Plasti Dip Car

We've owned our '68 for over a years and also have actually enjoyed its paint fade, split and chip.
Some areas were to the steel as well as we wished to throw down the gauntlet before it obtained any worse - Plasti Dip Car.

We discovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is immune to sunlight fading, winter ice, chilly, and also salt. It is also a long lasting yet detachable material that will peel off when we make a decision to pay for an actual paint job.

* We picked plasti-dip due to the fact that: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I have not repainted a car before as well as really did not wish to examine out doing a "genuine paint work" on our STANDARD. I'm satisfied with the result (nonetheless short-term it could be) it's serving its purpose well: securing the CAR while we make a decision if we will select silver in the future


Plasti Dip Car


Step 1: PRO VEHICLE KIT

We acquired a big professional CAR package on dipyourcar.com

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

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

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

Step 2: SURFACE PREPARATION

Due to the fact that our old paint had not been holding up any longer we spent a lot of time prepping our AUTOMOBILE to make certain an even surface area.

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

We likewise eliminated the emblems, lights and reflectors from the body of the CAR.

Step 3: TAPE Or Otherwise?

Plasti-Dip can be conveniently removed areas (such as fronts lights) after you've finished applying the last coat ... Nevertheless: prepping the location reduces the trouble of eliminating plasti-dip later on.

Making use of painters tape as well as newspapers, cover windows and also areas that you do not want to get plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash bags.

Tip 4: WASH IT FIRST!

Before applying the plasti-dip to the CAR it MUST be tidy.

Plasti-dip is an overlay that will certainly form a different layer on top of any surface- including dirt and dirt ... so obtain the surface area REALLY CLEAN.

After cleaning the area dry it with a fabric.

Step 5: PERFECT PAINTING LOCATION?

Discover a location that is very ventilated and from straight sunlight. We painted the very first layer on outside in the shade- it was not an ideal location- the tiniest quantity of wind developed a lot of overspray build-up. The most effective area would certainly be an open garage.

Step 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Put on a mask. It is handy if you have someone that will certainly follow you lugging the paint wind turbine as you go. Repaint in sections as you work your way around the AUTOMOBILE. COVER EVERYTHING! Even lay on the ground to get the hard to see areas along the bottom of the VEHICLE!

The very first layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light cleaning (50 -60% openness). This will allow the remainder of the layers to bond and also stick to the paint. Spray in a tidy sweeping movement, ensuring to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the area. Allow plasti dip to completely dry 15-30 minutes between each layer.

We paintinged 6 layers of Light weight aluminum plasti-dip as well as three layers of Silver Metalizer.

Step 7: GET RID OF THE TAPE

After the final layer is applied, right away remove any tape or newspaper from the CAR before plasti-dip dries.

Tip 8: CURE IT!

At this moment the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to totally heal. DON'T TOUCH IT. And whatsoever prices, avoid any material that could create damage to the area.

Step 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it treated we placed the emblems, etc. back on, changed our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna as well as seat covers as well as included the C-Stripe decal.

This is a large work. Take your time as well as do it well. It took 3 people working on it every open possibility 7 weeks to complete.