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Old 02-20-2013, 01:08 AM   #1651
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has anyone every plasti-dip the entire jeep and took off road, just wondering to see if it holds up well and preserves the paint job
It will definitely hold up better than paint if thats your question. It will also protect against mild pinstriping, but not if you scrape a fat branch.

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:10 AM   #1652
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Wheels: 4 coats (didn't bother cleaning the tires afterwards)
Grille: 4 coats
Grille Covers: 3 coats (were chrome)
Trail Rated Badge: 2 Coats, badly done... either didn't shake the can or was too cold, looks a bit crappy... will re-do.
Antenna: Instead of plasti-dipping I used some mesh-wire cover and Thermo Shrink tubes. Same finish, quicker and probably cheaper.
Hood: 3 inches band at the front, 3 coats clear plasti-dip, better and cheaper than 3M. Just be careful as clear Plasti-Dip will show anything that sticks to it when drying... like hair, dust, etc.
Was thinking in applying 1 or 2 coats of black PD to the fenders and bumper so it all looks the same shade, but probably won't do it, it all look the same as soon as they start getting dirty. I did everything in my garage at around 42F (+6 Celsius). I don't know if that caused the "grainy" texture on the surface. I don't mind the texture as it matches the plastic parts on the jeep, but is a pain to clean. I guess it gets smoother when applied at higher temperatures.
One more thing... make sure you get plenty of ventilation, after 2 weeks I'm still high.
You cannot spray plastidip in temps less than 65 degrees. If you MUST, you need to place the can into warm water for a few minutes to bring the dip up to temp and make sure it is fully liquefied.

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:11 AM   #1653
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Did my grill Saturday. I love the look. I did 3 coats, but still have some areas that look a little uneven (not that anyone but me would notice, but drives me crazy). Anyone have thoughts to why that may have happened?
It is uneven because you are not spraying from a consistent distance. Watch the tutorials on the dipyourcar youtube channel (the green audi has a LOT of tutorials in it as well as the dip nozzle video) and he does an excellent job of explaining it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:12 AM   #1654
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from what i've read, if it looks uneven the more coats you add it'll fill out.
Not really. If it is uneven on the first coat, it will continue to build unevenly and the problem will not be fixed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:03 AM   #1655
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Did my first Plasti dip today.Started small as I have NO experience with any kind of rattle can painting. let alone Plasti dip. It didn't turn out awful for my first time. Although I can see I was too close and saturated it a bit much.
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Did my first Plasti dip today.Started small as I have NO experience with any kind of rattle can painting. let alone Plasti dip. It didn't turn out awful for my first time. Although I can see I was too close and saturated it a bit much.
How'd you remove the excess around the E and P?
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Dip This

Factory cut fenders dipped to match. The grill is dipped also.


I have to clean the underside and spray the rears
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It will definitely hold up better than paint if thats your question. It will also protect against mild pinstriping, but not if you scrape a fat branch.
It also doesn't do well with mud. It stains like Factory non painted fenders.

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Factory cut fenders dipped to match. The grill is dipped also.
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I have to clean the underside and spray the rears
That's actually a damn cool color combination. VERY well done.
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Wheels: 4 coats (didn't bother cleaning the tires afterwards)
Grille: 4 coats
Grille Covers: 3 coats (were chrome)
Trail Rated Badge: 2 Coats, badly done... either didn't shake the can or was too cold, looks a bit crappy... will re-do.
Antenna: Instead of plasti-dipping I used some mesh-wire cover and Thermo Shrink tubes. Same finish, quicker and probably cheaper.
Hood: 3 inches band at the front, 3 coats clear plasti-dip, better and cheaper than 3M. Just be careful as clear Plasti-Dip will show anything that sticks to it when drying... like hair, dust, etc.
Was thinking in applying 1 or 2 coats of black PD to the fenders and bumper so it all looks the same shade, but probably won't do it, it all look the same as soon as they start getting dirty. I did everything in my garage at around 42F (+6 Celsius). I don't know if that caused the "grainy" texture on the surface. I don't mind the texture as it matches the plastic parts on the jeep, but is a pain to clean. I guess it gets smoother when applied at higher temperatures.
One more thing... make sure you get plenty of ventilation, after 2 weeks I'm still high.
Lookin good with all the ice
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You cannot spray plastidip in temps less than 65 degrees. If you MUST, you need to place the can into warm water for a few minutes to bring the dip up to temp and make sure it is fully liquefied.
Yes, the can was kept inside the house (21C/70F) between coats, and was shaken for at least 2 minutes before going to the garage everytime. I guess the cold temperature doesn't allow the droplets to go flat and merge with the others. Again, it's an interesting finish and so far is holding very well. Here in Alberta they use gravel on the roads instead of salt, so you get a lot of little stones thrown at you on the highways. After I wash it I'll inspect it to see if there's any damage.
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Lookin good with all the ice
I thought so! sadly the wife wasn't sure about parking in the middle of the frozen Windermere lake... I started to freak out a bit when I saw a few cracks around us (driving on frozen lakes was something completely new for me).
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How'd you remove the excess around the E and P?
used a toothpick. Just get in there sort of underneath the letter where the letter and the grille meet. Then just work a little hole into it and pull it out.
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I'm sure this has beed covered but I'm on the mobile app so I can find it.

Can someone please explain step by step the process of plasti dipping. or at least quote someone who said this already.

I'm assuming it's not as easy as you just spray it, but maybe I'm wrong. Oh and how is it different from paint. Thank youuuu!!!!
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I'm sure this has beed covered but I'm on the mobile app so I can find it.

Can someone please explain step by step the process of plasti dipping. or at least quote someone who said this already.

I'm assuming it's not as easy as you just spray it, but maybe I'm wrong. Oh and how is it different from paint. Thank youuuu!!!!
Here you go.

https://www.dipyourcar.com/
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thats all I needed lol thanks
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #1665
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The above link is great for buying everything you need. If you want to learn....here is their youtube channel. Watch ALL the videos (they all have useful information) and you will be FAR more confident.

DipYourCarcom's channel - YouTube
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Hey how are you guys dippin your grilles? I can see taping them off from the outside, but how are you not getting over spray on the inside around the radiator? Thanks!
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Hey how are you guys dippin your grilles? I can see taping them off from the outside, but how are you not getting over spray on the inside around the radiator? Thanks!
The JK grills come off really easy. In fact that is how you change the headlights. If you don't have a JK just stuff wadded up newspaper inside.
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Duhhh... didn't even think about newspaper
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:08 PM   #1669
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Hey how are you guys dippin your grilles? I can see taping them off from the outside, but how are you not getting over spray on the inside around the radiator? Thanks!
I take it off. I have it down to under 45 seconds now. If I did it in front of you, I would have it off, cleaned, and ready to spray before you could go inside and grab me a beer.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:22 PM   #1670
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I take it off. I have it down to under 45 seconds now. If I did it in front of you, I would have it off, cleaned, and ready to spray before you could go inside and grab me a beer.
ditto it is so easy to pop the grill off it is lucky these do not get stolen all the time. If you have strong finger nails you do not even need tools.
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ditto it is so easy to pop the grill off it is lucky these do not get stolen all the time. If you have strong finger nails you do not even need tools.
I want strong finger nails! . Lmmfao
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haha I'm not sure if it is as easy on a YJ as it is for the JK's. Are they similiar?
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Smile Bought my first can today to get rid of chrome logo

As soon as the beastie arrives..

Found it at Lowe's in Canada. $20 a can though, and our dollar is at par. :-(
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Hey how are you guys dippin your grilles? I can see taping them off from the outside, but how are you not getting over spray on the inside around the radiator? Thanks!
How To Replace Headlight in 2007 Jeep Wrangler - YouTube

Like others have mentioned, it's very easy to take the grill off and highly recommended before you plastidip it. The link above actually starts at the 0:57 mark where he demonstrates how to pull the grill off.
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Holy Cow - I watched 4 hours of Plasti Dip how 2 videos on their YouTube Chanel today..
AMAZING!!!!! - soon as we have a nice weather day I gotta do my wheels until I can afford new wheels and tires!!!!

I also now have a crush on Fonzie from the Plasti Dip videos
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Holy Cow - I watched 4 hours of Plasti Dip how 2 videos on their YouTube Chanel today..

hopefully your boss doesn't see that post
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quick tip. Don't pop out the jeep center cap, then proceed to drop your tire on it which will smash it to hell..
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Did mine about 2 months ago and they are still holding up good. The road salt and car washing doesn't seem to bother it at all.
what size tires? what lift?
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Another big bonus of plastidip....

Slammed camo green accord + what happens when...

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