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#1 Killtodie

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

Bought me a can of black flat Plastic Dip spray and trying it out on my head panel.

So far, not coming out how I thought it would be. It's cold outside, I'm doing this in the laundry room which I heated up with a space heater but I dont think I let enough time for the header panel to warm up or the spray bottle, got some blotches.

Here is what I got so far before it fully dries.

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Dont know how it will look after it dries or how this rattle can differs from the gallon stuff mixed with thinner but I'm hoping the texture would go away.


K, after letting it dry for 30 minutes I went in and did another quick coat, it looked much smoother and some of those blotches dissapered. Gonna let it try more and do the back and sides.

Edited by Killtodie, 28 April 2012 - 07:06 PM.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

you might be able to lightly wet sand it and wheel it out Todie.  I might come out better and smoother.  If it ends up looking like crap you can always respray it but it won't lay down like paint does.  A good wet sand and a wheel out might be worth the effort.  You could start with 400, 600, 1000, then wheel it out with compound, then finish polish.  I don't know how strong the plastic surface is but if it's hard as a rock, you might have to start with 220.

BTW, if you stay in there too long you might get high, be careful. lol.

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#3 Killtodie

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

I dont thin you can sand it all. the stuff peals off like elmers on hands
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

I'vd used that stuff before on interior body panels.  Had to remove it all.  Not the best stuff in the world.  But it does work well if you want to soft-coat the handles on your tools or something like that.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

im trying it out, wanna do the whole car. seen it done before, looks good
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

when i did my bike, it seems like 10 mins between coats worked good.. and THIN IS KEY. 5-6 coats atleast

you can't wetsand it

here's some pics from what i did

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Read the can it says what the room temp needs to be. My friend did this on top of his car and trunk. Friends have done wheels. I've done a few panels on a jeep. It's always come out great. Just follow the directions closely. Light coats, wait inbetween coats, and it has to be warm or it doesn't adhere properly.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

I hope it works for you.  Keep us up to date.  It seems to work better on hard surfaces.  The interior panels I used it on were soft...probably half the problem right there.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

I'm only giving it a try. Just to see how it comes out, good or bad. I still plan on doing the whole car.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Came out decent I think


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:22 PM

so now the header panel is plastic. LOL

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

Sure you want to rattle can your car?
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

No, not the car. I will buy plastic dip by the gallon, thinner and use a paintgun.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

I've heard of some good work coming from PlastiDip. Might venture to give it a shot on my Rx7 sometime.

I'm also very interested to see how an entire StarQuest looks covered in the stuff.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

looks good

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going to paint the headlight covers too I think
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:57 PM

View PostKilltodie, on 29 April 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

No, not the car. I will buy plastic dip by the gallon, thinner and use a paintgun.


I plan to do my car as well. When you planning on doing yours? I want to see the finish look.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Soonish, need to get a pneumatic paint gun from a friend, see if a 3 gallon compressor is good enough and buy supplies to get the garage prepped for painting
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:15 AM

Update: Looks good on the car, I drove 30 miles to work an noticed one scratch on it from a rock or something, took it down to the primer below.

I only put on about 2 layers, my initial layer to cover it all black and a second layer after that. It recommends 5-6, I'm not sure if half these layers are just light sprays where its not fully covered or 5-6 full covering layers.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:18 AM

3 gallon compressor will not be good enough for a whole car. Might be OK for one panel at a time tho.


Why don't you just bedline the whole car? It probably would be stronger and cheaper.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:22 AM

bed liner is not cheap. its like $20 a rattle can where plastic dip is $5 a can. I'm assuming the savings transfer to gallon size as well.

as far as a compressor, I can wait and do it slowly. Plan on removing a lot of body panels anyway
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