View Full Version : painting over plastidip?

10-14-2013, 09:06 PM
i was wondering if anyone has tried this. i was thinking about having some fun with a design on my car by just plastidipping it and then hand painting on top of that so i could peel it off when im done. should this theoretically work? has anyone done it? thanks

10-14-2013, 09:09 PM
While I dont know about paint, I've seen someone sharpie over it, and I don't think it's that much different. It may depend on the type of paint though

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10-15-2013, 03:20 AM
Try it on a scrap panel or something.

10-15-2013, 08:01 PM
It seems to me I found a vid on youtube where a guy painted the plastidip and the paint made a hard layer in the plastidip and made it not peel off very well... But a test panel is probably the best idea...

10-16-2013, 01:00 AM
Pretty much painting over it will turn your car into a huge scratch it ticket, it is barley removable. It wont peel off nicely is one sheet like regular plastidip. I know plastidip makes regular paint, that would work like you are saying. But the color selection is pretty weak, and I assume your going for more than a Crayola watercolor pallet.

I would do some sort of vinyl that you could paint on instead.

10-21-2013, 12:59 AM
i think you are right codytheoutlaw Try it on a scrap panel or something. i hope you understand....

10-21-2013, 11:18 AM
I did this on a set of wheels. Its very had to remove.

10-21-2013, 11:37 AM
You could do a base coat of dip like you wanted and then paint on top with any color plastidip.

You would just buy the clear then add pigments like ones from this website to get whatever color you wanted:

10-21-2013, 11:41 PM
how is this working out for you?

10-23-2013, 01:48 PM
Youtube "Plastidip myths" and they actually test this out. Very difficult to remove.

10-23-2013, 09:31 PM
never ended up trying it haha. peeled off the plastidip already

10-25-2013, 06:35 AM
Plasti-dip sucks IMO

10-25-2013, 11:50 AM
Never understood all the hype with plasti-dip. I can imagine how terrible painting over it would be... Good thing you didnt do it.

10-26-2013, 09:24 AM
Plasti-dip sucks IMO

Never understood all the hype with plasti-dip.

x2 on that

ive yet to see something plastidipped actually turn out good looking imo

stop being so indecisive and just paint your shit lol

Stupid Kid
10-26-2013, 02:45 PM
plasti dip kinda does suck, its like the savior to people who like doing half assed work. I wouldn't paint over it its hard enough to remove as is

10-26-2013, 03:35 PM
Plastidip is just like painting, if you don't do the prep and spraying properly it will look like shit.

And to whoever said they have never seen it look good, these are just a few of many. People just assume they can buy it spray it on and done, not that easy. People will get streaks, runs, etc. just like paint and you have to thin it properly.




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10-26-2013, 08:03 PM
i agree it can look good. but i dont think im ever gonna use it again

10-26-2013, 11:31 PM
i had a satin green jetta, i loved it.. (minus the dust)

10-30-2013, 05:24 PM
yes ive seen it put on professionally, i still dont think it looks good

10-30-2013, 11:02 PM
it's alright, acquired taste

11-07-2013, 09:01 AM
Not that it CANT look good, but why go through all that work when its only a temp solution anyway? I can see it being allright for mock ups and finding your color choice, but beyond that it doesnt make sense to me. But I am biased. Been painting custom designs and colors since I taught myself in my garage when I was about 16.