Dip Your Car

We've had our '68 for over a decade and have seen its paint discolor, fracture as well as chip.
Some locations were down to the steel and also we intended to do something about it before it got any kind of worse - Dip Your Car.

We uncovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is immune to sunlight fading, winter ice, chilly, and salt. It is also a resilient yet removable substance that will certainly remove when we make a decision to spend for an actual paint work.

* We picked plasti-dip due to the fact that: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't painted a car prior to as well as didn't intend to test out doing a "real paint work" on our STANDARD. I'm satisfied with the result (nonetheless short-lived it may be) it's offering its purpose well: shielding the VEHICLE while we determine if we will choose silver in the future


Dip Your Car


Action 1: PRO AUTOMOBILE KIT

We acquired a large pro CAR kit on dipyourcar.com

The kit features the DYC DipSprayer ™ System, 4 Gallons of Rubber Dip Spray, tape, DipWasher ®, Decals, mixing stick, Dip Guard, Paint Stirrer and Microfiber Towels.

We made use of Plasti-dip shade: Aluminum for the base and also Silver Metalizer for the top layer.

Plasti-dip is additionally offered in a spray can.

Step 2: SURFACE PREP

Due to the fact that our old paint had not been holding up anymore we spent a lot of time prepping our VEHICLE to guarantee an even surface.

Utilizing an electrical orbital sander we sanded the rough spots after that covered them with a spray on auto guide that completed small imperfections.

We also got rid of the emblems, lights and also reflectors from the body of the CAR.

Action 3: TAPE OR NOT?

Plasti-Dip can be easily peeled locations (such as fronts lights) after you've ended up using the last coat ... However: prepping the location lowers the inconvenience of eliminating plasti-dip later.

Utilizing painters tape as well as papers, cover home windows and areas that you do not wish to get plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash can.

Tip 4: CLEAN IT FIRST!

Prior to using the plasti-dip to the VEHICLE it MUST be tidy.

Plasti-dip is an overlay that will certainly develop a separate layer in addition to any type of surface area- including dirt as well as dirt ... so obtain the surface REALLY CLEAN.

After cleaning the area completely dry it with a towel.

Step 5: EXCELLENT PAINTING LOCATION?

Discover a location that is incredibly aerated and out of direct sunlight. We paintinged the initial layer on outside in the shade- it was not an optimal location- the smallest quantity of wind developed a lot of overspray accumulation. The most effective area would certainly be an open garage.

Step 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Wear a mask. It is valuable if you have someone that will certainly follow you bring the paint turbine as you go. Paint in areas as you work your means around the AUTOMOBILE. COVER EVERY LITTLE THING! Also lay on the ground to get the hard to see areas along the bottom of the CAR!

The very first layer is your bonding layer- It is extremely important that this is a light cleaning (50 -60% openness). This will allow the remainder of the layers to bond as well as adhere to the paint. Spray in a tidy sweeping motion, making sure to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the area. Enable plasti dip to dry 15-30 mins in between each layer.

We repainted 6 layers of Aluminum plasti-dip and three layers of Silver Metalizer.

Step 7: ELIMINATE THE TAPE

After the last layer is used, right away get rid of any tape or paper from the CAR before plasti-dip dries.

Step 8: TREAT IT!

Now the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to fully heal. DON'T TOUCH IT. As well as in all prices, avoid any compound that could cause damages to the area.

Step 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it treated we placed the emblems, etc. back on, changed our sill-plates, center caps, antenna and also seat covers and added the C-Stripe sticker.

This is a huge task. Take your time and do it well. It took three of us working on it every open chance seven weeks to complete.

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