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      12-22-2018 01:28 PM #1
      Anyone plastidip their car? If so how long did the coating last? Observations? Recommendations?

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      12-22-2018 01:55 PM #2
      I could never find a big enough tank to dip my car in, so I did not try it.
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      12-22-2018 02:04 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
      I could never find a big enough tank to dip my car in, so I did not try it.
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      12-22-2018 05:42 PM #4
      I'm curious too. I'm such an idiot that for many years I assumed you actually had to dip your trim/wheels/whatever into the product.

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      12-22-2018 06:54 PM #5
      A member here had his i3 plastidipped w/clear for winter use. Don't remember who
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    7. 12-22-2018 09:03 PM #6
      Speaking only for myself, of course... I have never Plastidipped anyone. I think it would result in no end of trouble

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      12-23-2018 07:09 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by CaleDeRoo View Post
      A member here had his i3 plastidipped w/clear for winter use. Don't remember who
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      12-23-2018 08:17 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Dawg Dee Lux?
      Yes, that would be me.

      Had a paint shop cover the car with 11 coats of transparent matte plastidip.



      The result was great as the transparent dip allowed the original shine come through.



      Kept it on for two years, at which point it had become an absolute nightmare to remove. This was in large part due to the excessive wear it had been subjected to during my commute.

      So, my usage might not bear much relevance for you in Florida as mine was driven to look like this on a regular basis:



      In the picture below the car has been washed, but not treated with plastidip cleaner, the same sort of stuff you would use to clean plastic parts. Notice how everything but the dip is clean.



      Anyway, once the dip was removed, 2 years/75000km later, the paint underneath was like new.



      In monetary terms it made no sense, but the car looked somewhat unusual, and it did give me piece of mind. But I am not doing it again. Next time I will be using clear XPel Ultimate on the worst affected parts of the car.

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