Dip My Car

We've possessed our '68 for over a years and also have viewed its paint fade, crack as well as chip.
Some areas were to the metal as well as we wished to throw down the gauntlet before it got any even worse - Dip My Car.

We found Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sunlight fading, winter months ice, cold, as well as salt. It is also a long lasting yet removable material that will peel off when we choose to spend for an actual paint job.

* We selected plasti-dip since: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I have not repainted an auto prior to as well as really did not want to check out doing a "actual paint job" on our CLASSIC. I recommend the end result (however momentary it might be) it's serving its purpose well: safeguarding the CAR while we determine if we will certainly choose silver in the future


Dip My Car


Action 1: PRO AUTOMOBILE PACKAGE

We purchased a huge professional AUTOMOBILE kit on dipyourcar.com

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

We made use of Plasti-dip shade: Aluminum for the base as well as Silver Metalizer for the top layer.

Plasti-dip is likewise readily available in a spray can.

Step 2: SURFACE AREA PREP

Since our old paint wasn't standing up anymore we spent a great deal of time prepping our AUTOMOBILE to guarantee an even surface.

Utilizing an electrical orbital sander we fined sand the rough spots then covered them with a spray on automobile guide that filled in small blemishes.

We also got rid of the symbols, lights and also reflectors from the body of the VEHICLE.

Step 3: TAPE OR NOT?

Plasti-Dip can be easily removed areas (such as fronts lights) after you've completed applying the last layer ... However: prepping the location reduces the trouble of getting rid of plasti-dip later.

Making use of painters tape as well as papers, cover home windows and also locations 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!

Before applying the plasti-dip to the CAR it MUST be clean.

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

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

Tip 5: EXCELLENT PAINT LOCATION?

Find a location that is exceptionally aerated and also out of direct sunshine. We painted the very first coat on outside in the color- it was not a suitable area- the tiniest amount of wind created a lot of overspray build-up. The best location would certainly be an open garage.

Action 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP

Wear a mask. It is practical if you have a person that will follow you lugging the paint generator as you go. Repaint in sections as you function your means around the AUTOMOBILE. COVER EVERY LITTLE THING! Also lay on the ground to obtain the tough to see areas along the bottom of the VEHICLE!

The very first layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light dusting (50 -60% transparency). This will permit the remainder of the layers to bond and also stay with the paint. Spray in a clean sweeping movement, seeing to it to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches far from the location. Permit plasti dip to dry 15-30 mins between each layer.

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

Step 7: GET RID OF THE TAPE

After the final layer is used, promptly remove any tape or newspaper from the VEHICLE before plasti-dip dries.

Step 8: HEAL IT!

At this point the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to fully treat. DON'T TOUCH IT. And also whatsoever prices, prevent any type of material that might trigger damages to the location.

Tip 9: ENDING UP TOUCHES

After it cured we placed the symbols, and so on back on, changed our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna as well as seat covers and also included the C-Stripe sticker.

This is a big task. Take your time and do it well. It took three people working on it every open chance 7 weeks to complete.