Plastidip – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

The new trend if you don’t like the color of your car or if you want to protect the paint is to dip your car in basically, liquid plastic that peels off easily (so they say) and with a little skill, you can make your car whatever color under the rainbow you want.

I read about this new stuff and thought I would give it a try.  Thinking of only one place that I could use it and not mind, I decided to do my wheel’s center caps.  Watched a ton of Youtube videos on the subject and put the theory to the test.

I removed the caps from the truck and brought them to the patio.  I found an old box that could handle the over spray and started.  They say to start with just a barely light coat to give the next coat something to grab on to.  DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!  Trust me when I say if you screw this up, you’ll just have to start over.  It might be rubberized paint, but still, you want the best look the first time.

I applied the first coat and set a timer for 30 minutes.  Every 30 minutes for 2 1/2 hours, I added a new coat.  Once I was done, i let them sit overnight to “cure” and then reinstalled them to the car.

I have to say, I am pretty impressed with the results.  I did however chose to NOT use Plastidip when it came time to do my wheels only because wheels get abused sometimes and if this gets scratched, you kinda have to start all over again fresh.  So the wheels got three coats of the spray on bed liner stuff I discussed on the main page of this site.

Check out the final results: