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Going to Plasti-Dip my SLK DIY

I don't mind the silver colour of my SLK, but I do fancy spicing it up after I have fitted a new body kit.

I have painted cars before, and I have all the correct compressor equipment etc and so I could paint it myself but it is very cold and damp where I live at the moment. Hassle wise though, I could get a professional paint shop to do it, but not only would it be expensive, it's pretty much permanent unless I pay out more money to get another pant job.

So, as and alternative, I thought of doing my own DIY Plasti-Dip. I have read up a lot about the process and I am confident I have all the knowledge and equiptment to have a go, and better still it is far cheaper, plenty of scope to make mistakes and rectify, and more importantly it isn't permanent.

So, any suggestions as to the colour? I am thinking either white or gunn-metal grey?

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Pastel blue, sun burst yellow or matte black maybe. Think they do a matte white and pearlesant. Have just bought a can of matte black to experiment with for black out badges etc.
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White is always good! Although Red, if you're going to really want a non-standard change!


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This is the blue colour i was referring to. Works well with black accents.
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WOW, Thanks for all the responses, plenty to think about there, especially with the blue or red

White and black could be a good combination, especially considering the brake dust issues on the alloys.
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Pastel blue, sun burst yellow or matte black maybe. Think they do a matte white and pearlesant. Have just bought a can of matte black to experiment with for black out badges etc.
Let me know what you think of it, I'd be very interested in your results.
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Need the weather to improve first. Think there's a minimum recommended temperature for application. Bit too cold at the mo! Will post some results here though when done.


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Need the weather to improve first. Think there's a minimum recommended temperature for application. Bit too cold at the mo! Will post some results here though when done.
Yeah, I know what you mean, not much better down here in Cornwall!
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Please post it when you have completed it. I have seen other types of cars done in the what I call the plastic wrap. I haven't liked any so far but they are mostly done by young people doing it to older cars like Hondas and Toyotas. They are still good mechanically but have body issues (rust) and they want to cover it up cost effectively. Maybe its just that I don't like any of the older cars these kids pick up so I would very much like to see what it looks like on a MB SLK 230.
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I've always loved a yellow r170 !!


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With black wheels?
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Might look ok, but sorry, I hate black wheels, so I'm not the best person to ask, jeje...
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Please post it when you have completed it. I have seen other types of cars done in the what I call the plastic wrap. I haven't liked any so far but they are mostly done by young people doing it to older cars like Hondas and Toyotas. They are still good mechanically but have body issues (rust) and they want to cover it up cost effectively. Maybe its just that I don't like any of the older cars these kids pick up so I would very much like to see what it looks like on a MB SLK 230.
I totally agree. I plan to probably paint it gunn-metal grey as that would be nice and classy if you know what I mean. I don't think fast and furious really suits an SLK230
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I absolutely love the colour of your car, my wife loves it too!
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If you plan on waiting around for the weather i would recommend to wait for this company to take off...
Showcase ? AutoFlex? Coatings
Local company in Florida but with incredible outcome in their plasti dip style paint.
The link i added has a couple examples of paint jobs they have done on cars.
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I absolutely love the colour of your car, my wife loves it too!
In earlier models, which I had, it was called FireMist Red. This one is Amber Red! Similar, but not the same.


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In earlier models, which I had, it was called FireMist Red. This one is Amber Red! Similar, but not the same.
It is just such a nice colour. I have a BMW Z3 which I plan to Plasti-dip too, I think it would look amazing in the same colour as yours.
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It is just such a nice colour. I have a BMW Z3 which I plan to Plasti-dip too, I think it would look amazing in the same colour as yours.
Go for.....be sure to,out some pics!


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