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      05-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #133
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Anyone found a good way to mask this stuff without it tearing or stretching it when you take the tape off?
You should leave a gap between the masking tape and the painted area that way when you remove the tape it doesnt tear the paint applied, this process is shown on the Plastidip video
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Really? That's interesting.
Yes, it also makes it more difficult to come off. Ive seen people do it to their exhaust tips and it worked fine
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      05-12-2012, 11:36 PM   #135
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Yes, it also makes it more difficult to come off. Ive seen people do it to their exhaust tips and it worked fine
This is true, a friend of mine used it on his exhaust tips and after 3 months the paint is still holding up, no peeling issues
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      05-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #136
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at some point i may try it out on my vmrs that are hammered from track use. finish just isnt very good anymore.
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Anyone try successfully use it on any carbon fiber part? I am thinking about painting the ZCP spoiler and would like to know how well the paint sticks onto that surface.

And I want to do MR instead of black, which is the only color I have seen from the community. I think that should be the major issue for me to find a matching MR paint.
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Anyone try successfully use it on any carbon fiber part? I am thinking about painting the ZCP spoiler and would like to know how well the paint sticks onto that surface.

And I want to do MR instead of black, which is the only color I have seen from the community. I think that should be the major issue for me to find a matching MR paint.
It sticks fine to carbon fiber as most carbon has a clear coat on top of it just like normal paint. I plasti dipped my OEM splitters before my last track day to cut down on rock chips and it worked amazingly well! Before the next track day I think I'm gonna spray the whole front of the car and the rockers with the clear plasti dip to protect my paint!
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      05-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #139
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It sticks fine to carbon fiber as most carbon has a clear coat on top of it just like normal paint. I plasti dipped my OEM splitters before my last track day to cut down on rock chips and it worked amazingly well! Before the next track day I think I'm gonna spray the whole front of the car and the rockers with the clear plasti dip to protect my paint!
Lovely! Now the question is does it have other color than black, more specifically, the BMW MR...
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      05-13-2012, 04:46 PM   #140
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Lovely! Now the question is does it have other color than black, more specifically, the BMW MR...
I'm pretty sure you can request custom colors from the main distributor, I think plastidip.com or something. TBH I tried it with my outer trim and it does not come out smooth and getting it to gloss is hard. I ended up taking it off and putting back on new vinyl.
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So if you mark your wheel, say on a curb, or the tyre shop marks it when fitting new rubber I wonder how easy it would be to fix. Would it be a case of peeling the whole wheel or could the damaged section be re-sprayed?
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So if you mark your wheel, say on a curb, or the tyre shop marks it when fitting new rubber I wonder how easy it would be to fix. Would it be a case of peeling the whole wheel or could the damaged section be re-sprayed?
You have to do the whole wheel, doesnt come out good just re-spraying the damaged section, it will show a different color tone
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      05-27-2012, 11:07 PM   #144
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Anyone found a good way to mask this stuff without it tearing or stretching it when you take the tape off?
If you are planning on doing your rims, I used a deck of cards to prevent it from going onto the tires.
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Plasti Dipped my wheels yesterday. Thanks for the DIY and inspiration OP!!



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      05-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #146
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Looks nice Man!
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Yeah it does! Oddly enough I just removed mine yesterday lol! (I get bored easily

Took some time btw so be prepared if you decide to remove it. I actually left it on the inner hub and it looks badass (and hides brake dust!) Anyway, I've got a nice sunburn on my back now thanks to about 5 hours of removal. :-/
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Alright... who dipped the whole car??

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I've been wondering if you get pulled over and recieve a ticket, could you get out of it based on color of car... whatever color it really is? haha

This obviously applies to vinyl wraps as well.
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NICE!!! That came out really well!

Give us a mini-review after you enjoy it for a bit!
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NICE!!! That came out really well!

Give us a mini-review after you enjoy it for a bit!
Wasn't me! I'm seriously wondering who did it.
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When doing emblems (assuming on the car), and there are spaces where the paint comes through between letters/numbers/etc, how do you peel JUST the little triangle of plastidip out without:

1) pulling the finish off the emblem itself
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2) scratching your paint to get a corner lifted

How do you even get the peel started when the space is dime sized or less?
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When doing emblems (assuming on the car), and there are spaces where the paint comes through between letters/numbers/etc, how do you peel JUST the little triangle of plastidip out without:

1) pulling the finish off the emblem itself
or
2) scratching your paint to get a corner lifted

How do you even get the peel started when the space is dime sized or less?
1. The dip pulls off around the emblem part like magic. I can't even explain it. As long as there is a space between the two (no matter how small) it will simply peel off around it.

2. I like to use a q-tip with a bit of latex glove stretched over the end or a toothpick for really tight areas.
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Anyone try successfully use it on any carbon fiber part? I am thinking about painting the ZCP spoiler and would like to know how well the paint sticks onto that surface.

And I want to do MR instead of black, which is the only color I have seen from the community. I think that should be the major issue for me to find a matching MR paint.
It sticks fine to carbon fiber as most carbon has a clear coat on top of it just like normal paint. I plasti dipped my OEM splitters before my last track day to cut down on rock chips and it worked amazingly well! Before the next track day I think I'm gonna spray the whole front of the car and the rockers with the clear plasti dip to protect my paint!
Is it easier than covering it with painter's tape? I bet that at least it looks better. How does the paint finish change when dipped?
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