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Old 03-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #211
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I'm talking about the jeep logos
Prep is prep. It doesn't matter on the scale of the project. Short cuts always take longer.

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #212
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has anyone used red plastidip on their tires to paint letters? think about it just wanna know if it will stick proper and last for a minute.

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Went to Home Depot today to buy some Plasti Dip.
Completely sold out. There were 2 empty rows.

It seems to be the most popular item in the whole spray paint department. Nothing else was sold out.

I'll go again in a couple days to see if they replenish the stock, going to be 60 here next week and i want to try doing the wheels.
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Went to Home Depot today to buy some Plasti Dip.
Completely sold out. There were 2 empty rows.

It seems to be the most popular item in the whole spray paint department. Nothing else was sold out.

I'll go again in a couple days to see if they replenish the stock, going to be 60 here next week and i want to try doing the wheels.
Check Lowes if you have one nearby. My local one didn't use to carry it, but last time I was in there that had about 20 cans.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #215
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When you guys apply the plasti dip are you only doing it to the superficial part (what you see) or the part of the wheel behind the spokes? I'm thinking of doing it with the wheel still on the jeep. which is easier? Also, should I prep all 4 and apply plasti dip sequentially (1 coat on front driver and while that dries move to the back driver, and then on to the other side of the car) or 1 at a time?

Sorry for all the questions, very newb and want to make sure I don't screw up the vehicle i've dreamt about for the last 13 years.

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When you guys apply the plasti dip are you only doing it to the superficial part (what you see) or the part of the wheel behind the spokes? I'm thinking of doing it with the wheel still on the jeep. which is easier? Also, should I prep all 4 and apply plasti dip sequentially (1 coat on front driver and while that dries move to the back driver, and then on to the other side of the car) or 1 at a time?

Sorry for all the questions, very newb and want to make sure I don't screw up the vehicle i've dreamt about for the last 13 years.

Cheers!
I did it with the wheels on the jeep and just covered the calipers so no over spray gets on them. Also I prepped and sprayed first coat on one... Then moved to the next one and prepped and did first coat then I went back to the first and did second coat then prepped and coated the third wheel then went back to the second one for second coat and so on...
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #217
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How many cans I would need to do all 5 wheels? I think I read one can per coat & it needs at least 4 coats. So I would need 4 cans?
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #218
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I think 4-5 cans. Im going to do it this weekend and I'm going with 5 cans. One for each wheel
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #219
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I used 4.5 cans and did 5 wheels... Flares, grill and hood
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:01 PM   #220
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I'm talking about the jeep logos

What logos?

I did the barges on my Ranger. I just masked off a rectangle around them and sprayed it, then peeled off what was on the body paint. What was on the badge just stayed. It was so easy.

But on my jeep the "trail rated" badge is the only thing that is a 3d badge. Everything else was vinyl.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #221
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They're not badges... They're the "Jeep" logos on both front fenders
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #222
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These?

Those are just vinyl stickers.
You get them on Ebay in any color you want.
Just peel off the old ones and stick 'em on.
eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

I changed mine from a silvery-gray color to black.
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Ooohhh lol Kool
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #225
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I dipped my wheels over the weekend and love the way they look. Each wheel has 4-5 coats on them. I took my jeep out in the mud and snow to see how the plastidip held up and it held up great. After washing the wheels in the sun I noticed places that I wanted to touch up, too thin in spots. There is a lot of prep that goes into coating the wheels, making sure they are really clean, use wheel cleaner, rubbing alcohol etc. Once you have dipped your wheels and driven on them on and off road, can you just wash them with water and then spray on another coat or do you have to follow all the prep steps to touch them up?

Would wheel cleaner etc take off the existing coat? Anyone have experience with this?
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #226
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I dipped my wheels over the weekend and love the way they look. Each wheel has 4-5 coats on them. I took my jeep out in the mud and snow to see how the plastidip held up and it held up great. After washing the wheels in the sun I noticed places that I wanted to touch up, too thin in spots. There is a lot of prep that goes into coating the wheels, making sure they are really clean, use wheel cleaner, rubbing alcohol etc. Once you have dipped your wheels and driven on them on and off road, can you just wash them with water and then spray on another coat or do you have to follow all the prep steps to touch them up?

Would wheel cleaner etc take off the existing coat? Anyone have experience with this?
You shouldn't need to use wheel cleaner on the dip. Just soapy water and a soft mitt would be enough.
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Did my grill and lights..

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Did my grill and lights..
That looks like the Jeep is angry lol
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Hope it holds up on the lights. But didnt take to much effort
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Did my grill and lights..
Hey! Looks Badass!! Which mesh grill setup do you have? I want to do mesh on mine, but there are so many choices and quite a few topics and threads on it, all I've gotten so far is really confused!! Your's looks great! :-)
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Did my grill and lights..

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I may have to try that, it looks mad.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:37 PM   #232
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I wonder how well this prevents rust?? I need to fix some under the Logo's on my YJ and I want to put a coat of something on to slow the rust down after I fix it.
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I wonder how well this prevents rust?? I need to fix some under the Logo's on my YJ and I want to put a coat of something on to slow the rust down after I fix it.
I just saw at Ace yesterday that Rustolium has a rust specific paint that they say can be sprayed right over rust and it will give you good rust protection and it comes in different colors.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #234
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If you have noticed a shortage of this stuff... I found out why. It seems the government has ceased all commercial sales.

The defense department has purchased 10 new B2 Bombers and as you can see with the pics below, each bomber takes several thousand cans a piece.

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If you have noticed a shortage of this stuff... I found out why. It seems the government has ceased all commercial sales.

The defense department has purchased 10 new B2 Bombers and as you can see with the pics below, each bomber takes several thousand cans a piece.

for a second there I was about to head out the door to lowes/home depot to buy whatever was left on the shelves.... until i keep reading....
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That is NINJA jeep. Love the look.
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That is NINJA jeep. Love the look.
Racist lol
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Interesting headlights
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #239
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Sorry if I sound ignorant but why plasti dip? I understand it looks good but is there a functional purpose that you don't get with spray paint? I am about to buy some trailworthyfab rims and if there is a benefit to the plasti dip I am on board. I was previously just planning on some etching primer and some good old rustolium flat black.
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One good reason is it is easy to work with. If you have overspray it peels right off. If you get sick of the look on your rims or anywhere else you use it, it peels right off without any residue and it is durable and very easy to repair if you gouge it or scratch it. Those are the reasons I chose to use it.

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