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    2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    A few months ago I plastidpped my 2004 Silverado. I used Frozen Blue plus their new Dip Armor Clear Coat


    It was a fun project. I learned a lot. I want to try again.

    The corvette project will take longer as it has clear bra on several areas that I have to remove first.

    I removed the clear bra on one mirror today to test. Whew. This will be the hardest part of this project



    Pretty sure I am going with Extra Lime body with black grill, wheels trim. Etc,


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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    Hey David,
    Nice car, I had a question.

    Does PPF, cause any damage to clear coat if you have it on long period of time?

    Like when you’re removing it, does it not lock at the paint?

    I was interested in just knowing


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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    It can sometimes take the clear/paint with it. It is also a PIA to remove most times!


    In for updates on this epic dip project!!
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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    More clear bra removal

    Knocked out a lower rear panel and a front fender after work tonight

    The steamer worked better than the heat gun for me


    Most of the paint looks flawless after all the glue was removed.

    A couple spots on the front fender seemed a little cloudy. I didn't bother trying to polish it as I'll be covering it all up soon

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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    Got the hang of removing the old clear bra!
    Used a steamer and pulled and steamed continuously too

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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    After removing the clear bra left a slight haze or cloudiness.

    I tried a few things

    Mineral spirits worked the best by far! Misted on with a sprayer than atomized it super well.
    Wiped off

    I have a few spots left that will need to be taken down with the eraser wheel

    Low rpms on a weaker right angle drill (I know eraser wheels can harm painted plastics)

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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    Try a small test spot of some diluted DIF used for wallpaper removal, just don't let it sit too long as you want to be able to peel off as a sheet not scraps.

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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    DIF?

    For removing the last bits of the glue instead of the eraser wheel? Or instead of the mineral spirits for the cloudiness?

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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    Try it on both, I had a co-worker pull his film off a 2005 BMW and he swore by the easy of removal. However he started the process with it too.

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    Re: 2014 Corvette PlatstiDip Project

    That looks kinda scary. I’d hate to have to do that. Lol.

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