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Old 06-16-2013, 10:18 AM   #1981
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Anyone dipped their hood latches? I did my grill and love it. I was wondering how the hood latches would hold up over time and use.

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #1982
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I did mine. No pic at the moment but its been about 8 months and still looks new.

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Old 06-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #1983
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I'm only on page 40 of this thread, so forgive me if this has been discussed between there and the current page.

I just got a Jeep a few weeks ago, and I'm starting to notice that the hardtop radiates heat like no other vehicle I've ever owned. With city driving, once it breaks about 90+ degrees and is in direct sunlight, it seems to stay hot no matter how long you have the AC turned on. The one exception I found is that the passing air at highway speeds seems to aid with convection cooling, and the AC on the lowest setting works well.

Has anyone attempted to use a white plastidip on the roof of the hard top? I've seen threads of people painting their hardtops white with good success, but I really don't want to apply a permanent paint to it. Anyone tried that? Would it hold up to extra intensity of the constant direct sunlight? I live in the south, and spend time in Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas.


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I'm only on page 40 of this thread, so forgive me if this has been discussed between there and the current page.

I just got a Jeep a few weeks ago, and I'm starting to notice that the hardtop radiates heat like no other vehicle I've ever owned. With city driving, once it breaks about 90+ degrees and is in direct sunlight, it seems to stay hot no matter how long you have the AC turned on. The one exception I found is that the passing air at highway speeds seems to aid with convection cooling, and the AC on the lowest setting works well.

Has anyone attempted to use a white plastidip on the roof of the hard top? I've seen threads of people painting their hardtops white with good success, but I really don't want to apply a permanent paint to it. Anyone tried that? Would it hold up to extra intensity of the constant direct sunlight? I live in the south, and spend time in Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas.


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I did see someone paint the middle of the top white once... said it worked well for what you are describing ...
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First experience with dip today....did the key locks, trail rated badge, and the windshield supports! Tried to make a hood decal but the edges peeled when I pulled up the tape. I had a feeling it may happen but I wasn't going to risk using a razor blade and cutting into the paint. Stuff is awesome!!
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I'm only on page 40 of this thread, so forgive me if this has been discussed between there and the current page.

I just got a Jeep a few weeks ago, and I'm starting to notice that the hardtop radiates heat like no other vehicle I've ever owned. With city driving, once it breaks about 90+ degrees and is in direct sunlight, it seems to stay hot no matter how long you have the AC turned on. The one exception I found is that the passing air at highway speeds seems to aid with convection cooling, and the AC on the lowest setting works well.

Has anyone attempted to use a white plastidip on the roof of the hard top? I've seen threads of people painting their hardtops white with good success, but I really don't want to apply a permanent paint to it. Anyone tried that? Would it hold up to extra intensity of the constant direct sunlight? I live in the south, and spend time in Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas.

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Many companies make insulation panels for the hard top that I have heard make a difference.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:35 PM   #1988
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did my grill yesterday... 5 coats and thought id put one coat on the turnsignals too... looks great!

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First experience with dip today....did the key locks, trail rated badge, and the windshield supports! Tried to make a hood decal but the edges peeled when I pulled up the tape. I had a feeling it may happen but I wasn't going to risk using a razor blade and cutting into the paint. Stuff is awesome!!
Gotta hurry up more. Gotta peel when it's wet.
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First experience with dip today....did the key locks, trail rated badge, and the windshield supports! Tried to make a hood decal but the edges peeled when I pulled up the tape. I had a feeling it may happen but I wasn't going to risk using a razor blade and cutting into the paint. Stuff is awesome!!
Yea like he said peel while its wet. I usually let it dry then do one good wet coat and peel..
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today i did my windshield brackets

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today i did my windshield brackets

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If that antenna is silver take it off hang it up and give it a couple coats.
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If that antenna is silver take it off hang it up and give it a couple coats.
i was actually thinkin bout buyin the short black antenna so I dont have the big one waving around getting caught on everything
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i was actually thinkin bout buyin the short black antenna so I dont have the big one waving around getting caught on everything
Just a thought, I believe the antenna has been the easiest thing I've done so far.
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Just a thought, I believe the antenna has been the easiest thing I've done so far.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #1996
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Sorry if this question was asked already but...

My door hinges are corroding under the paint and bubbling is visible.
I know this is a fairly common issue, but I'm weighing my options.

Has anyone plasti-dipped the door hinges after they've already shown signs of bubbling? I'm curious if the bubbling still shows through the 'dip.

If anyone has close up pics of this, I'd appreciate seeing them.

If the bubbling doesn't show through, I'll go this route. Otherwise; I'll eventually go with aftermarket powder-coated hinges.
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I've done my rims and hinges...no issues with pressure wash or anything. Next up is the whole grill and the interior of the hardtop. I don't have plasti dip available where I am so I bedline it all...same difference. Nothing but compliments and kudo's for hookin up my rig all by myself with jack squat experience. Just do it...it makes a huge difference.
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Just did front grill. Turned out great! Wheels are next
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #1999
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Wheels, Hinges. Dipped.

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Sure looks good on silver...nice job.
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Dipped Wheels

Just did my wheels this weekend. Took all day but turned out nice. Also dipped the interior trim.

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Just did my wheels this weekend. Took all day but turned out nice. Also dipped the interior trim.
Do you have a full pic of the whole jeep with them done?
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Wow, your Wheels turned into 18" Sahara Wheels with Plasti-Dip.
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Wow, your Wheels turned into 18" Sahara Wheels with Plasti-Dip.

Yup!!! Palsti-Dip is MAGIC!!!
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Yup!!! Palsti-Dip is MAGIC!!!
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Did the wheels today...

Not sure exactly how many coats I did... but I used a little over 3 cans for the 4 wheels on the ground. I wasted 5 bucks on a handle/trigger that didn't work worth a darn. Finger is pretty tired now, but it gave the best spray/coating.

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did my '87 Shadow. still need to get rid of the sparkly red rear bumper, but overall I like it better dipped.
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Here is my plasti dipping experience. I started out just going to do the spare to see how it went, but decided to keep going.

I prepped the rims by placing newspaper behind the gaps and cleaning the tire and rim with water and then alcohol. I put tire shine on the tires to make sure it wasn't going to stick when I peeled off the overspray.

My first coat was very light; as well as I think most of my coats were pretty light since 5-7 coats per rim only used 3.5 cans of plasti dip. I'm somewhat worried that wont be thick enough and won't peal off well when I want to take it off.

The only issue I had was that I ran out of daylight and had to finish some of my last coats using artificial light. When I looked the next day there were some places that could have been sprayed better, but overall is amazing and no one will see the rims in such detail.

Here are some pics from my experience. Any questions let me know.
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Sorry if this question was asked already but...

My door hinges are corroding under the paint and bubbling is visible.
I know this is a fairly common issue, but I'm weighing my options.

Has anyone plasti-dipped the door hinges after they've already shown signs of bubbling? I'm curious if the bubbling still shows through the 'dip.

If anyone has close up pics of this, I'd appreciate seeing them.

If the bubbling doesn't show through, I'll go this route. Otherwise; I'll eventually go with aftermarket powder-coated hinges.
I can tell you about covering something that is corroding.... I did the rear corners on my Big Mudder Expedition. They were corroding where they looked like a bird had crapped all over them... Light sanding...Sprayed them .. look like new...


Befrore.... yuck.....



After 4 coats.... looks like new !!!





Touched up the Jeep a bit too. Some got scraped off..



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