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Old 08-13-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Matte White Dip

Would love to see a V with this treatment.

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How much does this cost?
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7 bucks a can, i figure the V would take roughly 5-6 cans.
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LOL Funny you should mention that. I've truly been contemplating this. There's a spot here in NYC where they'll dip your car for you for about $500. I was just more worried about getting the actual paint in large enough quantities. I have someone who does paint already, and will probably charge me cheaper to paint it.

I definitely want to do it, but at the moment, I have bigger fish to fry.

It looks bad ***.
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Why did you have to post that?

Just bought the full kit with white dip to test on my 242 volvo.

It will be another 4 months before i can do it but will indeed post pics when it is complete.
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theres a photo floating around google of a matte white wrapped 2011 v that looks awesome!
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7 bucks a can, i figure the V would take roughly 5-6 cans.
A set of wheels takes 3 cans.. an entire car takes WAY more than that. You'd be better off buying the gallon on dipyourcar.com. $60 a gallon there. Also, aerosol sprayers are much harder to spray evenly on those large surfaces and would be very tedious. A wagner sprayer would work cheaply and effectively. You can find them on amazon for like $60 shipped. Then if you wanted you could do other peoples' cars for a couple bucks.
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I did the front bumper of my V white just for fun. The front bumper alone takes almost 3 cans. They sell it in aerosol spray cans (what I used) or regular, albeit small, cans of actual "paint." I was planning to do the whole thing, but I'll be honest, I did a decent but not good job. With that kit, I know it would be A LOT easier than what I was doing. I have a crappy phone pic I'll try to load here in a little bit.
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This seems like a terrible idea.

Because of its matte finish, Plasti-dip attracts dirt like a magnet and is difficult to clean. Black is bad enough--I typically repaint my plasti-dipped wheels rather than attempt to clean them. I can't even imagine how often I'd have to redo them if I chose white instead.
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Any comments on keeping the white front bumper clean?
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yea they now have a way special rubber live cloth on dipyourcar.com i guess it helps you just wet your car down with soap rub this cloth over it and let it air dry
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http://www.dipyourcar.com/product.ph...&cat=13&page=1

Kinda just looks like a shammy that I already have.
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ooo, camo.

Maybe I'll lift it, but some mud tires on it, and spray it with a camo dip and drive it to the hunting camp.

http://www.dipyourcar.com/home.php?cat=17
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Any comments on keeping the white front bumper clean?

Unfortunately no. It was on for maybe a couple hours. I didn't like the way it looked so I took it off.
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Hmmm... could be an interesting blank slate for a project like this:
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If someone did a sharpie car theme on the V i think it could look really good.
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You wouldn't be able to draw on it like that. It has a texture to it, so it's not completely smooth. It's not rough by any means, but drawing those kind of designs would be VERY difficult. Idk if there is a way to lightly sand it to where it is completely smooth though.
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I think it would be drawn on just fine. Sharpies draw on anything. Especially the industrial strength markers which are what that artist uses.
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I have no doubt that it could be drawn on, but it would not be as easy as drawing on a white wrap.
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