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    Post Plasti-Dip and YOU

    I realize theres not an enormous interest in DIY cosmetic mods on this website as everyone is too busy going ludicrous speed (myself included), but I figured I'd go ahead and post up my experience on Plasti-Dip here.

    I've always liked the muted and subtle aggression of properly done shadow stripes, especially matte black on black paint. The hood stripes were inspired by the Kelleners 1M Coupe, although I didn't do the side skirt stripes and I extended the lines down to the bumper... Just so happened to fit perfectly along the lines and vents of the Seibon hood.
    This was done a few months ago, before the addition of new wheels / lip:

    After being taped off:

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    Rear fender stripe:

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    Hood Stripes (these were a f-cking pain to finish):


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    I didn't grab any pictures of the stripes on the roof. They followed right beside the rainwater grooves, pretty simple. Pointless, even. I should have probably skipped them.

    Most of the expenses involved went to the painters tape; This is a really cheap way to put personal touch on your car.

    Hardest part was removing the tape after I was done; I sprayed 4 layers with about 7 minutes of drying time between each later, so the tape really wanted to peel the entire stripes away. I had to become a surgeon with a razor blade to prevent scratching the clearcoat. Nerve-wracking and tedious work for sure. The skinny double stripe on the hood was the worst.

    Word of wisdom: The minor overspray from the plastidip likes to collect on your windows/uncovered areas of your car. It rubs off fairly easily with your finger, but still VERY annoying to clean. You might consider covering everything that you can, or working when there is no wind at all.

    This will save your fingers and give you some much needed precision accuracy for like $3 at wal-mart:

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    P.S: See sig for most up-to-date pictures.


    Thanks for your time guys. Feel free to post up your own uses of Plasti-Dip or any feedback/thoughts you have.
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    Nice write up. I always cover as much as possible as it is a hassle to get rid of overspray. The spray grip is key as well.

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    not bad and I always use the grip as well.

    I've done wheels and such, accents might be cool. thanks for sharing.

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    By the way, I've since learned a much better method for stripes to avoid the issue I had of sticking when removing the painter's tape. If you spray one heavy layer and then remove the tape shortly after, you avoid pulling away the stripe when removing tape, and still retain solid results.

    Happy dipping!
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    great idea......thanks!
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    I usually think plasti dip is dumb but I like what you've done here. It fits your overall look well.
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    I think plasti dip is cool.

    And i think you did a good job OP

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    Im a plastifan. Your job looks amazing!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ammonia Click here to enlarge
    I realize theres not an enormous interest in DIY cosmetic mods on this website
    We want to change that. We like modifications of all kinds although the emphasis is definitely performance. This type of thread helps.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
    great idea......thanks!
    Thanks! It has been done before by others, I just wanted to share my experience and show off a little. Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    I usually think plasti dip is dumb but I like what you've done here. It fits your overall look well.
    Yea I definitely tried to avoid going overboard. Too much dip is pretty tacky. I'm pretty happy with how it ended up.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
    I think plasti dip is cool.

    And i think you did a good job OP

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    Very kind of you sir. Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
    Im a plastifan. Your job looks amazing!
    Haha well it was a learning experience, maybe next time I can agree with 'amazing'.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    We want to change that. We like modifications of all kinds although the emphasis is definitely performance. This type of thread helps.
    I agree, as cosmetic and go-fast mods aren't mutually exclusive. Well, unless you're shooting for a sleeper look. Click here to enlarge



    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I plan on changing up my design every 6 months or so, and I'll update the thread for each iteration / refresh.
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    Props! looks good.

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    Nice man. Stripes came out pretty well!

    The only thing I use plastidip for is to touch up the curb rash on my black wheels lol
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e90n52b30 Click here to enlarge
    Nice man. Stripes came out pretty well!

    The only thing I use plastidip for is to touch up the curb rash on my black wheels lol
    Thanks! And yea, plastidip is pretty crazy useful. Theres a guy here with a Merc that dipped his wheels white. They look painted haha, it came out pretty good. And when hes tired of the look.... peel it off!
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    I plan on dipping my whole 135i matte black when i get it. It's an ugly color so i don't really have a choice. I was going to dip my 335i yellow but I ended up selling it first.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
    I plan on dipping my whole 135i matte black when i get it. It's an ugly color so i don't really have a choice. I was going to dip my 335i yellow but I ended up selling it first.
    Why dont you do the 135i in yellow?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ammonia Click here to enlarge
    Why dont you do the 135i in yellow?
    IDK, i'm just not digging a 135i yellow. an e92 sure but not a 1er. I'm going with the matte black murdered out look with bright orange cyba scoops and brembos. I'd change that some if I could come across a set of Volk TE37s for a decent price, I'd prob powder coat those purple or something and just do the scoops and calipers in silver prob.
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    Plastidipped the wheels.... not sure if I'm a fan of this look. I may end up peeling it off, tbh.
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    i like it, but im biased

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    It may end up growing on me, who knows. :p
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    Does plasticdip actually look smooth or does it have a texture to it?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eclaxton Click here to enlarge
    Does plasticdip actually look smooth or does it have a texture to it?
    You can PM now but tell me why you need to @Eclaxton

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eclaxton Click here to enlarge
    Does plasticdip actually look smooth or does it have a texture to it?
    It can be pretty smooth if you're careful and patient about it.
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    New update. I peeled the face off of the plastidip to make a "machined-face" look on my wheels. I've always liked the look, so I decided to make my own using plastidip and a LOT of patience.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ammonia Click here to enlarge
    New update. I peeled the face off of the plastidip to make a "machined-face" look on my wheels. I've always liked the look, so I decided to make my own using plastidip and a LOT of patience.

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    Think I liked the look better without the plastidip on the wheels, or full black plastidip.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    Think I liked the look better without the plastidip on the wheels, or full black plastidip.
    Yea I think I'm in denial. I loved the look of the regular rims, without any dip. Not sure. I'll leave them with the dip in the inside and if that ends up not being what I like, then I'll probably peel the rest of it off.
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