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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Orange71, Mar 21, 2010.
great work and thoughts' George...
car looks really good, what kind of hood is that?
Thanks guys! I've been reading up on the plasti dip for a while now and the front spoiler seems like the perfect application for it. I can't just strip off the old paint and leave it unpainted since it was sanded to prep for the paint.
Fiberglass long style L88 hood similar to the one these guys make and sell -
I remember the first drive after installing my front spoiler. One of those big summer time moths landed right where the spoiler meets the body. So I know there are bug guts behind there.
I used plasti-dip on the windshield wiper arms on my work truck. It held up pretty well.
Nice to see you working on the Camaro George!
Actually, you can George. The ABS plastic can be sanded using the same approach as the body. Fine, finer, finer yet (i finished sanding with 3000 wet grit on the DA). Follow with polishing compound right on the bare plastic. It will come our glossy, but then you can just use windex and a cotton cloth to debug it in the future. No more stone chips, peeling paint, etc.
Try it on the backside and see if you like it!
We'll see how it holds up being only driven in good weather but cleaned a lot...LOL
Only small stuff these days. No more dumping big $$ into it for now...that's my
Merry Christmas to you too Doug!
I didn't know that! You learn something new everyday around here! I'm pretty much committed to going with the plasti dip this time but I'll remember this for the inevitable next time or if I don't like the way it turns out, thanks!
Last weekend I had time to get the spoiler ready for "paint".
Feathered out the worst of the old paint chips and scuffed the rest:
Since the temps here got up into the mid 60's today I had to take advantage and get this thing painted. After reading many, many how to reviews on the plasti dip I followed this - light 1st coat followed up with 4-5 heavier coats. This stuff is nearly impossible to run and the heavier coats flowed out really nice. The finished look is nearly factory!
First wet coat on the back side:
Back side ready for another coat:
Front side ready;
1st wet coat on the front:
Finished and just about dry:
Outstanding job dude!!!
Now the wheels are turning with ideas.........PlasitDip PlastiDip!!
No kidding Scott! For me it will mostly likely find its way on my truck than other places on the Camaro. We'll see...
looks great ,,,
looks' like it sprayed out good