Fiat Coupe Forum
- Founded by Kayjey & James Northam
- Funded by the Club for the benefit of all owners
Fiat Coupe Club UK
join the club
Fiat Coupe Forum
 
» Announced
    Posting images


» Related sites
    Main club site
    fiatcoupe.net


» External data
    owners listed
 
Who's Online Now
3 registered members (Edinburgh, Grigio, 1 invisible), 86 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics110,264
Posts1,309,112
Members2,888
Most Online546
Aug 30th, 2007
Top Posters(All Time)
barnacle 32,269
stan 32,098
Theresa 22,879
bockers 21,019
PeteP 19,244
JimO 17,908
Nigel 17,186
Jim_Clennell 16,342
Vickster 15,915
RSS Feeds
Club Events
Club Information
Track Events
Rolling Road/RWYB
Social Events
Non-UK Events
Coupé Related Chat
Coupé Spotting
Coupé News/Press
Buying/Selling Advice
Insuring a Coupé
Basic FAQ's
How to Guides
Forum Issues
Technical Problems
General Maintenance
Styling
Tuning
Handling
ICE and Alarm
Coupés for Sale
Coupés Wanted
Parts for Sale
Parts Wanted
Group Buys
Business Forum
Other Vehicles for Sale/Wanted
Other Items for Sale/Wanted
Haggling/Offers
Ebay links
Other Cars
Other Websites
General Chat
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Plastidip parts #1633460
19/06/2019 10:47
19/06/2019 10:47
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 346
France
french_coupe Offline OP
Club member 773
french_coupe  Offline OP
Club member 773
Making a profit

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 346
France
I have just done several parts with Plastidip. The results are pretty good. It is easy to use and I like the finish too.
The parts all had 3 coats. I used just under 2 cans.
The center console cleaned up easy enough with meths but took a while.
The handbrake cover took forever. I ended up scraping some of the gunk off with a Stanley blade then sanding the whole thing down with 120 grit paper. To finish I used 400 grit wet and dry before giving it a good clean.
I did hear the plastidip cans for 30 mins before using as I read that this helps with spraying.

Attached Files

lost in space
Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633463
19/06/2019 11:28
19/06/2019 11:28
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,617
Brisbane, Australia
Possum Offline
My life on the forum
Possum  Offline
My life on the forum

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,617
Brisbane, Australia
Looks like a good result.

Yes, I also used meths to remove the gunk.


Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633464
19/06/2019 11:46
19/06/2019 11:46
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,409
highlands
jimboy Offline
Club Member 857
jimboy  Offline
Club Member 857
Forum is my job

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,409
highlands
Looking good, I chose black gloss for my centre consul but your parts are looking good as I said..


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: Plastidip parts [Re: Possum] #1633465
19/06/2019 11:48
19/06/2019 11:48
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,162
Essex
Trappy Offline
Club Member 1712
Trappy  Offline
Club Member 1712
Forum is my life

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,162
Essex
I recently stripped the gunk off a second-hand handbrake console I got hold of. I saw a post on here mentioning using oven cleaner to remove the gunk... it just ripped it straight off in seconds. No fuss at all. I've used meths before and it's rubbish in comparison.

Oven cleaner all the way! smile

Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633468
19/06/2019 12:37
19/06/2019 12:37
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 346
France
french_coupe Offline OP
Club member 773
french_coupe  Offline OP
Club member 773
Making a profit

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 346
France
Good tip. Next time I will use oven cleaner. Wish I knew this last week!!!


lost in space
Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633473
19/06/2019 18:45
19/06/2019 18:45
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,193
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
andyps Offline
Club member 1482
andyps  Offline
Club member 1482
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,193
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Looks like a great finish, really must do mine this year.


Andy

[Linked Image]
Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633477
20/06/2019 07:01
20/06/2019 07:01
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,162
Essex
Trappy Offline
Club Member 1712
Trappy  Offline
Club Member 1712
Forum is my life

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,162
Essex
Originally Posted by french_coupe
Good tip. Next time I will use oven cleaner. Wish I knew this last week!!!


Luckily, I saw the post midway through the process of de-gunking cloud9

Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633494
21/06/2019 07:43
21/06/2019 07:43
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 377
R
respace Offline
Making a profit
respace  Offline
Making a profit
R

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 377
Has it ever been established what the cause of the stickyness is? I assumed it was a build up of residue but is it some sort of chemical reaction? If so what effect does oven cleaner/meths etc have?

Re: Plastidip parts [Re: respace] #1633495
21/06/2019 08:13
21/06/2019 08:13
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,162
Essex
Trappy Offline
Club Member 1712
Trappy  Offline
Club Member 1712
Forum is my life

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,162
Essex
Originally Posted by respace
Has it ever been established what the cause of the stickyness is? I assumed it was a build up of residue but is it some sort of chemical reaction? If so what effect does oven cleaner/meths etc have?


It has to be a reaction of some kind. Whether it's sunlight, heat cycles, sweat in skin or all of these and more I couldn't say. It definitely isn't a build up on top of the surface as there's no way to clean it.

The effect of oven cleaner however is to completely strip it all off. Both the gunk and the actual rubbery finish itself, until it's back to bare plastic.

Re: Plastidip parts [Re: Trappy] #1633507
22/06/2019 05:01
22/06/2019 05:01
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,617
Brisbane, Australia
Possum Offline
My life on the forum
Possum  Offline
My life on the forum

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,617
Brisbane, Australia
I also suffered "gunk" on the steering column cover on my 1988 Croma.

As I also did with my Coupe, cleaned it off with metho and applied a spray on gloss black on the Croma and satin black on the Coupe. Problem solved!


Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633511
22/06/2019 13:18
22/06/2019 13:18
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 712
Motherwell - Scotland
Rosso Offline
Club member 1442
Rosso  Offline
Club member 1442
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 712
Motherwell - Scotland
Can anyone enlighten me to the brand of oven cleaner they used?


[Linked Image]
Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633514
22/06/2019 13:41
22/06/2019 13:41
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 85
Behind a blue gate
clanger Offline
Reaping the fruits
clanger  Offline
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 85
Behind a blue gate
Looks good FF, thanks for that. I was going to use acetone as I have lots of it but I know it can make plastic brittle. Oven cleaner or rather BBQ cleaner as I've got lots of that it is then. Job for the winter for me.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 7.3.9 Page Time: 0.018s Queries: 15 (0.007s) Memory: 0.7995 MB (Peak: 0.9188 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2019-11-21 00:09:15 UTC