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Tuning & Modifications => DIY/How To section. => Topic started by: Gripper on June 19, 2015, 05:33:04 pm

Title: Quick re-plastidip photos.
Post by: Gripper on June 19, 2015, 05:33:04 pm
After having plasti dipped a few bits on my car 3 months ago and due to a weekends road trip (including getting stuck behind a gritter, spreading in June!  :o ) the front whisker was looking really a bit worse for wear, so thought I would put a quick guide up if anybody is fancying doing it.  :thumb:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/brocli/1dfa50d7-9479-4792-970f-4619582e8e52_zps6gofrs7y.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/brocli/media/1dfa50d7-9479-4792-970f-4619582e8e52_zps6gofrs7y.jpg.html)

After a good wash and dry I stripped the old plastidip off, thoroughly cleaned up the whisker and masked off the surrounding area, leaving about a cm gap from the chrome  and including putting paper between the badge and radiator.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/brocli/ebeee29d-4e04-42d6-8e01-79ddedb030eb_zpsqmgba76p.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/brocli/media/ebeee29d-4e04-42d6-8e01-79ddedb030eb_zpsqmgba76p.jpg.html)

First coat, sprayed from about 10cm and just enough to lightly cover the whisker.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/brocli/626cee81-cb6c-48db-bd46-bed21e36fe5e_zpskvrymocv.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/brocli/media/626cee81-cb6c-48db-bd46-bed21e36fe5e_zpskvrymocv.jpg.html)

Three coats later (leaving 5-10 mins between coats) making sure to get all the angles covered, I removed all the surrounding paper etc leaving just the tape adjacent to the whisker.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/brocli/05ed74d6-fece-4d7a-8fae-c28b5f7432e4_zps7cgqcmkp.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/brocli/media/05ed74d6-fece-4d7a-8fae-c28b5f7432e4_zps7cgqcmkp.jpg.html)

Gently pulled away plasti dip from the whisker (using a cocktail stick to separate when needed).

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/brocli/da497158-4f6e-4488-848d-7c8cbb529548_zpsiw76pz2p.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/brocli/media/da497158-4f6e-4488-848d-7c8cbb529548_zpsiw76pz2p.jpg.html)

And viola! all done and dusted in an hour or so.  ;D

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/brocli/43c97746-cefc-4011-a01d-329b74c0dbef_zpsbwgkw8iq.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/brocli/media/43c97746-cefc-4011-a01d-329b74c0dbef_zpsbwgkw8iq.jpg.html)

Really like this stuff, totally reversible and a cheap mod.
Title: Re: Quick re-plastidip photos.
Post by: Fish on June 19, 2015, 06:41:17 pm
Good job and directions.  :thumb:

Fish
Title: Re: Quick re-plastidip photos.
Post by: dixy on June 20, 2015, 10:17:19 am
Nice easy mod, looks well, can you tell me where you sourced the plasti dip from ?
Title: Re: Quick re-plastidip photos.
Post by: Gripper on June 20, 2015, 11:16:49 am
Nice easy mod, looks well, can you tell me where you sourced the plasti dip from ?

Thanks, I've had a couple of cans in the past but one was enough for me to do mirrors, whisker and boot handle if you so wish, at £13 it's a cheap transformation.  :thumb:

Link for can on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Plastidip-Plastic-Rubber-Paint-400ml/dp/B0006SU3QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434795011&sr=8-1&keywords=plasti+dip
Title: Re: Quick re-plastidip photos.
Post by: dixy on June 20, 2015, 11:28:21 am
Gripper thanks am looking at doing the front and rear badges on my APE to keep my red and black theme ;-)

Just ordered some thank you ;-)
Title: Re: Quick re-plastidip photos.
Post by: J_a_m_e_s on June 20, 2015, 12:49:43 pm
Done this to mine a couple of years ago, it's a shame we pay 3 times what the Americans do for theirs and is better than the watered down stuff we get  :thumbd:
Title: Re: Quick re-plastidip photos.
Post by: dixy on June 20, 2015, 01:28:31 pm
Yes indeed rip off Britain!!!! ya can't beat them at gathering in the pennies to waste.
Title: Re: Quick re-plastidip photos.
Post by: gzlito on June 27, 2015, 03:54:50 am
Should this work as a basic road dust and chip protection from small rocks when applied to the bumper? Im talking about the clear color one... thanks