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2013-06-10 13:34

LOOKING GOOD: Wheels24 reader Fayaaz Mahomed shows off his VW Golf MkIV with its new matte red paint job. Image: LiquidWraps

FAYAAZ MAHOMED

Wheels24 reader FAYAAZ MAHOMED wanted a new look for his faded Volkswagen Golf MkIV and found an alternative to spray painting his car.

Mahomed turned to LiquidWraps in Cape Town and its Plastidip product – similar to spray paint but it peels off when no longer needed.

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Mahomed tells us more about his car’s new look:

“The great thing about this method is that’s a bit cheaper than a full spray paint job and it’s easily applied with minimal prepping.

'PROTECTS YOUR CAR FROM HAIL'


“If you have any scratches, it’s easily fixed without having to re-do a whole panel and it's UV resistant which means it protects your paint. Should you wish to change colours or remove the plastidip, it doesn’t leave any residue when you peel it off.

“It can be washed using a high-pressure hose and it even protects your car from hail.

“I paid R5000 for the product and paint job. Since the process only takes one day, you can chop and change car colours as you please – provided you have money to waste.

'IT STILL AMAZES ME'

“The beauty of this product is that it can be used on pretty much anything, even rims, mirrors or anything else you can think of.

“The downside is that since there is no panel-beating involved. You're not going to fill up any deep dents or cracks in the car’s bodywork.

"As for the process, it still amazes me. It’s sprayed on like paint. It takes about five coats and each layer only takes 20mins to dry.”

According to LiquidWraps, pricing can cost anything between R4500 and R12000 depending on the size of the vehicle. The product is usually pantone/matte but other products such as Glossifier, Metalizers, Pearlizer and Chameleon effects can be added for different effects.

If you’d like to know more, contact Gary Wagenheim or Matthew Benas or visit the website.

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