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Plasti-dip on rust?

So one of my least favorite things about my Subie is the rust on the hatch:



I was going to Plasti-dip some things on my car this weekend and I got the idea to do a stripe or something not tacky over the rust. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to remove the rust, re-paint the spot, and give it time to dry. So my question is: Can you Plasti-dip over rust? And if so, anyone want to spare some creative ideas as to how to cover it up on the back? Thanks.
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The plastidip is going to transfer the surface texture of the substrate. You would have to sand/fill first just like a paint job in order to get great results.

What about a vinyl wrap? Something like 3M Di-NOC vinyl is thick enough to stay flush/even looking over the rust.
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The plastidip is going to transfer the surface texture of the substrate. You would have to sand/fill first just like a paint job in order to get great results.

What about a vinyl wrap? Something like 3M Di-NOC vinyl is thick enough to stay flush/even looking over the rust.
Honestly, anything will look better than the rust, even if the texture remains the same because at least it'll all be one color. At least that's what I believe. So it's more about the Plasti-dip surviving over that rust than what it looks like (: This is just all just temporary until I manage to find the time to actually remove the rust and do a new paint job, anyway.
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In that case sure. Plastidip is pretty durable when applied correctly. The more coats the better, especially in your case. Just make sure you hold the can close and do wet (just shy of running) coats.
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In that case sure. Plastidip is pretty durable when applied correctly. The more coats the better, especially in your case. Just make sure you hold the can close and do wet (just shy of running) coats.
Great, thanks. I tried Googling the topic but nothing came up so we'll see how this goes.
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Also don't bother masking the badges off. Once your coats dry, you can come back with a toothpick and pick away the plastidip on the badges for a clean edge.
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Also don't bother masking the badges off. Once your coats dry, you can come back with a toothpick and pick away the plastidip on the badges for a clean edge.
Good, thanks for the tip!
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