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Anyone else use Plasti Dip on there car, this past fall I bought ssandova's solstice http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f30/fs-2007-pontiac-solstice-gxp-14k-aka-bat-mobile-74397/

the wrap was fading a bit, so I tested out some Plasti Dip from dipyourcar.com
went with the camo green just to see what it would look like, turned out pretty good to me, but this spring when it warms back up im going to go back to the matte black, the Plasti Dip seems to be holding up to the weather and everything pretty good and is way cheaper then getting it wrapped, i think around here there wanting $2,000 to do it and I did the Dip for about $350 with the spray gun and 3 gallons of the dip, only took about 5 hours to get the whole car done and was driving it the next day.




You'll notice the splitter is missing, flew out to California to get the car then drove all the way back to South Dakota had about 60 something miles until i was home and hit a rabbit splitter went into 100 pieces.
 

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That would stink - an hour from home with no problems then a bunny screws things up for you!

Never used the plasti-dip but I know many members have for several different applications.
 

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I think it's cool. I probably would have did the deck lid and fuel door in the green too though. I've used the can stuff but haven't bought it in a gallon and used the gun. looks nice and even though. I'm working on rebuilding an old motorcycle and I really like the look of the camo green.
 

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I absolutely love plasti dip. It's very durable. I had it on my rims on my Caliber R/T & my Ram 1500 for about a year and when I went to take it off both, it was in 100% perfect shape, even having gone through 10s of thousands of miles between the 2 vehicles and a rough winter.

A lot of people underestimate plasti dip. They shouldn't.

Yours looks great. Good job, it's a unique color for a solstice :) I like your de-badging too
 

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Nice choice and welcome to the club! Mine is a 3M matte military green wrap. I considered plasti-dip but the cars that I saw done locally looked terrible. Yours, on the other hand, looks great.


 

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they have glossifiers for plasti dip! you can buy a complete kit (sprayer and all) for your whole car for around $300 ...could be a nice investment just to protect the original paint! I wonder how shiny you can get the glossifiers, I always have loved the deep wet look on cars. It is pretty neat that whenever / if ever you want to change colors, you can just spray over it

btw, like Rob, im not a fan of matte type finishes, but you did a great job! it looks very well done!
 

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They have a metalizer as well so if you are looking to add a hint of metalflake, they have that option as well.
 

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Does the glossifier make plastidip have that deep metallic reflectivity at all, or do you have to do matte finish? Yours looks good, but I prefer the metallic finish.
To give you an example, this is my plastidip stripe, done in regular (matt) black, followed by silver metalizer, followed by glossifier (all rattle cans). Even with the glossifier, it's more of a satin finish than a glossy gloss:



 

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To give you an example, this is my plastidip stripe, done in regular (matt) black, followed by silver metalizer, followed by glossifier (all rattle cans). Even with the glossifier, it's more of a satin finish than a glossy gloss:
How many coats of glossifier? I seem to remember reading on DYC that 1 coat was satin, 2 was similar to a painted car and 3 was super wet looking.
 

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To give you an example, this is my plastidip stripe, done in regular (matt) black, followed by silver metalizer, followed by glossifier (all rattle cans). Even with the glossifier, it's more of a satin finish than a glossy gloss:




Had no idea they made a glossy alternative looks good
 

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How many coats of glossifier? I seem to remember reading on DYC that 1 coat was satin, 2 was similar to a painted car and 3 was super wet looking.
Hmmm, really? This was just one coat, but I would doubt that it gets any glossier than this. Maybe worth a try, though, when warmer weather returns.
 

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Hmmm, really? This was just one coat, but I would doubt that it gets any glossier than this. Maybe worth a try, though, when warmer weather returns.
This video was what I was thinking of. I think they did this when the Glossifier first came out:

 

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Wow. Cool. Thanks for the info!

Problem for me though, is that I'd have to tape/spray/strip 4 to 5 times more for my stripes. And each taping session will be a bitch to get the line exactly right again. Agggh.

Satin looks fine :)
 

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With plastidip, you have to peel the tape almost immediately after spraying. It doesn't have an overly high adhesion to whatever surface you spray it on, and will peel off along with the tape if you let it cure.
 
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