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Why you don’t put paint stripper on your plasti-dipped car

Plasti-dip can be a great way to temporarily change the color of your car. There are thousands of colors to choose from. Although you have to make sure you apply the dip correctly or it can be a pain to remove.


If you put a good layer of plasti-dip you should be able to peel it off. If there are any little areas that didn’t peel you can use WD-40 or a similar non-acidic oil to help remove the dip.

Unfortunatley for one Audi A5 coupe the owner evidently didn’t want to remove the dip the old fashioned way. They ended up putting paint stripper on the car and left it under a hot tarp for days.


Anyone who has ever worked on paint knows that paint stripper is highly corrosive. It will tear through paint down to bare metal. The owner took the car to a wrap shop. There was damage on the body and things like the headlights. The shop had to end up sanding a lot of the body down to make it halfway decent.

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The owner wasn’t expecting the car to come back perfect. He asked them to place different race track vinyls on the car to take away for the imperfect body. They then wrapped the car and sent it on it’s way.


The car is far from perfect but it at least looks a little better. The moral of the story is don’t put paint stripper on your plasti-dipped car.

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