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Old 27-06-2012   #16
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Re: Car colour change with PlastiDip

Be interested in the results. My Linea grill has a few battle scars and I am considering using the matt black to smarten it up.
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Have a search on youtube and look for plastidipping a car and you'll be surprised.
i got this

i was surprised
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Re: Car colour change with PlastiDip

Omg she's got the perfect rack...
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Those of you doubting plastidip it really is amazing! Doesn't go on like any other paint ive seen. If your surface is fairly clean and your pretty good at spraying you are guaranteed a beautiful finish! Plus it sticks to anything! A perfect product if you ask me!
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what happens when you get people peeling bits off your car when they walk past?
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what happens when you get people peeling bits off your car when they walk past?
They get a slap
Im considering going down the plastidip route soon, for 170 you cant go wrong! Almost 1/10th of the price of a wrap!

Been doing some researching and what ever you do, dont try and jetwash it off on high pressure... couple of stories of people who have taken there paint off trying to get it off!

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Re: Car colour change with PlastiDip

what happens if a bit of petrol or oil gets on it?
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what happens if a bit of petrol or oil gets on it?
"Plastidip resists alkaline, acids, salts, moisture, abrasion, and most chemicals, and is an insulating dielectric coating.It will not crack, chip or peel, and will remain flexible even under severe conditions (-34c to +93c)."
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Re: Car colour change with PlastiDip

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what happens if a bit of petrol or oil gets on it?
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Plastidip resists alkaline, acids, salts, moisture, abrasion, and most chemicals, and is an insulating dielectric coating.It will not crack, chip or peel, and will remain flexible even under severe conditions (-34c to +93c).
http://www.plastidip.co.uk/eStore/in...w&pid=PDL-0009

I can imagine it would withstand it tbh. Really wanna have a go with it
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Re: Car colour change with PlastiDip

This is a great idea, and is much more cost effective than wrapping.

As I do a bit of wrapping part time, we are looking into buying the correct equipment needed for this.
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Re: Car colour change with PlastiDip

Ok I finished spraying the car yesterday, but everything went completely wrong. I cannot believe that they sent me paint which was undissolved/unmixed!! These cans are supposed to be ready to use without filtering so without me knowing I sprayed the first coat and it got ruined!!

I mixed and shook the can thoroughly as you would, and these white pieces the shape of broken egg shells went all over my car, It was too late to do anything so I had to spray everything on my car just so I can peel it off and start all over again.

I will be sending an email with attached photos to them so I can get a refund/or new paint which is properly mixed this time!!
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aw gutted mate hope they send you a new load of spray to re-do it! Was dying to see what it would turn out like
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Ok I finished spraying the car yesterday, but everything went completely wrong. I cannot believe that they sent me paint which was undissolved/unmixed!! These cans are supposed to be ready to use without filtering so without me knowing I sprayed the first coat and it got ruined!!

I mixed and shook the can thoroughly as you would, and these white pieces the shape of broken egg shells went all over my car, It was too late to do anything so I had to spray everything on my car just so I can peel it off and start all over again.

I will be sending an email with attached photos to them so I can get a refund/or new paint which is properly mixed this time!!

Put a couple of pics of the result up?
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Re: Car colour change with PlastiDip

Here are a few photos of the failed attempt, I also needed more paint because it wasn't enough to cover my bright yellow car lol.



And here while I was peeling it off I played around a bit

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Oh, and the white stuff that ruined the finish.

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