Dip My Car

We have actually owned our '68 for over a decade and also have actually watched its paint fade, fracture and chip.
Some areas were down to the metal as well as we wanted to do something about it prior to it got any kind of even worse - Dip My Car.

We uncovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is immune to sunlight fading, wintertime ice, cool, as well as salt. It is likewise a durable yet removable compound that will certainly peel off when we choose to spend for a genuine paint task.

* We chose plasti-dip because: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't paintinged an auto before as well as didn't want to examine out doing a "real paint work" on our CLASSIC. I'm satisfied with the end result (nonetheless short-term it could be) it's serving its purpose well: securing the AUTOMOBILE while we make a decision if we will opt for silver in the future


Dip My Car


Step 1: PRO VEHICLE PACKAGE

We bought a big pro VEHICLE package on dipyourcar.com

The set comes with 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: Light weight aluminum for the base and also Silver Metalizer for the top coat.

Plasti-dip is likewise offered in a spray can.

Step 2: SURFACE AREA PREPARATION

Because our old paint had not been holding up any longer we spent a lot of time prepping our CAR to ensure an also surface area.

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

We additionally got rid of the emblems, lights and reflectors from the body of the CAR.

Action 3: TAPE Or Otherwise?

Plasti-Dip can be quickly peeled off areas (such as headlights) after you've finished applying the last layer ... Nevertheless: prepping the location reduces the hassle of removing plasti-dip later on.

Utilizing painters tape as well as newspapers, cover home windows and also areas that you do not want to obtain plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash bags.

Tip 4: CLEAN IT FIRST!

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

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

After cleansing the location dry it with a fabric.

Step 5: BEST PAINTING LOCATION?

Discover a location that is exceptionally ventilated and also from direct sunshine. We repainted the very first coat on outdoors in the color- it was not an optimal location- the smallest amount of wind produced a lot of overspray build-up. The best location would be an open garage.

Action 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Wear a mask. It is helpful if you have a person that will follow you bring the paint generator as you go. Repaint in sections as you work your method around the VEHICLE. COVER EVERY LITTLE THING! Also lay on the ground to obtain the hard to see locations along all-time low of the CAR!

The initial layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light dusting (50 -60% openness). This will certainly allow the rest of the layers to bond as well as stay with the paint. Spray in a tidy sweeping movement, ensuring to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches far from the location. Allow plasti dip to dry 15-30 minutes between each layer.

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

Step 7: ELIMINATE THE TAPE

After the final layer is applied, quickly remove any kind of tape or paper from the CAR prior to plasti-dip dries.

Tip 8: HEAL IT!

At this point the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hours to fully heal. DON'T TOUCH IT. And also in any way prices, prevent any kind of material that could create damages to the area.

Tip 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it cured we put the emblems, and so on back on, changed our sill-plates, center caps, antenna as well as seat covers as well as added the C-Stripe decal.

This is a big job. Take your time and also do it well. It took 3 people working on it every open chance 7 weeks to finish.