Dip My Car

We have actually possessed our '68 for over a years as well as have watched its paint discolor, split and chip.
Some areas were to the metal as well as we intended to find a solution for it before it obtained any type of even worse - Dip My Car.

We uncovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sunlight fading, winter ice, chilly, as well as salt. It is likewise a long lasting yet detachable material that will certainly peel when we make a decision to spend for a genuine paint task.

* We picked plasti-dip since: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't repainted a car prior to as well as really did not want to test out doing a "genuine paint job" on our STANDARD. I recommend the result (nonetheless momentary it could be) it's offering its objective well: shielding the CAR while we choose if we will choose silver in the future


Dip My Car


Step 1: PRO CAR SET

We acquired a large pro VEHICLE kit on dipyourcar.com

The set has the DYC DipSprayer ™ System, 4 Gallons of Rubber Dip Spray, tape, DipWasher ®, Decals, blending stick, Dip Guard, Paint Stirrer and also Microfiber Towels.

We utilized Plasti-dip color: Light weight aluminum for the base as well as Silver Metalizer for the leading layer.

Plasti-dip is also available in a spray can.

Action 2: SURFACE PREP

Because our old paint had not been standing up anymore we spent a great deal of time prepping our CAR to guarantee an also surface area.

Using an electric orbital sander we sanded the rough spots after that covered them with a spray on auto guide that completed little blemishes.

We also eliminated the emblems, lights and also reflectors from the body of the AUTOMOBILE.

Action 3: TAPE OR NOT?

Plasti-Dip can be conveniently peeled off locations (such as fronts lights) after you have actually finished applying the last coat ... Nonetheless: prepping the area decreases the headache of eliminating plasti-dip later on.

Making use of painters tape as well as newspapers, cover windows and areas that you do not intend to get plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash can.

Tip 4: CLEAN IT FIRST!

Before using the plasti-dip to the VEHICLE it MUST be clean.

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

After cleansing the area dry it with a towel.

Step 5: PERFECT PAINT LOCATION?

Locate a location that is extremely ventilated as well as from straight sunshine. We paintinged the very first coat on outdoors in the shade- it was not an ideal place- the tiniest quantity of wind developed a lot of overspray build-up. The most effective area would 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. Painting in sections as you work your way around the CAR. COVER EVERY LITTLE THING! Even lay on the ground to get the tough to see locations along all-time low of the VEHICLE!

The very first layer is your bonding layer- It is extremely important that this is a light dusting (50 -60% openness). This will certainly enable the rest of the layers to bond and stay with the paint. Spray in a clean sweeping motion, making sure to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the area. Allow plasti dip to completely dry 15-30 mins between each layer.

We painted 6 layers of Light weight aluminum plasti-dip and 3 layers of Silver Metalizer.

Step 7: GET RID OF THE TAPE

After the last layer is applied, immediately eliminate any kind of tape or newspaper from the CAR before plasti-dip dries.

Step 8: CURE IT!

Now the plasti-dip will take 4 hours to fully cure. DON'T TOUCH IT. And in any way prices, prevent any type of material that might cause damages to the area.

Tip 9: COMPLETING TOUCHES

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

This is a huge work. Take your time as well as do it well. It took three people working on it every open possibility seven weeks to finish.

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