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      04-15-2012, 11:02 AM   #67
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someone do the entire car
its only 250 haha


in white
The problem doing the entire car is the parts that get overspray and not a full 3+ coats will be a bitch to remove.

Like under the grill etc

Same with doorjam and under the hood.
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      04-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #68
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I wonder how this would hold up on a quad?? Going to try it on some plastic fenders
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What are the benefits of this DIY plastidip over just buying vinyl wrap and wrapping the car yourself? The Vinyl wraps for the whole car don't cost very much (less than plastidip) and the prep-time is about the same as well. You also get an even finish with wrapping (i noticed streaking on the hood of his S4, and trunk, as with all plastidip videos I've seen). You also get to choose carbon fibre texture with wraps.
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i want it.
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Did mine yesterday:
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^ More pics please need to see this stuff up close. What does the finish feel like?
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^ More pics please need to see this stuff up close. What does the finish feel like?
Will do, but it will have to wait until the weekend. I did it in a dimly lit garage, so when I pulled out this morning there were definitely still some areas that needed to be touch up.
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My brother painted these for his jetta today



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My brother painted these for his jetta today

^ Those wheels came out great. Any chance of some better pics? Also what colour is that? It looks like its metallic.
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It's matte black ill try to get more but that's the glossy finish of several coats

Edit: here they are. You can tell the back would need another coat but they'll be fine for our needs. The first coat should go on light and the others thicker. After about 2-3 coats it should be thick enough to peel off like 3m vinyl.













I can only use my blackberry for pictures so that's as good as they'll get

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What are the benefits of this DIY plastidip over just buying vinyl wrap and wrapping the car yourself? The Vinyl wraps for the whole car don't cost very much (less than plastidip) and the prep-time is about the same as well. You also get an even finish with wrapping (i noticed streaking on the hood of his S4, and trunk, as with all plastidip videos I've seen). You also get to choose carbon fibre texture with wraps.
since when does a roll of vinyl wrap cost less then $250? its more in the $7-800 range
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since when does a roll of vinyl wrap cost less then $250? its more in the $7-800 range
No... You can buy vinyl wrap for the whole car under $200-300. It's Vinyl, not leather.
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No... You can buy vinyl wrap for the whole car under $200-300. It's Vinyl, not leather.
please show me where? It costs that much to vinyl wrap your car roof.
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please show me where? It costs that much to vinyl wrap your car roof.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/60-x-420-Matt...ht_4879wt_1163

<$300 CAD. Comes in different colours, and I've seen whole car wrap rolls for $200. Just have to look. And no, it does not cost $200-300 for vinyl wrap coverage for a roof.
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^ More pics please need to see this stuff up close. What does the finish feel like?
Here is a close up shot of the light texture.
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<$300 CAD. Comes in different colours, and I've seen whole car wrap rolls for $200. Just have to look. And no, it does not cost $200-300 for vinyl wrap coverage for a roof.
I would never use cheep vinyl, it would be a PITA to install.
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Thanks for pics. Came out great IMO. You're never going to get the quality of paint but that looks good I think. The best thing is you can peel it off.
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I would never use cheep vinyl, it would be a PITA to install.
I'm not sure if that's true. But the whole question was about what the benefits of Plastidip were over vinyl. I'm sure even cheap vinyl wouldn't leave streaks like from the Plastidip applications. To my knowledge, the vinyl is advertised to have a "Long life span, up to 7 years" and be "UV and water resistant".

Plastidip have the same benefits? What I was trying to get at is for the same price, you could vinyl wrap your car instead.
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^ Yeah I agree. I would prefer a vinyl wrap for the car I think. I just think plastidip would be an ideal solution for changing your wheel colour because you can always change it back if you change your mind. Also, I've seen some people use it for trim etc.
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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/60-x-420-Matt...ht_4879wt_1163

<$300 CAD. Comes in different colours, and I've seen whole car wrap rolls for $200. Just have to look. And no, it does not cost $200-300 for vinyl wrap coverage for a roof.
wow thanks! : ). Never seen this before. I guess normally because I look at websites like 3M where I am sure they overprice. This seems to be the same material.
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wow thanks! : ). Never seen this before. I guess normally because I look at websites like 3M where I am sure they overprice. This seems to be the same material.
Yeah no problem!

I knew they weren't that expensive because a member here had wrapped his car in Matte Black, and the materials didn't cost more than $150 for him. I believe, if I remember correctly, he took the vinyl off after 8 months and everything was still fine. And his application looked the same as any other vinyl wrap, came out great too!
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What's the process for vinyl wrap? Seems more difficult than plastidip spraying.
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