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plastiDIPpitty doo dahh....ya i did

So I decided to do everything in plastidip and it turned out pretty nice... fangs...door handles...wheels...xm antenna...rear diffuser area thing...wing... even the tail lights. Share thoughts and opinions?

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Old 07-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I decided to do everything in plastidip and it turned out pretty nice... fangs...door handles...wheels...xm antenna...rear diffuser area thing...wing... even the tail lights. Share thoughts and opinions?
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Interested in how you taped off the rear valence when you sprayed it.
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I think you got out of hand. Too much plastic dip is not a good thing. Plastic dip and the big bag of Lays potato chips both have a thing in common. I bet you just canít have one.
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Interested in how you taped off the rear valence when you sprayed it.
i taped with about 1in overspray above the seam... then when it dried i took a razor blade and carefully slid it along the seam and it did the trick
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I think you got out of hand. Too much plastic dip is not a good thing. Plastic dip and the big bag of Lays potato chips both have a thing in common. I bet you just canít have one.
chips make u fat, fat gets u no pu$$y... ladies love plastidip, i use as condoms.
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I think it looks pretty good, at least from the pics. I always liked the black/yellow combo. I'd like to know how well the tail lights hold up.
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I think it looks pretty good, at least from the pics. I always liked the black/yellow combo. I'd like to know how well the tail lights hold up.
for the tail lights i did 2 light coats of black and then did 2 heavy coats of clear so it will hold up and peel easy later on when i trade up looks great imo
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i taped with about 1in overspray above the seam... then when it dried i took a razor blade and carefully slid it along the seam and it did the trick
Thanks may give this a shot before getting it permanently painted.
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I think you should leave the wing yellow, and if you like the tint, just paint it with some VHT night shade.. But other than that, it looks pretty good. I love how the Z looks in yellow.
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This is how I did mine. Should have tapped more off in hindsight but it worked well.

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i taped with about 1in overspray above the seam... then when it dried i took a razor blade and carefully slid it along the seam and it did the trick
no no no no...dont be usin razors on the paint . Just use tape to create your lines and on the curves use several cuts of tape to create the curve that you're looking for. when ready to pull the tape get a nice wet spray of dip and peel the paint. no Razors needed just take your time.
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That low in that area u can't really see I don't mind using a blade. Turndled out fine. U can't get those kinda lines in the curve with tape. I'd rather cut

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Wow, didn't know you could do the tailights. Looks pretty good from what I could see

I still have a can I never used. Might use it on the corner of my Carbon fiber side blade to help prevent rock chips

And do the grill on my Subaru.
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