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rdmx
rdmx New Reader
2/24/17 4:56 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed:

How is the hood on that Wrangler holding up to the engine heat? I'm considering doing the hood of my Cherokee.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/24/17 5:10 p.m.

Same as the day I sprayed it.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
2/24/17 10:02 p.m.

So here's a dumb question, could you pull off a two-tone with plasti-dip? I'm thinking this could be a temporary option with my Corvair until I can afford to paint it.

Armitage
Armitage HalfDork
2/24/17 10:57 p.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: So here's a dumb question, could you pull off a two-tone with plasti-dip? I'm thinking this could be a temporary option with my Corvair until I can afford to paint it.

Oh my, yes. And much, much more.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
2/25/17 12:15 a.m.

In reply to Armitage:

Hmmmmmm

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
2/25/17 7:37 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens:

Appreciate it!

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/25/17 3:53 p.m.

Nice job on that Porsche! My Jetta is looking a bit shabby... Hmmmmm.

emsalex
emsalex New Reader
2/26/17 8:38 p.m.

I just left Lowes and they had Blaze Blue and Blaze Orange on sale for 1.98. I have no idea what I will dip neon blue but I could not pass up 2 dollar plastidip.

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand New Reader
2/26/17 8:44 p.m.

As a price note, Plasti-Dip is over $20 a can up here in Canada, not sure why. I did the hood and bumper of my Subaru with Rust-O-Leum FlexiDip almost a year ago and I've been impressed with how it has held up over this past winter.

944 is looking good!

Adam

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
2/27/17 7:28 a.m.
noddaz wrote: Nice job on that Porsche! My Jetta is looking a bit shabby... Hmmmmm.

Thanks man, and do it!

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
2/27/17 7:29 a.m.
emsalex wrote: I just left Lowes and they had Blaze Blue and Blaze Orange on sale for 1.98. I have no idea what I will dip neon blue but I could not pass up 2 dollar plastidip.

That's cheeeeeeeaaaaappp. Did you buy it all? That could be an awesome two-tone project!

Sky_Render
Sky_Render SuperDork
2/27/17 8:05 a.m.

I made fun of my buddy for posting videos of every freaking thing he did to his Supra onto YouTube.

...Until he started getting checks for hundreds of dollars.

Armitage
Armitage HalfDork
2/27/17 12:27 p.m.
emsalex wrote: I just left Lowes and they had Blaze Blue and Blaze Orange on sale for 1.98. I have no idea what I will dip neon blue but I could not pass up 2 dollar plastidip.

Wow, that's a great deal! I don't know about the blue, but the blaze orange generally requires a white base coat for the best result. Just something to keep in mind before you get started.

lrrs
lrrs Reader
2/27/17 2:01 p.m.

In reply to emsalex:

Went on Lowes site to check the pricing, and found it varies from store to store AND dependant on the colors chosen on the color/finish family on the refine column. At one store the blaze blue is as low as 96 cents in a quantity of 6, but have it show orange and the price for the blue changes to 7.98 in the same store. I noticed this while trying to find a good price on the orange, best I could find was 3.83 or 10.60, dependant on what colors you where looking at at that time. Weird. I mostly sorted by blue, orange, and red, but burkleyed around to see the price's go up and down. Need to find the magic selection.

Being cheap I would go blue, but I don't think it would suit the car, and I would get the look from the gf, she doesn't like blue.

On the hunt for red or orange.

Edit: it also changes the price dependant on the order you select the colors. Orange now at 1.34 was 3.34, unselectd blue, 10.60, reselected blue orange goes to 1.34.

Looks like my kelmark gt is going to be blaze orange.

My head hurts.

Edit 2. Can't get either the blue or orange into the cart for check out below the 10.60 a can price.

emsalex
emsalex New Reader
2/27/17 3:22 p.m.

In reply to jr10cross:

Yea I got all of it. I build RC planes out of dollar tree foam board and have heard good things about paint the foam with PD. Blaze orange should be easy to find up a tree.

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
2/27/17 5:25 p.m.
Sky_Render wrote: I made fun of my buddy for posting videos of every freaking thing he did to his Supra onto YouTube. ...Until he started getting checks for hundreds of dollars.

It's not a bad look and the extra cash for your project is nice!

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
2/27/17 5:25 p.m.
emsalex wrote: In reply to jr10cross: Yea I got all of it. I build RC planes out of dollar tree foam board and have heard good things about paint the foam with PD. Blaze orange should be easy to find up a tree.

Lol love it!

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
2/27/17 5:28 p.m.

In reply to lrrs:

Awesome write up. I've noticed though every color isn't meant to be painted on a car. I did red rims once, and I rolled around looking like Ronald McDonald

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/27/17 8:32 p.m.
Armitage wrote:
emsalex wrote: I just left Lowes and they had Blaze Blue and Blaze Orange on sale for 1.98. I have no idea what I will dip neon blue but I could not pass up 2 dollar plastidip.
Wow, that's a great deal! I don't know about the blue, but the blaze orange generally requires a white base coat for the best result. Just something to keep in mind before you get started.

White will give you a nice bright blue. Black will give you Navy blue.

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jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
3/7/17 11:54 a.m.

Saw my car on instagram. Coworker took a pic and posted it. I got a little body work to do in the fender and wet sanding on the hood to make it look smooth at angle, but I think she looks pretty good!

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
3/7/17 11:59 a.m.

Is the hood unevenly colored due to the paint that was on the hood originally being so badly damaged? Or am I just seeing shadows in that picture?

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
3/7/17 12:03 p.m.

In reply to pres589: You're seeing mostly shadow, but there is a little unevenness because I didn't lay enough product down, close enough. The cans are a little harder to spray horizontally, because of the tilt. You have to be really careful because your approach will cause uneven spray or lines if your tilt isn't exact. I'm going to wet sand it and apply a little more. I applied a little more to the doors and it really made them look a lot better. Did this technic on my last car and it turned out like this

Grizz
Grizz UltraDork
3/7/17 12:18 p.m.

A question, how much does putting white or black under it darken or lighten the color?

Cause I like green but I don't want dark paint or super neon green and they don't appear to have anything but those two choices.

I'm thinking about getting a can and doing a test run on the E36 M3ty ram in my backyard to see how I can get it to turn out before throwing it on the truck I'll be driving around.

DrBoost
DrBoost UltimaDork
3/7/17 12:26 p.m.
jr10cross wrote: In reply to lrrs: Awesome write up. I've noticed though every color isn't meant to be painted on a car. I did red rims once, and I rolled around looking like Ronald McDonald

That's a step up for you, isn't it?

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
3/7/17 12:33 p.m.

In reply to DrBoost:

Yep baby steps . Next "Homie the Clown"

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