Every once in a while someone comes up with a brilliant idea that has people scratching their heads in awe and bewilderment. One such invention came to me, as most things do, while surfing the internet.
There was this guy in this video who was spray-painting his wheels with some product, demonstrating how easy it was. Nothing out of the ordinary there. Moments later, in the video, the guy removes the tape that was covering the tires, then with a single finger proceeds to remove the excess spray as well. As I searched, I found the entire collection of videos from Dip Your Car, and I was immediately smitten.
I wasn’t the only one who got hooked. My partner-in-crime-at-the-office, techno-super-geek, Olivier Delorme and I immediately began collecting info and data about this fantastic miracle product called Plasti Dip.
This spray paint is actually liquid plastic that adheres to virtually any smooth surface, so long as it’s clean. The trick is that it comes off just as easy as it goes on. In fact, prepping any surface for paint requires a quick clean followed by applying random blotches of tape, roughly framing out whatever it is that requires paint. Once the layers of the stuff have dried, only moments are required to pull the tape and excess Plasti Dip off and that’s it -- or just about.
I’ve now been tempted to Plasti Dip my WRX wagon, because you can spray an entire car. I found this out after I met a guy who works with a guy out of his garage who Plasti Dips cars. Not sketch at all…
The entire job would take no more than a day (including covering the wheels, engine bay, windows and anything else I would not want sprayed). One day; no fuss; new paint job; new car; done! And the cost would be between a fifth and a quarter of the price of a full-on paint job.
I may have to bite the bullet on this one cause the Sonic Yellow paint on my Rex long ago lost its Sonic-ness.
What to do? Should I do it? Or should I take the cash and make the WRX go faster?