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      06-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #111
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Finally going to try this, just put 3 coats on (more like 4 with my generous lacquering). Was a breeze to apply, I will never go back to painter's tape if this works flawlessly. Did a test on the door over the weekend and even two coats peels off very readily.

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*When taking it off do you peel what you can off then pressure wash the rest OR do you just use a pressure washer to sheer it off?

*When you say you kept it on for 4 track events, do you mean you left it on the car for about a week's time? If so, is it ok to leave it on that long? I have a couple back to back events myself and would love to leave it on for about 7 days straight.

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Removal wouldn't really matter that much. Up to the end user. I am pretty anal so what I did was I peeled it off myself like a band-aid lol. Start at a corner and gently pull. Just like when you unbox new electronics with the clear plastic all over them

When I did that, I noticed the few areas where it left very small specs at the edges or areas I messed up. I then made sure to hit those later with the pressure washer. I have all my cars paint corrected so I am very careful about using mits or rubbing the paint. Was neat peeling it off in one sheet. Could see all the bugs and tar.

I left it on for 4 track events. I had one Friday and Sat, and then about 2 weeks later another Friday and Sat event. I dont drive the car during the week so I left it on. Didnt hurt a bit. Now, the car was garaged the entire time and not exposed to sun. The stuff is latex and water based, but I dont know about the long sun exposure.

You are definitely right. Never use blue painters tape again. Best of all the entire reason I got this stuff was because I did track days and I wanted to have photos of me on the track in my cars so I could frame them for the office. The blue tape numbers and bumper looked hideous. Not only does this stuff go on for the most part clear or slightly matte finish, it removes easy and takes almost no time to apply.
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      06-27-2013, 12:46 PM   #112
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I don't see any good in this other than being a pain in the ass.
If you follow the directions, then you wont have those problems

Look at carbon fiber for example. The thinner and less layers used, the shittier and weaker it is. Use more layers and build it up, and its as strong as steel.

Apply a few coats of this and you will be set. The stuff is thin when applied. 1 application layer will give you problems. You have to do at least 3 and overlap ALL brush edges.
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      06-28-2013, 05:02 AM   #113
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Removal wouldn't really matter that much. Up to the end user. I am pretty anal so what I did was I peeled it off myself like a band-aid lol. Start at a corner and gently pull. Just like when you unbox new electronics with the clear plastic all over them

When I did that, I noticed the few areas where it left very small specs at the edges or areas I messed up. I then made sure to hit those later with the pressure washer. I have all my cars paint corrected so I am very careful about using mits or rubbing the paint. Was neat peeling it off in one sheet. Could see all the bugs and tar.

I left it on for 4 track events. I had one Friday and Sat, and then about 2 weeks later another Friday and Sat event. I dont drive the car during the week so I left it on. Didnt hurt a bit. Now, the car was garaged the entire time and not exposed to sun. The stuff is latex and water based, but I dont know about the long sun exposure.

You are definitely right. Never use blue painters tape again. Best of all the entire reason I got this stuff was because I did track days and I wanted to have photos of me on the track in my cars so I could frame them for the office. The blue tape numbers and bumper looked hideous. Not only does this stuff go on for the most part clear or slightly matte finish, it removes easy and takes almost no time to apply.
Opth - I just used it for 7 days straight and 4 track days. This stuff is everything you say it is and more. I actually had rain during the week (luckily not on track days) and this stuff stays on. You simply can't beat the price as well vs. 3M paint defender or Plasti-dip, both of which cost a fortune in comparison.
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      06-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #114
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My can finally came in today and I will try it this weekend for a long road trip! How long do you recommend drying/curing before recoating for additional layers?
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My can finally came in today and I will try it this weekend for a long road trip! How long do you recommend drying/curing before recoating for additional layers?
20 minutes in 75 degree plus weather is more than ok. You'll see it becoming translucent and you know it's ready. You just want to see the top layer harden a bit some the second and third coats are a layer vs. blending in with the previous coat.
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      07-01-2013, 07:32 AM   #116
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20 minutes in 75 degree plus weather is more than ok. You'll see it becoming translucent and you know it's ready. You just want to see the top layer harden a bit some the second and third coats are a layer vs. blending in with the previous coat.
Thanks just finished 3 coats on my hood, fenders, and bumper. I am hoping it will last a week for a roadtrip from CT to FL.

My first coat came out a bit rough and with many bubbles because I have opticoat on my paint and it kept separating the layer I would roll on but it did dry and stick which I was concerned about. I also think its probably best to let it sit for a while after stirring to release the air.

The 2nd and 3rd layer were a breeze though and looks pretty good and now have a frozen silverstone front end

Will upload pics tonight.
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Thanks just finished 3 coats on my hood, fenders, and bumper. I am hoping it will last a week for a roadtrip from CT to FL.

My first coat came out a bit rough and with many bubbles because I have opticoat on my paint and it kept separating the layer I would roll on but it did dry and stick which I was concerned about. I also think its probably best to let it sit for a while after stirring to release the air.

The 2nd and 3rd layer were a breeze though and looks pretty good and now have a frozen silverstone front end

Will upload pics tonight.
Good stuff, it will work like we've described. With 3 coats it will easily protect and will peel off in large sheets. In fact, I've tested a generous one coat method with a nice mini-roller near the wheel arches and even that peels off with ease, it's just a thin layer.
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Bumping this up to get more feedback.

Specifically what kind of roller is everyone using? can it be put on with a regular paint brush? I dont need it to be pretty, just protect my car at the track and be easy to remove.
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I used a foam brush so I could dab it on, especially in the tight spaces.
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Bumping this up to get more feedback.

Specifically what kind of roller is everyone using? can it be put on with a regular paint brush? I dont need it to be pretty, just protect my car at the track and be easy to remove.
You could wipe it on with your hands if you don't care about it being pretty. In all seriousness, it's a super easy product to use. I used a small (4" maybe?) foam roller to apply it.
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