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what did you and your mk3 leon do today

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by seatleon2012, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. 'Little' John

    'Little' John Senior Member

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    #5521 'Little' John, Dec 5, 2018
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  2. Naylor92

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  3. cupra300uk

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    How do you use the plastidip? It just comes in an aerosol can and you clean the area you want to work on properly and give it lots of light coatings with 30 mins in between each layer


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  4. Naylor92

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    Okay cool. Where can I get some from? Do you just rape around the areas?
     
  5. paddy6789

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    Haha definitely don't rape around the areas!!
     
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  6. Legojon

    Legojon This is the last mod, I promise.
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    :roflmao:[​IMG]
     
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  7. cupra300uk

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    I ordered mine from amazon. I’d recommend not doing as you say! But yeah I used a bin bag and cut it down one side and opened it up so it covers more and then taped it to the car and cut a square out in the middle where I was working on


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  8. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon snob down the street...

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    Oh dear, are we going to get some kind of #MeToo campaign going following this post :O

    #ICan'tTypeEither

    Yeah people who PlastoDip the badges generally mask off the surrounding areas.

    However Not sure if this is true, the chrome bits can be flicked out with a screw driver. Not something I fancy doing myself.
     
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  9. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon snob down the street...

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    Defo only software...

     
  10. Naylor92

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    Bloody autocorrect haha
     
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    Okay chap cheers. Is it easy enough to do then would you say and do you have any pictures??
     
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  12. Naylor92

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    Also, did you just get the black spray and buy just the one can?
     
  13. Daire92

    Daire92 Cupra 290 DSG

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    7diPTzo.jpg Here's some inspiration for the taping off. I did the above to dip the chrome surround, I left the badge chrome but you could do exactly the same as this and just use a Stanley blade to cut out the badge section and it would leave you nicely protected.
     
  14. Mtailor

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    Well, I got shunted from behind at a roundabout. No visible damage other than a cracked plate. Further inspection shows bumper has moved out of alignment. I am wondering if it’s just a case of reseating it?
     
  15. cupra300uk

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    Very easy, just take your time when you apply it, very thin layers and lots of them. Wait a decent amount of time especially in this colder weather so maybe leave more than half an hour in between each coating just to make sure it sets properly. When it’s all set again take your time peeling the excess off if you do the chrome bits on the boot. Look on YouTube for how to plastidip car badges they helped me a lot


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    Yeah only the one can, didn’t use that much for the front and back S badges and the letters on the boot


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    Noticed that my wheel nut covers have all gone white, guess maybe something to do with the car wash although this didn't happen with my last Leon, cleaned one and it now looks grey instead of black [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. markrtw

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    Is from acidic wheel cleaner / TFR (traffic film remover. A lot of car wash places use it.
     
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    Cheers, guessed that would be the case... they must be rubbish then only the 3rd or 4th time it's been washed since I got new at the end of October
     
  20. markrtw

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    Is just a residue so appears quite quickly. You should be able to rub it off OK, but it can leave unpainted coloured plastics a bit faded as you have found.
     
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