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Old 05-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #1921
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:25 PM   #1922
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Thanks bud! Over 17000 miles, almost 2 years, lots of trails and brush, lots of rocks being flung at me, brutal salt caked winters and it still looks phenomenal. Going to hit the pinchseam next week.


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Old 06-01-2013, 07:38 AM   #1923
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Decided to redo my wheel and do some blaze green Plasti dip accents wit the black Plasti dip wheels - I was all pumped to do it but the cans arrived last night and now I'm having second thoughts cause the green is very different than my Gecko green on the Jeep - I didn't expect it to match but I guess I thought it would be a little closer -
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I may try it and see after all it is an accent color it's not like I'm using it for touch up paint
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Decided to redo my wheel and do some blaze green Plasti dip accents wit the black Plasti dip wheels - I was all pumped to do it but the cans arrived last night and now I'm having second thoughts cause the green is very different than my Gecko green on the Jeep - I didn't expect it to match but I guess I thought it would be a little closer -
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I may try it and see after all it is an accent color it's not like I'm using it for touch up paint
I'm also thinking about plasti dipping my stock rims till I can get my lift and my rims and tires.
Was it easy to do? From what I can see they look good on yours. Would you recommend it?
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:49 AM   #1925
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Decided to redo my wheel and do some blaze green Plasti dip accents wit the black Plasti dip wheels - I was all pumped to do it but the cans arrived last night and now I'm having second thoughts cause the green is very different than my Gecko green on the Jeep - I didn't expect it to match but I guess I thought it would be a little closer -
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I may try it and see after all it is an accent color it's not like I'm using it for touch up paint
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The only way you are going to match the gecko is by using the gallons and a tint kit. However, like you said, for accent pieces, I think the blaze will still look great.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:37 AM   #1926
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The only way you are going to match the gecko is by using the gallons and a tint kit. However, like you said, for accent pieces, I think the blaze will still look great.
Thanks dude- I'm gonna try it as soon as I'm not working or it's not raining
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I'm also thinking about plasti dipping my stock rims till I can get my lift and my rims and tires.
Was it easy to do? From what I can see they look good on yours. Would you recommend it?
I did my 13 Sahara rims one at time while I was doing a 5 tire rotate. Very simple. I would suggest using extra wide blue painters tape on the back sides to cover the opening so you won't get funky overspray on the INSIDE of your rims. I didn't realize it until the 3rd wheel

I used playing cards between the rim/tire after letting most of the air out. Then dropped quarters in the lug holes. I think I did 3 coats

I was never a fan of black wheels, and have a few coworkers that have done their Mustang wheels and thought it was ok, but I must admit, I really like it on my Commando

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I did my 13 Sahara rims one at time while I was doing a 5 tire rotate. Very simple. I would suggest using extra wide blue painters tape on the back sides to cover the opening so you won't get funky overspray on the INSIDE of your rims. I didn't realize it until the 3rd wheel

I used playing cards between the rim/tire after letting most of the air out. Then dropped quarters in the lug holes. I think I did 3 coats

I was never a fan of black wheels, and have a few coworkers that have done their Mustang wheels and thought it was ok, but I must admit, I really like it on my Commando

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Thanks a lot for the help. That looks really sweet. Think I'm gonna go this route till I can save some scratch for the lift, rims, and tires.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:38 AM   #1929
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Guys don't bother tapping off the tire. Just shoot right over it. It will peel right off and break at the rim. It will peel even better if the tire has a little bit of tire dressing still left on it.
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Thanks bud! Over 17000 miles, almost 2 years, lots of trails and brush, lots of rocks being flung at me, brutal salt caked winters and it still looks phenomenal. Going to hit the pinchseam next week.


Great looking Jeep and great pic!
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Ok I couldn't read all of that. Here are my thoughts and maybe someone can guide me.

What an epic thread ( epic meaning big, I know some people love it when epic is used lol, inside joke if you have not seen that thread)

Ok, so I plan on plasti dip a few things.

1. Inside the hard top flat black. I can handle that. Anyone advise against it? Only thing I can think of is how will it hold up to the handles on the freedom top? Anyone done this? I have seen the repairs you tube vid which is easy to do.

2. Can I colour match to the red jeep couloir? I want to plastidip the exterior of the hardtop. I won't be happy unless it is exact.

3. What Colour have bee used for the wheels mainly? Flat black?
I need to sand the polished wheel to clean up any oxidizing and I can polish to make it look like a mirror but would it be better if I left it with 1000 grit to allow the plastidip something more to stick on with? I know I want to change it all to black so I don't care if it makes it tougher to peel.

Edit 4. Has anyone put plastidip flat black on top of the hood like the hood vinyl sticker? Would that be cheaper to do or be better than 70$ vinyl?
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Ok I couldn't read all of that. Here are my thoughts and maybe someone can guide me.

What an epic thread ( epic meaning big, I know some people love it when epic is used lol, inside joke if you have not seen that thread)

Ok, so I plan on plasti dip a few things.

1. Inside the hard top flat black. I can handle that. Anyone advise against it? Only thing I can think of is how will it hold up to the handles on the freedom top? Anyone done this? I have seen the repairs you tube vid which is easy to do.

2. Can I colour match to the red jeep couloir? I want to plastidip the exterior of the hardtop. I won't be happy unless it is exact.

3. What Colour have bee used for the wheels mainly? Flat black?
I need to sand the polished wheel to clean up any oxidizing and I can polish to make it look like a mirror but would it be better if I left it with 1000 grit to allow the plastidip something more to stick on with? I know I want to change it all to black so I don't care if it makes it tougher to peel.

Edit 4. Has anyone put plastidip flat black on top of the hood like the hood vinyl sticker? Would that be cheaper to do or be better than 70$ vinyl?
1) yes you can spray the top easily. The handles will tear that portion though unless you can minimize the drag.

2) exact? No. Just spray it a color that compliments red, like black, tan, or vintage gold.

3) it will stick equally well to a roughed up or polished surface, provided it is cleaned with alcohol and completely free from oils and debris. 4) yes people have done it, and have done custom designs. It is a lot cheaper.
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1) yes you can spray the top easily. The handles will tear that portion though unless you can minimize the drag.

2) exact? No. Just spray it a color that compliments red, like black, tan, or vintage gold.

3) it will stick equally well to a roughed up or polished surface, provided it is cleaned with alcohol and completely free from oils and debris. 4) yes people have done it, and have done custom designs. It is a lot cheaper.
Easy to spray the inside of the hard top. I did 3 coats. Holding up really well. A bit of drag from the freedom panels, but you'll be the only one who will notice.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:55 PM   #1934
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Since you guys have been plastidippin' for a while now can you tell me how it's holding up on the grills. Im thinking of pulling the trigger but I don't want to be redoing it every two weeks cuz of rocks and bugs.
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Since you guys have been plastidippin' for a while now can you tell me how it's holding up on the grills. Im thinking of pulling the trigger but I don't want to be redoing it every two weeks cuz of rocks and bugs.
I did my grille last spring with 4 coats and it still looks great as of yesterday when I traded it. It's held up through rocks, tons of bugs and scrubbing with power washers and brushes.

Go for it!
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:07 AM   #1936
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Since you guys have been plastidippin' for a while now can you tell me how it's holding up on the grills. Im thinking of pulling the trigger but I don't want to be redoing it every two weeks cuz of rocks and bugs.
Mine is almost 2 years old. Bugs, rocks, salt, etc and it still looks awesome. No issues whatsoever and the OEM paint is sleeping perfectly underneath.
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which color plasti dip would be similar to the cosmos blue color?
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which color plasti dip would be similar to the cosmos blue color?
None really. You'll have to buy the gallon and tint it yourself. None of the sprays will match. The blaze will probably be the closest.
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Thanks to everyone who posted here...especially pics. I went through the entire thread today and really enjoyed it. Quite inspirational. I've ordered three cans of black. I always thought my 2008 JKU in Silver was too plain. The aftermarket rims, bumpers, and Body Armor rack and basket help, but I always wanted something more. Now, I've seen that I need to dip all hinges, the grill and the cowls. I can't wait.

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None really. You'll have to buy the gallon and tint it yourself. None of the sprays will match. The blaze will probably be the closest.
Thanks
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Can someone please post me some pics of a deep cherry red with a black plastidipped grill? Thanks
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Look good. Now, hit the hinges. All that silver needs some accents. I have the same Jeep. As soon as my plastidip arrives, those hinges are black!
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agreed, love my dipped hinges.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:50 AM   #1945
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I'm still wanting to see dipped tj hinges
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Finished the wife's last weekend. We both love the look and brought new life to the tired chrome Sahara rims.

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Looks awesome. I'd advise anyone with the chrome rims to dip them in the fall, even if they don't like the look. This will definitely protect them from the salt and sand during the winter months when you aren't washing your Jeep every weekend, then in the spring you can peel it right off and have nice rims.
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Look good. Now, hit the hinges. All that silver needs some accents. I have the same Jeep. As soon as my plastidip arrives, those hinges are black!
Agreed! as soon as this Tropical Depression lets up, I will start working on the Hinges.
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Just did my wheels recently too. Love the look but definitely not gonna do the door hinges and locks. I think it starts to make the jeep look polka dotted. Just my opinion. That's why we all have our own Jeeps to customize to our liking. :-)
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Wow. I can't stop reading.

Okay, so roll call of those that have done their whole jeep? I wanted a gecko JKU so badly and I'm so bummed That they aren't made anymore.. However........ A monster green plasti dipped jku might be just perfect....

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