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Old 11-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Are people ACTUALLY worrying about the weight of the Plastidip? So it's 4 pounds, so it's 8. Big deal.

I get the lightness thing, but are we really worrying about the weight of what is effectively PAINT?
This is lotustalk where its common to p*ss and sh*t before you drive your car.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:35 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Are people ACTUALLY worrying about the weight of the Plastidip? So it's 4 pounds, so it's 8. Big deal.

I get the lightness thing, but are we really worrying about the weight of what is effectively PAINT?
Yeah, that is unreasonable.

I'll just go on a diet, take a dump, and drive naked to save some weight. That should shave off about 15lbs.
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Yeah, that is unreasonable.

I'll just go on a diet, take a dump, and drive naked to save some weight. That should shave off about 15lbs.
If you are losing 15lbs from taking a dump and losing your clothes.... You need to see a doctor.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #44 (permalink)
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If you are losing 15lbs from taking a dump and losing your clothes.... You need to see a doctor.
I can take a dump that is of biblical proportions.
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came out great!

I also would like to experiment with my wheels and the rear raised letters. Another lagging project...
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:54 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Hell, if I was a young single buck like our boy Pooter, I'd prolly consider using Plastidip as a jimmy hat. Get a gallon of the stuff, teabag the can and you are good for a full week of South Padre Spring Break!
Lol! Bonus points for inventive use of plasti-dip! I think you should write them, maybe they can open another division!
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Do you know how the texture of this compares to plastidip? I was thinking about plastidipping my wheels, but I'm thinking the rubbery texture will just suck up all of the brake dust. If it's more of a plasticy / vinyl feel, that might work out better
I have not recieved the cans I ordered yet to test it out and have not seen it in person. It is a relatively new product for Alsa.

My nephew wants to spray his rims so i may use his Evo as a test car. But, he has two sets of rims and I'm not sure which ones he wants to coat, the ones on the car now (winter) or the ones off. We were looking for a product we could safely spray in a heated garage now that its 36 degrees outside.

There are numerous videos on youtube for plastidip and plastidip appears very durable. They have been coating rims for several years now and it appears very easy up touch them up or respray them as needed. Hopefully the Alsa product will be similar.
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Haha, yeah it's Sean's car. Those orange wheels were HIDEOUS!
haha, i didnt want to say anything at the 9/16 drive when i saw it since I didn't know him....but YES.

i think the car looks considerably better like this : )
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I'm thinking of using plastidip on the wheels of my daily to protect it and also to "murder" it out. How's the durability on wheels?
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If you are losing 15lbs from taking a dump and losing your clothes.... You need to see a doctor.
Or he eats a lot and wears chain mail?

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Lol! Bonus points for inventive use of plasti-dip! I think you should write them, maybe they can open another division!
I wouldn't do it unless you can figure out how to make a reservoir tip with the tea bag technique... the back pressure at the front might rupture the whole thing and it can get ugly.
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This is lotustalk where its common to p*ss and sh*t before you drive your car.
Yeah, I know!

I just find it funny when people go batsh*t about 10-15 pounds on a car is only driven on the street. At the end of the day, is 1,996 pounds REALLY all that different from 1,995?

If people TRULY cared, there are many things you can do without modifying the car to shave the dreaded weight of a can of paint:

- No ipod - that thing weighs like 4 ounces and that cord is a heavy beast.
- No bottles of water - water is like 8# a gallon. That bottle is a portly 12 ounces!
- No house keys on the key chain. Fatty.
- Don't wear a jacket, socks, a belt of a baseball hat. The doctor makes you get nekkid when he weighs you - clothes are fat. Lose them! You should drive in a speedo and a tank top. Nothing else. All other clothes are extraneous and heavy.
- No phone - it's heavy and you don't need to be texting anyway.
- If you MUST wear shoes, velcro is the way to go (ala Puma Ripstops). Those laces weight 3 ounces and don't even get me started on how heavy that little plastic thing is at the end of the lace.
- Some people wash their cars after every drive. As part of the Lotus prep ritual, you must get a high colonic to remove all the impurities from your sphincter. That's like 10 pounds of funk.
- Lastly, you must go to church, to your guru or to Dr. Phil. Impure and sick thoughts are heavy. That drops like 1 ounce!

And never, I repeat never drive the car on Thanksgiving. The extra 2 pounds of turkey weight may break the glue on the chassis!
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How long will the plastidip last?
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haha, i didnt want to say anything at the 9/16 drive when i saw it since I didn't know him....but YES.

i think the car looks considerably better like this : )
Anyone have pictures of the wheels?

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Hell, if I was a young single buck like our boy Pooter, I'd prolly consider using Plastidip as a jimmy hat. Get a gallon of the stuff, teabag the can and you are good for a full week of South Padre Spring Break!
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Lol! Bonus points for inventive use of plasti-dip! I think you should write them, maybe they can open another division!
Hmmm... an the website would be www.dipyourd*ck.com
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how long did it take from start to finish?

i assume prepping is as easy as making sure the car is clean? then spraying/drying?
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Awesome! I've been considering doing this for a while...
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #57 (permalink)
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how long did it take from start to finish?

i assume prepping is as easy as making sure the car is clean? then spraying/drying?
6 hours... But I was teaching my friend how to paint a car as I was going. If you've painted a car before and you know how to work efficiently, it could easily be done in 4 hours by one person. If I was doing this for a customer, I'd have it done in 3.
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Looks great. I just PlatiDipped my friends wheels. Turns out great and holds and the best part is that it can come off in one big piece with out damaging the factory paint.
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Very Sweet!!
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Looks great. I just PlatiDipped my friends wheels. Turns out great and holds and the best part is that it can come off in one big piece with out damaging the factory paint.
Not only that but it does protect the paint as well.
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