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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    Your right about the whole car thing. Would be a mess. I did the front grill while taping up the shutters. The emblems, rear fascia, door handles, window trim and wheels. Looked great as I had it on for about a month or so. Lasted great, looked great and all came off pretty easily in about 2 hours.

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    I did mine about a month ago. Posted in ATS section. Plasti-dipped 2 chrome strips in front, 1 chrome strip on rear, window trim,and wheels (left center cap as is).I will be getting black license plate covers soon as well. photo 3.JPGphoto 4.JPGphoto 2_PS.jpgphoto 5_PS.jpgphoto 1_PS.jpg

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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    how difficult was the window trim? did you leave a space along the top and bottom then place it right up next to the trim on the actual window portion where it rolls down? I've already done the door handles...they are super easy to remove and do off the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater
    Thoughts? I wouldn't do anything unless you're completely removing the part. Plastidip, like actual paint, gets everywhere you haven't masked off within a 10' radius. In terms of removal, that greatly depends on your application method and layers, too thin and you'll need a pressure washer and a few hours to take anything off. I can't believe that some people acutally do their whole car with the stuff, it must get int every single little Orpheus that they'll never be able to remove. That said I've used it with great sucess, the C4's wheels are going on a almost a year of the stuff on my chrome rims and it hasn't peeled yet (granted I've driven it < 5K miles probably)
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    Re: Plasti-Dip?

    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    Thoughts?

    I wouldn't do anything unless you're completely removing the part.

    Plastidip, like actual paint, gets everywhere you haven't masked off within a 10' radius.

    In terms of removal, that greatly depends on your application method and layers, too thin and you'll need a pressure washer and a few hours to take anything off.

    I can't believe that some people acutally do their whole car with the stuff, it must get int every single little Orpheus that they'll never be able to remove.

    That said I've used it with great sucess, the C4's wheels are going on a almost a year of the stuff on my chrome rims and it hasn't peeled yet (granted I've driven it < 5K miles probably)
    I'd have to agree. I would NEVER do my car with Plasti-Dip. I'd only do parts indoors with EVERYTHING covered/masked off or completely removed/off the car.

    Personally, IMO I like certain things blacked out, but when it's too much it definitely screams excessiviness especially on such a high standard luxury brand full and rich in history, which is known for class and elegance. To cover each and everything single piece of trim up with some cheap ass can of flat rubber paint is insane to me and only makes it look exactly that "cheap" like unfinished moldings/trim on economy cars.

    Ehhhh...to each their own is right I guess.

    On another note, you got rid of your V M5eater?! I loved that Opulent Blue man...and it's "orifice" lol!!!

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    I only did my grill bezel, reason being the black chrome Crome GM was to subtle, and it would be to many different shades of chrome, brushed, and black chrome.
    Other reason, it's durable, even if you get a piece of chrome painted at a body shop, it's has a better chance of chipping on highway, as plasti-coat (dip) is pretty durable.

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