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Old 03-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #1711
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i thought about that, the Vaseline that is, because of my hair dye experiences.
ill try it on my weekend (tues-thrus) when i try thecamp doors. i have plenty of time to experiment, just not enough patience. heh.

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*the camo Doors.

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:37 PM   #1713
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I was just looking at dipyourcar.com, and I'm really inclined to change the color of my jeep. Right now I like monster green. I really like the gecko green of new jeeps.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #1714
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I was just looking at dipyourcar.com, and I'm really inclined to change the color of my jeep. Right now I like monster green. I really like the gecko green of new jeeps.
I've done it. It's fun, safe, and completely reversible. Just spend some time and energy carefully prepping the vehicle and you'll love it. Roll around for a year, then when you get bored, peel it off, and spray a new color. The bonus is the paint underneath is left flawless (plastidip acts both as a clear bra protector and a claybar.) I am seriously considering doing either a dune color with gold flakes (like a dune pearl) or some sort of a metallic brown. I recommend you buy the gallon kit rather than the cans, it makes spraying A LOT easier.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #1715
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I'm quoting you but this may be good info for this thread in general:

I showed the pics of your grill to my sister to see what she thought. Her opinion wasn't going to affect whether I did it, just wanted to get a non-jeeper's opinion; she especially liked the angry eyes. She said to spread a layer of vasaline or something similar over the tape after you've got it situated to prevent the dip from sticking to it, and that would keep you from having to take it up while it's wet. (For reference, she's an art major about to graduate from ETSU here in TN) I thought that sounded like a pretty sound idea, my biggest concern would be getting it on the edge of the tape but not on the jeep. I plan to try it as soon as it gets warm here when I do my grill, but idk how long that will be. If someone else feels like trying it beforehand, let me know how it does.
Thats not really necessary. The correct way is the simplest way so I really don't see the need to start involving other steps. Spray the final coat and peel, doesn't get much easier than that.
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I've done it. It's fun, safe, and completely reversible. Just spend some time and energy carefully prepping the vehicle and you'll love it. Roll around for a year, then when you get bored, peel it off, and spray a new color. The bonus is the paint underneath is left flawless (plastidip acts both as a clear bra protector and a claybar.) I am seriously considering doing either a dune color with gold flakes (like a dune pearl) or some sort of a metallic brown. I recommend you buy the gallon kit rather than the cans, it makes spraying A LOT easier.
Any videos/pictures of the process? How did you decide what colors to buy/mix? I'm unfamiliar with the cans of dip. What kind of environment did you spray in?
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Finally stayed warm enough with no rain and I had time - ended up taking wheels off to make sure it looked good and I wasn't convinced I could get good coverage around the inside rim if I just used the garbage bag wrap like they show in the dipyourcar.com site -
still letting 2 wheels dry overnight then ill get better pictures of the whole Jeep - but for now here's the before and after of the spare.
Hate these steel wheels but until I can put some money together can't beat $3.50 per can to make them @ least look better before I can lose them all together.


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Old 03-10-2013, 08:25 PM   #1718
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Any videos/pictures of the process? How did you decide what colors to buy/mix? I'm unfamiliar with the cans of dip. What kind of environment did you spray in?
All the videos you need are available on the dip your car YouTube channel. They do a much better job showing you the process. Colors is completely up to you. If you use the gallon kits the sky is the limit with colors. You can make any color you like. You can also order pearl powder on eBay to make pearl and metallic colors. As for spraying, I did it in a very tight 1 car garage which made it extremely difficult. I would have done it outside but it was very windy for a few days and I needed to get it done before a trip. Ideally you want a 2 car garage so you can have the best environment and the most room. If you don't have one ask a friend to use theirs.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:29 PM   #1719
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Same as above today was the first warm dry day with time to spare, FINALLY did my grill. Love it. The line under the hood isn't clean but idfc since you can't see it. Love the eyes. Turned out as good as I had hoped it too, if not better. Can't wait for reactions at school tomorrow.

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Got a kick out of this from where I sprayed my bezels and jeep cover-thing(?) Wasn't planned at all. Didn't notice it till I went to fold up tarp. :]
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Can this be used on ATV fenders?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #1721
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I wouldn't see why not
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #1722
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Can this be used on ATV fenders?
It can be used on anything and everything. People are starting to plastidip the polymer parts of their firearms now.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #1723
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Thats not really necessary. The correct way is the simplest way so I really don't see the need to start involving other steps. Spray the final coat and peel, doesn't get much easier than that.
Yeah that's what I wound up doin. Didn't bother with any extra steps. Waited too long between coats though, was just waiting 10 min but should prob shorten that to 5. The line at the top of the grill under the hood is sketchy. Headlights I took a sharp knife and used the edge of the tape as a guide; didn't care aout scratching the glass, whitch it didn't.
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How hard is it to take off if I screw up my wheels? And how long does it last with normal DD?
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Same as above today was the first warm dry day with time to spare, FINALLY did my grill. Love it. The line under the hood isn't clean but idfc since you can't see it. Love the eyes. Turned out as good as I had hoped it too, if not better. Can't wait for reactions at school tomorrow.

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Got a kick out of this from where I sprayed my bezels and jeep cover-thing(?) Wasn't planned at all. Didn't notice it till I went to fold up tarp. :]
Looks like Cookie monster...

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:41 PM   #1726
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How hard is it to take off if I screw up my wheels? And how long does it last with normal DD?
If you don't curb it, it will last years. As for taking off, if you can unwrap a christmas present, you can remove the plastidip.

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Looks like Cookie monster...
Hahahaha it does! That's great.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:25 AM   #1728
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I keep changing things on my jeep that require me to change my profile pic. Oh well. 'Tis the life.

To all the people that did their hinges, did you do hood and door or just door? Also, how did you get full coverage on the door; or did you? What about tailgate? So many possibilities with this stuff.
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Any tips on how to take out the star head bolts on windshield bracket?
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Any tips on how to take out the star head bolts on windshield bracket?
Torx bit.. T-40 to be exact..
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I dont want to strip it and I'm on the verge of stripping it as it is. Now what to do?
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I practiced with a pair of pliers grips, and found the spray to be all clumpy.

I bet it was too cold. (40's)

Smells pretty toxic.
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I practiced with a pair of pliers grips, and found the spray to be all clumpy.

I bet it was too cold. (40's)

Smells pretty toxic.
WAYYYY too cold. If you MUST spray in that temp, place the can in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.

As for toxic, it has the same propellant as spray paint.
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I practiced with a pair of pliers grips, and found the spray to be all clumpy.

I bet it was too cold. (40's)

Smells pretty toxic.

I did it in that weather.. but I left the cans in the laundry room in between coats, and shook the can up really good indoors before I walked out to the shop to lay down another coat. Me and my 12 yo did all 5 wheels and the emblem in about 3 hours or so. We cheated and used a hair dryer between coats.. worked great


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I dipped my whole car with rattle can. Turned out awesome! Love plasti-dip!!
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I dipped my whole car with rattle can. Turned out awesome! Love plasti-dip!!
Rattle cans or spray able? How many cans it take? I'm thinking about doing my jku for duck season so it won't scratch that new paint. Think 2 gallons would prolly work.
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I did it in that weather.. but I left the cans in the laundry room in between coats, and shook the can up really good indoors before I walked out to the shop to lay down another coat. Me and my 12 yo did all 5 wheels and the emblem in about 3 hours or so. We cheated and used a hair dryer between coats.. worked great



Yep... wisdom of this forum seems to point to the can being too cold. Tried again last night on a piece of scrap stainless and got the same result. And to add insult to injury the nozzle may be partially clogged. I tipped the can upside down and vented it after each coat, but probably not enough.

*grrr*

Mark, I'm guessing you take the wheels off for this process, and did you tape the inside of the rim as well? How many coats?
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Yep... wisdom of this forum seems to point to the can being too cold. Tried again last night on a piece of scrap stainless and got the same result. And to add insult to injury the nozzle may be partially clogged. I tipped the can upside down and vented it after each coat, but probably not enough.

*grrr*

Mark, I'm guessing you take the wheels off for this process, and did you tape the inside of the rim as well? How many coats?

Yep, we took the wheels off, didn't bother taping up the inside of the rim, but did tape off the lugnuts and put them back in the holes, and popped out the center cap.

We put 4-5 coats on all the wheels, they look pretty good. There are some spots we missed that will need attention at some point, but it came out great IMO.
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pretty nice.. I love the od color...
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Rattle cans or spray able? How many cans it take? I'm thinking about doing my jku for duck season so it won't scratch that new paint. Think 2 gallons would prolly work.
I used 6 rattle cans. It was about 50 bux and its held up against water sun and all the wheeling I do. Just touched up the door sill where my feet touch getting in and out.

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