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Old 01-16-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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Grill black out

Wanna black out my grille but what should i use plasti dip or what ?

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Old 01-17-2014, 07:21 AM   #2
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Plastidip is good if you think you may want the original color back, because you can peel it off. I sanded, primer, and painted with Rustoleum Truck Bedliner.

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Plastidip is good if you think you may want the original color back, because you can peel it off. I sanded, primer, and painted with Rustoleum Truck Bedliner.

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what bumper is that?
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Start with Plasit Dip, if you like the look you can leave it or peel it off and bedline or paint it.
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Rampage Recovery. I painted (rattle can) with bedliner to match the grille. Wasn't sure if the 'textured' black was the color I was looking for. I knew it would be easier to sand down the 'gloss' black.

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If you don't want it forever then Plastidip , if you do bedliner
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:46 AM   #7
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I've got a '13 in Dune. I have a spare black grill for it that I picked up on the cheap. I'm getting quotes on having it bedlined 'cuz I really don't feel like doing it myself, and I want a really hard rugged coating. My local Rhino Liner guy quoted $35, the line-x guy wants to take a look at it before he throws a number out.
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I've got a '13 in Dune. I have a spare black grill for it that I picked up on the cheap. I'm getting quotes on having it bedlined 'cuz I really don't feel like doing it myself, and I want a really hard rugged coating. My local Rhino Liner guy quoted $35, the line-x guy wants to take a look at it before he throws a number out.

That's a shame you would pay that much. The grille took barely a half can, only cost $7.
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Not to turn this into a bumper thread, but Jaker jk what bumper is that? Thing looks pretty fierce.

I second Plasti-dipping your grill, I've done two so far and really like they look of it. It's cheap and easy to do.
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That's a shame you would pay that much. The grille took barely a half can, only cost $7.
I want the harder coating than the spray can is going to give me, and better UV resistance. Considering a quart of Herculiner (harder than Duplicolor) is $25 - I'll spring for the extra $10 and make it someone else's problem. Plus I'm impatient - if I want to do it myself, I have to wait for it to warm up past 20 degrees... the spray cans come out like snot in the cold.
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:45 PM   #11
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Plastidip is good if you think you may want the original color back, because you can peel it off. I sanded, primer, and painted with Rustoleum Truck Bedliner.
Looks so sick bro !
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Where can you get bedliner from ? And is it a spray? Also ik stupid question but who can tell me step by step how to take my grille off so when the time come to paint it i can ?
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Just got done plasti-dipping mine, pretty happy with the results
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I worry about plasti because it comes off so easy when u wash it !
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I worry about plasti because it comes off so easy when u wash it !
No it doesn't, search on youtube there are tons of videos with people using power washers directly on it to show how strong it is. It's pretty durable stuff.
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No it doesn't, search on youtube there are tons of videos with people using power washers directly on it to show how strong it is. It's pretty durable stuff.
I use it on my hinges and rims comes off all the time with pressure washer ......
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Where can you get bedliner from ? And is it a spray? Also ik stupid question but who can tell me step by step how to take my grille off so when the time come to paint it i can ?
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Bought it at Home Depot. Almost a perfect match to the fenders and stock bumper. The grille was easy (I'm sure there is a link), first crawl underneath and disconnect the electrical connections to the blinkers. Then pry up the six plastic push pins on the top lip. Then pull the corners by the blinkers toward you, and it's off. **Make sure to unplug the blinkers**
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Not to turn this into a bumper thread, but Jaker jk what bumper is that? Thing looks pretty fierce.

I second Plasti-dipping your grill, I've done two so far and really like they look of it. It's cheap and easy to do.
He has a Rampage Recovery bumper that extra pieces of tubing were bent and welded to.
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If you don't want it forever then Plastidip , if you do bedliner
What kind of bumper you got there? How much does it weigh?
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Where can you get bedliner from ? And is it a spray? Also ik stupid question but who can tell me step by step how to take my grille off so when the time come to paint it i can ?
This video helped me, it's very detailed:

I just did mine last weekend after pondering it for months. Used plastidip in case I didn't like it.
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Been thinking about bed lining mine because the plastidip is starting to come off after 2+ years.

Is the bedliner hard to get get dirt and mud off? Can you get it to look clean when you wash her?
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Been thinking about bed lining mine because the plastidip is starting to come off after 2+ years.

Is the bedliner hard to get get dirt and mud off? Can you get it to look clean when you wash her?
Ya that why i dont want to
Plasti it gets so
Dirty and gets streek marks
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Bedliner is permanent correct ?
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Bedliner is permanent correct ?
More permanent than paint, which is kind of why people line truck beds with it.
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Take it to a line x dealer and have them do it. $75 bucks and it will survive pretty much anything.
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Rampage Recovery. I painted (rattle can) with bedliner to match the grille. Wasn't sure if the 'textured' black was the color I was looking for. I knew it would be easier to sand down the 'gloss' black.

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Is that a separate piece above the headlights? I love the look.
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That's the wild boar aftermarket grill he's got on the rig.
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Take it to a line x dealer and have them do it. $75 bucks and it will survive pretty much anything.
Is there a line x in atlanta ga ?
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I use it on my hinges and rims comes off all the time with pressure washer ......
Then you are doing a poor job applying it.

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