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Old 08-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #2221
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Do you use anything like a clear coat?
No pure dip. The surface must be free of any wax, armor all, whatever.

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Let me ask two questions. One the crap is extremely sticky so when you wash it you can't dry it very well? Two can't hit it with high pressure?
Sticky? Are you sure you are using plastidip (serious). If you are using a rag to dry, you need to pay dry not rub/wipe dry. As for a pressure washer, absolutely, just try to keep away from the edges.

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planning on doing Lime Green very soon... probably going to redo my rims at the same time to replace the rattle can black with some good quality paint sprayer coverage. I wanted to do a light grey in flat (think fighter jet grey) but they do not make it... want to avoid having it custom made so that i can easily get the same shade for touch-ups and stuff.
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planning on doing Lime Green very soon... probably going to redo my rims at the same time to replace the rattle can black with some good quality paint sprayer coverage. I wanted to do a light grey in flat (think fighter jet grey) but they do not make it... want to avoid having it custom made so that i can easily get the same shade for touch-ups and stuff.
1) No need to use a spray gun on wheels. A wheel has a small area, and the can does well. If you want, get the dipyourcar can nozzle, which widens the spray.

2) The gunmetal is a jetfighterish color, a little darker.
3) If you really want the jetfighter color, buy a gallon of black and their tinting kit with 1/2 white and 1/2 blue. Add white until you are happy with the grey shade, then add a touch of blue to get that exact jet color.
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No pure dip. The surface must be free of any wax, armor all, whatever.
This maybe the problem i should use acitone
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1) No need to use a spray gun on wheels. A wheel has a small area, and the can does well. If you want, get the dipyourcar can nozzle, which widens the spray.

2) The gunmetal is a jetfighterish color, a little darker.
3) If you really want the jetfighter color, buy a gallon of black and their tinting kit with 1/2 white and 1/2 blue. Add white until you are happy with the grey shade, then add a touch of blue to get that exact jet color.
i looked at the gunmetal and the charcoal, both were much darker then what im looking for. my biggest concern with trying to mix a color instead of doing one that they already have formulated and readily available is if i ever need to do a touch-up/repair. don't want to end up touching up a spot, have the shade be off, then have to redo the entire vehicle.
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This maybe the problem i should use acitone
No, you should use alcohol. Buy a can of it at home depot, wash your vehicle, dry it, then clean surface with pure alcohol.
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No, you should use alcohol. Buy a can of it at home depot, wash your vehicle, dry it, then clean surface with pure alcohol.
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Mine felt a little sticky for a few days. After that its been good. Even took it to the local ORV park recently. Plasti dip faired way better than my hardtop. Zero scratches in the dip and plenty of pinstripes on the hardtop.
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I got a rattle can of this stuff in black, and I'm wanting to do my hinges with it. Any advice on how to go about doing it? The actual prep, masking and spraying doesn't concern me, but will the stuff peel off when I remove my tape and paper? The can recommends 3-4 coats. Is that about how many you guys are using?
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I got a rattle can of this stuff in black, and I'm wanting to do my hinges with it. Any advice on how to go about doing it? The actual prep, masking and spraying doesn't concern me, but will the stuff peel off when I remove my tape and paper? The can recommends 3-4 coats. Is that about how many you guys are using?
Just pull the tape as soon as your final coat is sprayed. This will give it a nice clean lined finish. Good luck.
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What's the best way to keep it from tearing when I open the door the first time? Should I score the working part of the hinge with a razor before opening it?
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What's the best way to keep it from tearing when I open the door the first time? Should I score the working part of the hinge with a razor before opening it?
I would just be careful
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just open door as soon as your done spraying
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Just dipped my wheels for the first time today. As I said in another thread, I was a bit nervous due to my impatience, but I am pleased with the results. It wasn't hard, just a bit tedious.



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Just dipped my wheels for the first time today. As I said in another thread, I was a bit nervous due to my impatience, but I am pleased with the results. It wasn't hard, just a bit tedious.
Looks good. Going to do mine at some point. Today I was debating on just blacking in the inner slots. Haven't seen one like that yet so not sure how it would look. Since its a smaller area I could probably do it with the wheels still on. Just a little tedious on taping and getting it untaped fast enough. May try it.
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Just dipped my wheels for the first time today. As I said in another thread, I was a bit nervous due to my impatience, but I am pleased with the results. It wasn't hard, just a bit tedious.
How long did it take you? Was taping a big PITA?
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Looks good. Going to do mine at some point. Today I was debating on just blacking in the inner slots. Haven't seen one like that yet so not sure how it would look. Since its a smaller area I could probably do it with the wheels still on. Just a little tedious on taping and getting it untaped fast enough. May try it.
Thanks. It would be easy to get a feel for it and see if you like it before doing the other wheels. And plasti dip is so easy to remove that if you don't like it...just peel it off If you do it, post some pics...I'd be interested in seeing how it looks.
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How long did it take you? Was taping a big PITA?
It took about 3 hours total time, mostly because of removing/replacing the wheels. The can advises you to let it dry for a half hour between each coat...but I waited about 10 mins more or less between each coat. I did 4 coats on the front and 5 on the back set. Once I finished the last coats on each, I let it dry about 15-20 mins before replacing, just so that I didn't scrape up the plasti dip while doing it. Taping it was the least difficult part about it in my opinion....wasnt really an issue except to make sure that it wasn't covering the outer rim of the wheel. It peeled off at the end with no issue...I did get a bit of the plasti dip on the tires but its hardly noticeable and didn't cause an issue while peeling off the tape.
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Did my rims/grill earlier this week. I think it looks great!

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Did my rims/grill earlier this week. I think it looks great!
Definitely does...good job man. Love the grill, been tossing that around myself. Was it hard to do?
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I did my euro taillight guards the other day to give them a flat more refined look. They looked like cheap metal before. After, they look really good but in a couple spots the finish is really "fuzzy" looking and feeling. Kinda like moss growing on a tree. Not sure why..... (Photos would not really show it.)
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Definitely does...good job man. Love the grill, been tossing that around myself. Was it hard to do?
Thanks! It is not too difficult. Here is a pretty good thread with pictures about removing the grill.


http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/how...ll-257672.html
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After two futile attempts at doing my grill....I finally got it right!



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Looking good, Ryan.
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Just dipped my wheels for the first time today. As I said in another thread, I was a bit nervous due to my impatience, but I am pleased with the results. It wasn't hard, just a bit tedious.

Looks really good and I will be doing the same thing when my '14 arrives in a couple weeks. I hate the new style rubi rims so I picked up a inexpensive set of Moab's with tires off the local buy and sell.

One question I have is how well did the dip cover any chips in the clear or paint? The original owner of the rims I have has a couple nice chips in one rim from when he changed a tire and hit the rim a few times by accident with the tire iron. If I put 4 or 5 coats of dip over this, will it fill in, or would you recommend getting the rim refinished before dipping?

Also, why are your center caps not dipped? Was that by personal choice or was there another reason they needed to be undipped?

The rims I have I will be breaking down and will be spraying them without tires or weights on, then will be installing the BFG MTs the Rubi's come with once it arrives.. is the plastidip easy to touch up if there are any scratches from the install of the new tires?

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Looks really good and I will be doing the same thing when my '14 arrives in a couple weeks. I hate the new style rubi rims so I picked up a inexpensive set of Moab's with tires off the local buy and sell.

One question I have is how well did the dip cover any chips in the clear or paint? The original owner of the rims I have has a couple nice chips in one rim from when he changed a tire and hit the rim a few times by accident with the tire iron. If I put 4 or 5 coats of dip over this, will it fill in, or would you recommend getting the rim refinished before dipping?

Also, why are your center caps not dipped? Was that by personal choice or was there another reason they needed to be undipped?

The rims I have I will be breaking down and will be spraying them without tires or weights on, then will be installing the BFG MTs the Rubi's come with once it arrives.. is the plastidip easy to touch up if there are any scratches from the install of the new tires?

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Thanks! As for the center caps - I just decided to keep them chrome because I didn't want the lug nuts dipped and I actually wound up liking the way it looked.
For the question about the scratches on the rims...it will cover/fill them, but they are still semi-visible depending on how bad they are. Heres a pic of one of my wheels. If you look on the right side (right above the dirt marks above the weights) you can see a scrape on mine (That particular wheel has 5 coats). Its barely visible because it wasn't too bad of a scrape to begin with...but if they are large or deep cuts, they may not look like you'd want them. I'd by a single can of dip and try it to see how it turns out...it will be easy enough to remove if you don't like it. It would certainly be cheaper to do that first than refinishing them.

Photobucket resizes the pic so its a bit blurry and not as easy to see the scrape, but if you want to PM your email address I will send you the original pic. You can see it much better in that one. Theres also a small scratch between the top and right lug nuts.
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planning on doing Lime Green very soon... probably going to redo my rims at the same time to replace the rattle can black with some good quality paint sprayer coverage. I wanted to do a light grey in flat (think fighter jet grey) but they do not make it... want to avoid having it custom made so that i can easily get the same shade for touch-ups and stuff.
I just saw some gray (fighter jet) in Home Depot Friday. Might want to look again.
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Thanks! It is not too difficult. Here is a pretty good thread with pictures about removing the grill.


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How did you go about dipping the grill but keeping the Jeep logo chrome? Did you just dip the grill and cut the dip off the logo?
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How did you go about dipping the grill but keeping the Jeep logo chrome? Did you just dip the grill and cut the dip off the logo?
Yes, I thought about keeping it all black but I think that the chrome "Jeep" sets it off. Just peel off the dip on the Jeep logo.

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