plasti dipping my rear lights

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    well had a fun summer so far, as the missus wanted her car plasi-dipped in matt black. and before you ask yes it just peels off. massive in america at the moment and just making its way over here. anyways had a bit of fun with my rear lenses on the w202. whats nice is you can spray the lot then cut and peel off what you dont want.. and if you dont like it al all then peel it all off and start again..lol

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    Is that a plastidip Vitara?
     
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    I would love to plastidip my car for the winter!
     
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    yes thats the wifes silver vitara dipped matt black
     
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    What are the costs involved?
     
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    you can get plasti dip in a clear coat too if you wanted just to do the bottom half or maybe the front bumper
     
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    Big In Scotland £350 a pop for a whole car :thumb:
     

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    well i buy the paint pre mixed in 5ltre tins and use a standard low pressure spray gun.. ( got a bosch one off amazon for £39.99 ) the paint works out about £80 per 5 litres and it took me about 15-20 litres to do the whole car.. still have a bit left too.
     
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    I have been looking into this myself, but just a bit scared to have a go. Might do my van before I set about the CLS with it
     
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    so roughly around £360.... Hmmm interesting
     
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    So would the clear coat be matte as well?

    If it's £350 for the whole car, might just drive up to Scotland to get it done :D
     
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    well it too 5 ltrs to do both sides of the vitara, 5 lires to do the front and rear bumpers and about 2 litres to do the bonnet and roof, i did each of the sections on different days, and after a 1500mile trip to scotland there was no marks on it..!!

    i would say though if you have access to a garage or something its much easier to do the whole car in one go, just make sure you clean the car first so there is no grease or polish on it and it MUST be dry.. then start off with 2 or 3 layers of fine opaque coats, letting each one dry for 15mins or so then you can put it on thicker on coats 4 and 5, also if it does get damaged or marked you just give it a light going over with another coat.. the more layers you have the easier it is to peel off too :)
     
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    The problem is don't have access to a big garage...

    Also am completely rubbish with a spray gun
     
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    Look at the link I posted above, they will do it for you :thumb:
     
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    This would solve my problem!
     
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    Oh dear, I can see there are going to be two side here, matt finish and high gloss detailed finish.....let the battle commence :D

    I must admit I cannot quite see the big thing about it, saw a plasti dipped matt black new KA recently at Colchester auction, stood out like a sore thumb, so much so that every tom, **** and harry dealer was making a bee line for it and "testing" the durability of the finish......it had so many finger nail scrapes on it when it finally went through! :crazy:

    Shame, it was a really nice blue metallic underneath :rolleyes:
     
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    What a load of b0ll0cks! :D:D:D
     
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