shniestEV
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Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:14 pm
Location: Vancouver

PlastiDip

Thu May 07, 2020 1:43 pm

Contemplated upgrading to a Tesla but since the FFE is paid off and doesn't cost me much of anything other than electricity these days and gets me to and from work it didn't seem right to jump into a payment of a Tesla.

That brought up the issue I have had since i got it day one... Its got no tint, grandpa's chrome and way to many badges. The tint and badges was quick and easy within the first few months of ownership... but finally got around to dipping the grill, logos and window chrome.

Now i'm waiting to replace the rubber before i black out the rims.

Here are some images during and after.... the hardest part was the foot of chrome on the rear triangle window. The rubber was tight to the chrome and as a first time dipper it was hard to separate so i may redo those when i do the wheels. Otherwise the rest of the chrome was perfect and the logos were easy.

In the end I guess it will look like the Pacifica Hybrid Black S in the garage... guess you know what i like. :lol:

For those curious:
Grill/Logos: 6 coats of Anthracite Grey then 2 coats of Silver Metalizer and then 3 coats of Glossifier
Chrome Trim: 6 coats of Black then 3 coats of Glossifier
Wheels: I'll probably do the same as the chrome trim.

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2016 Magnetic FFE - Canada

campfamily
Posts: 449
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:07 am
Location: Southern California

Re: PlastiDip

Thu May 07, 2020 6:02 pm

Looks a lot like my car before I sold it. I debadged, tinted the windows, and Plastidipped the "grille". I decided to leave the chrome around the windows, but maybe I should have done that too. Nice looking car!
GONE - 2015 FFE, Magnetic with leather interior, debadged & tinted
38,500 miles (since May 2015), average 246 Wh/mile

REPLACED WITH - 2018 Tesla Model3, LR RWD, Obsidian Black
20,000 miles (since Nov 2018), average 235 Wh/mile

Heima
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Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:46 pm

Re: PlastiDip

Thu May 07, 2020 6:42 pm

Looks great!

Pearl
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Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:24 am
Location: Northeast Ohio

Re: PlastiDip

Sun May 24, 2020 7:57 am

Looking Good ! Too bad you need a front Plate. :(
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