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      03-07-2012 12:14 PM #26
      I started doing my car the other week. Its very easy to work with


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      03-07-2012 03:38 PM #27
      Well I have looked at Lowe's, Home Depot, two Ace's, O'riellys, Wal-mart, and Auto Zone and I only found black and 1 can of white.

      Looks like I'm going to have to order some white on line. I just wanted to paint my wheel white with some spray cans. I don't think 1 can is enough.
      Last edited by chads; 03-07-2012 at 04:23 PM.

    3. 03-07-2012 04:19 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by igw5007 View Post
      I started doing my car the other week. Its very easy to work with

      Looks good. FWIW, I believe your stripe is a little too narrow. I think you should have gone to the line underneath that one (Just highlights the depth). Just my .02

      Quote Originally Posted by chads View Post
      Well I have looked at Lowe's, Home Depot, two Ace's, O'riellys, Wal-mart and Auto Zone and I only found black and 1 can of white.
      Looks like I'm going to have to order dome white on line. I just wanted to paint my wheel white with some spray cans. I don't think q van is enough.
      Your probably better off just ordering from that website. From my research, I can't see how he makes any money

      I bet the white dosent show the splotchy affect as bad as black. And I think I might insist on the "glossifier" being used. Except on the mirrors. Flat brushed is the goal.
      Last edited by warranty225cpe; 03-07-2012 at 04:25 PM.

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      03-09-2012 02:29 PM #29
      Anyone have any idea of how many cans it would take to cover our cars with this stuff?

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      03-09-2012 03:56 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by TTuned84 View Post
      Anyone have any idea of how many cans it would take to cover our cars with this stuff?
      The guy says typically you use 5 coats, though I'm not sure what that translates to in regards to how many liters/gallons/cans or whatever

    6. 03-09-2012 04:54 PM #31


      i did my previous wheels with the pastidip, quality product

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      03-09-2012 05:19 PM #32
      ^^ Very nice!!

      Ive been thinking about plastidip for a long while now, but watching these just pushes me right up to the edge of pulling the trigger...
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      03-09-2012 07:51 PM #33
      Well I ended up buying 2 cans of white and have started spraying 2 of my wheels. Sprayed 1 full can + 1 coat. Seems to be OK so far. Couple splatters here and there, but this is just for fun so we will see how it turns out.

      Will take closer pictures with a better camera if they turn out OK.

      1 coat


      1/2 can + 1 coat

    9. 03-09-2012 08:43 PM #34
      Plasti dip on anything other than emblems and little things is ghetto IMO.

    10. 03-09-2012 09:58 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by M-Power M3 View Post
      Plasti dip on anything other than emblems and little things is ghetto IMO.
      I think the reason some people feel that way is because of the look of the flat paint. I'm leaning toward the glossifier as a must when I do mine.

    11. 03-09-2012 10:04 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      I think the reason some people feel that way is because of the look of the flat paint. I'm leaning toward the glossifier as a must when I do mine.
      Exactly. Doing a whole car or even a hood or roof looks like poo lol.

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      03-09-2012 10:11 PM #37
      Yea, I can understand not liking flat/matte paints. Everyone has different tastes. I really like the matte look, it is just something different to try. It can always be taken off.

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      03-10-2012 02:20 AM #38
      I never thought I would see this plastidip thread in the tt forum.... i mean mk4... yah tt forum.
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    14. 03-10-2012 02:39 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by chads View Post
      Yea, I can understand not liking flat/matte paints. Everyone has different tastes. I really like the matte look, it is just something different to try. It can always be taken off.
      I like a good matte job, Plasti dip is different. (Yes I've seen both in person)

      Quote Originally Posted by idwurks View Post
      I never thought I would see this plastidip thread in the tt forum.... i mean mk4... yah tt forum.
      +1

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      03-10-2012 04:14 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by idwurks View Post
      I never thought I would see this plastidip thread in the tt forum.... i mean mk4... yah tt forum.
      Agreed
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    16. 03-10-2012 06:48 AM #41
      I really see nothing wrong with the idea of using Plasti dip on a car. Hearing people put it down (for anything other than the flat surface) is kinda stupid. For me it's going to come down to how good it looks when I'm done. I'll be hunting for cans this afternoon.

    17. 03-10-2012 09:19 AM #42
      Hmm...2,000 for a respray of the entire car..or 200? Just seams to make sense to try this first haha

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      03-10-2012 10:03 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      I really see nothing wrong with the idea of using Plasti dip on a car. Hearing people put it down (for anything other than the flat surface) is kinda stupid. For me it's going to come down to how good it looks when I'm done. I'll be hunting for cans this afternoon.
      I agree with this. It always depends on the time you take to do the job. Ive also seen many cars/parts plastidipped and as I said, it all depends on the time youre willing you take to make it look good.

      IMO, yes it does look tacky... for those that had no idea what they were doing or just decided to slap a few quick coats. But, just my opinion dudes.
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      03-10-2012 10:47 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by HolvTT View Post
      Hmm...2,000 for a respray of the entire car..or 200? Just seams to make sense to try this first haha
      I don't think you're not going to get a quality respray for $2k unless your're doing the work or you've got an uncle, cousin, best-bud doing the work for free.

      Quality work costs $$$$. I just had my driver door done after an SOB did a hit and run: $1200.00 and my insurance company said that was "fair." Quality full respray will easily reach $4000-6000.

      I'm sure Maaco or earl schieb or similar might do it for $2k...plus the bugs on the bumper are painted at no extra cost. ;-)

      Just my 2 cents.


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      03-10-2012 11:17 AM #45
      Yeah general rule around my area is save up at least $5k. I've seen plenty of maaco paint jobs with over spreay drips and peeling clear coat.
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      03-10-2012 12:20 PM #46
      Let them sit overnight. I sprayed 2 full cans on 2 wheels. I think the texture looks fine for my first time spraying wheels. I still need 2 coats or so to make it look perfect (only noticeable in a few places). I was being very cautious and spraying light coats because I didn't want to over spray any areas. Then I ran out of paint and couldn't get anymore because my wheels were still drying.

      Lighting wasn't very good so picture quality isn't that good



      White wheels not very good on TT. Peels right off though, came off in one piece.
      Last edited by chads; 03-10-2012 at 12:52 PM.

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      03-10-2012 01:03 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      I really see nothing wrong with the idea of using Plasti dip on a car. Hearing people put it down (for anything other than the flat surface) is kinda stupid. For me it's going to come down to how good it looks when I'm done. I'll be hunting for cans this afternoon.
      Not trying to put down the idea - my apologies.

      IMO - seems like there is a Plastidip bandwagon going on right now. Like - it's the cool trendy thing to do. After a year this will disappear and then probably resurface in another few years. It's just how things go. People tend to think, "Oh I can do this for only this much?"

      I think there are def. applications of Plastidip that would be worthwhile, but to do a whole car or just do it for giggles - is kind of silly IMO.

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    23. 03-10-2012 04:33 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by idwurks View Post
      Not trying to put down the idea - my apologies.

      IMO - seems like there is a Plastidip bandwagon going on right now. Like - it's the cool trendy thing to do. After a year this will disappear and then probably resurface in another few years. It's just how things go. People tend to think, "Oh I can do this for only this much?"

      I think there are def. applications of Plastidip that would be worthwhile, but to do a whole car or just do it for giggles - is kind of silly IMO.

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      I'm not much for bandwagoning on cheesy trends. Instead, I try to keep an open mind about new things. If it turns out like crap, no biggie, its easy to remove. At least I won't let the ignorance of a preconceived judgement be my shortcoming.

    24. 03-10-2012 10:01 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      I'm not much for bandwagoning on cheesy trends.
      you haven't visited other forums then. lol Plasti Dip is what every kid is picking up that gets handed down an e46, e90, MK4, MK5 etc and tries to mod on a lunch money budget.

      They hit up their wheels, emblems, interior, roof, hood, etc. So in reality it is the cheesy trend it just hasn't hit the TT world because we appreciate clean cars and the owners aren't in HS. Yours is already clean so don't ruin it with removable spray paint. but like you said; it is removable.

      This is just my opinion. This is a forum not a circle jerk so of course there will always be people who disagree and agree. The beauty of the car world.
      Last edited by M-Power M3; 03-10-2012 at 10:04 PM.

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      03-11-2012 12:52 PM #50
      It doesn't come in a glossy paint? I know I cant find a match for my aviator grey, but I was going to do my roof black to hide a big scratch. How much is a can and how many would I need for my roof? Although that wont really matter if I can only get matte black
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