Wanted a change from the black (see avatar) thats been on for a few years now. Brake dust on the wheels, that seemed to stain the rubber, meant it never looked clean.
Car has done 107k and is a 2006. The lacquer on the wheels and some bodywork has peeled and the front is stone-chipped to death. If I peeled the plastidip off, the car would look rather aged and tired. The plastidip disguises this very well and is great at protecting whats underneath.
I had 8 cans of black left over and did a deal with an ebay chap. Basically swapped my black for his 'gun metal grey' plus £50 for his trouble. 8 cans from plastidip will cost you about £100.
I sprayed over the black. It went on so easily and required very little paint to cover the black. I did the whole front, rear, wheels and wing mirrors, with just 5 cans! I originally used probably 12/14 cans of black, but spraying over plastidip seems to need minimal volume of paint to change colour. I didn't expect that.
I expected gun metal grey to be darker, but battle ship grey would be quite an accurate colour description. Its slowly growing on me and i wanted it to stand out a bit less. The option to remove it all, just isn't really an option anymore without uncovering some fairly tired looking bodywork.
(I also have a fly-eyes kit on the front and rear lights)