Dip Your Car

We've owned our '68 for over a years and also have actually watched its paint discolor, crack as well as chip.
Some areas were to the metal and we wanted to throw down the gauntlet prior to it got any type of worse - Dip Your Car.

We uncovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sunlight fading, winter ice, cold, and also salt. It is also a resilient yet removable material that will peel when we determine to spend for a genuine paint work.

* We selected plasti-dip because: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't painted a car prior to as well as didn't wish to examine out doing a "real paint work" on our CLASSIC. I'm satisfied with the outcome (however short-term it might be) it's offering its objective well: safeguarding the VEHICLE while we make a decision if we will go with silver in the future

Dip Your Car


We bought a big pro AUTOMOBILE package on dipyourcar.com

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

We used Plasti-dip color: Aluminum for the base as well as Silver Metalizer for the leading layer.

Plasti-dip is also readily available in a spray can.


Due to the fact that our old paint had not been holding up any longer we invested a lot of time prepping our CAR to guarantee an even surface area.

Making use of an electrical orbital sander we sanded the rough spots then covered them with a spray on vehicle primer that filled in tiny imperfections.

We additionally removed the emblems, lights and also reflectors from the body of the CAR.

Step 3: TAPE Or Otherwise?

Plasti-Dip can be quickly peeled off locations (such as headlights) after you have actually finished using the last layer ... Nevertheless: prepping the location lowers the hassle of eliminating plasti-dip later on.

Making use of painters tape as well as papers, cover home windows and also locations that you do not wish to get plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash can.


Prior to applying the plasti-dip to the VEHICLE it MUST be tidy.

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

After cleaning up the location completely dry it with a cloth.


Discover an area that is very ventilated and also from direct sunlight. We painted the initial coat on outside in the color- it was not an ideal area- the smallest quantity of wind developed a great deal of overspray accumulation. The best location would be an open garage.


Wear a mask. It is handy if you have a person that will follow you bring the paint turbine as you go. Painting in areas as you function your means around the VEHICLE. COVER EVERYTHING! Even lay on the ground to get the hard to see areas along all-time low of the VEHICLE!

The initial layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light cleaning (50 -60% openness). This will certainly permit the rest of the layers to bond as well as stick to the paint. Spray in a clean sweeping movement, making sure to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches far from the area. Allow plasti dip to dry 15-30 minutes between each layer.

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


After the final layer is applied, immediately remove any tape or paper from the VEHICLE prior to plasti-dip dries.

Step 8: HEAL IT!

Now the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to completely treat. DON'T TOUCH IT. And also whatsoever prices, stay clear of any compound that could create damages to the location.


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

This is a huge job. Take your time and also do it well. It took 3 of us dealing with it every open opportunity seven weeks to complete.