Ok a little Update on the Plastidip , its been a rough Year in a half (18 months So far) and I have to say Im rather Pleased . A lot of people Frequently ask me how the stuff is holding up and to be honest Id say its pretty awesome . Take into account that I haven't taken the best care of this "paint job" It impresses me how durable it is . It has survived Both Offroad trips at Rausch Creek and Wharton State forest with minimal cuts and scratches being that its a rubberized coating and removable . survived weeks at a time with NJ salt and mud on it . Ive washed it with the harsh chemicals (bleach white) for white wall tires .
As of today I have 3 cuts in the dip and 2 section about the size of a finger nail where the dip removed itself . other than that its still holding tight to the body , I peeled a section off today and it came right off ( with a little push) the paint underneath looked just like it did the day it was laid, It left no residue behind . After laying a new coat of Dip on one side of the truck I inspected the other , It has some dis coloration and fading but to be honest It wasn't until I put another coat on it that I relized this . these photos are taken relatively up close . Im sure if I took better care of it I would see better results but I think I pushed it to its limits . The thing to remember here is that Its a Temporary Paint job , VERY CHEAP and easy to do .
Onto the photos , I relized now that I Think I should have laid more coats on it to begin with as you can see my paint is bleeding through a little in the first picture
After 1 coat
Conclusion : If I were to Rate this on a scale of 1-10 Id give it a Solid 9 , Why you ask ? Ill explain
The Main Point here is that Plasti-Dip is a Rubberized Coating That can be easily Peeled and Removed in Minutes . Example Do you guys remember that Camo Dipped Green Jetta I posted up a few months ago? Well the Owner decided he wanted another color , Needless to say we Peeled his entire car in 20 minutes or less . the stuff Literally comes off in sheets by panels . Leaving No residue and keeping the paint intact .
Second Thing to remember is the Cost . You can go crazy with different Colors and Pearls, Glossifiers ,Flake Ect... But Just a Plain Flat Color Rattle can Job can be Done on a Giant SUV like mine for Under $100 dollars , And IMO looks fantastic for the money . You cannot Find another Option that cheap.
Third is what it does while its on your vehicle . The Newer Truck owners Really need to Read this : Plastidip Will protect your paint Job and clear coat from everyday wear and tear , It will prevent some if not all rock chips ,bug tar , Mud , salt , dirt and small tree limbs from scratching your paint If I had a new truck with a fancy paint Job this would be On my list to have done In a heart beat . The insurance alone to protect your paint is invaluable IMHO . I will be dipping my new Chevy Cruze this year before the winter months so the salt here doesn't destroy it
And Last but not least Is the obvious COLOR CHANGE , Ever wondered what your truck could look like in another color? easy Dip it , Don't like it ? Peel it . Repeat.
There is not many cons to dip IMHO , but since I want to be fair and be honest nothing is perfect
-Color choices , I will say that a real Paint Will always look better PERIOD and real paint offers more color choices. Also real paint won't fade or "peel off" in under a year unless its mako .
-Plastidip can be enhanced with Glossifiers , Pearl ect... but In the end it will always have a flat looking appearance .