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OK so another Plasti-Dip racing stripe post. This time, showing my idea for a "Carbon Flash" racing stripe, based on a multi-coat effect...

I did the front first, to test, with one thick coat of regular black Plasti-dip spray, followed by one light to medium coat of Plasti-dip Metallizer (silver). Unfortunately the metallizer came out a bit mottled (I couldn't spray enough for a smooth surface without going too silvery), so I finished off with a thick coat of glossifier. I edge-masked and peeled after each coat while wet, to not risk tearing the edge.

The front came out fine so I proceeded to the rear. This time I did the black base, peeled the tape and let it dry. Then I re-taped, but just dusted the Metallizer on and then immediately followed with the glossifier (cutting the taping stages down to two). Came out looking the same and with less work. For this whole car stripe it took less than a can of black, far less than a can of Metallizer (maybe 1/3 can) and almost a can of Glossifier (I may have used more of that than I needed).

I really LOVE the effect, a kind of candy-sparkle dark gray and I may try the same on the wheel spokes next. You could try this with gold Metallizer too, and/or different color base coats. I would even consider skipping a base color and JUST using the Metallizer and Glossifier to get a metal-flake ghost-stripe effect.

Anyway, on to the photos. This is the rear, re-taped after the base black coat was applied and dried:



... and some photos of the finished car:







 

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Wow, that did turn out good. real good. the paint on the 06 where the solstice emblem was is messed up and this would cure it for sure. I think I just might have to give it a shot. that's a pretty wide stripe so I like it by itself. I was thinking of a bit slimmer one and a skinny one next to it. Hey Soup, can you post info on the metalizer and glossifyer por favor?
 

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Hey Soup, can you post info on the metalizer and glossifyer por favor?
They are all Plasti-Dip products. I got mine from awarehousefull.com 'cos their prices were good.

Glossifier: Plasti Dip Glosifier, plasti dip glossy,gloss clear coat,glossifier

Silver Metallizer: Plasti Dip SILVER Metalizer Spray 11 oz. add metallic look to matte Plasti Dip - AWarehouseFull

(or Gold Metallizer): Plastidip metalizer,Metallic plasti dip,Metalizer for rims


There's also a Pearlizer available, which I hadn't seen when I bought mine: http://www.awarehousefull.com/plast...ubber-coating-for-wheels-tools-and-much-more/. Looks like it could be really cool:

 

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Awesome. Thanks for the 101. I like that pearlizer too. I think I'm going to do the inside of my rims with it. Good Stuff.
 

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Way to go Soup!:thumbs:
 

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Marc , That looks Great. Now when you retire you can start a side-line . Just to keep you Busy and not bored . Nice touch to the car color . Bright sun shows it off.
 

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Ha, I was wondering about that myself. thought maybe it was one of the wifes table cloth or something that you were tired of looking at. Plasti dip doesn't travel like auto paint does. that's one thing I hate about using lacquer. You pretty much have to cover the entire vehicle as well as anything else you don't want paint on.
 

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And as for the heated garage, yep. And then there's the drawback that TX mentioned for spraying indoors. My "main" workshop has a wood burner in it for it's primary heat. Obviously I would never do any critical painting in that environment, but spray can jobs on little projects do fine in those winter months. I just have to cover up the garden tillers, garden tractor, walk behind mower, snow blower....hell just about everything as TX said!

Playing with plasti-dip this winter would be done in the attached garage on the house. It's insulated and if I play my cards right, will have a 60 kbtu LP heater installed in it this year! :thumbs:

I talked to my wife about getting a heater for the garage last year and she said "I think you and I have a different idea of what I'd like to see installed." I disagreed and when I showed her what I was thinking she was immediately on board. (Have I ever mentioned how lucky I am?) She wanted something we can leave set at low heat and she could go out on a weekend morning and turn it up to 68 and start a project an hour later. Come to think of it, I should start shopping NOW!
 

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All this talk about heaters gave me a little chuckle. I do not have that problem in Houston! My garage is attached to the house and my dryer used to vent into the garage until I ran a 6" pipe along the back wall and now have it blowing on the side of the house. I did however manage to put a T in the middle with a removable cap so when and if it ever gets cold enough, I can unscrew the plug and have the wife dry some clothes and it gets nice and toasty in there. I guess for you guys that's right around the corner. I'll still be in the mid 80's for another couple months.

As for spraying the plasti dip, does the surface have to be at least 65º or are you good as long as the can is warm? Probably both for proper adhesion and coverage.
 

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Looks great! I have been contemplating the idea of striping the car, but am hesitant about vinyl because I have witnessed how they held up on my uncle's car. Plastidip has always held up well for me so this may be another project. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Just a heads up for forum members who are thinking about adding some "flash " to their Plastidip project Eastwood Auto Supply now sells a metalflake paint under their brand name Elastiwrap .They carry a lot of colors and supplies and their prices are pretty decent I have ordered from them and have always been pleased with their service and products .
 
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