Dip My Car

We have actually had our '68 for over a decade and have actually viewed its paint fade, split as well as chip.
Some areas were to the steel and we intended to find a solution for it prior to it got any even worse - Dip My Car.

We discovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is immune to sun fading, winter season ice, cool, as well as salt. It is also a long lasting yet removable material that will peel when we decide to spend for a real paint task.

* We picked plasti-dip due to the fact that: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't repainted an automobile before and also really did not want to evaluate out doing a "real paint work" on our STANDARD. I recommend the outcome (nonetheless short-lived it might be) it's serving its objective well: protecting the AUTOMOBILE while we make a decision if we will select silver in the future


Dip My Car


Step 1: PRO VEHICLE PACKAGE

We acquired a large pro AUTOMOBILE package on dipyourcar.com

The package comes with the DYC DipSprayer ™ System, 4 Gallons of Rubber Dip Spray, tape, DipWasher ®, Decals, mixing stick, Dip Guard, Paint Stirrer as well as Microfiber Towels.

We made use of Plasti-dip color: Light weight aluminum for the base and also Silver Metalizer for the top coat.

Plasti-dip is also available in a spray can.

Action 2: SURFACE PREP

Because our old paint wasn't standing up any longer we spent a great deal of time prepping our CAR to make sure an even surface area.

Using an electric orbital sander we sanded the rough spots after that covered them with a spray on car guide that filled in tiny imperfections.

We likewise removed the emblems, lights as well as reflectors from the body of the AUTOMOBILE.

Action 3: TAPE Or Otherwise?

Plasti-Dip can be easily peeled off areas (such as headlights) after you've finished using the last layer ... However: prepping the location minimizes the trouble of eliminating plasti-dip later.

Utilizing painters tape as well as newspapers, cover home windows and locations that you do not want to obtain plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash bags.

Step 4: CLEAN IT FIRST!

Prior to applying the plasti-dip to the VEHICLE it SHOULD be tidy.

Plasti-dip is an overlay that will certainly create a separate layer on top of any kind of surface area- including dust and dirt ... so get the surface REALLY CLEAN.

After cleaning up the area completely dry it with a fabric.

Tip 5: BEST PAINTING AREA?

Locate an area that is exceptionally ventilated and also out of straight sunshine. We paintinged the very first layer on outdoors in the shade- it was not an ideal location- the smallest amount of wind produced a lot of overspray accumulation. The best area would certainly be an open garage.

Step 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Put on a mask. It is handy if you have someone that will certainly follow you carrying the paint wind turbine as you go. Paint in sections as you work your way around the VEHICLE. COVER EVERYTHING! Also lay on the ground to get the tough to see areas along the bottom of the CAR!

The initial layer is your bonding layer- It is very important that this is a light cleaning (50 -60% transparency). This will permit the rest of the layers to bond as well as adhere to the paint. Spray in a tidy sweeping motion, making sure to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches far from the location. Enable plasti dip to dry 15-30 minutes between each layer.

We paintinged six layers of Light weight aluminum plasti-dip as well as three layers of Silver Metalizer.

Step 7: GET RID OF THE TAPE

After the final layer is used, immediately remove any kind of tape or newspaper from the VEHICLE prior to plasti-dip dries.

Step 8: CURE IT!

At this moment the plasti-dip will take 4 hours to completely heal. DON'T TOUCH IT. And whatsoever costs, stay clear of any kind of substance that could cause damage to the location.

Tip 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it treated we put the symbols, and so on back on, replaced our sill-plates, center caps, antenna as well as seat covers as well as added the C-Stripe decal.

This is a big job. Take your time and do it well. It took 3 of us working on it every open chance 7 weeks to finish.