Plasti Dip adventure

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  1. Bradleys_Cooper

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    So after talking with Jason (Mergemini) at the last donut munch I had decided to use some white plasti dip on a lot of trim/small parts. I started out doing my hood scoop, door handles, gas cap and "Cooper" on the back. The door handles didn't turn out the greatest so I'll have to re-do those eventually. Anyways, here are some pics at my first attempt of plasti dip.

    I'm also open to any tips or techniques to get clean edges, thanks!
     

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  2. CHKMINI

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    Looks good. You may want to buy a set of door handle covers from Aaron and paint them white. I can help you with that.
     
  3. Bradleys_Cooper

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    Thanks! Your way already sounds easier/better. Getting a clean edge on those things is hard!
     
  4. KittyMini

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    YES! I did the same thing, but had them plastidipped black :Thumbsup:
     
  5. CHKMINI

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    Great idea!
     
  6. ScottinBend

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    I Plasti-dipped the black painted trim on my aero front bumper to keep the rock chips down and it has worked great. Only hint I have for getting a clean edge is to use god quality painters tape and then score the edge with a razor or exacto knife so that when you peel the tape off it doesn't pull the plast-dip off with it.

    A year and a half later the trim still looks great compared to the rest of the rock chipped front end. Only have a couple of spots where the plasti-dip is starting to peel. I attribute this to not getting the surface completely clean.
     
  7. eMINIparts

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    Looks AWESOME!! Now you need some white wheels.
     
  8. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: Looks very nice to me also :Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
  9. Bradleys_Cooper

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    Thats the plan when the wheels come off for the winter, which is right around the corner.
     
  10. Bradleys_Cooper

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    Thanks for the kind words...still trying to make up my mind if I like the hood scoop white or not...I'm leaning towards liking it but maybe it will continue to grow on me. :D
     
  11. KittyMini

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    I think it works on your car..... even though I am the queen of darkness :lol:
     
  12. mergemini

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    Yes! So glad you were able to get your hands on some white!

    I chose covers over painting my handles. Can't wait to see it!
     
  13. mergemini

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    Love the white scoop BTW
     
  14. mrntd

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    I'll be interested in seeing how long it lasts. I've used it on tools of course and for sound deadening on computers and the back inside of the car
     
  15. Dave.0

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    Thats a great idea, I wish I thought of it.

    Oh wait I did.:cornut:
     
  16. mergemini

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    I've had my scoop, headlight/taillight rings, gas cap and grill surrounds for almost a year. Holds up very well!!
     
  17. eMINIparts

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    I think my favorite part is the cooper emblem , and like I said before white wheels would put it over the top!
     
  18. Denzien

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    I've always configured BRG Minis with black trim - but I have to admit, this Mini looks really good!

    I'll second the Cooper emblem as my favorite part.
     
  19. Bradleys_Cooper

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    Finally got a chance to put the summer wheels on and be on step closer to my "white out" experiment :biggrin5: (Sorry for bad phone pic, I'll take better pictures and update garage when I have some free time)
     

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    Looking good
     

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