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Old 07-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #2071
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I used 3 gallons with my HVLP Earlex Spray Gun. Cans are too inconsistent, if you are spraying large areas shoot with a spray gun.
I'm thinking of doing mine did you use a primer?

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I'm thinking of doing mine did you use a primer?
No primer necessary. Just used a waterless car wash and made sure everything was streak free.

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Old 07-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #2073
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Finished product. Total coats 6 of sprayable Camo Green.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. This is my 5th color change for my JK. Would be happy to help.


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Old 07-25-2013, 12:25 PM   #2074
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Finished product. Total coats 6 of sprayable Camo Green.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. This is my 5th color change for my JK. Would be happy to help.
That. Is. Awesome!!

Being your 5th color change, what is the overall durability like? Is it hard to remove?
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:35 PM   #2075
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That. Is. Awesome!!

Being your 5th color change, what is the overall durability like? Is it hard to remove?
Thanks man. The overall durability is great, I out it off road through pressure washer and its still 100% intact. I would say though, you need to let it fully cure, about 3-4 weeks in the sun then you will be good.

Removing is a breeze, just pick a corner of the panel and start peeling. Again, I put a minimum of 6 coats so its more durable and easy to remove.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #2076
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Finished product. Total coats 6 of sprayable Camo Green.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. This is my 5th color change for my JK. Would be happy to help.


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Really like the color combo on yours, looks great. 5th color change is pretty awesome, its like getting a new ride each time. We did one of the guys at work's Ford Focus in the matte black. PD was made for jeeps I think
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #2077
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Finished product. Total coats 6 of sprayable Camo Green.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. This is my 5th color change for my JK. Would be happy to help.


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Dear Jeep....see the flat camo green Wrangler? Make it happen... That is what Commando Green was supposed to be....
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #2078
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Dear Jeep....see the flat camo green Wrangler? Make it happen... That is what Commando Green was supposed to be....
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That looks like a commando green that a lot of people were hoping for!
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:35 PM   #2079
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Close, but not quite. Looks a little more on the ACU/urban gray side at, least in the pics.

(but I'm a Commando owner)
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Yeah, if Commando Green had turned out like that, I would have actually liked it! That looks AWESOME!
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #2081
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Finished product. Total coats 6 of sprayable Camo Green.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. This is my 5th color change for my JK. Would be happy to help.
Very cool. Did you spray it outside, inside, or inside some type of a spray booth? Thanks.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:14 PM   #2082
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Finished product. Total coats 6 of sprayable Camo Green.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. This is my 5th color change for my JK. Would be happy to help.
Tires look like 33 duratracs but what wheels? I believe I asked you a few questions after your last color change, blue wasn't it?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:02 PM   #2083
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Thanks for all the nice feedback. I love the Commando Green but settled for black which is why I'm constantly redipping my jeep.

I spray inside my garage so I can control the elements. PlastiDip is a great product to apply and it's easy, especially on a Jeep. Everything comes off with ease.

Also I am running 33 duratracs on 15 mb TKO with chaos caps that I dipped so everything is blacked out.

Any questions on dipping, let me know. Here to help.
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What did you have to cover? Windows, lights etc?
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Looks great. I like that shade of commando green a lot
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #2086
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What did you have to cover? Windows, lights etc?
Hope these help. Also no need to cover windows. The dip is easier to remove from glass.



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Here's my first dip job. Wheels, grille and headlight bezels. These are my stock 17" wheels. I took the wheels off, popped the center caps and gave them a bath in denatured alcohol. Did the same with the grille and bezels. I used xylol (sp?) to clean out the spots where the lug nuts contact the wheel. I only masked the valve stem caps to avoid wrestling with that afterwards. I found it pretty easy to peel the overspray off of the tires and the rubber seal on the grille. Anyway, more to follow.

PS-Love the green!

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Here's my first dip job. Wheels, grille and headlight bezels. These are my stock 17" wheels. I took the wheels off, popped the center caps and gave them a bath in denatured alcohol. Did the same with the grille and bezels. I used xylol (sp?) to clean out the spots where the lug nuts contact the wheel. I only masked the valve stem caps to avoid wrestling with that afterwards. I found it pretty easy to peel the overspray off of the tires and the rubber seal on the grille. Anyway, more to follow.

PS-Love the green!
That is a nice clean dip job man. The extra prep will pay in the end. Removing will be a breeze. Nice job!
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:23 AM   #2089
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No primer necessary. Just used a waterless car wash and made sure everything was streak free.
Good deal! Any tops on doing the entire vehicle? Like things you did different the second or third or fourth time you did this?
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #2090
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Good deal! Any tops on doing the entire vehicle? Like things you did different the second or third or fourth time you did this?
I would say definitely remove all hinges. Also tape behind door handle so dip doesn't pool there. Just the door handle itself. If you want to take time to remove mirror and door handle might be easier.

Also definitely use sprayable dip and go for a minimum of 6 coats. When done make sure there is enough sunlight to let it cure.
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Ok, question time. I dipped the raised section of my hood about a week ago. I went into it with one and a half cans. To do it right, you'd prob need 3 cans. Anyway, it came out with the roughest texture of anything I've sprayed. I know I wasn't too far away or anything so I guess its just from lack of product. But here's my question: it was a pain to tape and get the lines even, especially the curves, and when I pulled the tape while wet the edges were rough. What would happen if I were to retape maybe a millimeter out from the current line, and respray with at least like 3-4 heavy coats? Would it cover the errors or would the rough still show through? If I could spray over it, I wouldnt feel as guilty as pulling off what I sprayed and basically wasting a can.

Also anyone have any tips for taping the curves?
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Did you heat the cans in warm/hot water? I would suggest doing that so texture is minimum. Also how far would you say you were when spraying?

As far as the hood, did you spray it on the Jeep or take it off?
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Yeah, plasti-dip works much better when the cans are warm.
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What if you cut with a knife a piece of flat cardboard ( not corrugated) to make the curves and taped those down. I'm thinking only along the curves so short pieces of cardboard. Maybe try it on a test part first to see if it works as good as the tape to provide a crisp line.

If you don't want to remove the hood perhaps put the hood up and spray from inside through the open top or by standing on door sills. It would allow the can to be vertical which I assume would mean it would spray better??

I haven't used it...yet but trying to learn from all of you before I dive in.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #2096
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Did you heat the cans in warm/hot water? I would suggest doing that so texture is minimum. Also how far would you say you were when spraying?

As far as the hood, did you spray it on the Jeep or take it off?
I laid them in the sun before spraying and shook them really well. Correct height, about 8-12", the same height as when I've done my wheels several times and grill, with the can held parallel. This was by no means my first try with the stuff, just the first with these results. No, left it on and taped.
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What if you cut with a knife a piece of flat cardboard ( not corrugated) to make the curves and taped those down. I'm thinking only along the curves so short pieces of cardboard. Maybe try it on a test part first to see if it works as good as the tape to provide a crisp line.

If you don't want to remove the hood perhaps put the hood up and spray from inside through the open top or by standing on door sills. It would allow the can to be vertical which I assume would mean it would spray better??

I haven't used it...yet but trying to learn from all of you before I dive in.
I like that! Didn't think of it. I've got some poster board layin around that would work. The can sprays fine horizontally. Whenever I've done my wheels (3 times) I took them off and layed em down. Looks fine. And I did the grill vertically (on the jeep) and that looks good too. I guess my biggest problem was lack of coats.
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That is a nice clean dip job man. The extra prep will pay in the end. Removing will be a breeze. Nice job!
Thanks. Many moons ago, I apprenticed in a body shop. We rarely did rattle cans but the concept of laying the dip down was like single stage paint I've used.

Prep is always key. It was only about 65-68 degrees that day, so I kept the cans in the house between coats and waited 45 mins each coat. I didn't handle anything for 3-4 hours after the last coat, just to be overly cautious.

Now my wife and kids want me to dip all kinds of things...swingset chains, bicycles, flower pots...sheesh!
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I laid them in the sun before spraying and shook them really well. Correct height, about 8-12", the same height as when I've done my wheels several times and grill, with the can held parallel. This was by no means my first try with the stuff, just the first with these results. No, left it on and taped.
Buy the thin blue lining tape. It will make your curves a lot more smooth. That's what I used..

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Anyone have a black grill with body color headlight bezels? Thinking of red bezels, black grill.

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