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      01-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Arrow Plasti dip the whole car...

I'm considering plasti dipping my whole car... I've watched videos on YouTube from the website dipyourcar.com.

The have an Audi plasti dipped in a berry blue color that's amazing.

Has anyone heard of this website, or bought a kit from them...
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Has anyone attempted plasti dipping their entire car and how hard was it?
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You're better off just wrapping your car with vinyl. plasti diping such a beautiful car imo is a disgrace.
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You're better off just wrapping your car with vinyl. plasti diping such a beautiful car imo is a disgrace.
+1 and it's very hard to make it look good
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      01-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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plastidip accomplishes your task no problem, and if done right it looks good.
what noone ever talks about is removing it.
yes it peels off as long as you did a thick enough coat.
its the gaps in between panels where there is an issue.
that doesnt peel off and since its over spray you will have to whip it down with something.
only problem is its between panels and you cant reach it.
so basically in every little crevis you cant reach, you will always have whatever color you plastidipped.
not really a problem if you do matte black on a dark color car.
but if you do a crazy bright color on a white car.........your screwed
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I've been thinking about doing this on my car for a little while but might wait until its more agressive. I'm planning on either doing matte black, white, or doing matte clear. I'm leaning towards just doing the matte clear cause it would make the car look like BMW's frozen grey color. You could probably PM some of the guys on here that have dipped their cars if you have any questions. Here's one for example:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=697179

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723698
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plastidip accomplishes your task no problem, and if done right it looks good.
what noone ever talks about is removing it.
yes it peels off as long as you did a thick enough coat.
its the gaps in between panels where there is an issue.
that doesnt peel off and since its over spray you will have to whip it down with something.
only problem is its between panels and you cant reach it.
so basically in every little crevis you cant reach, you will always have whatever color you plastidipped.
not really a problem if you do matte black on a dark color car.
but if you do a crazy bright color on a white car.........your screwed
^^This^^ I hear it's pretty difficult to remove depending on the weather conditions you're in.
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Dipped my wheels and was considering doing my full car but after I removed my dip from the wheels I vowed not to do it on my car. Peeling off the dip wasn't hard but getting every little detail out of the wheels was time consuming and irritating.

I would save some money and get it vinyled
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Dipped my wheels and was considering doing my full car but after I removed my dip from the wheels I vowed not to do it on my car. Peeling off the dip wasn't hard but getting every little detail out of the wheels was time consuming and irritating.

I would save some money and get it vinyled


doesn't vinyl cost more?
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doesn't vinyl cost more?
wrapping an e9x would probably run 1500-2500 if done by a professional. Dipping it yourself I believe costs 300-400 for the kit.
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I'm considering plasti dipping my whole car... I've watched videos on YouTube from the website dipyourcar.com.

The have an Audi plasti dipped in a berry blue color that's amazing.

Has anyone heard of this website, or bought a kit from them...
Or
Has anyone attempted plasti dipping their entire car and how hard was it?
Unfortunately you cant dip your car in California since Nov of 2012. They banned selling and shipping plastidip in the gallons in california because of the chemicals in plastidip or something.
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vinyl will cost more but will have a better and professional look.
You'll have a matte feeling if you dip the whole car. Plus there's a lot more color options with vinyl compared to just plasti dipping
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Unfortunately you cant dip your car in California since Nov of 2012. They banned selling and shipping plastidip in the gallons in california because of the chemicals in plastidip or something.
im aware of the terms and regulations, it wouldn't be hard to cross state lines and get it though.
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Unfortunately you cant dip your car in California since Nov of 2012. They banned selling and shipping plastidip in the gallons in california because of the chemicals in plastidip or something.

Everything is illegal in california lol
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im aware of the terms and regulations, it wouldn't be hard to cross state lines and get it though.
I read a thread on another forum that someone got fined for plastidipping their car in california. I forgot where i read it though.
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Another vote for vinyl. Save the money and do it yourself.
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a few members on e90 have plastidipped whole car. look for mashimarho or something. not sure of exact spelling. he has an sgm i think and dipped it white.
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please dont plastidip your car lol
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please dont plastidip your car lol

Ive decided I might skip out on wheels and go straight towards vinyl wrapping my car
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Ive decided I might skip out on wheels and go straight towards vinyl wrapping my car
what color is your car? What compels you to wrap it in vinyl, if you dont mind my asking?
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Ive decided I might skip out on wheels and go straight towards vinyl wrapping my car
Much better idea then dipping your whole car look like shit 95% of the time compared to vinyl which looks 1000 times better. You get what you pay for remember that, and don't forget that when your ready to buy some wheels don't cheap out
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Everything is illegal in california lol
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