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Just saw something about a guy who plasti diped his rims and i'm in the mid of my first diy sub and reading how much if a pain it is to prime and paint the mdf.
Could plasti dip be easier?
not much of a selection in finishes though i'd imagine
 

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I saw the excact same thing and also a whole car being done!
I was also thinking about doing my subs this way, but am wondering how to prepare the surface and if i would come off like it does on vehicules if i wanted ?
It gives a beautifull mat black finish and since its a bit thicker than paint would fill in any imperfections to give a better finished product!

Let me know if u use it !
 

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I have used plasti dip many times before and I love the stuff. It is a bit different then paint because it dries into a rubber coating. The durability all depends on how many coats you put on. When I use the spray I do about 4 light coats for a nice finish. As far as prep goes, just a nice clean surface will do. Also because it dries into a rubber coating if you don't like it down the road you can peel it off. Think of it as more of a sticker than a paint. I have seen a few people carry tinted versions of the spray cans. hope that helps.
 

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that does help.
thank you
 

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Steve41 said:
I have used plasti dip many times before and I love the stuff. It is a bit different then paint because it dries into a rubber coating. The durability all depends on how many coats you put on. When I use the spray I do about 4 light coats for a nice finish. As far as prep goes, just a nice clean surface will do. Also because it dries into a rubber coating if you don't like it down the road you can peel it off. Think of it as more of a sticker than a paint. I have seen a few people carry tinted versions of the spray cans. hope that helps.
Did u actually use it for speakers or something else ?
 

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it's stuck to chrome!? that's impressive
 

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not REAL chome!? weeeeeaaaakk
haha jk
either way it's a tough surface to bond to
 

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Tried Plast-Dip on a piece of scrap MDF,... the only problem is that it aint coming off !!.

Mdf is porous enough that the plasti- dip is absorbed in the first coats, and can no longer be removed like it can when painting over a clear coat like cars.
 

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that's a good thing isn't it? did you use a rattle can?
 

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Tried Plast-Dip on a piece of scrap MDF,... the only problem is that it aint coming off !!.

Mdf is porous enough that the plasti- dip is absorbed in the first coats, and can no longer be removed like it can when painting over a clear coat like cars.
I have never used it on MDF before. what about trying a heavy coat first then a few more coats on top of that. which type of plasti dip did you use?
 

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I have never used it on MDF before. what about trying a heavy coat first then a few more coats on top of that. which type of plasti dip did you use?
I used black mat in a rattle can.

....If it can't be removed , maybe i should just use black mat paint instead ??
 

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why do you need to remove it?
 

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gotcha
 
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