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Old 07-09-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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Lower front fascia blackout: vinyl vs. Plasti-dip

I'm thinking of doing the lower fascia blackout. I have some Plasti-dip left over and was wondering how well it holds up on the lower fascia. Please let me know your experience with it in this location. I think I will be fine making the lines. Just worried if it will start looking bad too soon after doing it.

I might do vinyl instead. I would probably try doing it myself since I watched the stripe installer (my neighbor) pretty closely. Cheapest vinyl I saw on eBay was like $40. Seems crazy after only paying $80 for two huge stripes going down the length of the car. The lower fascia is probably a few bucks worth of vinyl. But maybe it's worth the added expense because of longevity...your thoughts? Even if I need a new can of Plasti-dip its only $6! Dilemmas dilemmas.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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I'm thinking about doing the same thing. Good luck either way you go.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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I will be having the Vinyl installed on my car tomorrow. I purchased it from promotorstripes.com and am having a local shop install. I too thought that piece of Vinyl was expensive considering I got a full stripe kit from them for $55. But if you email them and are buying more than just the one piece of Vinyl they will give you a bundle price that will save you some cash.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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Going on 1 and a half years no peeling or breaking down.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Plastidip it...my accord lower front going on 18 months - no issues - Acc to the PD tech line, 4 -5 coats on the front....
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #7
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Never have liked the way plasti dip looks in person. Its a great option if wanting to take off, but I choose vinyl. Big Worm Graphix does all mine
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #8
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Going on 1 and a half years no peeling or breaking down.
Thanks for the pic! Yours looks kind of shiny for plasti dip. Did you use the glossifier for a top coat?


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Old 07-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #9
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Before I put on my splitter, mine was Plastidipped for 6 months or so with zero issues.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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No glossifier I just used some super vrt on it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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No glossifier I just used some super vrt on it.
Forgive my ignorance...what's VRT?
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #12
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Forgive my ignorance...what's VRT?
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thanks! Now I know.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:20 PM   #14
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I had mine plastidipped for a couple months, but i peeled it off because it got a small tear in it, i couldn't take it haha, it has to be perfect or nothing
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If you put a lot of coats on it won't tear unless someone tries to tear it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #16
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If you put a lot of coats on it won't tear unless someone tries to tear it.
Define "lots".

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Define "lots".

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This is what I might be going for:


And this is now:


It's similar to "chicagobulls" car, but my splitter is painted, so the vinyl or plasti-dipped part will make the lower grill look bigger, kinda like the ZL1 lower grill.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #20
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nice idea and easy paint project....4 coats from diff angles...
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Plasti dip is so cheap that I think I will try it thus weekend. I might try to top it with Plasti dip glossifier to give it little shine. Both are at Walmart for $6/can.
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Vinyl. Thinking about changing to dip.

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Old 07-10-2013, 10:26 PM   #23
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Vinyl. Thinking about changing to dip
Just curious why you might want to switch?
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Just curious why you might want to switch?
Couple of reasons. One, I want the black around the whole lower grille along the lines. Two, got a couple of small nicks in the vinyl from road debris. I think dip would hold up better.
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Couple of reasons. One, I want the black around the whole lower grille along the lines. Two, got a couple of small nicks in the vinyl from road debris. I think dip would hold up better.
Down low you want dip if you like the look....

Dip can be fixed - it also self heals a bit.....get some of their solvent and fix things:

https://www.dipyourcar.com/pages.php?pageid=8

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I'm mounting bull's splitter and dipping the front this weekend...stay tuned for pics....
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