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Old 01-13-2018, 10:21 AM   #310 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 61.67 mpg (US)

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I like the kits they advertise a lot. Thanks for that. I hadn't seen these before. I used plasti dip in other applications on my car, and I found 2 really significant limitations that make me wonder about painting wheels or anything else with it. I wonder what you think. Plasti dip first of all has always peeled for me in the end and I would worry about rocks and stuff knocking off bits of it. Second, the black plasti dip I have used always faded in the end because it doesn't seem to be UV stable. I've seen people passingly talk about using a clear coat, but that seems like it would turn the layer of plasti dip into something that is not very removable but more like hard paint. Maybe that's good, but one of the advantages of course of plasti dip that it's relatively easy to remove.
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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