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Old 02-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #451
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So I have some wear and chips in the plasti-dip on my wheels, can I just do another complete coat on top of the already dipped wheels and call it good?
If you're planning to do a complete coat anyway, I'd just peel off what's there. It should be a quick and easy job.

I know when I did mine I wasn't happy with the finish on one side and the other side had curb damage so I ripped it all off. Good product but I haven't put it back on. Waiting until I get the nerve to get them painted instead or buy new rims.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:13 PM   #452
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Any questions about plasti dip can be seen here. https://www.dipyourcar.com/

I'm dipping my entire car pearl blue beginning middle of next month
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:12 PM   #453
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I have done front and back bow ties. And the bezels. Black bezels sell for $80 on ebay! The bezels look great with sequential tail lights. So far it's holding up through the car wash just fine.
I have not done the wheels. How does that hold up ?
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #454
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Size:  127.2 KBHow can I fix this? Do I hafta redo them or do another layer? I tried another coat on the back emblem after and it still hasn't fixed it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:40 PM   #455
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:45 PM   #456
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IMAGE#1 How can I fix this? Do I hafta redo them or do another layer? I tried another coat on the back emblem after and it still hasn't fixed it.
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you need to restart. go slow and apply thinner layers. allow time between coats.

front looks like it could be redone also. almost looks like too many coats overall. you shouldn't have to tape anything if doing the front off the car. the dip should peel off and easily separate between the chrome and gold portions.


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Old 04-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #457
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I used a bald to separate the gold n chrome portions. I waisted about 15-25 mins each coat after the first 2.
So thin layers on each coat then? I thought it puddles up at the bottom cuz I might have had the tape on wrong for he rear. I'm happy how the texture came out on from just not on the edges. I'm afraid if will all come off in one piece if I don't tape the chrome though
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #458
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The thing I don't understand is how re you supposed to do multiple coats but I heard you hafta take the tape off while its still wet so it does t come off with the tape when it's dry? Do I need to tape it again for every coat I do? Or can I just keep it taped the whole 3-4 coats?
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #459
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you can leave the tape on for all 4 coats then pull it off after applying the last one.

the bubbling is from too heavy of a coat.

it will separate cleanly since there is a gap between the two colors.


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Old 04-13-2013, 07:41 PM   #460
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you can leave the tape on for all 4 coats then pull it off after applying the last one.

the bubbling is from too heavy of a coat.

it will separate cleanly since there is a gap between the two colors.
Couldn't have said it better.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #461
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Thanks for the tip! I think I might just keep it all black for that stealh look ahaha
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #462
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Would plasti Dip work on a CAI cold air intake? Has anyone tried it? Would like to coat it black instead of the near chrome finish.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:55 AM   #463
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Would plasti Dip work on a CAI cold air intake? Has anyone tried it? Would like to coat it black instead of the near chrome finish.
Someone did their engine cover in plastidip and if I remember correctly it turned out fine and dealt with the heat fine. So I certainly believe the CAI would be fine as well.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:12 PM   #464
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I LOVE the white that looks GREAT! good info on the plasti.




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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 08-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #465
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I just painted my calipers RED, yours are red too, painted? bought name brand? Just curious.....
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Someone did their engine cover in plastidip and if I remember correctly it turned out fine and dealt with the heat fine. So I certainly believe the CAI would be fine as well.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #466
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I just painted my calipers RED, yours are red too, painted? bought name brand? Just curious.....
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I painted mine with high temp caliper paint. They've held up pretty well, hard to keep them clean with my rims lol
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #467
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how many cans would you need to do the tail light bezel's ?
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #468
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how many cans would you need to do the tail light bezel's ?
1 would be plenty
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:56 PM   #469
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yeah i did my old camaro's z06 wheels with 4 cans so i figured one should do it but just wanted to make sure. Thanks man.
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Agreed, 1 can is plenty. If you use more than one, you're messing something up lol
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:43 PM   #471
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how many cans would you need to do the tail light bezel's ?
I used one can to do 2 sets of emblems, 1 set of tail light bezels and gill vents (Not a pretty picture) and some other things.

One can will be more than enough.

just ensure that you get all the angles as the chrome tends to show through rather well. I did get some advice from dipyourcar.com that suggested applying white to chrome and then add the color, it does help use less of the color but since they are a small area it isnt a huge deal.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #472
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After getting every bug know to man attaching itself to my front fascia on my trip across the USA, I opted to plasti-dip the front end............ vs using the tape........ works great!




And after SEMA, I'm going to dip the whole ZL1 black, pic above ,shows when it was drying (4 coats)
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #473
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Oh, PD for the win! That stuff worked great on my road trip.











Gotta download the pealing pics. Most impressive to peal off 6,000 miles of crap that could have been damaging the paint. All that bug goo eating it's way into clear coats. Ha! Chew on Plastidip bug!

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:12 AM   #474
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Here's just after getting home, had pressure washed the car 3 or 4 times during the trip. Could blast off the really nasty bug splats off the PD but the pressure washer COULD peel off the PD if hitting the right angles. Still extremely durable, had no problems with rain or anything else Mother Nature threw at it.



Cleaned and detailed, ready to strip off PD.




First pull, convenient spot where the stripe and PD overlapped.



And away we go....












And in the trash it goes. If I take any trip more that a few hundred miles, I'd go this route. So easy to pull the nose of the car and spray either with cans or gallon can method with a sprayer.

Note, there was a SLIGHT haze seen in certain light where the edge of the dip was compared to the un-dipped paint. Quick wipe with detailer and wax and no trace of the haze could be seen. I know people worry about clouding and clear coat issues, but none in my experience other than described and completely gone with a good detail.

Love PD.

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:05 PM   #475
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i dont know about you, but woudlt it be easier to just go to Hertz and rent a car and be done with it? wont a clear bra do the same thing as this PD?
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