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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Aero kit / GT3 front splitter PU Reply with quote

I am in need of a new splitter due to speed bump scrapes and the cars having a bumper respray for the summer. The last time I purchased from OPC I paid £149 plus VAT. They now want £215.55 plus VAT (£258) which seems a lot for a piece of plastic.
So, as an alternative to an bi-annual consumable I was wondering if anyone had painted one with plasti dip before? And if so, what results did they get?
I wish I'd kept the old ones now to try this with.
If anyone knows of a cheaper source, Part number is 9975059839(last digit can be a 2,4 or 6)
 
  
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Big E 118
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I sprayed my aero kit splitter with Plastidip. Use the matt black and the finish is very close to the other bits of black plastic trim.

It's pretty hard wearing and if you do need to touch up you just spray the area you need to, it blends very easily with the older coats.

I do Euro jaunts and track days and it's easy to keep the splitter looking fresh.

For the sake of £8 a can of eBay it's worthwhile trying and seeing what you think.
 
  
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice,
I was thinking of overspraying the black with the glossifier to add a shine. Given your comments do you think this is necessary - I have a Red car.
Does a single can do the job? I was thinking 4 to 5 coats?
 
  
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Big E 118
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't use the glossifier, personally I think it's a good match without.

After a good clean and panel wipe of the surface I put a light first coat then four pretty heavy coats on and it came out well.

I watched the youtube channel "dip your car" to get hints and tips on how to do it properly!
 
  
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers,

I'll have a go.
I can always add glossifier later if not happy with the matt finish Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too need a replacement, and have been eyeing these up for a while.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/05-09-Porsche-911-997-GT3-GEN-1-3-6-Front-Aero-Lip-Splitter-OEM-Plastic-NEW-/142240465395?hash=item211e3141f3:g:ovsAAOSw~OdVYlqw
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look a better option than OEM. I am going to give the plasti dip a go first.
Good spot.

Let us know quality if you buy.
 
  
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