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Plasti dipped lip kit?

Im putting a oem lip kit on my 5th gen. The kit is pretty scratched up, one side skirt has a crack in it, I am going to jb weld it up. But I have been thinking about plasti dipping the lip kit black; what do you guys think? My car is black with violet flakes. Do you think it would blend together or stick out.
Either way I am probably going to order the plasti dip tomorrow, im just looking for some opinions.
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

Most likely stick out since plasti dip is a plain flat black.
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

There are a HUGE amounts of different plasti dip products you can get I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to find a colour and now even texture that'll suit your lude, I plan on dipping my whole car so the paint job stays fresh FOREVER
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

My type s front lip is plasti dipped. I like it, you should just try it out and yes there are so many different products now it's getting pretty ridiculous
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

Like they said, there's lots of different kinds. If you don't want it to be matte you can use glossifier, or whatever else you feel like using. It probably won't match, but it should look pretty good. I'll also add it does not cover up scratches/scuffs, but it does make them a bit less noticeable. On the bright side, if it starts coming off, it'll probably only cost a couple bucks to touch up.
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

Plastidip is terrible.... It looks cool, until it starts peeling on you....

Durability is not there, lip kit wouldn't be bad to do though, less time peeling all the old off and spraying new every few months....

Sand it down, fill the scratches/dents. If you feel comfortable, use a heat gun to heat up the rubber, and reshape pop out dents, pop in high spots, etc... After all the prime, sand, paint, clear
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

If you are gonna sand it before you plasti dip it, make sure you at least primer over it first. I made the mistake of sanding down a junkyard rear bumper and plasti dipping directly over it. Bad move. It turned out super rough, and is very rough to the touch, even though I sanded it with 180, 400, and 800, and it was smooth before I sprayed it. Plasti dip does not do well at all over sanded surfaces. It stuck well, and is even, but there is an obvious difference between sanded and not.
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

400 won't take out 180 sand scratches that was your mistake, 800 won't take out 400 either...

320 and below you need to prime, 400 is ok to paint directly but depending on paint color and product, might not...

600+ Is fine to paint without primer.

And I wasn't saying to sand before plasti dip, I was saying to do it right, and paint it. You can spray with spray paint, and it will come out looking great. It's all in the prep job, and spray technique. Practice spraying on old metal panels, etc...

Any burn throughs, (where you burnt through old paint exposing bars metal) should be spot primed, and scuffed, make sure it's all straight and smooth before painting. It will show with the clear coat. Guide coat is great for sanding primer look it up
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

Prime it flat black... you ought to before painting or dipping anyway... then you'll get a feel for what the plain black plasti dip will look like.
Definitely do correct repairs before you do anything else. Primer will also show if that is complete or not.

Me personally, I don't think it would look bad flat black. Afterall, your mud guards are, right?
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Re: Plasti dipped lip kit?

I've used bondo and duplicolor perfect match rattle can paint to redo my side skirt after an accident. Turned out great
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Prime it flat black... you ought to before painting or dipping anyway... then you'll get a feel for what the plain black plasti dip will look like.
Definitely do correct repairs before you do anything else. Primer will also show if that is complete or not.

Me personally, I don't think it would look bad flat black. Afterall, your mud guards are, right?


only prime it flat black if your going with a black....

prime with grey for any colors really, they will cover fine, (red, blue, green, etc. base colors)

prime with white for white obviously... you can tint primer that you mix yourself, (non spray can) if the paint says you can, to whatever color you want...
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400 won't take out 180 sand scratches that was your mistake, 800 won't take out 400 either...

320 and below you need to prime, 400 is ok to paint directly but depending on paint color and product, might not...

600+ Is fine to paint without primer.

And I wasn't saying to sand before plasti dip, I was saying to do it right, and paint it. You can spray with spray paint, and it will come out looking great. It's all in the prep job, and spray technique. Practice spraying on old metal panels, etc...

Any burn throughs, (where you burnt through old paint exposing bars metal) should be spot primed, and scuffed, make sure it's all straight and smooth before painting. It will show with the clear coat. Guide coat is great for sanding primer look it up
Ah ok gotcha! That's good info to know. I know basically nothing about body work (obviously), so I kinda just tried something and it didn't really turn out. I need to learn the proper way to do things because I plan to get my car painted sometime next year, but I'll be doing the prep work. I try to do things too quickly, and it ends up biting me in the ass . So what exactly is the correct sanding progression when using multiple grits in order to make it look nice and smooth? (sorry if I'm thread jackin a bit lol).
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