Dip Your Car

We have actually had our '68 for over a decade and have enjoyed its paint discolor, split and chip.
Some locations were down to the metal and also we wanted to find a solution for it prior to it obtained any kind of even worse - Dip Your Car.

We uncovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sun fading, winter season ice, cool, and also salt. It is likewise a resilient yet removable substance that will peel off when we choose to spend for a real paint task.

* We selected plasti-dip because: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't paintinged a car before and also really did not wish to evaluate out doing a "genuine paint job" on our STANDARD. I'm satisfied with the outcome (nevertheless short-lived it could be) it's offering its function well: safeguarding the VEHICLE while we decide if we will select silver in the future


Dip Your Car


Step 1: PRO VEHICLE SET

We bought a large pro VEHICLE set on dipyourcar.com

The package 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 used Plasti-dip color: Aluminum for the base and also Silver Metalizer for the top coat.

Plasti-dip is also offered in a spray can.

Step 2: SURFACE PREPARATION

Because our old paint had not been standing up anymore we spent a great deal of time prepping our AUTOMOBILE to guarantee an also surface.

Utilizing an electrical orbital sander we sanded the rough spots after that covered them with a spray on auto primer that filled in little imperfections.

We additionally got rid of the symbols, lights and also reflectors from the body of the AUTOMOBILE.

Action 3: TAPE Or Otherwise?

Plasti-Dip can be conveniently peeled locations (such as fronts lights) after you've ended up applying the last layer ... Nonetheless: prepping the location reduces the inconvenience of getting rid of plasti-dip later.

Using painters tape as well as papers, cover home windows as well as areas that you do not intend to obtain plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash can.

Tip 4: CLEAN IT FIRST!

Prior to applying the plasti-dip to the AUTOMOBILE it SHOULD be clean.

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

After cleansing the area completely dry it with a cloth.

Tip 5: BEST PAINTING LOCATION?

Discover a location that is very ventilated as well as from direct sunlight. We paintinged the first layer on outside in the shade- it was not an excellent area- the smallest quantity of wind developed a lot of overspray accumulation. The very best area would be an open garage.

Action 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Use a mask. It is practical if you have a person that will follow you lugging the paint generator as you go. Repaint in areas as you function your way around the AUTOMOBILE. COVER WHATEVER! Also lay on the ground to get the hard to see areas along all-time low 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 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 location. Enable plasti dip to dry 15-30 minutes in between each layer.

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

Action 7: REMOVE THE TAPE

After the final layer is applied, promptly get rid of any kind of tape or newspaper from the AUTOMOBILE prior to plasti-dip dries.

Tip 8: CURE IT!

At this point the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to totally cure. DON'T TOUCH IT. And whatsoever expenses, prevent any type of material that might create damages to the location.

Step 9: FINISHING TOUCHES

After it treated we placed the symbols, etc. back on, changed our sill-plates, center caps, antenna as well as seat covers as well as added the C-Stripe sticker.

This is a large task. Take your time and do it well. It took three people working on it every open possibility 7 weeks to finish.