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The Lounge => Off Topic Discussion => Topic started by: giaka on November 19, 2013, 04:08:59 PM

Title: Plasti Dip
Post by: giaka on November 19, 2013, 04:08:59 PM
OK all the kids are doing it.... :)  Anyway has anyone played around with plasti dip spray paint? The stuff flows out pretty nice. And if you don't like it you can peel it off with some effort and try another color. Seems that it would work sweet on a bike for changing things up now and then.

Wheels in gray

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Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: hambonee on November 19, 2013, 04:33:56 PM
Thought about changing the smurf blue on my bike to something in nicer color..

Would be interested to hear howeasy it is to apply/remove also....
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: kneescrubber on November 19, 2013, 04:40:16 PM
I'm always leary of anything applied to paint. Especially if left on for a time.
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: Flyer on November 19, 2013, 04:42:25 PM
Lots of banter on VWVortex.
General consensus is  :smiley_thumb:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/search.php?searchid=37746307 (http://forums.vwvortex.com/search.php?searchid=37746307)
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: TwistedT on November 19, 2013, 05:02:04 PM
A friend of mine bought a beat up Porsche 928 a few weeks ago. The body is pretty straight but the paint is crap. He did the hood, bumpers, mirrors and part of the roof with black Plasti-Dip and it looks really good. I was surprised at how much I liked it, it made the car look so much better.

He even did the rims in gray, they were pretty scratched up but now look like new.
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: giaka on November 19, 2013, 05:12:34 PM
Its very easy to spray on and it flows out pretty smooth and evenly. I may try it on my Versys. Seems to peel off with some effort.  :D


Peeling Plasti Dip off a Whole Car (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r7xvBSqhOE#ws)
Title: Plasti Dip
Post by: Cablebandit on November 19, 2013, 05:50:00 PM
I did my truck's wheels about two weeks ago. It turned out pretty good and is the easiest painting you'll ever do.

Just a tip. Let the spray can sit in hot water before spraying.  This works with any rattle can to help it flow better.

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Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: giaka on November 19, 2013, 05:53:57 PM

Just a tip. Let the spray can sit in hot water before spraying.  This works with any rattle can to help it flow better.


Gotta try that. Once it hit about 55 in the garage last night I noticed it did not flow as well as it did earlier when it was 70ish.  8)
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: Cablebandit on November 19, 2013, 05:57:37 PM
It was about 40 in my garage when I did it.
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: giaka on November 19, 2013, 06:00:14 PM
It was about 40 in my garage when I did it.

 :o  Truck looks good BTW.  Not sure about the gray, still getting used to it. But to change to black is only $12.  :P
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: Cablebandit on November 19, 2013, 06:04:58 PM
Thanks. Hard to believe it's 13 years old. 

They do make a nice anthracite color but it double the cost of the black/gray/red.  $24.00 is too rich for my blood.   ;D
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: SuperHans on November 19, 2013, 06:32:15 PM
I've never read anything bad about the product. I  bought a couple of cans to try and there are tons of videos on how to do it.
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: TwistedT on November 19, 2013, 07:19:44 PM
Armor All also makes a similar product, I think it's a little more expensive though.

Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: doc4216 on November 19, 2013, 08:13:33 PM
All the rage on tacomaworld!
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: three west on November 19, 2013, 08:21:37 PM
All the rage on tacomaworld!

Yeah, those guys are nuts for it
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: doc4216 on November 19, 2013, 08:23:58 PM
All the rage on tacomaworld!

Yeah, those guys are nuts for it

That's where I learned how to spray paint a 60k car with plastic! Was actually considering doing it to my last bike but it had bigger issues than just paint.. so I got my tiger instead B-)
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: Cablebandit on November 20, 2013, 07:25:34 AM
I'm thinking of doing the rest of the little chrome bits on the truck as well.  Man I hate chrome.
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: giaka on November 20, 2013, 01:24:08 PM
I'm thinking of doing the rest of the little chrome bits on the truck as well.  Man I hate chrome.

I keep staring at the RAM 1500 and thinking of how much I hate chrome as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: CLAY on November 20, 2013, 05:46:31 PM
Are you guys just getting it at the local big box store?  I would like to do something to the stock rims on my Chevy...
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: giaka on November 20, 2013, 06:17:28 PM
Are you guys just getting it at the local big box store?  I would like to do something to the stock rims on my Chevy...

Our Home Depot has the basic colors. White, black, blue, gray and red. Around $6 a can.

Oh and I am sure you will watch a youtube vid for application but you don't really need to mask off the tire. Just put a good coat onto the tire just outside the edge of the rim and it will peel right off.  8) :bigok:

What seem to work best for me was too mask the tire about 1/4 or more from the rim. When I pulled off the tape it pulled all the paint that was on the tire but had a clean break at the rim.
Title: Re: Plasti Dip
Post by: Cablebandit on November 20, 2013, 07:03:17 PM
I just plopped some index cards around the edge.

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