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Old 04-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #751
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Plasti dipped door hinges and trail rated badge
Looks great! I did mine over a month ago, still happy with it.

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Old 04-21-2012, 08:31 PM   #752
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Looks great! I did mine over a month ago, still happy with it.
Thanks, had to do it over, didn't like how it turned out the first time.

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Old 04-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #753
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Thanks, had to do it over, didn't like how it turned out the first time.
I think I'm in that state right now. I think tomorrow will be the learning curve on "how easy is this stuff peeled off"
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #754
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Hi everyone. Plasti-Dippin newbie here with a few questions.

I decided to give Plati-Dip a try on my Spare to see how it turned out and so far I'm not thrilled. I'm sure its something I'm doing wrong so I figured I'd throw up some pics and ask for your opinions and suggestions.

Here is some info to go ahead and answer the questions that I can think of that you might ask:

1) I cleaned the tire and then wiped down the areas to be painted with alcohol to ensure they were nice and clean/dry.
2) I taped off the edges and holes and covered the rubber to prevent overspray.
3) Weather today is partly sunny with temp around 75deg.
4) I shook the can very well.

So far its rather textured and splotchy looking. Do I just suck at spray painting? I did wait the recommended 30min between coats.

I'm wondering if I should have put it on a lot thicker at the beginning instead of going with lighter coats.

Any input or feedback is most welcome.

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How far did you hold the can away? You should be keeping it about 3 - 4" away from the wheel. The further away you are the more time it has to dry as its spraying. Try holding it closer and it should come out smoother
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How far did you hold the can away? You should be keeping it about 3 - 4" away from the wheel. The further away you are the more time it has to dry as its spraying. Try holding it closer and it should come out smoother
That's what I was thinking after many minutes of staring at it this evening. I'm betting I held it too far away. I was paranoid about getting "hot" spots and runs so was taking the lighter coats approach like with regular spray paint. Looks like that was a bad idea. The can said 6-9" I think and I'm pretty sure I was at least that. I had to get it mounted back on the jeep (can't be w/o a spare) to take my son to the park and grab dinner so I'll be spending tomorrow peeling it off. Thunderstorms just hit our area so it'll probably be a few days before I get a window to try again.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #756
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Does anyone have a close up pic of your plasti-dipped wheels you could post so I can make a comparison?

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Did my wheels about a week ago. I did about 5, all heavy coats, with about 5 minutes in between. I held the can about 3" away. Came out great. Now well see how it holds up.

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So far mine have been done for approx a month. Went out wheelin today and (knock on wood) no issues yet. Stuff is amazing.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:00 AM   #758
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I think I'm in that state right now. I think tomorrow will be the learning curve on "how easy is this stuff peeled off"
Super easy to peel off, use a toothpick to poke a hole in the plasti dip, that way you don't leave scratches
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Super easy to peel off, use a toothpick to poke a hole in the plasti dip, that way you don't leave scratches
Gotcha, Thx
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Does anyone know how this holds up on chrome? Looks like this could be an easy and cheep way to change my look from a mall crawler to a mean offroad mechine!
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Does anyone know how this holds up on chrome? Looks like this could be an easy and cheep way to change my look from a mall crawler to a mean offroad mechine!
Tons of people use it on chrome. Prep is the key
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I've seen just about every Jeep part imaginable Plastidipped I want to see who has the nuts to Plastidip their windshield! He will be the Plastidip King!
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I've seen just about every Jeep part imaginable Plastidipped I want to see who has the nuts to Plastidip their windshield! He will be the Plastidip King!
Lmfao!
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Ok, spent 1hr20min today getting the botched/textured plasti-dip off of my spare. The devil was in the details. Areas that didn't get enough of the coats took a bunch of rubbing but it all came off fairly easily as everyone has said.

Tire is prepped and ready for a 2nd attempt.

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:44 PM   #765
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My wife just came in and asked if I had painted her Escape and Flex Fuel badge; oh, I said - the plasti dip, yeah, a couple of weeks ago.

I asked her if she wanted me to remove it from her white truck, but she said she didn't care -- just didn't understand why I did it.

Haha, beats me too.

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #766
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My wife just came in and asked if I had painted her Escape and Flex Fuel badge; oh, I said - the plasti dip, yeah, a couple of weeks ago.

I asked her if she wanted me to remove it from her white truck, but she said she didn't care -- just didn't understand why I did it.

Haha, beats me too.

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2nd attempt going MUCH better than my first dive into this adventure. There is a spot or two that I'm not 100% thrilled with but they are getting less noticeable in the final coats.

Thanks for all the advice
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Must be getting a lot of people asking for this stuff at Home Hardware!!!!




I did the wheels on my Big Guy today to match my JK.... looks pretty mean. I had already done the trim. Now I guess I'll have to do the chrome bumpers next...

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Must be getting a lot of people asking for this stuff at Home Hardware!!!!

I did the wheels on my Big Guy today to match my JK.... looks pretty mean. I had already done the trim. Now I guess I'll have to do the chrome bumpers next...
lol.. Love it. The guy at my local hardware store had never heard of it. I had to show him what you could do with it. He just had the dip version. He said will be ordering some.
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Tons of people use it on chrome. Prep is the key
Thanks. I might cover up all that chrome maybe this coming weekend. Also busy building a camping/utility trailer so we'll see.
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Ok, next hurdle in the learning curve

I got a good 4-5 coats on my tire last night and it looked damn good.

I let it cure overnight in the garage and this morning went to take the tape off of the back side where I blocked out for overspray and the corners of the triangle gaps pulled with the tape

How/When are you removing your overspray tape? Was tape a bad idea? (I've seen a few videos where it's used) Should I have used a razor knife to make sure the edges separated clean?

I did some trimming and am now testing to see how well this stuff patches itself after just using newspaper to line the inside walls of the wheel.
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I just did my spare ( to see if I liked it). Reading various posts about plasti-dipping, remove the tape before it fully cures, and it shouldn't peel up
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Also plasti dipped hood hinges

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How did you do it?
Tape them off or take them off simple really
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okay, was curious which method you used...
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Arrrgh! Just when I thought I had this figured this out.

Besides the obvious removing of the plasti-dip where the lug nuts will touch, is there any other way to prevent this? In the videos I've seen I've never seen anyone mention this issue or preventing it.

Looks like I'll be peeling and trying again. 3rd times the charm right?
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I taped newspaper around it, sprayed each one, put about 3-4 coats on. Let it sit for 4 hrs. To peel everything off smoothly I used a razor blade and gently cut around the hinges to separate what I wanted to keep and remove. Slowly peeled everything off and it turned out perfectly
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Arrrgh! Just when I thought I had this figured this out.

Besides the obvious removing of the plasti-dip where the lug nuts will touch, is there any other way to prevent this? In the videos I've seen I've never seen anyone mention this issue or preventing it.

Looks like I'll be peeling and trying again. 3rd times the charm right?
I individually wrapped each lug nut. Kinda time consuming un-tape after each coat, let it dry, re-tape and repeat
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Arrrgh! Just when I thought I had this figured this out.

Besides the obvious removing of the plasti-dip where the lug nuts will touch, is there any other way to prevent this? In the videos I've seen I've never seen anyone mention this issue or preventing it.

Looks like I'll be peeling and trying again. 3rd times the charm right?
I've read of people using quarters in the lug nuts, prolly put some tape on the back of it and placed on lug nut. Removed after every spray to let dry, let dry and repeat.
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I've read of people using quarters in the lug nuts, prolly put some tape on the back of it and placed on lug nut. Removed after every spray to let dry, let dry and repeat.
Great minds think alike I just finished peeling the tire (took <10min this time since I had it thick enough) and I was looking at the area the lug nut needed and realized it was about quarter sized. I'm going to give that a try when I redo it later today.

This stuff is NOT going to beat me

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