- Apr 17, 2012
i agree with this 10000000% and i am a painter by livingPlastidip is by far the worst creation anyone has ever come to create. The reason it did not turn out is for a few reasons.
1. Spray Cans do not spray at a consistent pressure like a conventional HVLP Spray gun
2. Spray cans do not release consistent material due to the small tip size causing particals to become partially lodged in the nozzle itself.
3. Temperature and humidity also hugely affect a final product on a paint or paint like product applied to the car.
4. Overlap that is not consistent will create tiger stripes due to improper "laying out" of the material.
5. Spray cans often time use faster accelerators to create that "Fast Dry" marketing campaign to appeal to people that do not want to be patient or spend the money to do it right the first time.
6. You get what you pay for!
Now onto my plastidip rant. Why would anybody want to use a product that peels off? Is it to save money? I have yet to figure this out. The promises they make on a easy removal have yet to be proven to me after a couple of friends went down this road I warned them against. By adding this product onto a car you are in fact creating even more of a costly repair by adding a material that is not sandable, not repaint-able, and obviously does not withhold elements of elongated time frames. I would stay away from this. The only rubber I want on my car is the 4 tires and the spare in the back. $$$ Gets your car looking good! Use real paint. If anything else go down to a local auto body store get you some single stage paint, pick up a inexpensive spray gun kit from the hardware store, borrow a compressor and see what you can accomplish. The worst that can happen is you have to sand it all back off and try again, but my bet it, the second time will be a lot better than the first. Practice makes perfect.
Hope this wasn't taken offensively, just my point of view. If you disagree please feel free to challenge my view. Maybe someone knows better methods than I do. I am always open to learn about new products... Using them is a whole different story.
Im not here to argue. I am here to offer advice. I offered the right way to do something. If you want to spray can your car, by all means please do. It is not my preference and it is the cheap way out. If your going to have a car that you dump tons of money into and/ or you build to represent you and your hard work I would prefer to have something that justifies me more than a 97 cent walmart can, or a 6-7 dollar can of plastidip. I spend to much money on my car as it is so why not have a lasting finish that looks good, and grabs attention. That's how I feel. But I am a Painter for a living so maybe my basis for desired look is higher than most. There is a reason all my builds are all over forums, and in magazines. Because I go for perfection. I would rather spend 6 months doing one thing right, then 20 minutes hacking something up just to get it done... Only to spend 500 more 20 minute sessions to achieve the same result if I am lucky. Do it right the first time. That's my motto. Please don't get offended or take it in the wrong context. This forum is here to help people, not drag them down.