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Old 10-10-2014, 08:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I read about Elastiwrap and how they changed their name from -dip on the Dip Your Car forums. They said that it was more expensive and not as good, although it is rated for 350F, while Plastidip is only rated for two hundred, although it seems to work on hoods.

I have been talking about Plastidipping my car since before I bought her and I will probably do something soon, now that I tried to buff out some scratches, and removed some paint.
The matte finish is great for hiding stuff like that!

Dip Your Car has great prices on gallons of Plastidip, it's significantly less expensive than Elastiwrap. If I could buy it locally (without having to ship), I would have gone that way. OTOH, Eastwood says that Elastiwrap is lighter and requires slightly fewer coats. Weight is the enemy.

Invest in a quality mask before you spray any of this stuff ...

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Old 10-10-2014, 08:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Been waiting for an update on this - was actually looking today on youtube.

Looks very nice. I like the idea of the dip - I have been toying with the idea of a DIY wrap, but the price is not worth it. But $125 for the dip... much more doable.
Thanks! Apologies for taking so long to get it out. There's lots of video to come - with the full episodes and background segments on the procedures.

Dip is fast and relatively easy. You need to factor in the cost of the thinner and tape, as well as the spraygun ... it's similar to a Wagner Power Painter.

The coverage on this first paint job is thin. I intended to go back and respray it shortly after, but it's been months. The more you spray, the more you pay ... it's like cash flowing through the nozzle.
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Finally got around to doing one of these


dig those nasty EGR worm tunnels!

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I had to clean out my egr ports a couple times to, never did like that.

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