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      10-31-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Plasti Dip Vs Vinyl

Hey guys.

So, what are your opinions?

I am thinking whether i should plasti dip my black z to white, or vinyl wrap.

It would be a lot cheaper with plasti dip of course, and i would probably only want it for 6 months or so. Though i have heard stories where the product itself will corrupt/damage the clear coat on the paint.


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Both look very good and as far as damage to the paint, I have not heard of anyone with issues. Both are a very common practice with the Nissan 370Z group and all I read was praise about the Plasti-dip product and the results were great. When it was removed, I couldn't tell there were any discolorations at all.
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Hey guys.

So, what are your opinions?

I am thinking whether i should plasti dip my black z to white, or vinyl wrap.

It would be a lot cheaper with plasti dip of course, and i would probably only want it for 6 months or so. Though i have heard stories where the product itself will corrupt/damage the clear coat on the paint.


Any of you have an idea?

Cheers
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Did you ever pull the trigger on either option?
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Both look very good and as far as damage to the paint, I have not heard of anyone with issues. Both are a very common practice with the Nissan 370Z group and all I read was praise about the Plasti-dip product and the results were great. When it was removed, I couldn't tell there were any discolorations at all.
I heard somewhere that the plasti-dip has an adverse effect on the clear coat. I've been thinking about using it to black out the lower lip (similar to the 3DDesign front lip).

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Both look very good and as far as damage to the paint, I have not heard of anyone with issues. Both are a very common practice with the Nissan 370Z group and all I read was praise about the Plasti-dip product and the results were great. When it was removed, I couldn't tell there were any discolorations at all.
I worked for a GySgt (I believe also from Texas) on an MSSG, who I referred to as the Easter Gunny. I forget what spawned the nickname, but I do recall that he wasn't very fond of it.
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      01-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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vinyl seem like a way better option and personally I'd go with that. Plastidip leaves a rough rubber texture I think ruins the look, plus it's harder to clean and attracts dust and dirt. they are pretty strong but if you scrape a part off of an edge somewhere while washing the car, you are going to have a bad time.

go with vinyl every time. Your BMW is not a nissan.
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If you car has a panel or more resprayed, its a good chance that the clear coat can be ripped off when you take the vinyl off again. Have a lot of experience with that
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i did the lower lip, no damage to paint at all
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      01-08-2013, 12:43 AM   #9
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Nice.
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i did the lower lip, no damage to paint at all
What material/substance did you use?
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http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UOyd4R1z0ZA

performix plasti dip, cheapest and easiest to find in home depot
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http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UOyd4R1z0ZA

performix plasti dip, cheapest and easiest to find in home depot
Did you just mask everything and sprayed in-place, or did you remove the bumper?
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      01-09-2013, 07:25 AM   #13
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i masked it, not that big of an area to mask since the sprayer is pretty narrow
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How long since you sprayed it? Any knicks or peeling?
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hey, i went ahead with vinyl instead, ill post some pictures up once i return home from my holiday
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How long since you sprayed it? Any knicks or peeling?
few months, no not at all.
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What did you do to "effectively" mask the very rounded corner where the lip meets the sides on the left and right?
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What did you do to "effectively" mask the very rounded corner where the lip meets the sides on the left and right?
i plasti dipped that area as well, but blue painter's tape works well and easy
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i plasti dipped that area as well, but blue painter's tape works well and easy
Tried that, but the tape didn't make a good enough split and the plasti dip tore in a jagged way at the edges.

I just saw a video explaining that to get taped edges, they were recommending pulling the tape when its still wet. I think I can still fix it with another tape job and going heavy at those edges.
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Tried that, but the tape didn't make a good enough split and the plasti dip tore in a jagged way at the edges.

I just saw a video explaining that to get taped edges, they were recommending pulling the tape when its still wet. I think I can still fix it with another tape job and going heavy at those edges.
i see your point but yes i took it off after 3 rd coat while it was wet and it wasnt a problem
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