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Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

So the bumber on my 2000 lude are super faded and pink, along with some other spots (Roof, small spots on the trunk) and I was wondering which of the two would be the best solution? I dont have the time or money for ex expert paint shop to re-do the paint so figured I'd post something about this. Anybody have experiences with one or the other? Prs and/or Cons for both? Help a brother out!!!
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

If you do all of the prep work (sanding, priming, etc. etc....) then you could take it to maaco and it would turn out OK.

Plasti-Dip would be easy for you to do but the colors wouldn't turn out right, where as Maaco could paint match.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

See thats the thing, Im not very confident in my prep work skills. My lude is what I learned everything I know on and I dont want to make it worse. If I were to Plasti-Dip her, It'd be the entire car and not just the faded spots.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Plasti dip the bumpers black.
Take them off so you don't have to mask the car.

They'll match your tires, mud gaurds, and interior, see?

Or maybe have a couple of rattle cans made and scour the web on proper prep of plastic bumpers.

Neither would look too bad. Plasti dip red won't match your car like Brodie said.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Well as I was saying, I would dip the whole car, and probably do it in white with the kits that dipyourcardotcom offer. However I'm still on the fence about it so im just looking for opinions and/or other options.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

you could try plasti-dipping a bumper from a junkyard so you can get some experience/confidence.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Neither. Save up and get it done right.... you'll be kicking yourself if not.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Vinyl wrap the car.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

I dont even have the slightest of an idea on how to vinyle a car haha
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Plasti dip is terrible... It's not durable at all, it will look like **** Ina few months. Maaco would be best on a low budget.
Or you can save for a real paint job that will last years and deal with a few months of a ****ty looking car.... It's your car though so your choice... I will say though trust me you don't want to plastidip
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

(Homer voice) Vinyl wrap... mmmmmmmm (drool)
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Vinyl wrap is fine but a good vinyl wrap will cost you same as paint job...
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Yeah, but no "prepwork" really needed man. You save that upfront.
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Vinyl wrap is fine but a good vinyl wrap will cost you same as paint job...
LOL thats exactly why I didn't suggest it.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

i had someone do body work, then we had Macco paint lol. however when i was working with my pops we do a lot of work for Macco so i got it painted hella cheap. thats the only reason i went macco. you can see the results in my build thread in my sig if you want
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Rattle cans + can gun

That is the utmost cheapest route. But you practice on busted car door from a junkyard to get you technique down, it'll look half decent. Still gotta do your own prepwork which is a pain in the ass.
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Prep work is very simple and takes no time, if you know what your doing, and have the right tools

I work at a body shop as a prepper and body man when slow, but I can easily have a whole car prepped in 3 hours and that's including primer, block sanding, filling chips, priming, sanding with DA, scuffing, washing, and then taping

But of course I have all the right tools to get the job done which will run a few hundred to $1000 depending on brands...

Now when it comes to bumper it's the same process but the paint is different. You need to make sure to use a flex additive in the paint because the plastic expands and contracts in hot and cold temps, and will cause paint to crack and peel if there's no flex additive
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Re: Maaco Paint job or Plasti-Dip?

Glad your sharing all this info man, some people such as myself, just stop by advance auto and buy about $150 worth of paint prepping junk, and just get to it. The paint part i've never had to do, i did paint my rims and it's no way more difficult.
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Plasti dip is terrible... It's not durable at all, it will look like **** Ina few months. Maaco would be best on a low budget.
Or you can save for a real paint job that will last years and deal with a few months of a ****ty looking car.... It's your car though so your choice... I will say though trust me you don't want to plastidip
I like my plasti-dip for a short term fix, but I definitely don't love it. Had I done it the right way and ordered the gun and kit to make it nice and smooth I would have no issue with it. I did the quick and cheap way, though, and it looks good, as long as you don't get too close. It is very uneven and parts of it are flaking a bit. It is still doing its job as far as making the car look a little better while I save for paint. That being said, doing it the right way will run you about $300, so you might as well just save a little more and get a paint job as you stated.
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