A bit of Googling and I discovered that while the product has been around a while, there aren't many places in the UK that can PlastiDip a car, and like plastering a wall, spray painting a car is an expert job. And I also wondered how the coating would cope with a UK winter, stone chips, car parks and washing.
To cut a long story short, I decided to take one for the PH team and give it go.
On my own car.
JK Customs in Southampton who were happy to do the work. A few phone calls later and I managed to avoid matt black (that's soooo last season, darling), instead going for a newly available colour.
The transformation is astonishing. (You're not wrong there. - Ed.) Whatever you think of the colour**, the PlastiDip has turned my Scooby into (for me at least) a new car. Gone are all those tiny scuffs and stone chips and I'm back to being nervous about where I park it. At £1,500 for a whole car it's not pocket money but it's cheaper than a traditional respray, plus it gets to places a wrap wouldn't.
I'll give it at least six months to see what it's like to live with and how it performs, then report back.
My only question for now is; what colour should I get my MX-5 done?
* Feel free to disagree with this statement
** I wait for the abuse
Thanks to www.jkcustoms.co.uk