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My MS Plastic dipping some stuff:

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by RichardD, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    I watched the youtube videos and thought, I can do that.. messed up first time around but here are some before and after photos:
    Before.JPG
    I did 1 piece yesterday that i liked so it is here already:

    Now I masked and taped up the car and applied 2 coats waiting 10 minutes between coats.

    2 coats.JPG

    Here is the finished product. When I do it again, because I know I could have done better.. I will do two more coats after I think I did enough. I was not liberal enough with the spray.

    After.JPG

    All in it took an hour and a half waiting 10 minutes between coats. I am considering the trim around the windows as well as below the door, but I am considering vinyl wrap as well.

    Thanks for looking and have a great day from Texas,

    Richard
     
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  2. RichardD

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    Total cost:
    5.98 for the 1 can of plasti dip
    6.98 for the plastic wrap with masking tape built in
    3.98 blue painters tape.

    I wish I had used up all the tape, as now my wife wants me to paint some stuff in the house.. :)
     
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  3. Chopr147

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    I'm joining the plasti-dipped generation soon. :) I will be dipping my wheels black after I practice on my daughters Jeep :) When I was looking at sites and information on it , she saw it and now wants her wheels done. I said "great, i'll do yours first so I don't mess up my Tesla." It really looks so easy but with a big looks
     
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  4. ThisIsTrue

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    So is this "actual" dip, and thus did you brush it on? Or is this the spray-on "dip"?

    Looks really nice!
     
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  5. RichardD

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    This is a spray can you can buy from multiple sources. This one is from lowes at 5.98
    Shop Plasti Dip 11-fl oz Black Aerosol Spray Coating at Lowes.com

    I watched several youtube videos before doing it. I want to try some more advanced stuff. If I do, I will probably buy some kind of kit from :
    Dip Your Car - World Famous Peelable Auto Paint
    They put out quite a few really good videos.

    Here is what I would really like to end up doing:
    Triton ColorShift Kit

    I would love if a vendor in Houston did this for a reasonable price.

    -richard
     
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    #6 ThisIsTrue, Apr 23, 2017
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    That's what I thought. Thanks for the confirmation and link to the videos. Neat!

    I think the color shift kit might explain this photo that I spotted today at the Reddit Tesla page:

    Tesla-green.jpg

    Would love to see this up close!
     
  7. RichardD

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    Is that a wrap or plasti dip, I read that it was a vinyl wrap.
     
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    Assuming you're asking about the green S pic I posted, all I know is what I see in the photo. I found it with no details attached.
     
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    It is a vinyl wrap, I just read the post on reddit, cost $5k installed. I am waiting to see how my plastidip holds up before I make any other modifications. What i really like is that it peels off so easily.
     
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    Nice!!
    I'm really considering doing my 19" gray rims a gloss black.
     
  11. RichardD

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    I just ordered some 19" rims and will be trying one when they arrive before i put them on the car. I'll take pictures.
     
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    Please do! What color are you planning to go with?
     
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    The wrapped car is the guy that hosts. Tesla Inventory Search

    ps. @RichardD the 'dip' looks neat, I'm going to try the same on the new wheels. Interested on how it lasts.
     
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    They sell a overcoat that is supposed to make it last longer, i am researching that. My Lowes had a pearlizer and a metallic overcoat too, bought a can of each, and will try it out.
     
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    I wonder. Is gloss black easier to clean than the matte black on the wheels?
     
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    I like your idea! I'll consider doing my own vinyl wrap project as well but will probably seek some professional help from Gatorwraps.
     
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    Here's the link to mine where I did it in a custom pearl color, very similar to the green vinyl up above but probably with more color shift involved. It looks green in low light with gold and some yellow in brighter/direct sunlight. Will probably dip mine again within the next couple of weeks.

    Custom Dipped Model S with new 21" AGs
     
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    Looks great! Are you going to dip the rest of the chrome black? Would love to see the end results as I'm going to get the same colour MS soon and thinking of dipping the chrome anthracite or black.
     
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    www.dipyourcar.com has some great videos and products if you want something more than what you can get locally.
     

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