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Plasti Dip hood Problem

Posted by jmeadz, Jul 13, 2013

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  1. dsmaz

    dsmaz Proven Member

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    i agree with this 10000000% :nono: and i am a painter by living

    :thumb: :ohdamn:

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  2. 1995-tsi-awd

    1995-tsi-awd Proven Member

    Joined Jul 17, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    OMG. Might be going blue ...that looks good.

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  3. OZRallyEdition

    OZRallyEdition Probationary Member

    Joined Nov 27, 2013
    Yuba city, California
    For starters i dont know how many coats you sprayed but it should be from 4 to 5, second if you are getting a lot of texture your to close.
  4. born2race

    born2race Proven Member

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    Wayne, New Jersey
    Wow that looks great. Any idea what exact color that is?

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  5. 91-GS

    91-GS Proven Member

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    Paris, Tennessee
    Can't go wrong with a blue car on golden/bronze/white rims :thumb:

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  6. bryanwheat

    bryanwheat DSM Wiseman

    Joined Aug 16, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri
    If you truly want a black hood I would go buy a couple cans of rustoleum acrylic enamel black, and a couple cans of the same in clear. It would blow a lot of people's minds how good a rattle can job can look if done properly, wet sanded and buffed.
  7. rich3389

    rich3389 Proven Member

    Joined Dec 27, 2006
    Ocean springs, Mississippi
    For starters, if your going to plasti dip a entire car or even anything larger than the wheels. The right way to do it is with a spray gun and not the rattle cans.

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  8. LegionGS

    LegionGS Probationary Member

    Joined Aug 30, 2007
    Norwalk, California
    Maybe you were to close when you paint it, and excuse me guys but I used the cans on my hood too.. and it went really good!! You don't need the gun if you don't want to . I will post pics later. And in my opinion, remove the plasti dip again and paint it again but this time gently :aha:
  9. 3kgt2nv

    3kgt2nv Proven Member

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    poughkeepsie, New York
    I am surprised that this thread still has new posts on it since I haven't been here in almost a year.

    the cans use a higher amount of curing agents so the conditions outside really effect the final outcome. its why even in the summer putting the cans in hot water before use can help make the texture smoother since it doesn't clump up as much in the nozzle. its also the most common reason people get tiger stripping. the wind is the other main reason.

    an of the shops that do it use an actual spray gun or the paint sprayer.

    I have seen both used and the paint sprayer actually works better as there is less chance of the nozzle clogging.

    after having it for a year though I can say that it isn't all its cracked up to be if your going to work on or drive the car everyday. sure the black obviously hides dirt better but I have to scrub my car almost everytime I drive it.

    I think once the car is done and justused for the track I will be repainting it with actual paint and never look back to this $300 fad
  10. Peeweeherrmann

    Peeweeherrmann Probationary Member

    Joined Feb 24, 2014
    Galveston, Texas
    Can someone give me advice please. I need to plastidip my whole car. I don't have the gun and if I take my time and go in small sections using rattle cans will it still be good outcome?
  11. codym

    codym Proven Member

    Joined Dec 28, 2011
    Amarillo, Texas
    If you use rattle cans just do like you said - make sure to do even coats, one body piece at a time. If you aren't using any sort of tip, your finger(s) are very likely to get tired and you'll end up rushing, than it will come out looking like the original post.

    I took the time when I did my bumper, and it's still holding up even after a few driveway scrapes... but IMO the entire body should really be done with a professional gun, in a professional manner.
    This stuff can really come out good when it is applied in a way you would paint your car.

    Wouldn't let me show the pic, but that blue looks amazing.
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    LandoAWD Retired

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  13. new2awd

    new2awd Proven Member

    Joined Jan 19, 2009
    Spotswood, New Jersey
    In my use of plastidip, much like with normal automotive painting, prep is the hardest part. did you make sure your surface is cleaned. temperature plays a roll as well. and finally when spraying large areas use the sprayer kit
  14. 90'AWDTalonFroggy

    90'AWDTalonFroggy Supporting Member

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    Practice Makes Perfect, just keep working at it and youll get better

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  15. bucken13

    bucken13 Proven Member

    Joined Feb 6, 2014
    Casa Grande, Arizona
    WOW that looks awesome. Not to tread jack but how has the Dip heald up for you guys ? Seriously interested in going this route for my talon

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