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Old 04-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #11
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i went to the website, MetroRestyling.com, and ordered samples of some of the stuff .. pretty reasonable .. they also carry the plasti-dip
in silver ..
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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Turned out good...
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #13
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I ended up picking up some DiNoc for a project, a now I'm worried I went with the wrong product. I missed the part that it lacks a gloss.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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looks nice and subtle..
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Since my car is black, I plan on using matte Di-noc for the exterior... hood and maybe roof. I got so many rock chips that I need to do something.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #16
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Here's mine in my Fusion:

IMG_0521_wm by Lyonsroar91, on Flickr

Here's my experience:

I used the real deal 3M Dinoc. It took me a good 3-ish hours with a hairdryer. The long pieces in front of the passenger and to either side of the steering wheel look great. It's holding up nicely. THe radio bezel on the other hand... Well let's just say I don't really have a whole lot of confidence. The edges around the buttons and the vents are lifting. Specifically the corners of said buttons and vents. It's something I was told might happen when exposed to the hot interiour in the summer.

I've decided to roll with it for a while just to see what comes of it. Eventually I plan on taking the trim out, removing the dip, and color matching the trim to the car (silver frost metallic.)
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #17
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It looks really good man, and you also have the same shift knob as lyonsroar, well not in the above pic. Good to see that knob on a Focus, now I am going to buy it!!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #18
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This stuff was harder to work with than I thought. I thought since I had simple shapes, I would be fine, but I should have borrowed a heat gun. My crappy results:

Before piece. Was a junkyard bit, so it was scuffed up.


Compared to the piece that originally came with the car


Installed.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #19
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my experiance with Di noc is with my Buick


and its nice and frustrating

try this ...i did this in black and yellow with the dash of my old 02 focus and it got a lot of attenetion..
1. spray primer the chosen
2. piece then spray your color
3. before the color dries...spray it again with primer or flat.
this causes a cracking effect because the matte finish dries faster than the gloss. i wish i had a pic but i don't...i dunno why.
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Heat helps a bit. If it was Di-noc that you used, the corners were probably tough. The pics dont actually look bad. A blow dryer will help make it more flexible to work the corners. One mistake I made was thinking that the heat would 'shrink wrap' the Di-noc. You dont want to do that - just get it warm and flexible. Pressure is what keeps it in place.
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