Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Brockville, Ontario
Another advantage is that apparently you don't need to dry the car after washing it. The rubberized surface will dry itself quickly without leaving streaks.
With 8-10 coats applied, I also believe it would be harder to chip than our cheap GM paint. And if it does you can simply get the section resprayed. I read most people get the bumper resprayed every 5 years at a fraction of the cost.
Also keeps protects the paint underneath. It will have the same finish you left it at when you decide to remove the Plasti-dip.
One of the cons is that you have to be careful at the pump station not to send any gasoline on the car. Plasti-dip reacts poorly with gas and it will really damage the finish. They sell a tool you put on the actual gasoline gun to avoid drips.
Most finishes are matte, which does not please everyone.
Another con is that you most likely have to get it done professionally so it doesn't look like a 5$ job.
No maintenance requirement at all. They sell a special soap but any car soap will do. You have to use a special rubberized rag. I also wouldn't use a pressure washer but most say its fine when applied properly.
In the end, you save tons of money and time of car paint products. I used to enjoy polishing my car but it can become a curse when you are a perfectionist and want your car to look perfect. I see nicks and swirls from a mile away haha.
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