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Plasti-dip on fenders

Just read about someone plasti-diping their wheels, but can you do a hood or fenders? I used to have fender "hash stripes", but the color just didn't match like I expected. Instead of buying new stripes, can I use mat black plasti-dip, and tape off fenders to make new stripes? Do I have to razor cut the tape edges so the paint doesn't stretch and tear unevenly? I was thinking of just painting on top of the old stripes, but they were a little uneven and I was sick of looking at them like that. Does it really just peal off whenever I want (without any residue or scratches) and is it really that durable?

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Yes. Yes and no dont razor blade, peel off the tape when its still wet.


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You can absolutely tape off fender hash stripes. I made my own because I think the one on American Muscle are too thin. I didnt need razor blades or anything like that. I taped of the area and sprayed. NOTE: I do have the dip nozzle though. The spray is much more even and pushes out more product. So with two coats or so I pulled the tape while partially wet. Still on even going through automated car washes. Very easy to do.
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Very nice! I love the black on blue.

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Thanks, I'll be trying it in the next month or so. I had no luck putting the vinyl hash stripes on straight. I'm not a great detailer. I guess if I mess this up, I just peel it off a do it again! Haven't really looked yet, but what colors does it come in? Probably would want a satin black, or dark gray if it exists. If you see my profile pics, the stripes looked too light gray in my opinion. The black on grabber blue is awesome. Did you do any of the other accents, like the hood spears? Bytheway JLawrence, if you're there, I'm writing a thread about my glasspack with Bassani axleback experience, with a few questions, if you don't mind answering with your opinions.

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https://www.dipyourcar.com/ is where I bought my plastidip for my wheels. They have all of the color choices and are reasonably priced.


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Thanks, I'll be trying it in the next month or so. I had no luck putting the vinyl hash stripes on straight. I'm not a great detailer. I guess if I mess this up, I just peel it off a do it again! Haven't really looked yet, but what colors does it come in? Probably would want a satin black, or dark gray if it exists. If you see my profile pics, the stripes looked too light gray in my opinion. The black on grabber blue is awesome. Did you do any of the other accents, like the hood spears? Bytheway JLawrence, if you're there, I'm writing a thread about my glasspack with Bassani axleback experience, with a few questions, if you don't mind answering with your opinions.
Sorry mlud, i was indisposed. Shoot me any questions, I will do my best to help

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Thanks for the site, I actually see anthracite gray metallic, that might be perfect! And jlawrence, I just finished a thread on my Bassani saga, whenever you have the time. Hope my questions aren't stupid. I have very little tuning knowledge, and only basic mechanical skills, but I try... I actually am having fun tinkering on my mustang, of course my wife thinks I'm wasting time and money, but this is my hobby now. I have dozens of mods I want to do and my mustang is my "canvas"!
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Actually, I got the black (hopefully mat black) from Home Depot for about $6. So, how long do I have, after I spray, to take tape off before it peels up the paint too?
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Actually, I got the black (hopefully mat black) from Home Depot for about $6. So, how long do I have, after I spray, to take tape off before it peels up the paint too?
HEY! I was about to ask if there was matte black Plasti-Dip around, because everyone ever only talks about the gray. I could really use some of that for the bottom edge of my doors!

Looks like a trip to the Depot is in my near future!
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I did my fenders with plasti dip. Was very easy, just took a while to measure. I had to redo one of the stripes because I accidentally lifted it after cleaning fly crap off the edge; and it came off very easily. Just measured, taped off, and laid one heavy coat, then removed the tape to make clean cuts.


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Probably a dumb question, but does Plasti-Dip stick to the plastic body parts?
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Probably a dumb question, but does Plasti-Dip stick to the plastic body parts?
I plasti dipped the chrome surround on the shifter, grill surround, the button to open the center console, and the back emblem. Also the yellow marker lights. They all held up very well and the best part is you can remove it if you don't like it.

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Thinking of Plasti-Dipping my side skirts. The Krylon Fusion bonds much stronger than paint when prepped correctly, but the sun fades it quickly. Plasti-Dip sounds like a feasible alternative.
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Thinking of Plasti-Dipping my side skirts. The Krylon Fusion bonds much stronger than paint when prepped correctly, but the sun fades it quickly. Plasti-Dip sounds like a feasible alternative.

It works well on the plastic trim pieces, I have already dipped mine to protect them from fading due to the sun and it has worked out extremely well.

The plastic underneath the plastidip stays looking new and the black is much darker than eom.


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