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PostSubject: Plasti dip!   Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:07 am

Ok so I'm planning within the next week or so to have my entire riv plasti dipped. I got sick of the steel wool looking paint and decided it needs a cheap makeover. I'm thinking about doing a dark color for sure, but the car has some dents and dings so I don't want them to stick out like crazy. The car now is silver with the burgundy interior so I was thinking black with a pearl will look good since my tailight is tinted and grill is already black. But I'm open to any suggestions! Also how do these cars look with the lower trim painted too?
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:14 am

Here'a my $50 rustoleum paint job with the lower lip painted. I like the lower lip being a color other than black, it makes the car look a little lower to the ground.

Here's my 2000 Buick LeSabre an hour after I plastidipped it using rattlecans 3 ish years ago.

And here's how it's held up. The tiger stripes on the doors are from some touchup. It didn't blend well.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:17 am

Wow that looks really good actually I love the look of the trim being green too it's almost like an oem body kit. Did the black fade is that why you touched it up? The guy that will do mine said he does 6 coats to ensure durability.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:59 am

I touched up the edges of the doors because it started to peel from there. More coats would have done better but it's an enormous friggin' car and I was just using rattle cans. Using an actual paint sprayer would definitely be the way to go.

And yeah, Buick did a good job on the skirts on the Riv. I love the way it transitions to a lip forward of the door.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:04 pm

After having painted lowers on my car for so long, I cant stand the way the cars look with the grey lowers. Should've been done that way from the factory but most cars in the 90s had dark rocker moldings.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:37 pm

Wow I had never heard of plasti-dip! How is that possible? The matte gunmetal grey or black would be perfect on my 72 Charger. What a great way to refinish older cars that aren't worth enough to justify the cost of paint, but are far too good to throw away.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:10 pm

Plasti dip is an amazing product, I have yet to do an entire car but I did an entire hood on my dad's land Rover (4 years later looks like new) I did trim on my 3000gt and the grill and rear tail bezel and they all held up very well. Just like jack the r said I can't and won't pay for a new paint job but I still want my riv to be presentable no matter what. I'm pretty much sold on the lower trim being the same color as the car, looks so much more sporty.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:20 am

I like the idea of using plasti-dip to finish trim pieces and wheels. The whole car is a stretch if you don't use a gun. The nice part is that it can just be pulled right off. Post up pics when you're done.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:32 pm

DEMonte1997 wrote:
I like the idea of using plasti-dip to finish trim pieces and wheels.  The whole car is a stretch if you don't use a gun.  The nice part is that it can just be pulled right off.  Post up pics when you're done.  

dipyourcar.com has a special nozzle for spraying large parts -



They've also got a plasti-dip spray gun -

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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:53 am

That'll come in handy for using plasti dip around the house and doing pieces of trim. I was quoted a rough estimate of 800 to do my riv a black metallic, now even though it's a little high compared to other local places this particular guy does more coats for durability supposedly. I've seen his work up close also it's perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:52 pm

h20man wrote:
That'll come in handy for using plasti dip around the house and doing pieces of trim. I was quoted a rough estimate of 800 to do my riv a black metallic, now even though it's a little high compared to other local places this particular guy does more coats for durability supposedly. I've seen his work up close also it's perfect.

Considering the cost of paint, $800 is a fantastic price. I don't think it's worth your time and effort to do it yourself at that price, unless you want to do it for fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti dip!   Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:14 pm

800 bucks is a steal, I'm booked for Saturday may 7th I already gave him a 400 dollar down payment. We both decided that with the body style of the riv a satin black with a metal flake will look amazing, I really cannot wait.
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