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    1. 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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    4. 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

    6. 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.

    7. 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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      Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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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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    13. 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.

    14. 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.
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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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    16. 03-11-2012 12:59 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
      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
      Info on gloss is on the website

      Btw, Plastidip now offers custom colors.

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      11-04-2012 02:08 AM #53
      Heres my car. I sprayed mine in june and its holding up great.


    19. 11-04-2012 10:02 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by das GLI View Post
      Heres my car. I sprayed mine in june and its holding up great.

      How easy is it to clean? The textured affect is what I would be dreading.

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      11-04-2012 01:18 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      How easy is it to clean? The textured affect is what I would be dreading.
      Plasti dip now has clear coat, so maybe thatll do it?
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      11-05-2012 05:28 PM #56
      Would this possibly be a good idea to help protect a car during the harsh winter months we suffer from here in the north east? Be nice to peel away the winters wraith in the spring.
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      11-05-2012 06:10 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by jaxtt View Post
      Would this possibly be a good idea to help protect a car during the harsh winter months we suffer from here in the north east? Be nice to peel away the winters wraith in the spring.
      Its no fun to get that stuff out the seals, but sure its a good idea if you have the time
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      11-06-2012 09:12 AM #58
      woops
      I only did this because the clear coat is coming off the roof and trunk hatch!



      Yes! It peels right off..I had to do the hatch twice...
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      11-07-2012 09:44 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      How easy is it to clean? The textured affect is what I would be dreading.
      I've only washed it twice. I used a light soap and for any really dirty spots I ended up rubbing soap directly on it. The second time I went thru a do it yourself car wash. Both times it looked good. I'm planning on changing the color every spring/summer.

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      11-08-2012 12:30 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by das GLI View Post
      I've only washed it twice. I used a light soap and for any really dirty spots I ended up rubbing soap directly on it. The second time I went thru a do it yourself car wash. Both times it looked good. I'm planning on changing the color every spring/summer.
      Might be a stupid question but what do you do with registration/insurance where it says your car is grey but it is painted light blue.
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      11-09-2012 03:46 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by MrMark4 GLi View Post
      Might be a stupid question but what do you do with registration/insurance where it says your car is grey but it is painted light blue.
      You are supposed to notify the registry and have them change the registration. Got a written warning for that one many years ago up here in Mass. The fine was like $75 or something.

    27. 11-09-2012 04:32 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by DeckManDubs View Post
      You are supposed to notify the registry and have them change the registration. Got a written warning for that one many years ago up here in Mass. The fine was like $75 or something.
      I wonder how that would work since its not permanent. Do you have to register every time you change color/peel the paint off? Fuchin cops

    28. 11-10-2012 08:34 PM #63
      Since you have not made a permanent color change to your car there is no reason to inform the authorities. F the police anyway...That being said one of the techs at my shop has ordered paint for me to color change his bmw e46 and pocket bike to match his real street bike. I will post some pics for those who care...
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      11-10-2012 08:58 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by DeckManDubs View Post
      You are supposed to notify the registry and have them change the registration. Got a written warning for that one many years ago up here in Mass. The fine was like $75 or something.
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      I wonder how that would work since its not permanent. Do you have to register every time you change color/peel the paint off? Fuchin cops
      Traffic/registration laws vary from state to state. one size does not fit all.

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      11-12-2012 10:55 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      I wonder how that would work since its not permanent. Do you have to register every time you change color/peel the paint off? Fuchin cops
      if i get harassed about it i plan on being the biggest smart ass and peel it in front of the officer. they should have better things to do.

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      11-13-2012 12:19 PM #66
      Heres my mk3, dipped it a couple months ago, holding up perfect, still looks like i just did it. love this stuff and am very big on the DYC forum. even Dipping Carbon Fiber designs. has not damaged my paint at all.






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      11-13-2012 01:46 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by DeckManDubs View Post
      You are supposed to notify the registry and have them change the registration. Got a written warning for that one many years ago up here in Mass. The fine was like $75 or something.

      I was pulled over in NY for having my car dipped white when the registration was black.

      I only caught the guys attention by doing just slightly over the limit passed him, he followed me and ran my plates. I didn't get a ticket but I suspect when most cops are behind a modified car they run the plates just for the hell of it.
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      02-13-2013 09:47 PM #68
      Yea they run plates like that in MI. I'd let him peel it off if he didnt like it lol. On one of my other cars I got pulled over because he read my plate wrong

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      02-13-2013 09:56 PM #69
      Im still riding around with my car dipped, never got pulled for it being a different color. Most ppl don't, only if the cop decides to care that day.

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      02-13-2013 10:04 PM #70
      And all you guys gotta think, a lot of us "dippers" aren't only doing it because its removable. Ive been working with it A LOT and i can get my dipped finishes to be very very smooth with no texture. It looks very good , not like a cheap spray can job. the dip also PROTECTS your finish on your car, so a lot of ppl are doing it for winters or harsh weather times. which IMO is a very good idea. I don't think its a trend anymore, I really believe its becoming an option for what ppl want to add to their rides. I don't think dip is going anywhere anytime soon.

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