Dip Your Car

We have actually had our '68 for over a decade as well as have actually enjoyed its paint fade, split as well as chip.
Some areas were down to the metal and also we wanted to throw down the gauntlet prior to it obtained any type of worse - Dip Your Car.

We found Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sun fading, winter season ice, cold, as well as salt. It is likewise a durable yet detachable substance that will certainly remove when we make a decision to spend for a real paint task.

* We chose plasti-dip because: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't painted a cars and truck before as well as really did not wish to examine out doing a "actual paint task" on our CLASSIC. I recommend the result (nonetheless momentary it might be) it's offering its objective well: protecting the CAR while we choose if we will choose silver in the future


Dip Your Car


Step 1: PRO AUTOMOBILE PACKAGE

We bought a big professional CAR set 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 utilized Plasti-dip color: Light weight aluminum for the base and also Silver Metalizer for the leading layer.

Plasti-dip is also offered in a spray can.

Step 2: SURFACE PREPARATION

Because our old paint had not been standing up anymore we invested a lot of time prepping our CAR to ensure an even surface area.

Utilizing an electric orbital sander we sanded the rough spots then covered them with a spray on automobile primer that filled in tiny blemishes.

We additionally removed the symbols, lights and reflectors from the body of the VEHICLE.

Action 3: TAPE OR NOT?

Plasti-Dip can be quickly peeled locations (such as fronts lights) after you have actually ended up applying the last coat ... Nevertheless: prepping the area minimizes the headache of removing plasti-dip later.

Making use of painters tape and also papers, cover windows and also areas that you do not wish to get plasti-dip on.

We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash bags.

Step 4: WASH IT FIRST!

Prior to using the plasti-dip to the AUTOMOBILE it MUST be tidy.

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

After cleaning up the location completely dry it with a cloth.

Tip 5: BEST PAINTING LOCATION?

Discover an area that is exceptionally ventilated as well as from straight sunlight. We paintinged the very first coat on outdoors in the shade- it was not a perfect area- the tiniest quantity of wind produced a lot of overspray accumulation. The most effective area would be an open garage.

Step 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Wear a mask. It is useful if you have someone that will follow you bring the paint wind turbine as you go. Painting in areas as you work your way around the VEHICLE. COVER WHATEVER! Even lay on the ground to get the difficult to see areas along the bottom of the AUTOMOBILE!

The initial layer is your bonding layer- It is crucial that this is a light cleaning (50 -60% openness). This will permit the rest of the layers to bond as well as stay with the paint. Spray in a tidy sweeping activity, ensuring to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the area. Allow plasti dip to completely dry 15-30 mins in between each layer.

We painted six layers of Aluminum plasti-dip and also three layers of Silver Metalizer.

Step 7: ELIMINATE THE TAPE

After the last layer is used, promptly eliminate any kind of tape or paper from the VEHICLE prior to plasti-dip dries.

Tip 8: CURE IT!

At this moment the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to fully cure. DON'T TOUCH IT. And also whatsoever costs, prevent any kind of substance that might cause damage to the location.

Tip 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it treated we placed the symbols, etc. back on, changed our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna and also seat covers as well as added the C-Stripe decal.

This is a big task. Take your time as well as do it well. It took three people working with it every open opportunity 7 weeks to finish.