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Old 07-27-2013, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Koi Orange Plasti Dip + Lotus Elise

I have a habit of starting threads, and never finishing them.

I should be able to execute this one because there is not much "Direction writing" here.

I am just gonna post up some pics and thoughts.

I decided to plasti dip my car because the vinyl stuff is just not good.

I need a fast option to cover my car so I can drive it a little this year.

Plasti dip has a nicer finish if shot from the thinned gallons and a electric sprayer. They also have this "Glossifier" that may give me a nice look.

Doesn't really matter now because I ordered 3 gallons of the Koi Orange and a gallon of the glossifier.

I am going to do everything in a gray primer before it gets dipped. First part will be the white side sill that needs put on the car.






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Old 07-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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PLEASE post pics of the car, and some that are close ups, like 12" away, so we can see the finish, i might want to do this to my car in the spring, i gotta protect what finish i have left on my car.

I Vote for a GoPro video of you painting the car!
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This subject keeps coming up. I would like to see one in person. Best of luck on the results!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Send me a go pro helmet and you can watch' I'm thinking Wednesday ill be spraying'

Gotta look better than the paint goes now' I have alot of prep work which I think is the key to a quality job'


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Old 07-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The old side sill is off.

They use the term "bonded" to the chassis lightly.

I ripped most if it off by hand.

I don't think this can be removed in one piece though'

It's glued here n there but mostly came off easy
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Threw out that old oil cooler setup too'

I left the passenger side line in that sill incase I need to Run wires'

Rest is out.

Link to oil cooler fs: here. < coming soon



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Ohh my I cannot wait. Hahha I have a go pro and pittsburgh isn't too far!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm hoping it turns out like this;

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Primer?

Plasti dip is usually applied to waxed paint so that you can easily peel it off later. I've done wheels in white. If you don't want to be cleaning the wheels 4 times, every time you drive, don't plasti dip wheels white.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I definitely would not use Plasti-Dip for areas you cannot access once the car is put together. It scratches rather easily compared to paint...even with a primer. So if you need to pull if off to re-spray it's going to be an absolute nightmare unless you want to take your car apart again. Me thinks good ol' fashioned paint will work best for this application. Buy a cheap gravity feed sprayer and practice mixing. It's not really that hard.
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Thanks for the advice.I do plan putting on areas that I can't reach unless the cars disassembled but I'm sure I'll have it apart again. Besides if it's in the doorjamb I can just shoot it with a little more plasti dip .

Plasty dip isnt my dream source for car cover it just fits the situation I'm in now.

I don't really want to paint my car in fact I plan on making the front clam in cf as my first project in my new garage.

The fact is I'm about to start construction on a new home and be putting my old house up for sale shortly. sneaking in a stellar paint job on my Lotus just isn't going to happen with no experience. But if I had time I would try!

The plastic dip is supposed to stick a lot better to primer and the car doesn't get very much use this year I put 7 miles on it.

The paint job on my elise was so terrible from the day that I got it that I really have nothing to lose anyhow, In fact I'm cleaning up overspray off of this car from the last shotty paint job.

I think that the car will look good but it's not gonna be a forever done' job

I think it's gonna be fun this is my project car so To me having an easy removable car cover that I can do myself at home trumps a $7000 paint job
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Just remember to do a test on a small primed area to make sure you can actually remove it
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Thanks squid I've already got a donor part that I'm going to be practicing with first

Just think how cool it's going to be when I track the car . I don't have to put masking tape on it or anything

Maybe I'll go heavier on gloss in the front


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I've sprayed my Lotus with clear plasti dip which made it a matte yellow, I've sprayed my jet skis with matte black plasti dip to match my matte black F150. Do not spray plasti dip on a waxed car. First wash the car really well with dish washing detergent to remove any grease or wax then let it dry completely in the sun. I did 7 coats on mine. Plasti dip is extremely easy to remove if you apply it correctly 7 to 8 coats is perfect anything less and it will be a pain to remove. If you have any questions dont hesitate to ask
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When you do matte white plasti dip do 5 or 6 coats. After thats dry do 2 or 3 coats of clear plasti dip over the white.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Cool,

Most of the stuff will be here Friday but I ordered some yellow pigment to lighten up the orange a bit so it may be a few more days'

I did have one question, how did you apply it? Use the airless sprayer or can?

I have seen some really uneven finished, however I have seen very smooth'


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the pearlizer gives the orange a satin look that really nice.
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The best way to apply it is with an electric paint sprayer and dont go cheap or it will show. The gun I use is from home depo and is $100. I have dip on the way to redo the jet skis. they are both matte black right now but I'm doing one in Matte white with clear dip and the other Koi orange with clear dip on top to keep it from fading over time. I've had the truck dipped for about 7 months now and with the florida sun I can see a little fading. The truck dosnt have clear dip on top of the black. Another key is to do light coats which will help give you a clean even coverage
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heres my email cdowner@att.net. Send me an email and I'll send you the pics I have of my car truck and skis being dipped
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