Some locations were to the steel as well as we wished to do something about it prior to it obtained any kind of even worse - Plasti Dip Cars.
We found Plasti-Dip *. Plasti-Dip is resistant to sun fading, winter ice, cold, as well as salt. It is likewise a durable yet detachable material that will remove when we determine to spend for a real paint job.
* We chose plasti-dip because: IT'S NOT PERMANENT. I haven't painted an automobile before as well as really did not want to evaluate out doing a "actual paint work" on our STANDARD. I'm satisfied with the outcome (nonetheless temporary it may be) it's serving its function well: securing the CAR while we determine if we will select silver in the future
Plasti Dip Cars
Step 1: PRO AUTOMOBILE KIT
We bought a large professional CAR kit on dipyourcar.com
The kit has the DYC DipSprayer ™ System, 4 Gallons of Rubber Dip Spray, tape, DipWasher ®, Decals, blending stick, Dip Guard, Paint Stirrer and also Microfiber Towels.
We used Plasti-dip shade: Aluminum for the base as well as Silver Metalizer for the leading layer.
Plasti-dip is additionally offered in a spray can.
Action 2: SURFACE PREPARATION
Because our old paint wasn't standing up any longer we invested a great deal of time prepping our CAR to ensure an even surface area.
Making use of an electrical orbital sander we fined sand the rough spots then covered them with a spray on automobile primer that completed small flaws.
We additionally eliminated the emblems, lights and also reflectors from the body of the VEHICLE.
Step 3: TAPE OR NOT?
Plasti-Dip can be easily peeled off locations (such as fronts lights) after you've ended up applying the last layer ... Nonetheless: prepping the location lowers the inconvenience of eliminating plasti-dip later on.
Utilizing painters tape as well as papers, cover windows and locations that you do not want to get plasti-dip on.
We covered the wheels with 40 gallon sized trash can.
Step 4: WASH IT FIRST!
Prior to applying the plasti-dip to the CAR it MUST be clean.
Plasti-dip is an overlay that will certainly develop a separate layer on top of any type of surface area- including dirt as well as dust ... so obtain the surface REALLY CLEAN.
After cleaning the area completely dry it with a fabric.
Tip 5: IDEAL PAINTING LOCATION?
Locate an area that is exceptionally aerated as well as out of straight sunlight. We paintinged the initial layer on outdoors in the color- it was not an ideal place- the tiniest amount of wind developed a great deal of overspray build-up. The most effective area would be an open garage.
Step 6: SPRAY ON THE PLASTI-DIP
Wear a mask. It is practical if you have a person that will certainly follow you bring the paint turbine as you go. Painting in areas as you work your means around the AUTOMOBILE. COVER WHATEVER! Even lay on the ground to obtain the hard to see areas along the bottom of the CAR!
The initial layer is your bonding layer- It is essential that this is a light cleaning (50 -60% transparency). This will certainly allow the remainder of the layers to bond and stick to the paint. Spray in a tidy sweeping movement, making sure to hold the sprayer 6-- 8 inches away from the location. Allow plasti dip to dry 15-30 minutes between each layer.
We paintinged six layers of Aluminum plasti-dip and also three layers of Silver Metalizer.
Step 7: ELIMINATE THE TAPE
After the last layer is used, right away remove any tape or paper from the CAR prior to plasti-dip dries.
Tip 8: HEAL IT!
At this moment the plasti-dip will certainly take 4 hrs to totally cure. DON'T TOUCH IT. As well as in all prices, avoid any type of substance that could create damage to the location.
Tip 9: COMPLETING TOUCHES
After it treated we put the emblems, etc. back on, changed our sill-plates, hub caps, antenna as well as seat covers and added the C-Stripe sticker.
This is a large task. Take your time and also do it well. It took three of us working on it every open opportunity 7 weeks to finish.