Plasti Dip Cars

We've owned our '68 for over a decade as well as have actually viewed its paint fade, crack and chip.
Some locations were down to the steel and we wanted to find a solution for it before it got any even worse - Plasti Dip Cars.

We found Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sun fading, wintertime ice, chilly, as well as salt. It is likewise a resilient yet detachable compound that will remove when we choose to spend for a real paint job.

* We picked plasti-dip since: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't repainted a car prior to as well as really did not wish to evaluate out doing a "real paint job" on our STANDARD. I'm satisfied with the end result (nevertheless short-lived it might be) it's serving its purpose well: securing the AUTOMOBILE while we make a decision if we will opt for silver in the future


Plasti Dip Cars


Action 1: PRO AUTOMOBILE KIT

We bought a big pro VEHICLE package on dipyourcar.com

The package comes with 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: Light weight aluminum for the base and also Silver Metalizer for the leading coat.

Plasti-dip is additionally offered in a spray can.

Action 2: SURFACE AREA PREPARATION

Due to the fact that our old paint had not been standing up anymore we spent a great deal of time prepping our CAR to make certain an also surface area.

Making use of an electric orbital sander we fined sand the rough spots then covered them with a spray on automobile guide that filled out small imperfections.

We also removed the symbols, lights as well as reflectors from the body of the VEHICLE.

Action 3: TAPE OR NOT?

Plasti-Dip can be conveniently removed locations (such as fronts lights) after you've finished using the last coat ... Nonetheless: prepping the location decreases the hassle of removing plasti-dip later on.

Using painters tape as well as papers, cover windows and also areas that you do not intend to get plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash bags.

Step 4: CLEAN IT FIRST!

Before using the plasti-dip to the CAR it SHOULD be clean.

Plasti-dip is an overlay that will develop a separate layer on top of any surface- consisting of dust as well as dirt ... so obtain the surface area REALLY CLEAN.

After cleaning up the area dry it with a towel.

Tip 5: EXCELLENT PAINT PLACE?

Find a location that is incredibly ventilated as well as from straight sunshine. We repainted the very first coat on outdoors in the shade- it was not a perfect area- the smallest quantity of wind developed a great deal of overspray accumulation. The most effective location would certainly be an open garage.

Action 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Use a mask. It is valuable if you have someone that will certainly follow you carrying the paint generator as you go. Paint in sections as you work your method around the AUTOMOBILE. COVER EVERY LITTLE THING! Even lay on the ground to obtain the difficult to see areas along the bottom of the CAR!

The initial layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light dusting (50 -60% transparency). This will allow the rest of the layers to bond and stick to the paint. Spray in a clean sweeping activity, making certain to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the area. Enable plasti dip to completely dry 15-30 mins between each layer.

We painted six layers of Aluminum plasti-dip as well as 3 layers of Silver Metalizer.

Step 7: GET RID OF THE TAPE

After the last layer is used, quickly remove any tape or newspaper from the CAR before plasti-dip dries.

Step 8: CURE IT!

At this moment the plasti-dip will take 4 hours to completely treat. DON'T TOUCH IT. And also in any way costs, prevent any kind of material that could trigger damages to the area.

Tip 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it treated we placed the emblems, and so on back on, changed our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna and also seat covers as well as included the C-Stripe decal.

This is a big job. Take your time and also do it well. It took three of us dealing with it every open chance 7 weeks to finish.

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