Plasti Dip Cars

We've had our '68 for over a decade and also have actually seen its paint discolor, split and chip.
Some locations were to the steel and also we wished to throw down the gauntlet prior to it got any type of even worse - Plasti Dip Cars.

We uncovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sunlight fading, winter season ice, cool, as well as salt. It is additionally a durable yet removable compound that will certainly peel off when we decide to spend for a real paint task.

* We chose plasti-dip due to the fact that: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't painted an auto prior to as well as didn't want to evaluate out doing a "genuine paint task" on our CLASSIC. I recommend the end result (however temporary it might be) it's serving its objective well: safeguarding the CAR while we choose if we will certainly select silver in the future


Plasti Dip Cars


Step 1: PRO VEHICLE PACKAGE

We acquired a big pro AUTOMOBILE set on dipyourcar.com

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

We utilized Plasti-dip color: Aluminum for the base and Silver Metalizer for the top coat.

Plasti-dip is additionally offered in a spray can.

Step 2: SURFACE PREP

Due to the fact that our old paint had not been holding up anymore we spent a lot of time prepping our VEHICLE to make sure an also surface area.

Making use of an electric orbital sander we sanded the rough spots after that covered them with a spray on car primer that filled in little flaws.

We likewise removed the emblems, lights as well as reflectors from the body of the VEHICLE.

Step 3: TAPE OR NOT?

Plasti-Dip can be easily peeled areas (such as fronts lights) after you've finished using the last layer ... However: prepping the area decreases the headache of removing plasti-dip later.

Using painters tape and papers, cover home windows and also areas that you do not wish to get plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash bags.

Step 4: WASH IT FIRST!

Before using the plasti-dip to the CAR it MUST be tidy.

Plasti-dip is an overlay that will form a different layer in addition to any kind of surface area- consisting of dirt and dirt ... so obtain the surface REALLY CLEAN.

After cleaning the location dry it with a cloth.

Step 5: PERFECT PAINTING AREA?

Locate an area that is exceptionally aerated and from direct sunlight. We painted the first layer on outside in the color- it was not a perfect area- the smallest amount of wind created a great deal of overspray accumulation. The best location would certainly be an open garage.

Action 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Use a mask. It is valuable if you have a person that will certainly follow you bring the paint turbine as you go. Repaint in sections as you function your means around the CAR. COVER EVERY LITTLE THING! Even lay on the ground to get the tough to see locations along the bottom of the VEHICLE!

The first layer is your bonding layer- It is very important that this is a light dusting (50 -60% openness). This will enable the remainder of the layers to bond and also stick to the paint. Spray in a clean sweeping motion, making certain to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the location. Enable plasti dip to dry 15-30 mins in between each layer.

We paintinged 6 layers of Light weight aluminum plasti-dip and three layers of Silver Metalizer.

Action 7: ELIMINATE THE TAPE

After the last layer is applied, promptly eliminate any tape or paper from the VEHICLE before plasti-dip dries.

Tip 8: CURE IT!

At this point the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to completely treat. DON'T TOUCH IT. And in any way prices, prevent any material that may create damages to the area.

Tip 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it treated we put the symbols, etc. back on, replaced our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna and seat covers and added the C-Stripe sticker.

This is a huge work. Take your time and do it well. It took 3 of us servicing it every open possibility seven weeks to finish.