As you already know, we’ve decided to paint Project G6 using Plasti Dip 🙂
Remember to ALWAYS clean the body before painting!
First, we’ve painted the bottom black…
…than we’ve started painting it white – thin layer by thin layer, as a base for more intense, target colors 🙂
Big perks of this method is that Plasti Dip can be cut and peeled off from the surface.
Plasti Dip has a tendency to stratify. Fortunately it is not a problem – some shaking and it comes together 🙂
Thanks to white base, the green turned out very bright, just as it supposed to 🙂
The last step of painting was to cover the body (and seats) with blue Plasti Dip. As you can see on the picture below, we’ve taken white layer not only from the fender flares, but also from the grill. And we didn’t put any protection on them before another layer…
…and thanks to that we’ve received another color – dark blue – on those elements. It also covered the cut line in white Plasti Dip, so it’s an even surface again.
The last picture before putting sponsors’ logos on it 😉
Before showing you the end result, we’d like to write something about the process:
- To achieve the results as on the pictures below, we needed 4 days – we wanted all the layers to be completely dry, before putting on another color.
- We put about 5, very thin layers of each color (one layer in every 30 minutes) – we’ve worked with spray Plasti Dip for the first time and didn’t want to risk any stains. Two last layers were much thicker than the first ones.
- Using Spray Gun instead of the regular spray can has one main perks – you can see how much paint is left and you can add more at any time.
- One Spray Gun should last for at least two jars of paint (400ml).
- If you run out of gas in Spray gun, you can easily change it for one you used for a different (similar) color – just change/clean the tube and “spray out” the rest of the paint.
- When Plasti dip is dry, you can easily cut it and peel off parts you don’t need (you can see how it works at pictures above 😉 ).
- Good news! Despite a bit porous surface (that you can avoid while having more experience than we do 😉 ), decals stick to it very well 😀
To sum things up: painting with Plasti dip (and Spray gun) was a great fun and the result is way better than we expected 🙂 Colors turned out very bright. Time will tell how it works in rough terrain 🙂 At this moment we are very pleased with it 🙂
We also would like to thank guys from PlastiDip-PL for help with this project and enormous patience – we called them more than few times 😉 We were positively surprised with how helpful and curious about the project they were 🙂
For painting we’ve used:
- Plasti Dip Blaze – green and blue
- Plasti Dip Aerosol – black and white
- Preval Sprayer