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  • owequitit
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    Originally posted by deevergote View Post
    I used a trigger adapter to save my fingers... and it still hurt like a motherfucker after 27 cans! Roughly half of the recommended amount, unfortunately. I seem to have gotten good coverage (4-6 solid wet coats, and I didn't spray the front bumper) so it might be enough. We'll find out when peeling time comes!

    I was able to get fairly decent coverage when I could hold the cans upright. I should have taken the hood and trunklid off, as they're pretty bad. A couple cans did spit, though. I left the cans sitting in the sun before using them, so they wouldn't do that. Still, about 3 of them did. Once you get splatter, there's no going back.

    I'm looking forward to getting the DYC sprayer. Once I do that, it won't take that much to change the color on the tiny car. I can play with it for a while before I get it painted for real.


    I masked pretty well, but there are definitely some spots that are going to be a pain to get off. I'm thinking a pencil eraser might help.
    If the edge stuff gives you trouble, the microfiber towels really do work wonders. It comes right off. Q-Tips work pretty well on the crevices.

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  • owequitit
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    Originally posted by deevergote View Post
    I used a trigger adapter to save my fingers... and it still hurt like a motherfucker after 27 cans! Roughly half of the recommended amount, unfortunately. I seem to have gotten good coverage (4-6 solid wet coats, and I didn't spray the front bumper) so it might be enough. We'll find out when peeling time comes!

    I was able to get fairly decent coverage when I could hold the cans upright. I should have taken the hood and trunklid off, as they're pretty bad. A couple cans did spit, though. I left the cans sitting in the sun before using them, so they wouldn't do that. Still, about 3 of them did. Once you get splatter, there's no going back.

    I'm looking forward to getting the DYC sprayer. Once I do that, it won't take that much to change the color on the tiny car. I can play with it for a while before I get it painted for real.


    I masked pretty well, but there are definitely some spots that are going to be a pain to get off. I'm thinking a pencil eraser might help.
    I've had the cans spit a few times too. I literally just wiped if off and redipped it. Actually worked surprisingly well! Can't do that with spray paint.

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  • deevergote
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    Originally posted by owequitit View Post
    Rattle canning anything sucks on the fingers eventually.

    I have found that the secret to getting good Plastidip is just like they tell you on the DYC youtube channel. Put that first coat on lightly and once that one is no longer tacky, you can actually put the stuff on really thick, and if you do that (I always spray until it looks completely wet, which about when other paints are starting run), then it will more or less self-level as the Plastidip flows a little.

    Of course, larger surface areas are like painting walls, in order to avoid the streaks and texture, you have to do several coats and do them from different angles (same with a rattle can job).

    The biggest thing I don't like about it is that it comes off relatively easy most of the time, but there are always small chunks that stay in the crevices, which are a PITA to get out, unless you start taking stuff apart.

    But like you said, it will at least keep it from rusting.
    I used a trigger adapter to save my fingers... and it still hurt like a motherfucker after 27 cans! Roughly half of the recommended amount, unfortunately. I seem to have gotten good coverage (4-6 solid wet coats, and I didn't spray the front bumper) so it might be enough. We'll find out when peeling time comes!

    I was able to get fairly decent coverage when I could hold the cans upright. I should have taken the hood and trunklid off, as they're pretty bad. A couple cans did spit, though. I left the cans sitting in the sun before using them, so they wouldn't do that. Still, about 3 of them did. Once you get splatter, there's no going back.

    I'm looking forward to getting the DYC sprayer. Once I do that, it won't take that much to change the color on the tiny car. I can play with it for a while before I get it painted for real.


    I masked pretty well, but there are definitely some spots that are going to be a pain to get off. I'm thinking a pencil eraser might help.

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  • owequitit
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    Originally posted by deevergote View Post
    Update: Added a picture of the screwed up paint above. And yes, all the flakes you see on the driveway are bits of paint.

    I'm trying to talk myself into buying the proper materials to do a real dip job on the car. If I get the DYC pro level dip and apply it correctly, the coating could last two years or more (especially since the car is garaged most of the time.)
    Rattle canning anything sucks on the fingers eventually.

    I have found that the secret to getting good Plastidip is just like they tell you on the DYC youtube channel. Put that first coat on lightly and once that one is no longer tacky, you can actually put the stuff on really thick, and if you do that (I always spray until it looks completely wet, which about when other paints are starting run), then it will more or less self-level as the Plastidip flows a little.

    Of course, larger surface areas are like painting walls, in order to avoid the streaks and texture, you have to do several coats and do them from different angles (same with a rattle can job).

    The biggest thing I don't like about it is that it comes off relatively easy most of the time, but there are always small chunks that stay in the crevices, which are a PITA to get out, unless you start taking stuff apart.

    But like you said, it will at least keep it from rusting.

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  • deevergote
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    Update: Added a picture of the screwed up paint above. And yes, all the flakes you see on the driveway are bits of paint.

    I'm trying to talk myself into buying the proper materials to do a real dip job on the car. If I get the DYC pro level dip and apply it correctly, the coating could last two years or more (especially since the car is garaged most of the time.)

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  • deevergote
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    Turns out it had a REALLY crappy respray that was starting to peel... so I picked off the loose paint, sanded and primered, and then plastidipped the whole thing blurple to protect it until I can get it properly painted.
    I put about half of the recommended amount on... 27 cans... so it MIGHT be a bitch to remove. We shall see.

    Going with cans was... unwise. You can see the texture, especially on the hood. I don't mind for a temporary protective coating, but I'd be really annoyed if I actually expected it to turn out looking good!
    I think I may invest in the DYC sprayer at some point, though. It was kinda fun, and I'd like the process if the result was better than cans could achieve!

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  • deevergote
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    The new ones are actually shorter than the original!
    They’re fun cars. The 1st gen is increasing in value. A 1.8 or newer 1.6 model with no rust is quite valuable. Especially if it hasn’t been molested! M Editions are the ones to get.

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  • GhostAccord
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    Looks nice.

    I have been noticing that there are a lot of these starting to pop up for sale around me for reasonable prices. Still not sure one would be a fit for me. I really like the new ones....might have to save up a few more pennies!

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  • Julianachos
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    I should bring mine up to NJ one day now that mine's up and running again.

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  • Size9zombie
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    Nice Miata Deev! I like the older pop up headlight 1s, so fun to drive. Werid as hell you can't pump your own fuel.

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  • Size9zombie
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    Originally posted by AccordWarrior View Post


    Relevant.
    That is hilarious!

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  • deevergote
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    Definitely! I can't believe it's been nearly 2 years already!

    The first thing I'm doing when it gets warm enough is putting the new top on it. Might paint it, too.

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  • 93twodoorLX
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    ive driven this car before the upgrades and its a blast to drive. we need to get together soon once it warms up.

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  • GhostAccord
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    It has the look of one of those pearl colour change paints. Some people don't like how it is dark on one side of the body line and light on the other. I really love how those colours contrast in the light and this silver is the first I have seen do that with some depth.

    My wife's soul red Mazda Speed 3 is just like that. At times it can look like the panels are two or three different shades of pearl red. I love it!
    Last edited by GhostAccord; 05-21-2017, 12:20 PM.

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  • deevergote
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    I'll keep an eye out for it! There are a few of those in my area.

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