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Looks great!
I actually just did my whole car, calipers and the winter rims! I love it. check out www.dipyourcar.com & their youtube channel!



I chose to do mine Satin Black...I did 3 coats black, then 2 coats with 50:50 ratio of Gloss:Clear(Matte)
 

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on dipyourcar they have a "pro car kit" and it comes with a gun and compressor...actually it comes with everything you need
 

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Looks great!
I actually just did my whole car, calipers and the winter rims! I love it. check out www.dipyourcar.com & their youtube channel!



I chose to do mine Satin Black...I did 3 coats black, then 2 coats with 50:50 ratio of Gloss:Clear(Matte)
Those look like my winter rims (also plastidipped) on my black Sol. only different is mine is a coupe.
 

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Just my opinion not a real big fan of satin or flat black cars except on hot rods or rat rods hell I used to wax my beaters ! Goes back to my youth when guys did stuff like that because they could not afford a decent paint job . So I got to ask how hard is this stuff to take off and how durable is it cause on Jesse's car the stuff looks like it's peeling off the lower front fender . Again diversity is what makes the world go round and if that's the look you want to achieve that's OK by me .
 

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The durability of the stuff is mediocre. I did the rims on the truck that I have about six months ago and they're starting to peelon the plus side it's cheap and easy to do. I figure this gives me a way to make sure that I like the flat black wheels for my croup and when they start peeling in five or six months I may just go ahead and invest in some black rims
 

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For something like this to try and see how a rim or stripe would look I can understand but to fully spray such a beautiful car and with all the great colors these cars come in well I just don't get it . But once again I'm an old timer and I love the look of a great paint job whether it be on a Solstice ,Jag, 32 Ford ,or even a Vega it's truly something that I appreciate , I look at what Rob and some other members have done to their cars as far as paint and design go and to me they are truly works of art and as far as the rims go I love the look of course I'm a little prejudiced
 

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Sting Ya: That part is not peeling, that part was improperly masked (by me) and was never actually painted all the way. It is fixed now, all I had to do was spray around it, the stuff is very versatile.

The durability is pretty good, especially for the cost. I can cover it in this rubber spray to protect it from the salt and cinder they dump on our roads for the winter. Then peel it after the winter and my car will not need all the paint chips repaired.

There are tons of choices of colors for plasti dip and there is also a Glossifier which can get it pretty darn glossy. Not OEM clearcoat glossy, but close. There is talk of a new glossifier that they already have that can get even closer, but they have not released it to public yet.

I chose the satin black for a stealth look. I carbon fiber wrapped my mirrors, gas cap, spoiler, and door handles.

It is very hard to compare my $150 plasti dip paint job, that I can peel when I dont want it or even spray overtop a new color to someone like Robs paint job that could very well be 10x that amount.

@brazenorangecpe: how many coats did you do on the rims? I did 6, and they have already stood up through snow/sleet/salt/mud/gravel...etc
 

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It is very hard to compare my $150 plasti dip paint job, that I can peel when I dont want it or even spray overtop a new color to someone like Robs paint job that could very well be 10x that amount.
Oh, I think Rob's paint job is well north of $1500. I think you may be missing a zero...
 

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Hell of a lot you can do with Plastidip. Those cars look great.

The durability of plastidip is also dependent on prep and the number of coats. It really is something else. So far my stuff is only about two months old but is holding up pretty well.
 

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Jesseb - I also like flat black. Your car looks great. How long did you say it's been painted, and how's it held up thus far? Do you wash it regularly?

Also got a question for you - I also plastic dipped the body intention on the lower fender just behind the Pontiac logo, as you can see in the picture.
The problem I had was that the plasti dip didn't separate easily from the tape outline I put around the painted area. It looks ok from a distance, but close up the black edges are rough.
Is there something you can do to help the plasti dip separate from the tape?
 

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Yes, you need to peel the tape IMMEDIATELY after your last coat. If doing the whole car, or multiple panels/objects, you need to peel it after the last coat, before you move on and spray the last coat on the other objects. If you peel it immediately after your last coat, it will create a perfect line!

The plasti dip so far is holding up perfectly well, and I have had a good bit of highway driving in sleet/snow/salt ..etc as I have said. It has only been around a month.

It washes extremely easy!
 

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I am finding the plasty dip does not adhere well to the carbody. Specifically, I'm talking about the little black spot but I did just behind the front fender. When I got up this morning I found it was halfway peeled back and I didn't feel it just came loose. Is there anything that you do to make the adhesion better on on the body of the car?
 

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Prep is very important as with any kind of paint job. The plasti dip should adhere perfectly well to the body. Did you have the part clean of oils&grease and completely dry before spraying?

I would also say if you did not peel the masking off BEFORE the final coat dried, then it would have peeled away some while peeling the tape off.

A very simple way to get the edges back down, is to get some NAPTHA, and pour a little in the cap, and dip your finger in it and rub the edges (that are peeled) and it will re-liquify and adhere back to the body.

Personally, I would just peel it and start over since its very easy and very inexpensive. but the naptha is a very easy fix and works very well.
 

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Oh, I think Rob's paint job is well north of $1500. I think you may be missing a zero...
so far $19,800. But its not done yet!:thumbs:
 
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