Artists on YouTube and TikTok began a trend of painting with gel soap.
The technique uses multiple layers of paint and soap as a masking tool to create elaborate designs.
Car paint shop DipYourCar tried the technique on a Mustang, and the results were equally satisfying.
YouTube and TikTok are filled with videos of artists using dish soap to paint. The soap acts as a masking tool for making multicolored patterns and designs. Auto paint shop DipYourCar is known for experimenting with new techniques. The team decided to try the soap method on a Mustang GT.
They used a car finished in one of DipYourCar’s HyperShift paints. They’re pearlescent pigments that change color with lighting and viewing angle. Each pigment is mixed with a glossy clear topcoat finish. It’s then sprayed over a base coat of peelable paint.
Next, the team substituted dish soap with liquid soap for cleaning cars. It’s thicker than dish soap, preventing it from running. They applied it in random swirls and patterns all over the car. The team then sprayed the car with a layer of black peelable paint. This paint is known as Plasti Dip.
The final step was power washing the soap off. The soap masks the top layer of paint from sticking. The team had to act fast since Plasti Dip dries as one peelable rubber coat. They washed off the soap before the Plasti Dip could solidify over it.