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      09-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Importing Plastidip across the US border

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Just wondering if anyone picked up plastidip from US and drove back across the border? Did you run into any issues? Are we not allowed to bring in plastidip or glossifiers into Canada?

I emailed Patrick (Canadian contact) at dipyourcar and he said the prices are higher for the following reason: "We can only ship the Canadian formulated Cans. The plastidip made for Canada is roughly 60% more expensive. It has to be reformulated and relabel to be in compliance. Cans are $15 each."

So the $26 Wheel kit (4 cans of black plastidip) sells for $60 in Canada.
And each glossifier costs $25 a can!
The gloss wheel kit (per the image on the website includes 4 plasti dip and 3 cans of glossifier) sells for $50.
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You are not allowed to bring it into Canada, the information you have noted is correct.

Some guys have brought it over, but they have hidden the bottles.

If you tell them you have it, they will confiscate it.

A bunch of us went through this last fall when plastidiping our winter wheels.
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      09-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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You are not allowed to bring it into Canada, the information you have noted is correct.

Some guys have brought it over, but they have hidden the bottles.

If you tell them you have it, they will confiscate it.

A bunch of us went through this last fall when plastidiping our winter wheels.
Thanks now that you mention it, I do recall the discussion. Should have searched thoroughly lol.
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I didn't hide mine, I just didn't mentioned it.
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I brought over a few cans last week - didn't know it's not allowed. Luckily I was let through pretty easily.
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what stores can i get it in buffalo? I went to walmart and they didnt have it there lol
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what stores can i get it in buffalo? I went to walmart and they didnt have it there lol
Home Depot. The one by the Fashion Outlets had a whole stack by the paint counter.
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strange. at a local plastic warehouse i saw gallon plastidip.stuff. i think they were around $80.
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i brought some back with me last time i went down there... no questions asked at all
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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone picked up plastidip from US and drove back across the border? Did you run into any issues? Are we not allowed to bring in plastidip or glossifiers into Canada?

I emailed Patrick (Canadian contact) at dipyourcar and he said the prices are higher for the following reason: "We can only ship the Canadian formulated Cans. The plastidip made for Canada is roughly 60% more expensive. It has to be reformulated and relabel to be in compliance. Cans are $15 each."

So the $26 Wheel kit (4 cans of black plastidip) sells for $60 in Canada.
And each glossifier costs $25 a can!
The gloss wheel kit (per the image on the website includes 4 plasti dip and 3 cans of glossifier) sells for $50.
4 cans for 1 set of wheels? I used a can and a half. $45 at the Homehardware store. WTF would you go all the way to the US for that? Spent 5 hours on the road and $25 on fuel to save $20
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