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> Plasti Dip-ed the front bumper this morning
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post May 17 2014, 03:37 PM
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This was my first attempt at using Plasti Dip. I've known I wanted to do this since I purchased the car. To me it looks much better. Share your thoughts.



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post May 17 2014, 06:11 PM
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Looks good.
I want to do something similar on the Touring.

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Lookin good!!!


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I like it!


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looks great !


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post May 19 2014, 11:37 AM
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Thank you all for the compliments. Plasti Dip is not quite the product I thought it was. The black shows fingerprints and appears to almost leave a skin cell smear/trail if you swipe your finger on it. A soft cotton rag with some mild cleaner (Windex multi-surface) did the same. But since I now know what it looks like, I plan on visiting a local body shop to get a paint quote. For mock-up Plasti Dip is great; for anything semi-permanent, not at all. Maybe my results would have been better if I had top-coated with glossifier.


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post May 19 2014, 12:18 PM
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certainly would have been better if you topcoated it. you don't necessarily need the glossifier - you can also use a matte clear enamel.


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Looks good.
If you want to paint it, I would do it yourself. There are many paint places online that provide automobile paint in cans.
(like How I fixed my curb rash)


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post May 19 2014, 06:39 PM
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I did the same on my gt and i got some good feedback from people who saw it
i got no problems with it
How much layers did you put

You can see my car on an other post


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post May 19 2014, 08:03 PM
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I like that matt look better then the glossy look on my Elantra coupe.


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post May 19 2014, 09:13 PM
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Because I had to get a clean 'paint' line, I laid 1 heavy coat on it so that I could pull off the masking without removing the material. The sedan bumper doesn't have an edge to tear at like the coupe or GT so it must be done wet.

I can't paint myself because I don't have a garage. If I did try, I would surely spend hours sanding out the bugs in this gnat & mosquito capital that we call Florida. Using a clear enamel topcoat would yield the same result.


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