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AndyR83
04-02-2012
One of the first mods I did to my E92 was swapping out the stock grills (the ones with chrome rings) for a matte black set. This prompted me to paint my lower grills flat black to match, and I continued to swap everything to either body color or flat black. Eventually, the only thing I had left...
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By Moutamid on 12-10-2012, 04:49 PM
nice diy
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By mikegh on 12-12-2012, 01:52 AM
Nice! I've had plastidip on my car for around 6 months and it looks the same as the day I put it on. Not to mention I live in Canada so it can definitely hold up against harsh weathers.
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By tigermack on 12-12-2012, 10:20 PM
I think I am getting this done very soon!

Thanks for the write up!
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By stashtrey on 12-22-2012, 09:03 PM
Question about the color - I was only able to find cans that said 'black'. No 'matte black' etc. Is this what everyone else is using? Original black?

For the sedan owners... did you open all doors and drop cloth the space so you can get underneath the trim?

I'm thinking I'm going to go berzerker with the drop cloth/plastic and go overboard with the prep... I don't want overspray everywhere.
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By tigermack on 12-23-2012, 02:15 AM
I am pretty sure they don't have shine or gloss to it...
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By USAF Rick on 01-02-2013, 02:20 AM
Good job man! This is definitely in my to do list once I'm back from deployment. I have the Montego Blue as well, good choice! Haha.
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By BimmerCoy on 01-05-2013, 02:38 PM
Wow man what a great step by step DIY! You've inspired me. I want to try it. I'm sure I can do it,just need to find the time. I may just buy the plasti dip and have the guys at my local mod shop do it for me
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By AndyR83 on 01-06-2013, 08:55 PM
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Added an update to the OP
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Originally Posted by tigermack View Post
I am pretty sure they don't have shine or gloss to it...
You can add a glossifer to it to make it gloss in texture.
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By Sunny31 on 04-01-2013, 05:13 PM
How did you guys get the dip to come off clean from the silver trim under the side mirrors? Mine did not peel in a straight line, and started to pull the dip off the chrome parts. Thats the only problem I ran into. I will have to redo that small portion again but want to know the best way...
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By zeroneduma on 04-04-2013, 08:13 PM
thank you ! doing mine as we speak
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Plastidip window trim

Here is a quick pic of the black matte and clear finish on the platinum bronze paint, looks clean if you ask me.
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By AndyR83 on 04-07-2013, 05:04 PM
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Looks great!
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By RNByrd3 on 04-16-2013, 08:19 PM
Hey Andy,
I see that you're from PA as well. May I ask where you got your wrap done? I am interested in getting my top wrapped in gloss black too, but am not sure who does it around my area. Thanks!
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By thatg on 10-13-2013, 12:29 PM
I did this on my sedan. Didnt go as well as yours...
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By roskinc on 10-13-2013, 01:38 PM
ive tried platidip, after time it just starts to fray. found it easier and better to vinyl wrap instead.
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By NorthernCAE90 on 11-05-2013, 07:41 PM
The plastidip wont damage my paint right? I want to plasti dip my badges only and was going to pull them off and reapply but some one pointed me here. Less work sounds fun, but I don't want to fuck up my paint
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By AndyR83 on 11-06-2013, 07:21 PM
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It actually protects the paint! You can peel it off years later and the paint underneath is fine.
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By tturbolife on 11-13-2013, 04:05 PM
I tried this twice now and it just won't go on right, and comes off extremely easily... oh well.
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By AndyR83 on 11-14-2013, 11:49 PM
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Sounds like you might need more coats
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