Well I went home for the weekend from school and planed on dipping my headlight covers as they were from a red car and on the edges the red was showing through. I kinda got carried away and dipped the whole thing ... I love the finish and plan on painting the car in a satin black.
Its called Plasti-Dip its the same stuff people use to dip things like tool handles into for the rubber coating but it can be bought in spray cans or mixed at a 1:1 ratio with xylene and sprayed. It is really durable but when you want a change you can peel it off. I had it on my jeep grand cherokee's rims and cladding for a little over a year before I sold it. Its awesome to find out if you like something before spending the money on paint. Cause this only cost me about 60 bucks.
Do you think the plasti-dip could be used to cover a dash pad in a 3rd or 4th gen f-body?
You can but it doesn't do so well on interior parts like that cause it attracts dust. not an issue when you are doing 90 it blows it off the outside though. Try it for your self though its cheap if u dont like it.
Was the paint ruined before hand? It looked to be in pretty good shape before you painted it
The paint looked good from 20 ft but up close it had some sun damage and just looked sad. I just mainly wanted something different. I like my cars to stand out in a group. I'm thinking about doing some body work and a satin paint job this summer
its a lot more forgiving than traditional paint. just make sure that the surface is clean. I just washed the car and wiped it down with some bug and tar remover.
No kidding? That's it? My car is similar, looks good from 20 ft but the sun has been rough on the clear coat. I might try that just to see what it looks like cause I was planning on painting it this summer anyways.