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      12-31-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Quick question...

Am looking at buying a Mazda MPS (yes i have change mind again!!!) and only good ones i can see are red... and i dont like red cars!!

Seen one which is really great value - but wondering if i wanted to plastidip how much would it cost to do?

Ive read thats its cheaper to do then wrapping.... but cant see anywhere in the UK that actually does it.
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Unless I'm mistaken you can't plastidip a whole car. Plastidip is just plastic in a can, I know of people that have used it on wheels to have a change of colour. Not exactly a refurb but gives you an idea of what the wheel would look like in a different colour and protects the wheel to a degree too.

The cost of having a car wrapped depends on the size of the car but I'd expect £1200 or so for the Mazda. Hold out for the right colour in the first place in my opinion.
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im starting to like the red... and the 1200 staing in my account!
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Think red suits the MPS (and I'm no red fan). There was a recent thread about this very subject, do a search, there was a YouTube clip of an M3 being done in white.

What age MPS are you looking for? The older ones are higher road tax which puts off when I was looking to offload the RX8 (couldn't stretch to the later version).
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Unless I'm mistaken you can't plastidip a whole car. Plastidip is just plastic in a can, I know of people that have used it on wheels to have a change of colour. Not exactly a refurb but gives you an idea of what the wheel would look like in a different colour and protects the wheel to a degree too.

The cost of having a car wrapped depends on the size of the car but I'd expect £1200 or so for the Mazda. Hold out for the right colour in the first place in my opinion.
Yea.... Sorry RickyJones but you're wrong. You can plastidip a whole car. You can purchase it in larger quanties which are then connected to a spray gun. Yanks do it all the time.

O.P No. just No. Not because it "cheap wank" but because it simply not durable enough to withstand the weather and nor is it even a respectable finish.... maybe because it is "cheap wank"

Better to buy in the colour you want or wrap it. then again again wrapping it will never give you the depth and shine and beauty of paint.

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Yea.... Sorry RickyJones but you're wrong. You can plastidip a whole car. You can purchase it in larger quanties which are then connected to a spray gun. Yanks do it all the time.

O.P No. just No. Not because it "cheap wank" but because it simply not durable enough to withstand the weather and nor is it even a respectable finish.... maybe because it is "cheap wank"

Better to buy in the colour you want or wrap it. then again again wrapping it will never give you the depth and shine and beauty of paint.

"could I use anymore smilies "

Okay fair enough. It was silly of me to say you can't plastidip a whole car because of course it's possible but I can't see why anyone would want to. Buying enough of the stuff to cover a car would still cost a few hundred and as you say the finish would be shit. It's okay stuff for wheels but close up you can see that it is spayed on plastic and not a pearly paint job.

Buy the car in the right colour or make do with red. I actually think red looks smart anyway.
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Looks pretty cool, was tempted myself.



But then saw the quality of vinyl wrap.
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