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Old 09-19-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Cleaning JKU Body Color Hardtop (interior)

I attempted to coat the interior of my hard top (white plastic) with black plasti-dip, as a few others have tried.I thought that I was prepared after research and what not but the coats went on too thin. Long story short, I am looking to remove whats left of it and be happy with the factory white. Its too brittle and thin to peel away nicely, so I have been looking at DYC's Dip Dissolver + power washer method which appears to work great.

However, I wanted to ask you guys if it was safe to power wash (no higher than 1800 psi or so) the inside of this roof without something like water getting in between the windows or roof panel, etc.

Anyone had experience washing the inside of your roof with power washing? Let me know PLEASE

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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It'll never look the same as it did before, unless you spray it white.

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:20 AM   #3
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I can deal with that. I just want to remove it the best that I can and then I will figure something else out in the future.

My main concern is making sure using a power washer would not penetrate the top and get in between interior and exterior panels
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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the secrete to pressure washers is to know what tip to use and how close to get/ not get. you can blow paint of a car pretty easy if not carefull
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After 9 months of having plasti-dip on my wheels, it came off & I decided that plasti-dip is only for electrical insulation work.

I installed power to my barn a few weeks ago & used it to coat the outside of the breaker panel & ports where the wires go into the box. It looks good there.

Ruby, you work at the dealership on the west side? I think we met last year. Let me know if you have any good wheeling trips coming up & want another tag along.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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In spring I bought an hard top for my JK, and left it on 2x4 all summer long in my backyard, even if it was at open air, it got stained with mildew on the white inside. Almost impossible to remove with brush.

So I tried with my power wash and it worked nicely and looks brand new.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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This may not help much but in my dealings with plasti-dip i have found that if it peels off like crap I need to add another few coats or thick layers. That typically will help it stick to itself and peel off in a bigger strip. Check out the forums at DipYourCar.com Plasti Dip Community Forum. They can offer some good advice as for removal. There are guys on there that seem to change the look of their car or wheels on a weekly basis.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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Odd...my plasti-dip has been on for about 10 months now with no issues.

Anyway, I'd say you would have to power wash the inside carefully. Oh, and I think simple green or WD 40 (can't remember which one) helps remove plasti-dip.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #9
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WD 40 helped but it still took some elbow grease. That was on the aluminum wheels.

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