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How long does plasti dip last?

I spent some time with plasti dip this weekend. I'm curious to those of you that have used it how long it has lasted? What is the best way to keep it clean?
Also, here is a pic. Is the spoiler too much or a good accent to the white car? I personally like it and want to make it permanent.

I Know, the side stripes and stock wheels have to go.



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Take the side strips off they're easy just stickers. And id possibly get a bigger black wing. Look at my newest post I just plasti dipped my rims and if ya got any questions I'll tell ya what I know


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I am on the fence about plasti dipping my wheels. I would like to try but don't want to go through all the work if it only lasts a couple weeks. Let me know how yours hold up. They look good.

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My plastidipped gas cap has held up for a couple months now and has been through the touch free car wash several times as well as a number of hand washes. It still looks new.
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Everyone that I've seen or talked to about using plasti-dip theirs holds up for months and months and is still holding up.


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I have had my wheels plastidipped for about 2 months now and the look like the day I did em. I did touch up one spot but that's it. I just jacked the car up took the wheel off washed it and slid playing cards between the rim and the tire all the way around and sprayed the back (only about an inch behind the weights and then did the fronts and it came out good just make sure they are COMPLETELY dry
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Exactly^^


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Sorry to go a little bit off topic but does anyone know the Heat applications of Plasti Dip? I'm thinking of putting it on my mufflers (not the tips) similar to the look of the Flowmaster Force II's. But I remembered that the muffler probably gets pretty hot.

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I don't think the plasti-dip is what you wanna put on those. I've heard of some guys painting it black but I can't seem to remember with what


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They make a black paint for grills. It is very heat resistant. It may work on a muffler but I've not heard one way or the other.

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I know they have paints that are extremely heat resistant but I was hoping I could use plasti dip just because its so easy to take off

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I spent some time with plasti dip this weekend. I'm curious to those of you that have used it how long it has lasted? What is the best way to keep it clean?
Also, here is a pic. Is the spoiler too much or a good accent to the white car? I personally like it and want to make it permanent.

I Know, the side stripes and stock wheels have to go.


I'm posting a quick vid below showing the plastidipped rear spoiler. The 2012 Boss302 has black hood decals, roof, spoiler, wheels, and decklid over the faux gas cap. I think its a well put together look.

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Take the side strips off they're easy just stickers. And id possibly get a bigger black wing. Look at my newest post I just plasti dipped my rims and if ya got any questions I'll tell ya what I know


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Removing the side stripe was the first "mod" I did.

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My plastidipped gas cap has held up for a couple months now and has been through the touch free car wash several times as well as a number of hand washes. It still looks new.
Also plastidipped my gas cap. I think it looks pretty good.

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I have had my wheels plastidipped for about 2 months now and the look like the day I did em. I did touch up one spot but that's it. I just jacked the car up took the wheel off washed it and slid playing cards between the rim and the tire all the way around and sprayed the back (only about an inch behind the weights and then did the fronts and it came out good just make sure they are COMPLETELY dry
I never even took my wheels off the car. I covered the calipers up, removed all the excess oils and road grime and sprayed with them right on the car. There is a video of it if anyone is interested. I would recommend people to have claybar on hand and be ready to detail their vehicle the next day.


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I don't think the plasti-dip is what you wanna put on those. I've heard of some guys painting it black but I can't seem to remember with what


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I think most guys have used hi temp engine paint on the mufflers. You definitely DO NOT want to use plastidip.



Here is the vid i was talking about showing my plastidipped items. A little V6 muscle. Enjoy.

EDIT: Also forgot i plastidipped my Pony Package grille for a "blackout" effect. I know someone will comment about going plastidip crazy... But I really like how my car is shaping up.


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I think most guys have used hi temp engine paint on the mufflers. You definitely DO NOT want to use plastidip.


^^^ YES do not do that! I put a spot on to see if it would hold up, about a 1x1 inch spot and it melted on to the muffler and won't come off...

I used Plastidip on the faux gas cap on the back of the car and it's been on there for anout 5 months now, always in the sun, been through car washes, power washed the car. The stuff holds up!

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It holds up well. I had plastidip on my previous cars wheels for about a year before I traded it in for my mustang. I read a lot of posts on the other forum I was a member of stating to be prepared to redo the rims when you have to get new rubber.
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