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Old 06-28-2013, 12:58 AM   #11
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And yeah... That imperfect texture was exactly what I was going for. I wanted set something that would still look ok after some use... But I did not know that hammered had silicone in it and problems with adhering.
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Moved to "MK1 Interior Mods & Upgrades".
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Moved to "MK1 Interior Mods & Upgrades".
These are mk2 pieces, but general purpose info.... But thank you.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:10 AM   #14
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That's odd, when I painted my dash I used Plastidip as the primer and used a couple different paints, one was DupliColor Color Match, and one was just a regular rattle can. Never had a problem with either drying within a couple hours and to a full dry within 24 hours.
I actually planned on trying the hammered appearance as well (hoping it would match the other dash parts better), but if it has problems adhering I may think twice.
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Yeah, I really don't know if its an adhesion problem or not. I tried the duplicolor a few weeks back for something else and it was hard as nails after a day... This is, not even sticky... Just SOFT. I picked off some of it on a part that gets covered after installation, and the plastidip underneath is dry, albeit it came of in tiny little flakes.

So here it is the next day and it still soft. Not AS soft as yesterday, but still dentable with a finger nail. I could spend all weekend picking it back off... And I don't even know how I'd get it out of the cup holders without a smooth peel... I think I might just install the parts and be CAREFULL over the next few weeks. Maybe it'll set up eventually? I mean, the edges with less paint don't seem any softer than the original silver plastics paint job unless you dig into it...

Otherwise... What would remove it in the cup holders? Gas and a rag?

If I ever do this again, ill stick to automotive lacquer, like Snyper said- seemed to have much better results over plastidip.
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IMHO > It's never going to 'dry'. The rustoleum is attacking the plasti-dip, which softens it. I.E. , It's chemical. You can call rustoleum or plasti-dip customer service for verification (number should be on the can). Think you will end up having to peel it off though. Note: Be very careful with rustoleum. Note on the directions where they say you can recoat within 20 minutes OR 24 hours. Buddy! They mean it (which I learned the very hard way).
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Otherwise... What would remove it in the cup holders? Gas and a rag?
I wouldn't worry about the cup holders. They get covered either way by the plastic holder that goes in there. I haven't worried about cleaning it fully yet and I've painted my dash two times.
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