good and cover up my curb rash on the front passenger rim too. A non-destructive, inexpensive, and fairly easily removable appearance mod which apparently has multiple colors and enhancers for even more creative ideas = win win.
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wow, that spoiler and deck lid look nice on there man.
Thanks. I was super surprised how great they turned out.
Looks way better in person.
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OK so I spray the main area I want coated and save the edges for last. Question, when I put the last coat on that includes the edges how much time do I have before I have to start pulling the tape? Should I start as soon as I finish that edge or do I have time? I would hate to have to prep the whole area again because the plasti dip comes off with the tape.
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OK so I spray the main area I want coated and save the edges for last. Question, when I put the last coat on that includes the edges how much time do I have before I have to start pulling the tape? Should I start as soon as I finish that edge or do I have time? I would hate to have to prep the whole area again because the plasti dip comes off with the tape.
Take the tape off after you finish the last coat. I'd say you have about 5 minutes to take the tape off.
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Take the tape off after you finish the last coat. I'd say you have about 5 minutes to take the tape off.
Hmmm, maybe I'll see if the wife can follow me and pull the tape once I finish that area.


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