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Old 09-16-2011, 05:48 PM   #41
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I saw someone who did something like that where they took a blade too it before it was complete dry and then kind of pulled away and it came off clean. Not sure how it held up though.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #42
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This is what I did with the tape.
I taped, I sprayed, I pulled the tape when it's still wet.
I went back and forth a few times with about 10 seconds between a swipe across
I usually do about 4-5 passes. I then rip the tape off and admire.

If you want more coats just retape and add more
There's a picture somewhere I think on the plastidip site where a guy did a design on his Corvette with this stuff
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #43
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Using this stuff beats the hell out of spending a shit load of money on paint and vinyl. You can get creative with the different colors and not affect the paint of your car at all. You can make a variety of paint jobs for different car shows and make it appear as if you have done something different to your car each time someone sees it. Then once you are tired of it, you just peel it off.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:00 PM   #44
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Taping, spraying, retaping. Excellent idea. I'm gonna try a center hood stripe soon. I've got a Roush scoop and I'm thinking of spraying from the scoop down to the front.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:32 AM   #45
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I sprayed my spoiler with this stuff yesterday and it turned out amazingly well. Pics will be up soon.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #46
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Yeah, I saw that same corvette post. That looks like the way to do it and still get sharp lines. Tape -> spray -> immediately remove tape before it dries.


If I lose just a little bit more of this hangover, I'll get out there and try it!
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:53 PM   #47
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Plasti-dip my Euro grill. Came in chrome... I don't like chrome ;)
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So I painted the stripes on, and it was a great success. A little bit of a learning experience though...

I waited 30 seconds after I finished spraying before I took the tape off. That was too long. One spot on the edge of my first stripe is a little jagged because of it. The good thing, though, is that I was just experimenting. I didn't do a very good job of taping the first stripe, and it shows. So I'll leave it on for a few days, see how it holds up, then peel it off and consider putting slightly more permanent ones on when I have more time to spend on taping. I'll post some pictures in a bit.
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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.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:00 PM   #50
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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.
Is that one coat, or did you tape multiple times?
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