Some locations were to the steel as well as we wished to find a solution for it prior to it got any type of even worse - Dip My Car.
We uncovered Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sun fading, winter season ice, cold, and also salt. It is also a sturdy yet detachable compound that will certainly peel off when we make a decision to pay for a genuine paint job.
* We chose plasti-dip due to the fact that: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I have not painted a vehicle before as well as didn't want to examine out doing a "real paint work" on our STANDARD. I'm satisfied with the end result (however temporary it may be) it's serving its objective well: securing the AUTOMOBILE while we make a decision if we will certainly go with silver in the future
Dip My Car
Step 1: PRO CAR KIT
We bought a huge professional AUTOMOBILE kit on dipyourcar.com
The set comes with the DYC DipSprayer ™ System, 4 Gallons of Rubber Dip Spray, tape, DipWasher ®, Decals, mixing stick, Dip Guard, Paint Stirrer and Microfiber Towels.
We utilized Plasti-dip shade: Light weight aluminum for the base and also Silver Metalizer for the leading layer.
Plasti-dip is additionally readily available in a spray can.
Step 2: SURFACE PREP
Because our old paint wasn't holding up anymore we invested a lot of time prepping our CAR to guarantee an even surface area.
Using an electric orbital sander we fined sand the rough spots then covered them with a spray on vehicle primer that filled out small blemishes.
We additionally got rid of the symbols, lights and also reflectors from the body of the VEHICLE.
Action 3: TAPE Or Otherwise?
Plasti-Dip can be quickly removed areas (such as fronts lights) after you have actually ended up applying the last coat ... Nevertheless: prepping the location reduces the hassle of eliminating plasti-dip later.
Utilizing painters tape and papers, cover windows and also locations that you do not want to get plasti-dip on.
We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash bags.
Step 4: CLEAN IT FIRST!
Before using the plasti-dip to the AUTOMOBILE it SHOULD be clean.
Plasti-dip is an overlay that will certainly develop a different layer in addition to any surface area- consisting of dirt and dirt ... so obtain the surface REALLY CLEAN.
After cleansing the area dry it with a fabric.
Step 5: EXCELLENT PAINTING LOCATION?
Find a location that is incredibly aerated as well as from direct sunlight. We paintinged the first coat on outdoors in the color- it was not a perfect place- the tiniest amount of wind created a lot of overspray accumulation. The best location would certainly be an open garage.
Action 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP
Wear a mask. It is useful if you have a person that will certainly follow you bring the paint wind turbine as you go. Paint in sections as you work your method around the CAR. COVER EVERY LITTLE THING! Also lay on the ground to get the tough to see locations along the bottom of the AUTOMOBILE!
The initial layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light dusting (50 -60% transparency). This will certainly allow the rest of the layers to bond and stay with the paint. Spray in a clean sweeping activity, ensuring to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches far from the location. Enable plasti dip to dry 15-30 minutes in between each layer.
We paintinged 6 layers of Light weight aluminum plasti-dip and also 3 layers of Silver Metalizer.
Action 7: REMOVE THE TAPE
After the final layer is used, instantly get rid of any kind of tape or paper from the VEHICLE prior to plasti-dip dries.
Step 8: TREAT IT!
At this point the plasti-dip will take 4 hours to completely treat. DON'T TOUCH IT. As well as whatsoever expenses, avoid any material that may create damage to the area.
Tip 9: COMPLETING TOUCHES
After it cured we put the emblems, etc. back on, replaced our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna and also seat covers and included the C-Stripe sticker.
This is a big job. Take your time as well as do it well. It took 3 of us dealing with it every open opportunity seven weeks to finish.