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Old 03-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Plastidip or bedliner?

I'm gonna spend the weekend refinishing somethings and don't know what to use. Seen a lot of threads where they mention both products for the jobs but preference seems to vary by person and item.

Gonna redo:
1) my bumper & fender (sun damage is significant).

2) trim* (or are they called flares)

3) metal rails that hold the soft top on (sorry no idea of right name)

I might be bitting off more than I can chew but I have been checking the forum and it don't seem that hard. Well except for the taking off the **trim/flares**.

Thank U for the help and or links.. ::smile::[

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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I did my fender flares, light bezels, and antenna with rustoleum truck bed liner and I think it came out great. Never used plastidip but alot of people like it. I think if you want a textured look go with bed liner....a smoother look probably plastidip (someone correct me if I'm wrong). I just taped off the fender flares instead of removing them. Hope that helps

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I like the PlastiDip because you can just peel it off if you want to do something different later on. We've done the grill, the entire cowl cover area, the entire tailgate and around the rear lights, and along the rocker panels.


I also know how it will look once we get the cash for the Stage 2 Rock Sliders from JCR! Kind of.....anyway.
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I just taped off the fender flares instead of removing them. Hope that helps
It does help A LOT.

Did the fender flares come out good with the bedliner? I ask due to the texture diference.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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It has been mentioned that while PlastiDip can withstand a lot of abuse, the only place that it has been getting peeled off is off of the door sills when we get in at out.

We did do the bedliner last summer in the tub in the back of the two door and along the rails for protection from the dogs being idiots. I don't think that he scuffed it, so the soft top frame wore some of the bedliner off over the winter. He just touched it up with bedliner and the color matched paint and it looks good as new! The Bullet has been stripped of his doors and soft top, so he is a happy Jeep!
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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It does help A LOT.

Did the fender flares come out good with the bedliner? I ask due to the texture diference.
Yeah I was actually really surprised how good they looked when done. I did several light coats. Heres a pic...kinda dark it was cloudy sorry

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I'm gonna spend the weekend refinishing somethings and don't know what to use. Seen a lot of threads where they mention both products for the jobs but preference seems to vary by person and item.

Gonna redo:
1) my bumper & fender (sun damage is significant).
bumper i'd do bedliner, fender I might sand down and do a respray of matte black

2) trim* (or are they called flares)
if it's entry guards in the door i'd do bed liner

3) metal rails that hold the soft top on (sorry no idea of right name)
I'd do these in plasti dip

I might be bitting off more than I can chew but I have been checking the forum and it don't seem that hard. Well except for the taking off the **trim/flares**.

Thank U for the help and or links.. ::smile::[

hope that helps. I have never really been a fan of the plasti dip, but I do like the bed liner for some things...
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Yeah I was actually really surprised how good they looked when done. I did several light coats. Heres a pic...kinda dark it was cloudy sorry
Pic worked great...

Last question : Did you use spray can or the gallon paint version?
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Pic worked great...

Last question : Did you use spray can or the gallon paint version?
It's a spray can..called rustoleum truck bed coating
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It's a spray can..called rustoleum truck bed coating
Thankz
I'll go get 2 cans today. That should be enough rigth?
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I'll go get 2 cans today. That should be enough rigth?
2 should do it I would think ...I used 1 can on my fender flares and then opened a second can for bezels and antenna that's still almost full. Also, I scuffed up my flares with 400 grit sandpaper, blew the dust off, and then wiped them with acetone before I sprayed.
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Also, I scuffed up my flares with 400 grit sandpaper, blew the dust off, and then wiped them with acetone before I sprayed.
Good tip thank you for that one. I was just gonna go straight to spray. LoL

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