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Old 03-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Plasti-dip question

I finally went out and bought a can of plasti-dip. I did a small test run today and kept getting bubbles and a not smooth finish. How do I get it to be smooth and actually look decent?


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Old 03-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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plasti-dip doesnt apply smooth like a traditional spray paint would. You need to apply several layers, usually around 3 to 5 to achieve the desired plasti-dip result. Which in the end will still have a slight texture to it.
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youtube this one. easiest way to see it done to get a good idea.
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Alright thanks guys!
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find the dip your car dot com channel, or go to the website dipyourcar.com. so many videos, from emblems to wheels to your entire car. i was able to get a pretty smooth finish on all parts i did. no problem at all. only got rough after driving this winter (my wheels mixed with 50 below zero temps)
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I was thinking about doing my hood, roof, and spoiler in this. What do you guys think? And this stuff is removable?
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I was thinking about doing my hood, roof, and spoiler in this. What do you guys think? And this stuff is removable?
Did you watch any videos or read any posts?

...It's completely removable...

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I did a test and sprayed one thick coat. It removed VERY easily. But do your first coat light and that should help
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You do a very light first coat, and then solid coats after that. You want to do AT least 3 coats to ensure an easy removal and blended finish smooth finish.

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The other thing to getting it smooth besides layering is holding it father away from the surface.
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