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For those of you who dont know, plastidip is a liquid which you can spray onto anything, and it creates a strong, plastic film, which effectively colours the surface, with a high quality finish. But best of all, it is easily removable, just by peeling it all off. However, it holds well, and protects your car whilst offering a change of colour. This stuff is especially popular in USA, where it is also very cheap. The reason i have used this, is because my car is on lease. This means that i am not allowed to make permanent changes to the car, so by using plastidip, i can colour parts of my car, knowing i can peel them off whenever i need to. A good site to look at is www.dipyourcar.com , an american company who specialise in using plastidip for cars.
So i ordered a couple of cans, and after watching endless videos, began spraying my alloys. Some say its better to take them off the car, but i was too eager to get it done, so i chose to keep the wheels on. If you look on dipyourcar.com , they show you the same method i used. The finish is superb. Its not glossy, but not quite matte. I knew it would look good, and im quite happy with the results. After the wheels, i decided to have a go at the spoiler too, as im hoping to spray the roof in black soon too, when i order some more. You can buy a clear gloss can to go over, but i chose not to. Definately check out dipyourcar.com , as it is a fantastic website, which really explores the endless possibilities with plastidip. Its an incredibly interesting material to use, and comes out great! I will try to upload some pics asap. Any questions, fire away!
 

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err....No, I like the colour I ordered. cool product though
 

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Dipyourcar.com - No international shipping, no good to anyone outside the US or Canada

And I'm not seeing the first two pics, which is a shame as it was the alloys I was interested in seeing. Edited by: bugbabe34
 

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How legit was the post...is it just advertising?
 

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Nonono! Im not advertising! Its just that this product isnt widely known, and the previously stated website are one of the only companies who specialise in it, and they have a lot of youtube videos. And with regards to the photos, im sorry but im finding it difficult to upload pictures via my ipad... Any help? I can assure u i am not advertising! I will get pictures up asap, the one above was just me testing out uploading from facebook, but i want to upload from my ipad pictures....
 

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Well I did initially think that, but then they won't ship here anyway, so not very bright advertising if it is. So I assumed not and it was a genuine post
 

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Also, i know dipyourcar dont do international delivery, but you can order the cans straight from plastidip UK... Thats what i did.... Dipyourcar just helps, as they have video tutorials and instructions
 

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I save pictures on my iPad to my Photobucket account, then copy the image link and post that
 

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It does look kinda cool. Would love to give it a go, as it's so easy to remove (supposedly). I would try it on an old wheel trim to start with.
 

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OK, all is cool....yes, I've used plastikote (similar) to pimp up one of my lads bicycles in the past.......removal of it was a right royal pain in the bottom! perhaps the 'dip' spray is easier.

I'd be wary about spraying the whole car though......vinyl wraps are really good and reasonable......one of our posters had the roof done in black and it looked astonishingly good !
 

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Thanks bugbabe34! Im uploading the pictures now. Yeah its definately a nice product to use. Iv spent houuurrrssss just looking at hundreds of videos online, with people spraying their whole cars! So i know alot about the product now, not many people in the UK know much about it... Once i get a few pics up you'll see what i mean. I only have 2 photos at the moment: i was planning on taking more pictures today, but i woke up, and discovered that my brother has taken my car to work! :( i bet his car has no petrol, so he decided to use mine :(
 

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Vinyl wrap is brilliant, but not for things like alloys and small details which need something easier to apply... And plastidip comes off easily, not tooo easily because that would be stupid... But you start peeling it, and it all comes off in one go
 

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do you have to de-wax/cleanse first to get it to stick?

(don't know why I'm asking as mine will have the white painted wheels anyway :) )
 

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All you have to do, is thoroughly clean the alloys, preferably using an alcohol based cleaner,mthem make sure they are completely dry. No adhesive needed... And dont worry! Its an interesting material, even if you dont need it!
 

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I think I would keep my centre caps original. Now all I need it some clever photoshop person to matt black my alloys for me, to see if they look ok (or for some kind person to tell me how I do it)
 
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