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Old 09-18-2011, 07:03 PM   #51
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That was one coat. I did a really, really thin coat, then about 20 seconds later layered it on real thick. That's the reason I wanted to wait a little while before I removed the tape - I was afraid I'd get some paint running if I moved it too early. But apparently this stuff dries pretty quickly! But then again I WAS in direct sunlight and my car is black...not exactly optimal painting conditions.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:14 PM   #52
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I am thinking of doing my OEM 15" rims black for the winter. Probably have to do multiple coats.
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I am thinking of doing my OEM 15" rims black for the winter. Probably have to do multiple coats.
One coat is all you will need.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:38 PM   #54
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O_o they look the same..
In the pics it looks nice though!
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:17 PM   #55
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So the two stripes in the center of the car (left side of this next picture) are vinyl. The outside stripe just above the headlight is Plasti Dip.




In this next picture the same is true - the center stripes are vinyl, and the outer stripes are Plasti Dip. As I mentioned in my prior post, I'll need to peel them off and repaint them in the future, though...since I really did a terrible job of taping. From 20 feet away they look fine, but when you get close, you can tell I did a terrible job. The most interesting part to me is that the Plasti Dip has almost the exact same texture as the vinyl stripes. You can't really tell them apart.



Edit: Flat black stripes on a gloss black car are kind of difficult to show in a photo unless it's overcast, so my apologies if the pictures aren't the best.
I love that autobot symbol over the Ford badge, I've seen those online and am thinking of doing that myself. How well does the badge overlay stand up to the weather and what not?
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:52 AM   #56
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I love that autobot symbol over the Ford badge, I've seen those online and am thinking of doing that myself. How well does the badge overlay stand up to the weather and what not?
Overall pretty good. Within the first week a rock chipped one of the corners on the front, but that's the only damage I've seen. My car gets direct sunlight all day, so if you look REALLY closely at the rear badge, you can see that it's starting to crack, but I'm talking your face is 4 inches from it before you see anything. From a foot or more away it looks pristine. At $20 for a set, though, even if they only lasted a year I'd be happy.

Edit: I should also note that I drive 30k miles a year, so that front badge gets a beating. Only one chip to the front is pretty good, all things considered!
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #57
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So apparently the blue spray is ridiculously rare. I was only able to find it in two places:

1. ebay
2. AWarehouseFull.com

At both locations the blue rattle can paint was significantly more expensive than the other colors. Any ideas why the blue is more rare/expensive?

I ordered two cans from AWarehouseFull.com, so hopefully it's what I'm looking for!
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:53 PM   #58
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So apparently the blue spray is ridiculously rare. I was only to find it in two places:

1. ebay
2. AWarehouseFull.com

At both locations the blue rattle can paint was significantly more expensive than the other colors. Any ideas why the blue is more rare/expensive?

I ordered two cans from AWarehouseFull.com, so hopefully it's what I'm looking for!


Please let me know what it looks like cause I am tempted to find some and do some interior work with it.
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Please let me know what it looks like cause I am tempted to find some and do some interior work with it.
Of course! I fully plan on taking lots of pictures of anything I end up painting. If it's the right shade, I might even do a little more work on the front end!


UPDATE: I just read on another forum that the blue is discontinued (thus the rarity/expense)! GAH. I might have to stock up for the next several years if I like it.
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Also, in case anyone's wondering what shade of blue it is, here are some pics I found (pretty close to grabber/neon blue, I'd say):





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