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Juicedz 02-10-2013 09:43 AM

Clear coat over plastidip
 
I've heard mixed reviews on this. I layed down four coats of plastidip on the front grill and want to seal it with clear coat (maybe 2 coats). Basically I'm trying to preserve the look and prevent the tackiness of it from collecting every bug in site on the freeway.

02fordsvt 02-10-2013 09:59 AM

I painted over plastidip once and it looked great. The only problem was that it was very hard to remove afterwords. However, with four coats of dip, you hopefully wont run into that problem.

Squareleft 02-10-2013 03:06 PM

They make a "glossifier" that is specially formulated just for plasti dip surfaces. I'd go with that. And the thicker the better for plasti dip. Easier to remove. I think they really recommend 6-8 light layers.

Juicedz 02-10-2013 03:42 PM

" Basically I'm trying to preserve the look and prevent the tackiness of it from collecting every bug in site on the freeway." I like the matte black not looking to go gloss black. I will probably do a couple more coats with the plastidip but its a long process taping off the front grill area 7-8 times.

Drof Sucof 02-10-2013 04:39 PM

You dont have to worry about taping up too much. I plastidiped one of my cars completely, and all really had to tape up was the wipers. The key is during sprays keep separation from the part youre painting with a sharp edge.

IngotMK3 02-10-2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Squareleft (Post 4581362)
They make a "glossifier" that is specially formulated just for plasti dip surfaces. I'd go with that. And the thicker the better for plasti dip. Easier to remove. I think they really recommend 6-8 light layers.

This, you beat me to it..

sam fisher 02-10-2013 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by 02fordsvt (Post 4580988)
I painted over plastidip once and it looked great. The only problem was that it was very hard to remove afterwords. However, with four coats of dip, you hopefully wont run into that problem.

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hotleadsingerguy 02-10-2013 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by sam fisher (Post 4581517)
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GreenPanther 02-10-2013 07:43 PM

If you use clear coat it will make it harder to remove and negate the purpose of the plastidip.....removability. Why not just paint it rather than use plastidip? Or use the glossifier and have the best of both worlds.

RAF_S197 02-10-2013 10:43 PM

Plasti dip now has a clear coat. I believe it's called a glossifier


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