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Not a terrible idea overall but plasti dip is pretty weak structurally. I honestly think you would've been better off to go with a clear coat solution or a permanent clear bra. I hope you put it on real thick because the thinner it is, the more it will rip and come apart rather than stay together when removing it. But if you were willing to do this I'm sure you already know that. Not stupid, should last, but certainly better options for this. I'd honestly be interested to see how well it holds up over time.
 

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Well normally I wouldn't do so, but since you said to . . .

Stupid! ;) :)

Well now that I called you stupid as requested . . . I actually think what you did is worth the attempt . . . see how it does this coming winter. Even if it doesn't work really well you're just out some time and short cash.
 

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It comes off as tacky and cheap though. If you like it more power to you I guess. I agree with the others you should dip the whole car so it doesn't look like your car just came out of a chop shop(or didn't have enough money to paint the other parts). Imo
 

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The downside to plasti-dipping is the potential damage it can do to the paint over time. Especially, the heat from the engine. Have a look here --> http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/exter...pers-beware-can-damage-paint.html#post3421969

IMHO, the prevention seems more risky than the elements.
Good read, honestly this did cross my mind since I already do have spots where paint has been chipped. I wouldnt be surprised if it takes some paint off. Just adds more insult to injury against the case of subaru's paint being ****.
 

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It comes off as tacky and cheap though. If you like it more power to you I guess. I agree with the others you should dip the whole car so it doesn't look like your car just came out of a chop shop(or didn't have enough money to paint the other parts). Imo
Bruh, After 6 years of wearing ACU's in the army with the digital "camouflage" patter, Nothing comes close to tacky or cheap :rotfl: But I can see where you are coming from.
 

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Meh. Just send your car in for 2 more coats of clear. Funny thing about clearcoat. Easy to fill nicks.

But that plastidip looks good. Agreed the whole car would look sinister AF.

Would also like to comment i like the avatar. :)
 

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It looks like it came out well, and even. I'm a big fan of matte black. Just take it off after 3 months and it should be fine, that is if you sprayed it on thick like someone else mentioned. I left it on my Mazda wheels for about a year and it was a pita to remove. Actually some of it is still on. I have black plastidip by the gallon and a paint gun, and that seems to be the best way to apply it, though I most likely won't use it on my new WRX.
 
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