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Old 05-11-2012, 02:30 PM
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DIY Matte Black Paint Job!!!

So my friend the other day told me about a product called PlastiDip, he showed me a youtube clip and I watched the whole thing and found it interesting. I wanted to buy the car kit for my truck to see how it will look and come out, has anyone used this product before?

Also it might be a good alternative way to get your car Matte Black without actually painting the car or even Vinyling it. Only negative I see is that I wonder if this stuff peals off easy during a car wash or while driving. Heres the website and hes the youtube clip I watched let me know what you guys think.

http://www.dipyourcar.com/

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Old 05-11-2012, 02:52 PM
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i saw that before,but my concern is how strong is the paint (plasti dip) in term of scratch resistance
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:54 PM
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I dont know man i wouldnt put it on my car. Dont get we wrong it looks cool and everything but when u decide to peal it off i can only imagine how much headache its going to be specially on the grill and all those door gaps etc. if u ever detailed ur car u should know what a pain in the @zz thats going to be. Plus ur car should stay untouchable at all times and trust me ppl will come to the car and they will start rubbing their finger against ur paint. And i see it doesnt take too much effort to peal it off. Too bad guy on the video didnt open a single door i bet it looks like crap. I just dont see the point. If u want ur car to be whatever color just wrap it in vinyl why would u need something that is not durable to stay on the car after the first carwash.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:30 PM
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the peeling off was pretty awesome tho
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:14 PM
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not of i heard and seen of. it hard to pill off after a few weeks.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:15 PM
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:37 PM
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I cant believe a man with your level of modding savvy has not heard of this, Pelon! I did the window trim, side markers, and wheels on my friends 335 about a year ago with this stuff. The finish actually looks really good, and he tells me that it is easy to remove. He is coming over next weekend and we are going to redo it. It looks pretty dull now, but he parks his car outside. Either way not bad for a $7 mod. No way in hell I would paint my car with it though!




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the peeling off was pretty awesome tho
My goodness, looks like you had another photoshoot. Love the new sig/avatar.
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I just don't even know what to say.....

Ugh?
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I cant believe a man with your level of modding savvy has not heard of this, Pelon! I did the window trim, side markers, and wheels on my friends 335 about a year ago with this stuff. The finish actually looks really good, and he tells me that it is easy to remove. He is coming over next weekend and we are going to redo it. It looks pretty dull now, but he parks his car outside. Either way not bad for a $7 mod. No way in hell I would paint my car with it though!






My goodness, looks like you had another photoshoot. Love the new sig/avatar.
So the magically question is does this stuff come off during a good car wash and driving?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:40 PM
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So the magically question is does this stuff come off during a good car wash and driving?
LOVE the new signature.

No it does not come off during driving or HAND washes. No idea if it would stand up to a drive through wash, but I doubt you tak your 7 through one anyway.

Like I said the finish is looking dull after a year. However, he parks his car outside and probably drives at least 15,000 very aggressive miles a year. It still looks really good, it just doesn't pop like it did in the pictures. When new it was matte, but it had bit of a shine to it.

Either way we will get drunk again this next weekend and redo it.
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My goodness, looks like you had another photoshoot. Love the new sig/avatar.
Thanks. It was actually still during the winter, so the car had the fugly 18" wheels on, so I had to choose perspectives where the wheels show up the least.
The avatar is a recent one tho
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not a bad idea for the cost
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This stuff is great! After David showed me the pics of his friend's 335i a while back, I did the same thing to the rims on my friend's Ridgeline and it turned out amazing. Though as others said, I would never use it for the whole car - just for small accents
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