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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-20-2016, 03:24 PM
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If you parked yours outside for a week in or around Newark, wouldn't it look pretty much the same? That is, if the car was still there.
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how did the bottom black panels below the doors and the back lower black part of the area under the bumper hold up?
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Wink Nice!

Really nicely done, beautiful and one-of-a-kind!

It is begging for a CF rear spoiler!!!
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I know this thread is almost 3 years old and the OP has moved on to another Ghibli, but I would be interested in hearing how this liquid vinyl transformation held up over time, and higher resolution pictures would be interesting.

I have a basic black 2017 SQ4 (very similar to the OP's 2015), and I am entering the last year of one of those screamingly incredible 3-year lease deals. I love the car, and I am looking to get into a lease of a 2019 or 2020 Ghibli at the end of my current lease. However, the lease deals do not look like they will be as aggressive next year. So, I am contemplating purchasing my 2017 at the end of my lease. It was a good lease deal because of the markdown and money factor, not the residual. So, the purchase price at lease end will be a reasonably good deal for a car I know to be a good car. However, if I am going to drive the same car for more than three years, I will definitely need a change of scenery. So, I am toying with the idea of professional dipping or vinyl wrapping in almost the exact same color combinations. I'd be interested in hearing about the experience over time.

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I'd be interested in hearing about the experience over time.

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OP here... this thread was brought back to life recently and it's kind of bittersweet because while it was nice to see these pics again after a long while, it reminds me that unfortunately this was all very short lived, so I can't comment on longevity. I had it wrapped for only 2-3 months, I believe.

What I can say is that it was a huge pain for the body shop to remove the plasti-dip. It was applied well and fairly thick. It definitely didn't want to come off easily. I can only speculate, but it looked like it would have easily lasted at least a few years before touch ups would be needed, assuming proper maintenance. But that's the nice thing with plasti-dip, it's fairly easy and inexpensive to touch up. I had plasti-dipped my wheels black and I accidentally scraped and that was an easy and cheap touch up.

I'll also say the matte finish along with the chrome blackout generated a tremendous amount of attention, almost too much for my taste, especially since there were fewer Ghiblis on the road at that time. The pictures don't do it justice.

I just eclipsed the 1 year mark on my new Ghibli. Zero issues to report, runs (and sounds) like a dream!

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That looks very good. OP, do you remember how many coats they applied?

I plan on eventually buying a kit from DYC and doing it myself. I have experience applying dip but only to wheels, badges etc, never done a whole car before, but I plan on just doing something crazy for a few months then peeling it. Dip will come off like butter if you let it soak in WD40 and put a pressure washer to it.
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