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Plastidip parts #1633460
19/06/2019 11:47
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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.

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Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633463
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Looks like a good result.

Yes, I also used meths to remove the gunk.


Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633464
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Looking good, I chose black gloss for my centre consul but your parts are looking good as I said..


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Re: Plastidip parts [Re: Possum] #1633465
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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
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Good tip. Next time I will use oven cleaner. Wish I knew this last week!!!


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Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633473
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Looks like a great finish, really must do mine this year.


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Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633477
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Can anyone enlighten me to the brand of oven cleaner they used?


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Re: Plastidip parts [Re: french_coupe] #1633514
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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.


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