F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior & interior) > Fun with Plasti-Dip!
PYSPEED
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Fun with Plasti-Dip!

So one of the other forum members (matt_335Ci) introduced me to Plasti-Dip on Satruday. So I thought Id try it out. This is what occured..........

Found the Color I wanted, RED!!!



Got the car masked off.... and the first coat.



After 4-5 coats, cant remember....



After removing the masking......



The finished product.......



I think the finished product looks awesome and if I dont like it I can just peel it off.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
Boosted John
Internet Ninja
 
Boosted John's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 AH3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jax, Fl

Posts: 622
iTrader: (0)

all i see are red X's...
__________________
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 /// Msport Pkg. M performance fornt lip, Black Kidney Grills, H&R Sport Springs, BBS CH-R

Boosted John is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
Tsuyoi
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New York

Posts: 561
iTrader: (0)

Must be your browser. I see the pictures fine. And amazing job. Don't quite get the last 2 pics, did you use a clear mask around the actual logo instead of paper, or did you just plastidip that whole part and then just cut out the logo from the plastidip?
Tsuyoi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsuyoi View Post
Must be your browser. I see the pictures fine. And amazing job. Don't quite get the last 2 pics, did you use a clear mask around the actual logo instead of paper, or did you just plastidip that whole part and then just cut out the logo from the plastidip?
No need for any close or clear masking around the logo. That is the beauty of Plasti-Dip, it will pull away on the edges when you peel it up. You actually want to give yourself some room to peel it back that's why I left about an inch all the way around. No need for any cutting either. It came off cleaner than described by matt_335Ci or any of the YouTube videos I saw.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-11-2012, 11:33 PM   #5
matt_335Ci
Colonel
 
matt_335Ci's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i Sport
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arizona - West Valley

Posts: 2,284
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2012 335i sedan  [5.00]
Send a message via AIM to matt_335Ci
awesome job AZ330FZL! i swear plasti-dip is from another planet. it is such a cool product!
__________________
'12 335i Glacier Silver w/everest grey leather/aluminum&black gloss trim/ZSL/ZPP/ZTP/ZPS/Sport8spd/PDC/hot seats/20% ceramic tints

*RETIRED* 2009 z4 35i [e89] | 2007 335i coupe [e92] | 2001 325Ci [e46] *RETIRED*
matt_335Ci is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #6
s1k0ne
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: ..
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: CA

Posts: 333
iTrader: (0)

did you do anything special when peeling off around the numbers? When you start peeling from the outside, doesn't it start peeling the numbers?
__________________
F30 335i 6MT// modified
s1k0ne is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-12-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
shivaswrath
Brigadier General
 
shivaswrath's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lost in NJ

Posts: 3,020
iTrader: (3)

great job, but looks horrible IMO.
__________________
2012 335i Mineral Gray
M Performance Whore: PPK|Exhaust|Brakes|Performance Suspension Struts & Springs|LSD|Black Kidney Grilles|CF Spoiler and Mirror Caps|Bav Stage 1|400Ms|BMWF30.com
shivaswrath is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-13-2012, 12:58 AM   #8
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1k0ne
did you do anything special when peeling off around the numbers? When you start peeling from the outside, doesn't it start peeling the numbers?
No the cool thing about it is it breaks off at the edge as long as your careful, it was easy to do. The best part about it is if I get sick of it I can just peel it off.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #9
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by shivaswrath
great job, but looks horrible IMO.
Thanks I think, no I'm just kidding, everyone ha their own opinions and in good with that. I like that it is different from the chrome and my car is a sport line so it matches the red on the interior without being overwhelming.

Last edited by AZ330FZL; 12-13-2012 at 01:38 PM.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #10
gtabfknkdnme
5 Star General
 
gtabfknkdnme's Avatar
 
Drives: E90, F30
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Antonio

Posts: 2,455
iTrader: (4)

nope.
__________________
gtabfknkdnme is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #11
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Shot of the entire back of the car after wash.

AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2012, 07:34 PM   #12
SJ00
Major
 
SJ00's Avatar
 
Drives: F30
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gold Coast

Posts: 1,276
iTrader: (0)

im sorry, but i agree with others, its horrible
SJ00 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2012, 01:17 AM   #13
Puri1
First Lieutenant
 
Puri1's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i 2012
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mississauga, Canada

Posts: 337
iTrader: (0)

I think it's really nice...
__________________
2012 F30 328i, Alpine White on Black, Luxury, Premium + Exec. Package...
Puri1 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2012, 01:37 AM   #14
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbmwuser View Post
im sorry, but i agree with others, its horrible
Well everyone is entitled to their opinions. Cant please everyone.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2012, 01:38 AM   #15
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Puri1 View Post
I think it's really nice...
Thanks! I like it too. Just a subtle change.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2012, 02:29 AM   #16
xXxGhotimanxXx
Registered
 
Drives: 2013 BMW 328i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Napa, Ca. 94558

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

I like it. It's subtle. It's a hint of red and goes along with the sportline, as you said. And it's reversible if you tire of it. Fast, fun, easy, inexpensive, subtle, unique, reversible...what's not to like?

J
xXxGhotimanxXx is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #17
SJ00
Major
 
SJ00's Avatar
 
Drives: F30
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gold Coast

Posts: 1,276
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ330FZL
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbmwuser View Post
im sorry, but i agree with others, its horrible
Well everyone is entitled to their opinions. Cant please everyone.
Yeah, but I think it would look nice with black number plates
SJ00 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #18
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by xXxGhotimanxXx View Post
I like it. It's subtle. It's a hint of red and goes along with the sportline, as you said. And it's reversible if you tire of it. Fast, fun, easy, inexpensive, subtle, unique, reversible...what's not to like?

J
Totally agree! Thanks.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2012, 11:29 AM   #19
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbmwuser View Post
Yeah, but I think it would look nice with black number plates
They do have a personalized plate that is black, but its for the Arizona Cardinals, and Im not a fan of them. If there was just as straight black and white option it would look sweet.

I do need to get rid of the chrome Chapman BMW plate holder tho.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #20
AWF30
Private First Class
 
Drives: aw f30 m sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: nyc

Posts: 166
iTrader: (0)

This is what happened when I plasti dipped my front bumper
Attached Images
 
AWF30 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2012, 02:04 AM   #21
AZ330FZL
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 335i Sedan Sport Line
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWF30 View Post
This is what happened when I plasti dipped my front bumper
Sweet! I like how the black breaks up the white bumper.
AZ330FZL is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #22
BMWFanatic2008
Captain
 
BMWFanatic2008's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335xi
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New York

Posts: 684
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AWF30 View Post
This is what happened when I plasti dipped my front bumper
Did you plasti dip your grills as well?
__________________
F30 335xi | MSport | Estoril Blue | Sport 8AT | DHP | 19" 403M | ZDA | ZTP | Sat radio | 494 (Gone)
F30 335xi | MSport | Estoril Blue | 6MT | DHP | 19" 403M (Gone)
E92 335xi | MSport | Le Mans Blue Metallic (Gone)
BMWFanatic2008 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST