Dip My Car

We have actually owned our '68 for over a decade and also have seen its paint fade, crack and also chip.
Some areas were to the steel and also we wished to find a solution for it before it obtained any type of worse - Dip My Car.

We discovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sunlight fading, winter months ice, cold, as well as salt. It is likewise a long lasting yet removable material that will certainly peel when we choose to pay for a genuine paint work.

* We selected plasti-dip because: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't paintinged an automobile prior to and also didn't wish to evaluate out doing a "real paint work" on our CLASSIC. I recommend the end result (however temporary it might be) it's serving its objective well: protecting the AUTOMOBILE while we decide if we will certainly choose silver in the future


Dip My Car


Step 1: PRO VEHICLE KIT

We bought a large professional VEHICLE kit on dipyourcar.com

The set 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 leading layer.

Plasti-dip is also offered in a spray can.

Step 2: SURFACE AREA PREPARATION

Since our old paint had not been holding up any longer we spent a great deal of time prepping our VEHICLE to make certain an even surface.

Making use of an electrical orbital sander we fined sand the rough spots then covered them with a spray on car guide that filled in tiny blemishes.

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

Step 3: TAPE Or Otherwise?

Plasti-Dip can be easily peeled off locations (such as fronts lights) after you have actually finished using the last coat ... Nonetheless: prepping the area reduces the inconvenience of removing plasti-dip later on.

Utilizing painters tape and newspapers, cover home windows and also locations that you do not intend to get plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash bags.

Tip 4: WASH IT FIRST!

Prior to using the plasti-dip to the VEHICLE it SHOULD be clean.

Plasti-dip is an overlay that will certainly form a separate layer in addition to any kind of surface- including dirt and dirt ... so get the surface REALLY CLEAN.

After cleaning up the area dry it with a towel.

Step 5: BEST PAINTING LOCATION?

Discover a location that is very ventilated as well as from direct sunshine. We painted the first coat on outdoors in the shade- it was not an ideal location- the tiniest quantity of wind created a great deal of overspray accumulation. The best area would be an open garage.

Step 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Wear a mask. It is handy if you have a person that will follow you carrying the paint turbine as you go. Paint in areas as you function your method around the CAR. COVER EVERYTHING! Even lay on the ground to obtain the hard to see areas along the bottom of the CAR!

The first layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light dusting (50 -60% transparency). This will certainly enable the remainder of the layers to bond and also adhere to the paint. Spray in a clean sweeping movement, ensuring to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the location. Permit plasti dip to completely dry 15-30 mins in between each layer.

We repainted 6 layers of Aluminum plasti-dip and three layers of Silver Metalizer.

Step 7: GET RID OF THE TAPE

After the final layer is used, promptly remove any kind of tape or paper from the AUTOMOBILE prior to plasti-dip dries.

Tip 8: TREAT IT!

Now the plasti-dip will take 4 hrs to totally cure. DON'T TOUCH IT. As well as in any way prices, stay clear of any compound that may cause damage to the location.

Tip 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it healed we put the symbols, and so on back on, changed our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna as well as seat covers and included the C-Stripe sticker.

This is a big job. Take your time and do it well. It took three of us servicing it every open possibility seven weeks to complete.