Well the friend with the SRT-4 wanted to do something to his car before his 7 hour trip back to school. Yes he took his 290 whp [17psi max (12psi daily)] car on a 7 hour trip. He also has 120k miles on the original block and turbo (no rebuild). But I am not hear to bore you with the specs but rather the attempt to plasti dip the whole hood and bit and pieces of the fascia.
Initially we were cautious but after the first spray there was no turning back…or is there?
Good thing it can come off easily when the time comes he no longer wants it. It is in full motion here in the U.S. by a select few people. Here is one business doing an Audi S4 in a custom color
And here is a done up Pontiac GTO or Holden Monaro with it being removed with only his bare hands…
Some report months with no damage to the paint on wheels!!! But be aware that it will take time as around 5 coats are needed.
case in point, darkness is falling
finally finished and have to say it does not look half bad. What really makes dear to the owner is it is easy to accomplish and remove. Not to mention the total sum was $20 USD for the paint of 4 coats, $1.50 USD for blue tape, free paper to cover non sprayed areas, and $4.80 for can sprayer….thats it!!! The owner took it on a 8 hour trip like this 4 days later and all held up well.
I seem to pass this civic every mon-fri when I walk to class. I also noticed something interesting about the vehicle and possibly the owner. Plati-Dip. Yes the owner sprayed Plasti-Dip on his/her wheels to their liking. For those not in the know of Plasti-Dip, it is a rubber based formulated paint that when applied to some surfaces and dried, it can be peeled off simply by pulling in a few swoops. I will get into detail about Plasti-Dip in the near future as I do not want to take away from the current project at hand.
The dedication and feeling one has towards a car seems superficial more times than not. To the owners it is an expression of them to the point of owning a certain make and model is not enough. Even if money is on a very limited budget they find a way to express themselves.
Here we have what appears to be a stock looking civic minus, possible, suspension work……
And here is the Plasti-Dip work on same wheels and, appears to be, suspension work…..
To use what you can and on your budget is what this individual has done without a care for those who may question such a method (putting removable paint on something that will see the elements first hand). One must remember that this vehicle belongs to this individual and is catered to him and nobody else for whatever reason. Just by the looks of it, it seems as though this vehicle and its owner will not part ways for some time.