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Old 9th October 2014, 15:25   #121
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My second DIY with Plastidip, this time with a can of Carlas sourced from Autotrends.in, I plastidipped the Chrome lip of my Storme, here are the pics:

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I cut the S T O R M E lettering so it remains in chrome, not recommended as the continuity of the coating is broken and it's easy for miscreants to peel off starting from any letter.
A small suggestion to improve the butch look of the Storme. Remove the coating at the end of the chrome lip, the portion above the head lamp. The head lamp will appear bigger.

Below is a small effort from my side as a preview.
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A small suggestion to improve the butch look of the Storme. Remove the coating at the end of the chrome lip, the portion above the head lamp. The head lamp will appear bigger.
That's a neat touch jaguar.runs, will definitely try and see how it looks.
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After a single coat of Carlas Plastidip (Matte Black)
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Can you tell how did you cover the surface so well? Did you remove the chrome part? I'm thinking of doing the exact same DIY for the front & rear chrome strips.

Really great idea btw.
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Could anyone tell me where i could purchase plastidip on Mumbai?Or maybe a reliable online seller.
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Could anyone tell me where i could purchase plastidip on Mumbai?Or maybe a reliable online seller.
Hi Krish! This has been touched upon before. You can purchase them via a dealer in Mumbai. They are extremely helpful. The address is below:

Cosmotech durables
A-22 Shalimar Industrial Estate
Next to Tata power building
Matunga Labour Camp
Matunga
Mumbai - 400019
Email: cosmotech90@yahoo.com
Contact person: Mr. Gandhi @ 98200 48105

They dont keep the entire range but if you intend on ordering in bulk he will be able to arrange whatever shade you require. I stay in Bangalore and they happily couriered the product here after receipt of payment.
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Hey that was real helpful. Thanks alot.
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Could anyone tell me where i could purchase plastidip on Mumbai?Or maybe a reliable online seller.
Autotrends.in sells them online and available in various colors. Link as below:

http://www.autotrends.in/buy-exterio...ray-paint.html

Hope this helps.
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Autotrends.in sells them online and available in various colors. Link as below:

http://www.autotrends.in/buy-exterio...ray-paint.html

Hope this helps.
IMO Performix, which is available with Cosmotech, is better than this one that Autotrends is selling online.



had some time on hand (read whole day) three weekends back so decided to finally take the plunge with Plasti-Dip (hey, if didn't work one can always pull it right out, right).

i had acquired Plasti-Dip from Cosmotech, Mumbai (thanks to Pankaj) couple of weeks earlier - 2 cans of matte black and 2 cans of clear coat (will tell you about that one later). my first candidate was the ORVMs on my car. why you ask? coz one too many bikers rubbed against it and there are a lot of scratches on them, like so:

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since there are a couple of deep gashes, one takes a piece of fine sandpaper and rub it gently till the surface is smooth like a baby's bottom (alright, i copied that from Mind Your Language), like so:

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then start the cover up a.k.a masking. this was the most time consuming and tedious task; took more than an hour.

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this will be a bit tricky depending on the surface you're going to Plasti-Dip. in my case, i had the small mirror in the corner, which had to be covered completely before dipping. it was a blessing that the Getz's mirror goes both ways else the masking process would have been even more difficult (read - pain in the you know where).

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i know, i know, i went overboard with the masking; being my first time and all, didn't want over-spray and cause more work for myself.


once everything covered up, nice and cozy, shake that can of Plasti-Dip like there's no tomorrow!

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there's a metal ball inside the can and it will feel like you're playing with the 'damroo'; don't worry, you'll get used to it. so, once you're over your embarrassment, from a distance of about 15" (the small scale length we all had in school geometry box) spray from side to side on the ORVM in a controlled and even fashion.

after spraying the first coat, it will look like this:

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don't panic. within minutes it will look like this:

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improves with every coat:

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one has to wait between coats, like say 30mins. i know, once you spray it dries within minutes, but i would advise to give it a good half hour to set properly before applying the next coat - i've applied 5 coats just to be sure.

you can see the difference already showing in the two mirrors:

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this how the final result looks like:

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couple of things you need to be keep in mind while Plasti-Dipping:
* wash/clean the surface you're going to dip. don't let it be an afterthought.
* don't Plasti-Dip in the sun or exceptionally dark environments.
* spray from a distance of 15in (the distance is equivalent to size of the small scale that comes as part of a geometry box).
* spray in an even fashion; hovering around a spot longer that needed will cause excess coat to accumulate, which will not be a pretty sight at the end.
* avoid spraying on your hands. it is removable, but the can is expensive - don't waste painting yourself.
* always keep shaking the can between coasts. this allows for clean even spray.
* don't over-spray. extra spray can cause bumps and drips.
* if you've used the Plasti-Dip couple of days back and intend to use it again today, make sure the nozzle isn't clogged.
* wear a mask or cover your face with a scarf while spraying. the smell can get to you.

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Old 25th November 2014, 18:04   #129
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I was doing a sample of plasti dipping the chrome beading around the door windows on my CRV. I found that applying some kind of lubricant or grease on the window does help if any excess is sprayed on the mirrors/glass. It could be easily washed off later (ideally at a place with a pressure wash) Ofcourse I didnt go ahead with dipping the beading but maybe thats something you can try instead of masking your mirrors.

Please proceed at your own discretion!

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story continued..

once i was done with the right ORVM (yep, the left is still not done ), i started eyeing the plastic protector on the rear bumper and what followed is better shown than told.

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ta da! the final result!

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So my two Anthracite Grey Plasti dip has finally arrived in the city.

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Im in a bit of a dilemma and am looking for some advice from the people who have used this product before.

Are two cans of Plasti dip enough for all four rims as well as rear and front badging? The internet says two cans are enough. It also says two cans are not enough, and i'll need close to four cans. This is the problem with the internet.

So can someone who's used this for their rims please clear the air for me? How many coats are sufficient?

Does it make sense to get the badging done first and then move on to the rims? At least this way, my badging is done. I don't want to start with the rims first and then realize that there's not enough dip for all four. That would totally suck.
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So my two Anthracite Grey Plasti dip has finally arrived in the city.

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Im in a bit of a dilemma and am looking for some advice from the people who have used this product before.

Are two cans of Plasti dip enough for all four rims as well as rear and front badging? The internet says two cans are enough. It also says two cans are not enough, and i'll need close to four cans. This is the problem with the internet.

So can someone who's used this for their rims please clear the air for me? How many coats are sufficient?

Does it make sense to get the badging done first and then move on to the rims? At least this way, my badging is done. I don't want to start with the rims first and then realize that there's not enough dip for all four. That would totally suck.
Congrats DWC. You have invested in a good product. Can you tell me which car you would like to dip? Its a narrow call on the quantity being sufficient. I dipped my spare rim and i barely used 1/4th a can. If the rim surface is shiny then the possibility is that you would require a lot more quantity to get the appropriate finish. The CRV OEM rims are a bit of matt chrome so I didnt have to use a lot as the plast dip formed a nice even layer from coat 1 itself.

I would recommend doing the badges first and maybe order one more can. The desired effect is achieved by the number of coats applied and that is a personal choice rather than something pre-determined. If the surface isnt too shiny then 3 coats would be really good. Do try to get brake dust pro as it will help protect the plast dip from brake dust (brake dust discolors the plast dip over time).
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Planning on dipping my polo. I think I will start with the badges first.

I didn't order them online, I got a friend who was coming down from the states to carry them with him. I'm trying to see if the mumbai supplier has anthracite grey. Fingers crossed. Will post pics soon.
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I don't want to start with the rims first and then realize that there's not enough dip for all four. That would totally suck.
Just make sure you dip both wheels on the same side first -- that way even if you run out of the stuff, each side of the car will look good.

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Just make sure you dip both wheels on the same side first -- that way even if you run out of the stuff, each side of the car will look good.

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Haha, I don't know if you're being serious or funny! Anyway, it doesn't matter, because two cans were enough for around 8 coats of dip for all four wheels as well as front and rear badging. Phew!

I'm loving the way she looks now. By the time I got done, it was dark, so will post proper pics with my experience tomorrow. All in all, money well spent! I just hope it holds up with our wonderful roads.
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