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      12-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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thinking of plastidip!

anyone know how well it holds up to washing?

come at me bro!



i is ready.
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      12-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Lmao wasn't sure if serious from thread view.
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Lmao wasn't sure if serious from thread view.
haha i am, was just curious how well it holds up to wash and if anything different to do when washing, knew what would come so be prepared and all, was a boy scout once upon a time :l
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I imagine you just have to be careful what methods you use to clean and dry the surface itself. I once tried to plastidip my badge and failed miserably, so I have banned myself from ever touching the stuff again
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Saw a video from dipyourcar and apparently if you let it cure a week or so it'll be very durable, they even sprayed directly against it with a pressure washer and nothing happened. I'm thinking about doing a clear matte, looks like you can achieve those BMW frozen colors with the matte clear. (Might be easier for me to do that than DIY clear bra)
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I did them on my wheels a few
Months ago. They hold up really well especially from pressure washes
Just removing them can be a pain if you want a change
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also curious.. since my car is sitting in the garage now because of the snow, last night i was watching videos on plasti dip and had some great ideas. i have Sparkling Graphite and was going to do all matte white and leave my roof and rear spoiler and mirrors the color of my car. im wondering how white would wash?
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I imagine you just have to be careful what methods you use to clean and dry the surface itself. I once tried to plastidip my badge and failed miserably, so I have banned myself from ever touching the stuff again
Haha that makes me worry as this would be my first attempt playing with the stuff,vwill try something small first
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I imagine you just have to be careful what methods you use to clean and dry the surface itself. I once tried to plastidip my badge and failed miserably, so I have banned myself from ever touching the stuff again
Haha that makes me worry as this would be my first attempt playing with the stuff,vwill try something small first
Watch those YouTube videos from
Dipyourcar, they have a video on virtually anything you'd want to ask and also teach you tons of techniques to do a good paint job.
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Saw a video from dipyourcar and apparently if you let it cure a week or so it'll be very durable, they even sprayed directly against it with a pressure washer and nothing happened. I'm thinking about doing a clear matte, looks like you can achieve those BMW frozen colors with the matte clear. (Might be easier for me to do that than DIY clear bra)
Ya saw that video too, wasnt sure how much faith to have as they pro and trying to sell the stuff. Seemed comforting though
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I did them on my wheels a few
Months ago. They hold up really well especially from pressure washes
Just removing them can be a pain if you want a change
That's good to know,was most worried I wash and all that work wasted
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Saw a video from dipyourcar and apparently if you let it cure a week or so it'll be very durable, they even sprayed directly against it with a pressure washer and nothing happened. I'm thinking about doing a clear matte, looks like you can achieve those BMW frozen colors with the matte clear. (Might be easier for me to do that than DIY clear bra)
Ya saw that video too, wasnt sure how much faith to have as they pro and trying to sell the stuff. Seemed comforting though
Yeah, if I plan to do it I'm likely going to do spray can as I don't have anywhere to store the paint gun and what not, hope it doesn't come out looking like shit. (Going to do matte clear as I do like those frozen colors and also don't know how it would work if I were to get pulled over and the car is a different color)
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also curious.. since my car is sitting in the garage now because of the snow, last night i was watching videos on plasti dip and had some great ideas. i have Sparkling Graphite and was going to do all matte white and leave my roof and rear spoiler and mirrors the color of my car. im wondering how white would wash?
Haha finally my jet black may have an advantage
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Yeah, if I plan to do it I'm likely going to do spray can as I don't have anywhere to store the paint gun and what not, hope it doesn't come out looking like shit. (Going to do matte clear as I do like those frozen colors and also don't know how it would work if I were to get pulled over and the car is a different color)
Same questions guess I'm saying it's a winterized protective layer for the season and short term

I'm thinking about getting a sprayer feel worried about being messy
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Yeah, if I plan to do it I'm likely going to do spray can as I don't have anywhere to store the paint gun and what not, hope it doesn't come out looking like shit. (Going to do matte clear as I do like those frozen colors and also don't know how it would work if I were to get pulled over and the car is a different color)
Same questions guess I'm saying it's a winterized protective layer for the season and short term

I'm thinking about getting a sprayer feel worried about being messy
Did you see the new spray can handle they have on their site? Looks like it sprays just like a spray gun and combined with the right spraying technique, it should be fine.
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Mine have been dipped for almost 6 months and its great looks the same since day one
heres another example of my 193's plastidipped =]
Black base with gold metalizer

Gold isn't as shiny as it was first day but still shines after wash
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itll hold up fine through washes, but dint use anything with any type of lint. itll stick to the dip and look gross. hard to take off.
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I've posted this before but here's my experience with Plastidip:

I had my window trim and front grilles plasti-dipped this Summer -- huge hail storm came, and my car suffered close to $16k in hail damage. The trim itself was literally in pieces, and the Plastidip is all that was holding it together. The stuff is bulletproof (or at least grapefruit-sized hail proof).
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I believe you can buy a shammy to wash your car with from dipyourcar.com

It is fairly easy to clean you jsut use water and the shammy cant, really get into anything to aggressive to clean or it'll obviously come off. A lot of my friends have dipped cars and they hold up just fine to washes
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Did you see the new spray can handle they have on their site? Looks like it sprays just like a spray gun and combined with the right spraying technique, it should be fine.
hmm.. checking that out now, thanks for the heads up
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wow, that is extremely reassuring actually, thought first wash would have me stressing
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