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      11-24-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Black matte spray paint

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i plan to spray paint a car black matte (not the e90) and all i want is temporary look of the car to see how that color looks before i paint it for real.
some say usually 10-12 cans is enough to cover medium size car.

Does anyone have any suggestions what type/brand paint and where to buy from?
i appreciate your help.
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      11-24-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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Why not just photoshop it... lol.

We are in the 21st century you know. There are many people on here that could that in a matter of minutes.
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      11-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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True that but it is also something i want to do myself (project) and drive the car like that for few months.
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      11-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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True that but it is also something i want to do myself (project) and drive the car like that for few months.
It will look embarrassing
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      11-24-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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i would greatly appreciate an answer to my question. stay on the topic please.
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      11-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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go to dipmycar.com and read up there, you shouldn't be using the can sprays on your car if you want it to look at least decent, you need to invest in a spray gun
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spray paint or plastidip.......?
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i have used plastidip and not sure if anyone has done the whole car. again this is a temporary thing. final painting will be done by a pro painter not me.
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      11-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #9
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Trust me, a lot of people have done it, check this out

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Plastidip is the way to go. I wouldn't do it out of a spray can under any circumstances. Spend the 40-50 bucks to get a spray gun on ebay and buy two cans of the stuff. You can do the whole car relatively cheap, and it comes off when you want to remove it.
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Plastidip it... Spray paint will be terrible.
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i have used plastidip and not sure if anyone has done the whole car. again this is a temporary thing. final painting will be done by a pro painter not me.
Yes folks have done it - check the pictures section - a chap there plasti-dipped his in white. At least with pd, if it doesn't look right, you can peel it and start over and you can change the colour as often as your heart desires (hell, in the winter it'll actually protect your paint).

I would stay away from spray paint in cans as the chances of it looking like garbage as quite high...
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      11-24-2012, 08:58 PM   #13
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I would stay away from spray paint in cans as the chances of it looking like garbage as quite high...
Agreed. OP have you ever seen those old beater cars that have been spray painted matte black? It's terrible, and you can tell 100% it is spray painted.
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      11-25-2012, 03:22 AM   #14
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the only thing id spray paint is my bicycle. lol check out plasti dip seriously!
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      11-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #15
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Please , don't use rattle cans to paint the car . It will look horrible because you can't put it on wet fast enough. You'll end up with a striped look.You'll never get a good idea of what car would really look like done professionally .i hate to say it but get some plasti-dip and a gun from home depot for 50 bucks if you absolutely have to. A tleast it will peel off when you're done.
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You might want to check with your painter if you plan to do anything with a rattle can. It can leave texture and can react with other paint that you apply later.

He will probably advise you against it and charge you MORE when you do go to get it painted because you increased the prep work.
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You could also vinyl wrap, which is more technical but should look better than plastidip.
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      11-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #18
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Wow, plastidip seems to be the choice now that I have seen it so spray paint is out, I'm convinced.
Does anyone have a good understanding how long will the plastidip stay on the car and what's the best way to remove it? Thank you very much.
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Quote:
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Wow, plastidip seems to be the choice now that I have seen it so spray paint is out, I'm convinced.
Does anyone have a good understanding how long will the plastidip stay on the car and what's the best way to remove it? Thank you very much.
Here is one thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=727561

Another e90 owner did his in white - had it on there from July to October and then peeled it off... (yes, you just peel it off). Appears to last and look good for quite a bit of time.
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      11-25-2012, 07:18 PM   #20
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Here is one thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=727561

Another e90 owner did his in white - had it on there from July to October and then peeled it off... (yes, you just peel it off). Appears to last and look good for quite a bit of time.

Mashimarho did his in white as well.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770326

BTW, vote for him for COTM
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      11-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #21
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Maybe you should consider wrapping it in vinyl. It would look ten times better than covering it with plastidip and will last longer and be easier to wash as well.
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      11-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #22
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You are probably correct but don't need it for a long time and the difference between vinyl and plastidip is signifficant, the vinyl being way more costly.
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