Plasti Dip Car

We have actually owned our '68 for over a decade and have actually viewed its paint fade, crack and also chip.
Some areas were to the metal and we intended to throw down the gauntlet prior to it obtained any even worse - Plasti Dip Car.

We discovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sunlight fading, winter season ice, cold, as well as salt. It is also a resilient yet removable material that will certainly remove when we choose to spend for a genuine paint work.

* We selected plasti-dip due to the fact that: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't repainted a cars and truck prior to as well as didn't want to check out doing a "real paint job" on our CLASSIC. I recommend the outcome (nevertheless temporary it might be) it's serving its objective well: protecting the AUTOMOBILE while we determine if we will select silver in the future


Plasti Dip Car


Action 1: PRO AUTOMOBILE KIT

We purchased a large pro CAR kit on dipyourcar.com

The package includes the DYC DipSprayer ™ System, 4 Gallons of Rubber Dip Spray, tape, DipWasher ®, Decals, mixing stick, Dip Guard, Paint Stirrer and Microfiber Towels.

We used Plasti-dip shade: Light weight aluminum for the base as well as Silver Metalizer for the leading coat.

Plasti-dip is also available in a spray can.

Action 2: SURFACE PREP

Since our old paint wasn't holding up anymore we invested a great deal of time prepping our AUTOMOBILE to ensure an also surface.

Using an electrical orbital sander we sanded the rough spots then covered them with a spray on car guide that filled out little blemishes.

We likewise removed the symbols, lights as well as reflectors from the body of the CAR.

Step 3: TAPE Or Otherwise?

Plasti-Dip can be quickly removed locations (such as fronts lights) after you have actually finished using the last layer ... Nevertheless: prepping the location decreases the trouble of getting rid of plasti-dip later on.

Using painters tape as well as papers, cover windows and locations that you do not intend to obtain plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash can.

Tip 4: WASH IT FIRST!

Before applying the plasti-dip to the AUTOMOBILE it MUST be tidy.

Plasti-dip is an overlay that will form a different layer on top of any type of surface- consisting of dust as well as dust ... so obtain the surface area REALLY CLEAN.

After cleaning up the location dry it with a cloth.

Tip 5: EXCELLENT PAINT PLACE?

Find a location that is incredibly aerated as well as from straight sunshine. We painted the first coat on outdoors in the color- it was not an excellent area- the smallest quantity of wind created a lot of overspray accumulation. The very best area would be an open garage.

Step 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Use a mask. It is practical if you have someone that will certainly follow you lugging the paint wind turbine as you go. Paint in sections as you function your way around the AUTOMOBILE. COVER WHATEVER! Even lay on the ground to obtain the tough to see locations along the bottom of the AUTOMOBILE!

The first layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light cleaning (50 -60% openness). This will allow the rest of the layers to bond and adhere to the paint. Spray in a clean sweeping movement, seeing to it to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the location. Permit plasti dip to dry 15-30 minutes in between each layer.

We paintinged six layers of Light weight aluminum plasti-dip and three layers of Silver Metalizer.

Action 7: GET RID OF THE TAPE

After the last layer is used, quickly eliminate any tape or paper from the VEHICLE prior to plasti-dip dries.

Tip 8: TREAT IT!

At this moment the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to totally cure. DON'T TOUCH IT. And also in all costs, avoid any type of substance that could create damage to the area.

Tip 9: FINISHING TOUCHES

After it cured we put the emblems, and so on back on, changed our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna and also seat covers as well as added the C-Stripe decal.

This is a huge work. Take your time and do it well. It took 3 people working on it every open chance 7 weeks to finish.

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