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Old 11-27-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Plastidip experts.... how to get clean edges??

Every time i try to remove my tape from a large surface, it peels the pd with it. I've tried several methods, what am I missing?

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Razor blade at the tape line as you are pulling the tape up.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Hmm, ok. I was worried about scoring my paint.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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What exactly are you trip to PlastiDip?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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My hood. Kinda like a reverse firehawk, matte on sides, shiny center. I'm covering up some bad paint untill spring when i can get a new hood.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #6
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A good quality tape and pull the tape edge up and away as you remove it.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #7
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I pull the tape up while it's wet.

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Hmm... Usually folks are doing accessory items, wheels, or trim...something with texture. Not saying it cant be done, but definitely a challenge. If there is any wax on the car I dont know how it would possibly adhere?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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The only best and neat way to have a perfect line it to pull tape as soon as u spray it. As soon as it dries it forms the seal to the tape and cutting is not best way.


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Old 11-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #10
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Hmm... Usually folks are doing accessory items, wheels, or trim...something with texture. Not saying it cant be done, but definitely a challenge. If there is any wax on the car I dont know how it would possibly adhere?
I don't think wax is an issue but there can't be any type of grease on the paint. It won't adhere properly.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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Edges are hard, best way is to spray fast and peal once you have a solid build up. This is how I did my front bumper and it turned out great. Razor blades can cause a lot of damage if you aren't careful.

Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/DipYourCarcom for more insight, this guy has pretty much dipped everything automotive wise.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:14 PM   #12
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Pull it wet...
And or the razor on the tape edge...
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:10 AM   #13
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Hmm... Usually folks are doing accessory items, wheels, or trim...something with texture. Not saying it cant be done, but definitely a challenge. If there is any wax on the car I dont know how it would possibly adhere?
People are doing whole cars with it now, at a car show there was a guy handing out plastidip cards, he has made a business of it.


When i spray heavy coatings on boats the key is to remove the tape when its wet. Mask your surface off and leave the tape that is going up against the dip for last this way you can pull it and not have to deal with the rest of the masking potentially falling into your work. Use quality tape too
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I agree if you can take the tape off while the Plasti-dip is wet, that's the best way to do it. But......I typically do 3-4 coats of the stuff and let it dry 20-30 min between coats. So I normally just use the razor blade. But it's true, you have to be very careful as to not scar the paint in the process.

I guess if you just did one initial really heavy coat and then immediately took the tape off that would work, as long as you didn't miss any spots.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:45 AM   #15
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Does it come off in drive threw car washes or how do you wash you car with it on? Im asking cause im thinking of doing my whole ws6 in plasti-dip.
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ive never had an issue with it peeling in car washes
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Does it come off in drive threw car washes or how do you wash you car with it on? Im asking cause im thinking of doing my whole ws6 in plasti-dip.
This stuff doesn't come off @ all...
I even pressure washed it... Not really close with the nozzle, but I cleaned it...
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This stuff doesn't come off @ all...
I even pressure washed it... Not really close with the nozzle, but I cleaned it...
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My Plasti Dipped front grill looks like I sprayed it yesterday. I did it 3 years ago and it has survived many a hot summer in Dallas.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #19
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This thing is the shiat I'm doing my front grills, right as type this, just finished the 3rd coat. Do i have to wait 4 hours before putting them back ? (the can says to wait 4 hours dry time before use ?
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How do you get the front grills out? I would like to do it.
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