MGTF - New car in a tin. Whole car 'Plastidipped'.

8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #38032 by Luckymarine
So, collected the alloys I bought off ebay the other day. They were pretty scuffed up but for £50 I couldn't care less.





Got them home, and started work with some 80 grit sandpaper, just getting the worst of the lacquer off whilst blending in some of the curbing.







Then it was time for the Plasti Dip... SO SOON! I hear you painting guru's cry!!! Oh yes ;)





Bit of masking.





First coat goes on very light, almost to the point of not being able to see it. At this point you are just laying down a base for the next layer to stick to.



2nd coat, still light but covering a bit more.




3rd coat, can go on a little thicker now.



The finish after a 4th coat.





Considering what little prep I did, with no priming needed, no lacquer needed after, no epic sanding down Im elated with the results, hoping to get them all done tonight and on tomorrow. I know there are still scuff marks that can be seen on the rim and when it comes to peeling it all off and doing it again (possibly before the Pride of Longbridge event) I'll be filling and sanding the worst.

A little comparison...








Obviously there will be concerns over how long it would last, well I shall be updating this thread with monthly pictures. Living in Cumbria I think is one of the best tests of the durability of this product!

(Oh and yes, I did it on my kitchen floor because I'm a dark side bad ***!)
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8 years 10 months ago #38034 by David Aiketgate
Well. they look great! :yesnod:

David
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8 years 10 months ago #38038 by PQD44
Look forward to seeing the full effect in real life. Great pictures Darren :yesnod:
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8 years 10 months ago #38043 by rayb
looks fantastic :broon:

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8 years 10 months ago #38044 by midlife martyr
For how long it took and what it cos tyou that aint bad at all :broon:

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8 years 10 months ago #38046 by pendle lass
they look really good Darren :broon:

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8 years 10 months ago #38055 by Softly~Softly
Brilliant .. :broon:
Are you going to do a metal fleck finish ;)
Depending on the price I get for mine to be done today, this is something I would like to try myself B)

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8 years 10 months ago #38059 by David Aiketgate
Just had a quick look on the net. - £15.99 a 310ml spray can?:shrug:

David
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8 years 10 months ago #38061 by Softly~Softly

David Aiketgate wrote: Just had a quick look on the net. - £15.99 a 310ml spray can?:shrug:


www.dipyourcar.com/shop/page/1?shop_param= Try this one as well, fab how too's on youtube :yesnod:

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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #38064 by Luckymarine
Smashed through the other 3 last night got to bed at 4....

Im the type of person who likes things to look right, so if I had sprayed the alloys with the centre caps still in people would have seen on closer inspection that they had been sprayed. Not like Im trying to deceive, I'm just a bit OCD like that.

The Plasti Dipped caps.



The result.



The badges are a black and chrome affair.

All 4 this morning.








Worked it out this morning, 1 can of Plasti Dip cost me £9, all 4 badges cost £8 I had sandpaper knocking about but say £4 for enough to do all the wheels.

That's £21 in materials, that's £5.25 a wheel.

I bought them for £50 so cost per wheel plus materials, that's £17.75 per wheel.

Sure it wont last as long as powder coating or actual spray painting, but each wheel looks like it cost a lot more than £17.75!
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8 years 10 months ago #38066 by Softly~Softly
I love OCD, even if it is exhausting ;)

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8 years 10 months ago #38067 by Luckymarine

David Aiketgate wrote: Just had a quick look on the net. - £15.99 a 310ml spray can?:shrug:


Its a case of supply and demand, because Plast dip UK are the only ones in the UK that sell it you are better off going direct to them. I got mine for £9 per can.

In this instance Ebay is not your friend.
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