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    ALWAYS USED PLASTIDIP ON MY CARS SO THOUGT WHY NOT,
    COULDN'T BE BOTHERED TO TAKE OFF THE BADGE AND LETTERING TO WRAP SO DIPPED THEM,
    ALSO THE FRONT LOWER GRILL AND THE REAR CHROME ABOVE THE PLATE,
    I ALSO ADDED EYEBROWS TO THE HEADLIGHTS TO GIVE THEM THAT MEANER LOOK,

    WHATD YOU GUYS THINK ??

    http://s375.photobucket.com/user/iamtheod/slideshow/
    THEO D

  • #2
    Sorry, but please use lower case when you type on an internet forum, otherwise it looks like you are shouting!

    As to your Plastidip work, that all looks very good/cool and enhances your car.

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    • #3
      I CAN NOT HEAR YOU! WHAT DID YOU SAY, SPEAK UP MANk!
      Originally posted by cyclone
      It is in the handbook. Satisfied.
      Originally posted by Broda
      I would rather teabag a bear trap

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      • #4
        i think its okay for the first post in a thread to be in uppercase
        THEO D

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        • #5
          Looks good, shame you can not get a gloss look........or can you?
          DS3 1.6THP DSport with a few bits added.....nickname BB :bow:
          Performance...Depends on how heavy my right foot is

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          • #6
            Originally posted by iamtheod View Post
            i think its okay for the first post in a thread to be in uppercase
            You are just wrong. No ifs, ands, or buts.
            Originally posted by cyclone
            It is in the handbook. Satisfied.
            Originally posted by Broda
            I would rather teabag a bear trap

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gazski66 View Post
              Looks good, shame you can not get a gloss look........or can you?
              They do a glossifier to spray over the top but it makes it permanent.
              - DS3 DSport Plus - THP 155 - Belle-ile Blue with Perla Nera Black Roof -
              - DS3Club Discord -

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cyclone View Post
                I CAN NOT HEAR YOU! WHAT DID YOU SAY, SPEAK UP MANk!
                Lol [emoji6]

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                • #9
                  yes you can make it gloss

                  Originally posted by BeefMasta View Post
                  They do a glossifier to spray over the top but it makes it permanent.
                  You just spray the gloss on top and from my experience it doesnt make it permanent.
                  gloss peels off the same way as the matte dip.
                  i was considering glossing it but the colour wouldnt be the same black as the car so i didnt want it yo look odd.. but hey
                  might give it a go,
                  Do you think i should black out the whole grill guys ??
                  THEO D

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by iamtheod View Post
                    You just spray the gloss on top and from my experience it doesnt make it permanent.
                    gloss peels off the same way as the matte dip.
                    Ah ok, I think they must have updated the recipe then (or I've misremembered).
                    - DS3 DSport Plus - THP 155 - Belle-ile Blue with Perla Nera Black Roof -
                    - DS3Club Discord -

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iamtheod View Post
                      i think its okay for the first post in a thread to be in uppercase
                      Nobody else does, it's unnecessary

                      Good job with the plastidip, I reckon the top two chevrons would look good sprayed too. If you don't like it, you can always remove it
                      cyclone> Fish is the man

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                      • #12
                        Apply the normal dip, then add a glossifier for a gloss look, a metaliser for a metallic look, I think you get where it's going (satin etc) and its fine, its never permanent just can be difficult to get off of you use the wrong stuff or don't put enough layers down, I would always say 5coats in total minimum, don't try a clear coat that ends in disaster :'D I did a carbon effect on my buttons, watch the guy on YouTube (DipYourCar) he's really good and does many tutorials

                        I've mest around with dip a lot and got quite good at it, very easy stuff, pearls are the hardest but that's only a case of mixing pearl balls into paint lol, vinyl is much harder,
                        Last edited by Broda; 11-06-2015, 13:10.
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                        • #13
                          So how does plastidip look on your car after a few months? Any problems while cleaning your car(does it come off while cleaning?) or any problems with chippings?
                          http://www.autoweek.nl/verbruik/13739/citroen-ds3-e-hdi-90-so-chic-2011

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                          • #14
                            I've plastidipped my grille 1.5-2years ago, and just now there are a few very tiny spots appearing where the chrome starts to come through again. But I suppose I could just give it an couple of layers again, and it'll be good again.
                            I always cleaned it just like the rest of the car. Maybe used a little bit less pressure while rubbing it with the washing glove.

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                            • #15
                              You can power wash it, I tend to use a soft brush then power wash it off, exactly if it looks abit abused then spray it again, the stuff is so cheap!
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