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Old December 20th, 2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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I've gone Plasti Dip insane.

I wanted to try to plasti dip my car last weekend. It was really cold, and my garage wasn't much warmer, but I still tried it anyways. I may end up redoing some panels (the ones that were closest to the outside) again in the spring, but I am pretty satisfied how it turned out.

The car is Boysenberry (JJ) underneath, and on top, with about 5 coats of Plasti Dip, it is Electric Lime Green. No gloss, no pearl, no metalizer. roof is a matte black. it's not quite flat like regular plastidip, and it's not quite gloss, even though the can said gloss. The rest of the car was done with an electric HVLP sprayer from Harbor Freight.
If you're gonna do it, you might as well stand out. This might stand out.

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Old December 20th, 2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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I just bought enough to do my car. Going with the Bora Bora gloss (like their Bora Bora Porsche).

I'm anxious to try it and hopefully it comes out good.
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Old December 20th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #3
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Wow, that really is insane! Is this to protect the paint or just for fun?
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Old December 20th, 2017, 06:20 PM   #4
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Thsi protect the paint and is also for fun, you can give whatever color you want and is cheap to buy.

Lime Green looks nice, would look very mad with some Camo dark green on... cheers
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Old December 20th, 2017, 09:01 PM   #5
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You have a.c. in the garage ? Nice !
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Old December 21st, 2017, 01:14 AM   #6
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this color looks pretty good
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Old December 21st, 2017, 03:51 AM   #7
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Yeah I did it to protect the paint, and for a fun experiment. The paint is still in pretty good shape, but the clearcoat has quite a few chips on the front bumper, and on the hood. Plus the clear was starting to do that chicken-feet cracking on the hood. The sides of the car are near perfect.

Greg, how many gallons did you get?
I didn't use a grey base coat, but I should have. The green doesn't cover very well, especially over purple. With a base coat, I could have gotten away with two gallons of base, two gallons of green. But I ended up using three full gallons of green because I re-did the bumper and passenger rear quarter.

And the AC isn't for the garage, it's for the house. It was retrofitted to the house, because it doesn't have a forced air furnace. I have a boiler for heat.
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Old December 21st, 2017, 07:25 AM   #8
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Greg, how many gallons did you get?
I didn't use a grey base coat, but I should have. The green doesn't cover very well, especially over purple. With a base coat, I could have gotten away with two gallons of base, two gallons of green. But I ended up using three full gallons of green because I re-did the bumper and passenger rear quarter.
I got three gallons of base (Flex Blue) and two gallons of clear. With the color I picked, I've got to mix in the colorshift pearls into the clear (2 coats), then do some clear topcoats to help make it glossy (three coats)

How many coats were you able to get from each gallon? Trying to figure out exactly how many coats I will be able to get out of each gallon to get a plan of action.

Here's a link to the color I'm doing (Bora Bora) - https://www.youtube.com/embed/0iRtUanEYS8 For those of you that just want to see the finished color skip to 3:28
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Old December 21st, 2017, 01:11 PM   #9
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You can get about 2 coats per gallon. Flex blue has better coverage than electric lime green, so you might be able to use less, or thin it a bit using Xylene.
Ive watched almost every DYC video.
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Old December 21st, 2017, 08:52 PM   #10
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I watched the video. Nice. What is the base? Lacquer , enamel?
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 07:02 AM   #11
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Yeah I figured 3 gallons of flex blue was more than enough (its what they recommended). Two coats per gallon would be great. Then I can use one gallon of clear for the Bora Bora and get a couple more coats of just clear out of the second clear gallon for the gloss.

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I watched the video. Nice. What is the base? Lacquer , enamel?
No, it's all rubber based. You basically use the same product to create base layers, to help the color appearance as well as build up a thick layer to help you peel it in the future. If you don't use enough coats, it won't peel easily when you remove it.

They say it lasts for for over two years and my car is garaged, so I'm not worried about that part.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 10:26 PM   #12
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Do I smell a mipoc dip meet?
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I'll be spraying mine as well due to the crap paint job it received some time back. Not decided on a color but had thought about the orange, green, or the purple. Not sure yet tho. I want to drive it this next summer.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 09:28 AM   #14
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Do I smell a mipoc dip meet?
Plastidip Spray from a gallon is not something you want to smell either. That stuff is downright gross smelling. Had the ventilator on the whole time.

Plasti Dip from an aerosol smells way better.
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Old December 24th, 2017, 07:49 PM   #15
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Smells like a body shop either way lol been around both.
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Old December 26th, 2017, 02:41 PM   #16
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Looks good. A bit brighter than I'd roll.

I want to dip a car, but I don't want to dip my current car and I think it'd be weird to dip my wife's mazda5.

My oldest kid is 10, so maybe in a few years I'll be getting him a car and then dip that.
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Old December 29th, 2017, 04:03 PM   #17
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I PD'd a set of 20" wheels for my truck over the summer in to change them from chrome to "Aluminum" silver and even with the Pd spray cans they didn't turn out bad.

That was an experiment for finished quality to help decide whether to do the car at a later date, so I'd like to do it in the spring.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 01:45 PM   #18
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I'm going to dip the wheels Anthracite Gray metallic.
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Old January 16th, 2018, 01:51 PM   #19
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Spada you need to lay off the dip. I still can't believe you dipped a car neon green. At least it kind of matches my old suspension setup.
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Old January 19th, 2018, 02:12 PM   #20
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I may change the color. It's so bright!
It does match the struts now.
I think you were the first one to ever mention plastidipping an entire car to me, it was like 5+ years ago. I didn't realize how fun this stuff is until just now.
I plastidipped Anthony's bicycle helmet the same color
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Old January 27th, 2018, 04:25 PM   #21
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it looks good but it's not bright enough

ok after 17 edits i cant get this video from youtube to work. it's the neon yellow that dip your car makes.
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