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DIY - Plasti dip emblems

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Hey guys I did some DIY on the emblems by using the plasti dip today. Do it at your own risk.

 

Firstly need to shake the can for about 1-2 minutes before use

 

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Then I used some masking tape to tape the edges and some old catelog to prevent any sprays to the bodywork. You can also use old newspaper as well. Now you can see I taped pretty close to the emblems, that was a mistake. Make sure you don't tape too close or else when removing the excess around the edges will be harder later on.

 

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After you cover most of the spots you are ready to start. Shake the bottle again and spray from side to side to get an even amount on the emblems and this will not cause bubbles. Don't spray at one spot or you get uneven finish. You will require to do for about 3 - 4 coats. Here is the first coat.

 

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After about 25-30 mins you can apply the second coat and there after until you get to your final coat. Make sure you get all the edges too.

 

Second coat

 

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Third coat

 

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Final coat

 

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Now wait till another 30 mins after you applied the final coat you can slowly remove the cover.

 

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You will require a little thing call a toothpick to help remove the edges and also the inside parts. Be really careful when removing with toothpick, because you don't want it to go too deep to scratch your car paint! I poked a hole carefully in the middle and slowly lifting the plasti dip until you might be able to get your fingers in there to pull it out or use the toothpick to lift it up.

 

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Here is the finish product :)

 

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What I heard from WTF is that when u remove the badge it will snap the holders then u will need to glue it back or use double sided tape. So I just decided to do it this way. More time doing it my way but I spent more time with the car haha. Each to their own :)

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Yeah like Sweep said 1 can is more than enough to do the badges on the car. If you consider doing your rims I think they said average 3 - 4 cans per rim! That does sound a lot but i might be wrong might be 3 - 4 cans for 4 rims.

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Haha damn just finished having a go at this. When pulling out the sides, I managed to pull up part of the dip covering the badge itself fml. At least it all comes off perfectly...

 

Guess I'll have to try it again when I have more time and patience lol

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Haha damn just finished having a go at this. When pulling out the sides, I managed to pull up part of the dip covering the badge itself fml. At least it all comes off perfectly...

 

Guess I'll have to try it again when I have more time and patience lol

 

How many coats did you use? Did ya leave some space between the tape and the emblem?

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that stuff works well! seeing as how easy it looked like it peeled off, will it do the same ON the badge if the badge gets a scratch?

or did you peel it off when it was not fully dry?

 

otherwise i can see people possibly having to re do the badges every few months.

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4 coats. I think i used way too much for the first coat. Got some drippage and a lot of bubbles lol.

 

At least i know what not to do 2nd time around.

 

 

Yeah the trick is not put too much just spray enough to cover it. What I done is spray from left to right and top to bottom and then back up again and that it. Try it again you be fine its fun.

 

that stuff works well! seeing as how easy it looked like it peeled off, will it do the same ON the badge if the badge gets a scratch?

or did you peel it off when it was not fully dry?

 

otherwise i can see people possibly having to re do the badges every few months.

 

Well you need to leave it for about 30 minutes after each coat and they recommend to leave it for 4 hours after the final coat! But I think 4 hours is just a bit extreme. I saw some online people actually coat their rims and after 6 months the rims were still fine so I'm guess its pretty strong so you shouldn't worry too much. Having said that I could be wrong, just try not to scrub it too hard when you do your car wash. Let you guys know after my next car wash.

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looks good :), i was thinking of doing mine this way as well when i get my 86, i didnt realy wanna risk prying the badges off and them sticking them bak down on a weird angle

:s or will annoy the shit out of me lol, and its easy to do and remove if scratched

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Just did the back tonight, couldn't wait lol. All good this time. Haven't taken off the pieces inside the badge yet.

 

IMO looks pretty good with the whole emblem black... very stealth. Even if I get sick of it, I can just peel off the bits later :)

 

3rd coat for the front is drying as I type :)

 

EDIT: I might try out blacking out the side 86 logos tomorrow. Loving the full reversibleness of this stuff!

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Yeah like Sweep said 1 can is more than enough to do the badges on the car. If you consider doing your rims I think they said average 3 - 4 cans per rim! That does sound a lot but i might be wrong might be 3 - 4 cans for 4 rims.

 

I'm thinking it's probably a waste to plasti dip the entire rim? I'm thinking of just masking out the black bits and just spraying the silver bits this weekend..

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Wow are they still that pricey caswell plating have been selling it for $25 a can for a year. You can sometimes see caswells prices on ebay for $18 I pick mine up from them but have mates interstate that said postage is only $15 for a few cans. Website is www.caswellplating.com.au

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I got it for $62 off ebay through them and it was for 2 cans so that makes it $31 each. All the shops in QLD are selling for $33 - $35 per can. If you live in Melbourne and can get to caswellplating then you get a good deal and I'm guessing it be around same price if I order and ship it up here.

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I've noticed their prices vary dependant on colour at the moment. For the smoke its 19.95 a can and $15 postage to qld.

I used 4 cans to do my car wheels so on one of caswells ebay price for plasti dip with $20 postage to Brisbane that's $25 a can delivered. Which is the same as their shop price.

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