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S3 full car plastidip

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by R34nel, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. AudiMafia
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    The truth is that the people that have their cars dipped is those who have nice and expensive cars.

    As for a good results depends who is doing it for you and how it is mixed and where they bought plastidippin.
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    Im going blue, ordered it yesterday. Go for green it should look nice :)
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    inclduing glossifier?
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    No just matte
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    Well the white went on this afternoon, tbh it was more of a pita than I expected, the white really does not want to cover! took me a long time and I wouldn't recommend anyone doing a dark car white, but damn the s3 looks so much better in white! there's 15 Ltrs and 9 coats on there now
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    15l of white or white and grey?

    im liking this colour:
    [​IMG]

    or this but its custom
    [​IMG]
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    White and grey, I like the blue and that would be my next choice
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    Would blue need a base coat? I know plastidip blue is quite light so maybe blue straight onto black would be a nice deeper colour like in the picture?

    5l be enough? Then I have no idea whether to add glossifier, metalizer etc
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    Can we have progression pics please?
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    Not sure about the blue, you don't have to use a base with white, I would probs lay blue straight on but I can't imagine anything covers like the black and grey
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    no sorry
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    I suggest 10ltrs altogether if you put blue on a darker car you would have a dark blue i like it but my car is already blue so i'll see what it comes up like
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    yeah I do really fancy doing it.
    I reckon for £200-£250 I could do the whole car yellow or blue, wheels back and rear valance with glossifier.
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    I deeply regret buying a black car, the 8p is a really nice shape which is hidden in black
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    you will need a gun and don't forget a decent mask, this stuff smells 100% proof
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    lol and thank fok for the plastidip that you can change colors however you want :)
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    Can get a mask free at work, will spray it outside also.
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    You want a respirator, just don't use a paper mask
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    [Aug 16, 2013]
    Ill update this thread with pics tomorrow when I've removed the overspray
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    Yeah I've got one.
    Just to pick a colour now!
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    [Aug 17, 2013]
    Like I said, the best people in the business were involved, with 20 years of experinece, the paint was plasti dip UK original, they worked in perfect conditions, they painted the car in a chamber not in a driveway or back yard, I don't know what could be better, with hours of preparation, they gave up from the concept of a one day color change, because they wanted everything to be perfect, and the end result was total disappointment. The car looked great when you stood 9 feet away from it, it couldn't be better, like all the pictures of plasti dipped cars here or videos on you tube, all the photos or videos are taken from 6 feet away. Why does not anyone take a closer pictures of some parts; door knobs, door edges or other complicated parts. I don't think that cars like an S3 or RS6 deserve to look like that. The problem is in the paint. You just don't get the end result like it should, like it's supposed to be..
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    Don't mean to be a nancyboy but surely you have to notify the DVLA and your insurance company about the colour change? I haven't heard anyone say anything.

    Looks cool though, I'm tempted as I'm getting serious amounts of scratches and scuffs from being parked on the street, and it seems no one can park or walk past without hitting my car.
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    Pas its not a permanent colour change I'm 99% you don need to inform the DVLA. Insurance you would need to tell however, but I'm with Greenlight ;)
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    some areas don't look perfect with plastidip but they certainly don't look bad, remember its only a temporary coating, if you want it to look perfect then get a resprayed and pay thousands, my door edges look fine, the only areas which aren't great are cut edges as when it tears to an edge it can look slightly frayed sometimes, if I wanted a factory like finish then I wouldn't be using a rubber dip or doing it myself, the average person wouldn't notice what you speak of anyway, it's only when you want to check out the finish of this car you have been told is plasti dipped
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    Here is the result of the white! it's not finished yet though as I've got to do the strip at the bottom of the bumper and the grill in black aswell as the rear valance and possibly wheels

    [​IMG]
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    Looks great mate. Deffinately thinking about mine seriously.

    Im also thinking about Matt black again, not sure how a colour will come out. Will wait for e chap doing his blue and see how that comes out
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    Cheers mate.

    If I were you I'd go for a colour rather than just matte black, I think blue would be a safe option and look good, I'd avoid the blaze colours if you are going to be keeping the colour change for a while as its widely know that the colours quickly fade
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    What is the actual close up finish like? Is it like a orange peel or is it really just flat matt?
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    it depends how thick you spray your coats, it's not glass like as it doesn't have any laquer, but it feels a bit rougher than paint with no laquer, the white sprayed on quite dusty I found and gives a less smooth finish than the gray did.

    the black I've sprayed from a can was quite smooth
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    [Aug 17, 2013]
    any side shots?? looks good
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    I don't at the moment, it's been raining here all day
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    [Aug 17, 2013]
    That looks awesome, I don't think (at least from the photos) that you need to paint anything else white - I love the contrast of the black, grey and silver on the white...

    Now i'm considering it... as my paintwork is fooked!
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    I'm not going to paint anything else white, but do the parts mentioned black
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    That looks smart.
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    [Aug 17, 2013]
    Did you paint this outside by any chance or inside?
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    Outside, why?
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    Looks pretty sweet I must admit. Finish looks good from the front.
    I can see where the critics are coming from though.
    Would like to see some different angles and close up shots.
    I know its not going to be perfect, I'd just like to see some different pics.
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    Just wondered as outside is where I'd have to do mine also, I know there's videos showing you can do it outside just wondered as yours looks to have come out good also
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    Yeah it's not too bad outside but I felt rushed to get it masked and sprayed incase it rained, it stayed sunny throughout in the end
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