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Old 08-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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First time using plasti dip

Just did my decal and got pieces of vinyl for my emblem. I think it turned out well. Might plasti dip my wheels next.

Before
http://i.imgur.com/O0y5Y6B.jpg

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http://i.imgur.com/MZ2bRN2.jpg

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Old 08-03-2013, 12:02 PM
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If you heat up the can, the dip will spray finer. This will give you a nicer, smoother finish.

Put it in a warm/hot bowl of water. Not boiling, it can explode if it's too hot.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:40 PM
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I think it turned out great, do you think it is poor quality? I did 6 coats.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:23 PM
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Wow... I had no idea what plastidip was until I just saw your post, then googled plastidip! Did you end up doing your rims? I want to do mine!
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:28 PM
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Wow... I had no idea what plastidip was until I just saw your post, then googled plastidip! Did you end up doing your rims? I want to do mine!
Nope. Not going to do my wheels. In the future I want to get the VMR V710's.

I thought about doing my kidney grill's but probably just going to replace the whole grill with matte black.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:35 AM
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I think it turned out great, do you think it is poor quality? I did 6 coats.
No I don't think it's poor quality. It's a very easy and reversible way to change the color of different parts.

I do vinyling wrapping on the side and I am biased
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:47 AM
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If you heat up the can, the dip will spray finer. This will give you a nicer, smoother finish.

Put it in a warm/hot bowl of water. Not boiling, it can explode if it's too hot.
Hello. Hope you don't mind me asking a few questions:

1. Did you plasti-dipped your car's grill? (I've seen in in the 335is and love it.)
2. What kind of headlamps are those on your ride? (They look totally legit too.)

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:48 AM
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Wow... I had no idea what plastidip was until I just saw your post, then googled plastidip! Did you end up doing your rims? I want to do mine!
Haha... I too just realized this past Fri that PlastiDip existed. I saw a guy doing tail lights letters, etc.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:58 PM
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Dipped my grill today! Turned out well

I did 6 coats.

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Wouldn't it have been easier plus better looking to just de-badge?? Looks like a neat job so +1 on that front.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:23 AM
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Wouldn't it have been easier plus better looking to just de-badge?? Looks like a neat job so +1 on that front.
Might have been easier /shrug.

Clean is my middle name.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:27 AM
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I'm for debadging but it /does/ look good. Can you upload a close up of the grill, please?
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:31 AM
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I'm for debadging but it /does/ look good. Can you upload a close up of the grill, please?
Make sure to wait about a half hour between coats and start peeling off the dip 10 minutes after the last coat. I did 6 coats on both my grill and badge.

I can when I get home from work. In the mean time, here is the video I followed:



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