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Old 05-26-2011, 01:30 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, 01:48 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, 01:56 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, 02:09 PM   #29
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:52 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, 02:58 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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Old 05-26-2011, 03:00 PM   #32
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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, 03:10 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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Old 05-26-2011, 03:16 PM   #34
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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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Old 05-26-2011, 08:11 PM   #35
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i think i might try plasti-dip for the side vents
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:46 AM   #36
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I'm still thinking about putting stripes on the roof?

three day weekend coming up may try it (not sure)
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:26 PM   #37
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I'm still thinking about putting stripes on the roof?

three day weekend coming up may try it (not sure)
who did your bowties and could you pm me how much?
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:50 PM   #38
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who did your bowties and could you pm me how much?

i did
did my rims also with real paint not plastidip.

sand, primer, paint, clear, apply decal

had some vinal laying around cut and apply.

stand back and look

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Old 05-27-2011, 03:24 PM   #39
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I'd love this stuff if it came in gloss black. I would have taken my hood spears off and done them with this instead. Just sucks they only offer flat black.
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I'd love this stuff if it came in gloss black. I would have taken my hood spears off and done them with this instead. Just sucks they only offer flat black.
If you read some my earlier posts you will see that they offer plasti dip in other colors, be it theyre all flat.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:04 PM   #41
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I've purchased it, but still haven't done the taillight bezels... don't know how to do it exactly without getting dust or pollen in the plastidip... grrrrrr!
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:18 PM   #42
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I've purchased it, but still haven't done the taillight bezels... don't know how to do it exactly without getting dust or pollen in the plastidip... grrrrrr!
I wouldn't worry about dust or pollen. You should be fine. Unless you have a paint booth it isn't going be perfect. I did it outside and my wheels look fine, no pollen.
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going to buy a few cans and do the LS7 blackouts this weekend hopefully
Just peel the tape off as soon as possible right? lol
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Just peel the tape off as soon as possible right? lol
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:31 PM   #46
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:57 AM   #48
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Can you spray paint over plastic dip?
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