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Old 06-16-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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Plastidip and Knifeless Tech Systems Designline? Anyone try?

To anyone not familiar with the Knifeless Tech Systems tape, it's this magic tape with a filament in that can cut vinyl once it's applied... See video:



I'm wondering if this tape can be used in conjunction with Plastidip to make cook designs (stripes?)... Tape out the design, spray Plastidip over the whole thing, pull the filament to cut the Plastidip, and peel off excess Plastidip...

Anyone tried this? Wonder if it would work, or if it would just peel up the Plastidip with the filament?
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:08 PM   #2
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I'm not sure. I know when I did my stripes, I just kept the tape edge wet, then immediately pulled the tape itself up after dipping. Created nice, clean, sharp lines.

I don't know if PlastiDip has the same adhesion properties as vinyl once cured, or if it would lift. I know with painter's tape, if you let the dip dry/cure too much before pulling the tape, it will lift the dip edge (or worse).
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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No. The plasti dip will pull up and not stick back down. I love the knifeless tape on vinyl, though.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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All you have to do to get nice clean lines is spray everything you want to spray then spray the edges at the very end. Even if you've already sprayed them. Just spray one more coat on the edges and peel immediately.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:22 PM   #5
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Sounds like a no go... I had high hopes it would work, could have expanded the possibilities of plastidip use quite a bit.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:50 PM   #6
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That's awesome stuff! Looks simple to use with great possibilities. Thanks for posting.


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Old 06-23-2014, 06:56 PM   #7
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It can be challenging until you get used to using it, but it is a great product.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:43 AM   #8
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Me and my friend Dani (LIM3 here on the forum) used the knifeless tape on two occasions: one when we did my custom rear LS7 style blackout and two when we did my custom rear LS7 style blackout again since I had to get my bumper replaced when I got hit from behind. In fact, we just did the second one this past weekend.

Both times, the knifeless tape worked wonders. There's a very tough learning curve for it, though. You gotta be careful when laying it out in tight turns, because unlike what the video says, the filament has NO elasticity but the tape does, so if you don't lay it down correctly, after a few minutes, the filament will release from under the tape and go right across the angle of the tight turn (like a shortcut) and completely ruin it. Really sucks to have that happen once you laid down all the vinyl.

Pulling it to activate it is also a little tough, but if everything goes right then it really is an ingenious little tool that delivers perfect cuts at absolutely no risk to the paint of the car. I could never imagine cutting w/ a razor.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:03 AM   #9
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My buddy did the knife less tape with his side hash marks. That stuff cut a clean line!
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:08 AM   #10
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Used knife less tape for my 3m satin black hash marks came out great. [IMG][/IMG]
Really stands out in the light
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:22 AM   #11
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I used it to wrap my motorcycle. It is essential to make flawless seams.
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