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Old 07-26-2013, 10:40 PM   #2101
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Anyone have a black grill with body color headlight bezels? Thinking of red bezels, black grill.
I have the black grill but not the matched bezels.. might make your Heep look Luke a stoner... lol
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:46 AM   #2102
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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.
I would definitely heat the cans as much as you can. I usually run them under hot water for 5 minutes, shake them really well then run for a couple more minutes.

As far as distance, in my experience I feel the further you spray the more likely you will get the rough texture. I'm not saying that this is always true but I'm just suggesting you move closer to be about 4 inches away and spray light coats with 50% overlap. I think you will get a good result with that technique.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #2103
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I would definitely heat the cans as much as you can. I usually run them under hot water for 5 minutes, shake them really well then run for a couple more minutes.

As far as distance, in my experience I feel the further you spray the more likely you will get the rough texture. I'm not saying that this is always true but I'm just suggesting you move closer to be about 4 inches away and spray light coats with 50% overlap. I think you will get a good result with that technique.

Hope this helps.
Whenever I've sprayed closer than that it pools and runs from too much product accumulating.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #2104
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Whenever I've sprayed closer than that it pools and runs from too much product accumulating.
Definitely go closer but light coats, extremely light
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:01 AM   #2105
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Well im sitting outside in my jeep and one of my coworkers parked her jku in front of mine and im thinking to myself "must resist urge to plastidip"...
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:13 PM   #2106
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Well im sitting outside in my jeep and one of my coworkers parked her jku in front of mine and im thinking to myself "must resist urge to plastidip"...
I do that too. Keep thinking of what to dip next. Did my running boards on my old FX4 over the weekend. The jeep wheels are coming as soon as I have time.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #2107
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #2108
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:47 PM   #2109
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This stuff is addicting, might end up doing the whole grill and then the hinges. Just don't want the sun to fade the shiny black and the plasti dip to protect the covered stuff and turn it two tone
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This stuff is addicting, might end up doing the whole grill and then the hinges. Just don't want the sun to fade the shiny black and the plasti dip to protect the covered stuff and turn it two tone
Go for it.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #2111
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Dipped my rims with the anthracite dip from dipyourcar.com came out sick. It looks black because I took a pic at night but its actually like a dark gunmetal
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:16 PM   #2112
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Dipped my rims with the anthracite dip from dipyourcar.com came out sick. It looks black because I took a pic at night but its actually like a dark gunmetal
Awesome. I was wondering how that new color looked. Might go for it soon.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:47 PM   #2113
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Undipped my grill. It took almost around 2 hours to complete and was a total PITA! Word of advice, use many coats! The spots that got less dip refused to peel. Still, I will redip again later.

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Old 08-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #2114
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Just finished my grill and did the DIY grill guards while I was at it. This is my first time using this stuff and looking at it in the sun it looks like it could use another coat in some spots but I'm lovin' the look!
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:54 PM   #2115
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Very cool Horhay! Thinking about Garnet for my little red wagon.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #2116
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Dipped my rims with the anthracite dip from dipyourcar.com came out sick. It looks black because I took a pic at night but its actually like a dark gunmetal
Sweet! Could you post a close up of one wheel?
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This stuff is addicting to say the least. I dipped my wheels, my hinges my door locks and my emblems. I also dipped my hood with a punisher stencil that i made out of tag board. I didn't like the way the hood turned out....the plasti dip peeled right off. I do at least 5 coats. My wife was so impressed with the stuff, she had me dip her bumpers and her running boards on her Suzuki. I found that Back to Black shines up the dip nicely.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:39 PM   #2118
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Did my wheels this week. Prep, mask, 6 coats. We'll see how they hold up.

Factory 17" aluminum rims on my 2013 JKU
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #2119
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sweet! Could you post a close up of one wheel?


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Old 08-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #2120
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Not a fan of the gun metal.

Thinkin I may try a few coats of black first then a gun metal to see if it gets darker.

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Definitely post pictures of that when you are done Cokey4237. I'd like to see how that turns out.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #2122
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Just finished my grill and did the DIY grill guards while I was at it. This is my first time using this stuff and looking at it in the sun it looks like it could use another coat in some spots but I'm lovin' the look!
Yikes lol looks like you need either more coats or it hasn't dried. Don't be afraid to use this stuff. I've found the more the better especially when you go to take it off
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Did my wheels this week. Prep, mask, 6 coats. We'll see how they hold up.

Factory 17" aluminum rims on my 2013 JKU
How many cans did you use for the 6 coats on the wheels?
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Racing stripe! Not perfect, but the next attempt will be better.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #2125
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Racing stripe! Not perfect, but the next attempt will be better.
Man that came out good! Looks as clean as a decal to me. How did the edges come out? I can't see any edge jaggies in the pic (I am on the phone though). Did you tape and pull each coat or wait until the end to pull the tape off? I'm looking to do something similar on the sides of mine.
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Man that came out good! Looks as clean as a decal to me. How did the edges come out? I can't see any edge jaggies in the pic (I am on the phone though). Did you tape and pull each coat or wait until the end to pull the tape off? I'm looking to do something similar on the sides of mine.

I'd call it a 10' paint job. It looks good from about 10 feet away, ha ha. I watched some videos from dipyourcar.com about doing stripes and I went with their suggestion that you lay down one heavy coat of dip and then peel the tape immediately. I was in the sun when. it came time to spray, (I don't have a garage), and I think the hood was too hot. The dip dried almost immediately. I peeled the tape about 30-45 seconds after I started painting and the dip had already started to bond and left a ragged edge. I was able to retouch it a bit, but it needs to be redone.

All-in-all I'm pretty pleased with the initial attempt. I expect the next round to be better.
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... I was in the sun when. it came time to spray, (I don't have a garage), and I think the hood was too hot. The dip dried almost immediately.......
You can't plasti-dip in the sun - dries too fast (as you found out).
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You can't plasti-dip in the sun - dries too fast (as you found out).
I think this is what got me. I tried to do my grill yesterday. What an abortion it turned out to be. I had three spots that were rough, and one spot with a bug stuck in it. And, I didn't know you werent supposed to tape off the rubber seal at the top. But...

It wasnt a complete waste. When I peeled it off, the Jeep lettering on the front stayed intact. No more chrome! So...I will try again next weekend.
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Racing stripe! Not perfect, but the next attempt will be better.
Now that's cool. Never seen that on a Jeep before.

What's next? A spoiler?

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