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Chris Wilson

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Post Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:03 pm

Plasti-dip and wrapping bare metal

Evening chaps.

Just had this same question being asked today and thankfully due to this forum post HERE I knew the answer straight away.

My Customer has decided to spray plastidip over it though.. himself..
I've heard of this stuff but never seen it. Is it as strong as paint Or when I put his graphics on will the application tape take the plastidip with it?

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Chris
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Post Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:24 pm

Re: Plasti-dip and wrapping bare metal

Awesome stuff if done properly. I have tried some vinyl and seemed to work
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Post Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:46 pm

Re: Plasti-dip and wrapping bare metal

I would be very wary applying graphics over anything the customer had sprayed unless spray painting is something that they do :lol: :lol:
What has made him decide to use plastidip ? Bare metal needs to be primed the same as it does for any other type of coating, if not there is a very good chance your application tape will lift it.
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Post Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:47 pm

Re: Plasti-dip and wrapping bare metal

Plasti-dip is crap as a car colour change, only good for temp coatings of badges and whatever.

it is like spraying stainless steel with a coat of paint with zero primer or prepping being done.
once its dry, scratch it and it will scratch. hit that scratch with a pressure washer or car wash and an entire door, or section of the painted car can come away in one bit. the coat has no grip on the surface which is why once bored with it you can easily peel it off. to even get it to this level of "ease of removal" you need a lot of coats to build it up to form a layer that can be gripped and pealed without snapping instantly in little bits.

I have done wrap training all over the UK and the amount of people to come on our wrap courses that has either tried plasti-dip, whilst others who own platidip coating businesses. none recommend it for anything other than emblems and small parts/things.
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Post Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:35 am

Re: Plasti-dip and wrapping bare metal

Yeah, the Plastidippers really thought they were going to destroy the wrap industry but it just hasn't happened.
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Chris Wilson

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Post Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:57 pm

Re: Plasti-dip and wrapping bare metal

Cheers guys. I've passed the information onto the customer.

He must be regretting sanding it down now to "make it look better" I suspect he is going to be around a £1000 to fix it. Oops.

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