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Anybody have good experience with plastic dip and willing to lend a hand? I would like to do my rear valence and would like a hand from someone that has some experience


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If you want a nice smooth finish do a few heavy coats! Not a lot of light coats.
Hold it about 8 inches away and lay it on. The paint is self leveling which is nice. Little bubbles and runs usually flatten on their own.
I also found that the paint comes out better when the can is warm. When it's cold it seems to shoot out large clumps of it.

Figured I would share a few things with you. I've done a fair set of wheels and bumpers.


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If you want a nice smooth finish do a few heavy coats! Not a lot of light coats.
Hold it about 8 inches away and lay it on. The paint is self leveling which is nice. Little bubbles and runs usually flatten on their own.
I also found that the paint comes out better when the can is warm. When it's cold it seems to shoot out large clumps of it.

Figured I would share a few things with you. I've done a fair set of wheels and bumpers.


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What he said and clean the tip of the spray can after each coat, they clogs easily.
 

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The easiest way to avoid clumping is to preheat the can actually. Had no issues plastidipping a rubber lip spoiler, I can help you on a weekend if you're not confident in doing it. All you need is rubbing alcohol, masking paper, masking tape, good scalpel and of course the can.
 

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Thank you for all the advise guys.


The easiest way to avoid clumping is to preheat the can actually. Had no issues plastidipping a rubber lip spoiler, I can help you on a weekend if you're not confident in doing it. All you need is rubbing alcohol, masking paper, masking tape, good scalpel and of course the can.
I would love your help! Would give me an opportunity to check out your car I told a few friends about.


Our mazda5 has matte black valence from factory on rear bumper. Debating doing matte vs gloss like on the 2013? Thoughts?

If it is successful, I will gloss black the mirrors and the roof(may have to vinyl roof)
 

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FYI I was kidding o.o don't microwave


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lmfaoooo

Count me in as well...anyone that helps gets a free case of beer from me and Ryan ;-) I want to plasti dip matte the mirrors and rear valence...and I do not have any confidence whatsoever that I can do this without some professional experience...help a brotha out!
 

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Yeah best way to heat the can is use a hair dryer or a heat gun. But place the can alil further away from the heat gun cause the can may go boom if it gets too hot.


What area y'all live in?? I would like to lend a hand. I've plastic dipped many wheels. And I've done my side mirrors and spoiler hatch and emblems.

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I'm in Pasadena, but living in an apartment. I'd probably have to come to you to help out, spraying the rear bumper on a parallel parked car on the sidewalk is asking for trouble. :tongue:

Btw the safe way to heat the can would be a tub of hot water lol. Hair dryers and heat guns are just too much.
 

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To heat the can I run it under hot sink water, shake it, run it under more water, shake it, repeat until you don't feel cold liquid


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I'm in Pasadena, but living in an apartment. I'd probably have to come to you to help out, spraying the rear bumper on a parallel parked car on the sidewalk is asking for trouble. :tongue:

Btw the safe way to heat the can would be a tub of hot water lol. Hair dryers and heat guns are just too much.
Live in LA as well...about 5 minutes from 90210...let me know when you guys plan on getting together and we can have a plasti-dip party! WOO! :banana 1:
 

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Ryan when is a good time for you to meet up to do all of this? I am literally free every single weekend (except Memorial Day) so I am more flexible than most...whenever is a good time for you guys to meet up I am completely down to do it...although we would most likely need to go to Ryan's house in Simi Valley to do this since I have no space or light where I park (underground garage)...so guess just wait to see what he thinks, I know he is busy because he just had a kid...

Are you sure you wouldn't mind coming up from Oceanside? Simi Valley from Oceanside is FARRRRRRRRR...deff a more than one day trip I would think
 
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