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It looks really good up close.. everyone's been asking "who did your wrap" and they go into shock when I tell them what I did lol.. There's 2 very small knat sized bugs that are in the hood and you honestly cannot tell unless you're within a foot or two of them and really looking at it.Nice from afar. Up close?
I did have that in mind when I ordered the dip, I did 4 gallons of white and didn't skimp anywhere. Then to top it off I added another 2 gallons of pearl top coat with the Balloon white pearls mixed in. When I pulled the dip off of the headlights and tail lights it was very thick. So maybe the 6 gallons of dip helped me there haha! I'm just praying their claims at dipyourcar are correct when they say it doesn't ruin your paint.As long as you sprayed it on thick enough to pull off later and did a good job taping it up, why not but my guess is, the car will never be the same.
Originally it was Silver, I'll attach a pic of it at the start and end. I wanted to do a wrap, someone in town has a satin white wrapped Z06 and it looks amazing. But when I was quoted $2,400 I walked away pretty quick. However I got close to the same results for so much less money. I honestly couldn't be any happier with it.. I just want peoples opinions because EVERYONE breaks their necks to look at my car, didn't know how to take it until hearing what everyone thinks. But so far its been nothing but compliments around town. Honestly taping the whole car down and it being the first "dip job" I've ever done on a car it turned out really smooth, total of 6 hours all in all. I'd honestly say go for it if you have the money and time. It can withstand a brushed car wash and rocks kicked up from the highway on a consistent basis. Saving my paint job is worth every penny to me.I like it. What color is it originally?
I've thought about doing mine in a matte metallic blue. Or wrapping it in the mercedes electric blue color (the chrome blue one).
But my purpose would to be cover the poorly done repair/repaint. You can see sanding scratches in it. :mad2:
Like I said above, I applied quite a bit of dip.. it was a total of 6 even coats of white base across the car then 2 gallons of top coat over that which was good for 2 solid coats. When I pulled it off the headlights and taillights it was VERY thick and easy to remove.. I followed the prep very closely and took my time. Hopefully everything will be fine when I do go to remove it one day!I've used plastidip on several things but you have spray it on thick or it won't peel off. Its difficult to sand off and stripper didn't take it off as easily as you'd like. If you ever plan on getting actual paint back on the car some day, I'd pass on the plastidip as, IMHO, its going to cause you more problems in the long run.
A wrap would probably be better if you plan on keeping the car but once you go dip, you may not be going back.