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Old 02-04-2016, 08:56 PM   #15
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I still think a Chrome 3M wrap would be pretty awesome

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Old 02-04-2016, 09:15 PM   #16
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wow- thats cool
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:52 PM   #17
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I plasti dipped my Honda two years ago. 8 seasons later it still looks good. I suggest buying the kit with the sprayer. Don't be worried either. This gun is very user friendly. It works like an HVLP gun but uses a blower pack to spray the paint. A few minutes of practice and your ready to apply. I would suggest at least 3 coats to any surface. You don't have to primer but I did, and for harsh conditions forget it. I had a shopping cart graze my passenger side and tore it about 16". Luckily you can reduce it again with acetone and smooth out imperfections with a rag soaked with acetone. Then reapply over area, if needed.

I like this product. I bought 900$ worth of it to do two vehicles. But I would not use it for off road purposes. However I would agree on it being a good sealing agent. I have yet to apply it on a trailer but would not be opposed of doing so, as long as it stays on the road. Road debris from the highway does tend to knick it away, even when applied thick. It comes in a crazy amount of colors also.

As far as a sealant, IMO the better alternative would be the RVarmor clear coat product. It's more like a UV resistant gel coat. When installed by their techs they guarantee it won't leak for life of the trailer.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:10 PM   #18
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when you see it in person, you will see the plasti dip dosnt have a finish anywhere near as nice as a aluminum sheet. The picture is photoshop to add effect.


you can do some cool project with plasti dip but the limiter will always be that it will be a matt finish...even with glossifier... it s still matt/satin finish.

I would use it on a argosy....but not a airstream with nice aluminum planel.

For harsh environement... it dosnt do very well...scratch and peel a lot.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:16 PM   #19
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But, doesn't it peel off easily?
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:19 AM   #20
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But, doesn't it peel off easily?
No it doesn't. Acetone is your best opportunity. Peeling it off will only get you tiny pieces at a time. It loses its stretching ability pritty quick, becoming brittle. I could see someone being able to peel it off within a week or so of applying it.
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A lot of modders use it for wheels. Usually damaged or scratched, my kid took is chrome rims and used black to get a black out effect.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:29 PM   #22
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I've seen some pretty nice plastidip jobs on cars. I could see it freshening up the exterior of a rough vintage airstream, or allowing someone to do some kind of custom design that they could easily remove later. I like the product, I did some interior pieces in my Miata with it.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:40 AM   #23
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:13 AM   #24
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Would it provide any insulating properties? I know it's not that thick, but it seems it SHOULD stop all sorts of tiny air intrusions and leaks, plus it does put a small thermal barrier over the ribs, etc. doesn't it?

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Yes, it would provide a small amount of assistance.
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I've seen some pretty nice plastidip jobs on cars. I could see it freshening up the exterior of a rough vintage airstream, or allowing someone to do some kind of custom design that they could easily remove later. I like the product, I did some interior pieces in my Miata with it.
I'd like to use this for a TEMPORARY custom design on a portion of my trailer - like a decal on the side. Do you really think it would peel off easily? And would it "bleed" through into the aluminum (no clear coat)?

Thanks for any replies!

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Plasti-Dip an Airstream?

I really like the look. This Could be fun to do as a project. Definitely would use plasti dip on wheels and some exposed areas. For the full trailer is there a risk of etching or oxidation? I've noticed on my rig that where there were stickers the aluminum can sometime be milky and almost coral like oxidation.

Very cool.
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I used Nylaic on my trailer. Is it anything like Plasti dip?
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