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Old 18-10-2019, 09:33 PM   #1
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PlastiDip

Yes / No

thoughts.

i have a couple of interior bit i need to touch up and was thinking about wrapping, but plastidip seems so much easier, + its a temp fix for what i need.

+ could do blacking a few exterior bits
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Old 18-10-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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Not used it myself, but seen a few examples of PlastiDip used and looks good. I believe the trick is multiple layers of it, built up - which means you can remove it easier if you decide it’s not for you.
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Old 18-10-2019, 10:32 PM   #3
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Have used it before, def good advice above, multiple thin layers, first layer is barely sprayed on but trust me it works, quite a few YouTube vids on it

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Old 18-10-2019, 10:35 PM   #4
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Used it on some chrome bits on the front of the car to black them out about 4 years ago. It has held up very well and is just getting to the point where it could do with being peeled off and redone. The finish just looks like a black plastic with a slight texture. I would definitely use it again.
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Old 19-10-2019, 02:00 AM   #5
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Used something very similar to PD called FullDip, exactly the same process and same results just a bit cheaper and sold in the UK online:
http://imgur.com/gallery/sS88uGM

The ST wheels are mine and had 6 x Matt black, 2 x CS4X chameleon colour & 2 x gloss coats. Decided to peel it off after 6 or so months and you can see how easy it came off.

I did the 3SDM's for my mate, again using a chameleon colour but his time without a top gloss coat.

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Old 19-10-2019, 11:20 AM   #6
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Used something very similar to PD called FullDip, exactly the same process and same results just a bit cheaper and sold in the UK online:
http://imgur.com/gallery/sS88uGM

The ST wheels are mine and had 6 x Matt black, 2 x CS4X chameleon colour & 2 x gloss coats. Decided to peel it off after 6 or so months and you can see how easy it came off.

I did the 3SDM's for my mate, again using a chameleon colour but his time without a top gloss coat.
Great Work, i like te idea of inside the barrels.
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Old 19-10-2019, 01:14 PM   #7
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I've used the Plasticote sprays to cover some unwanted chrome with matte black on my car and found it really good. Several light coats and it still looks good 2 years on
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Old 21-10-2019, 10:07 AM   #8
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I sprayed my wing mirrors on my old car and topped it with plastidip glossifier.

Really happy with the results, so much easier than wrapping, especially on awkward shapes. They lasted a good 3 years, only removed them to sell the car
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Any idea how this would hold up on occasionally moving parts?

My wife's R171 Mercedes SLK has two areas of black paint at the sides of the folding roof besides the rear screen where the clear coat seems to be failing. When the hardtop retracts and opens, I suspect there is some marginal friction on the surfaces.

I guess the answer is that there's no harm trying but has anybody got any experience, please?

Failing that, I was thinking of localised vinyl wrapping.

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Old 21-10-2019, 02:01 PM   #10
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plastikote and PlastiDip are different products I believe. PlastiDip can be peeled off. I don't think PlastKote can be so its a more permanent solution. I'm sure I read this somewhere.
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