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Old 02-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #91
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look great with the crush!
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #92
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Here are some with the bumper on.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #93
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Looks AWESOME! Doing mine tomorrow.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:35 PM   #94
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Looks AWESOME! Doing mine tomorrow.
Thanks - It's my favorite mod. Best $12 I've spent in some time.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:23 PM   #95
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Ok, this is cool stuff! I wanna do it! I jusy don't know how'd it go with Black Forest Green, looks so amazing on the silver, the grill just pops now.


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Old 02-05-2012, 11:51 PM   #96
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Thanks - It's my favorite mod. Best $12 I've spent in some time.
I can't tell from your photo, but what's your wheel/tire setup? (sizes and brands/models.) Looks awesome.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:15 AM   #97
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Plasti Dipped Grill on SB Sunday

I have joined the ranks. I did mine today. Like others, I did four coats to start with. Then, I just kept going over it lightly every 30 minutes until I got it where I liked it. After I put it on, I can see I need to touch up one tiny spot in the logo.

I've added a couple of install pics of things I was having trouble visualizing. I've included some shots of the clips that hold the lower part of the grill onto the radiator housing. I've also included some pics of how the turn signals are attached to the grill.

I took everyone's advice and spent a considerable amount of time with prep work. I wiped everything down with Windex for the first cleaning. Then I moved on to Goo Gone to get all of the tar and bug remnants. Finally, I did multiple wipe downs with rubbing alcohol.

When I was cleaning up, I went to fold up the drop cloth and found an unintended art project...
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Looking good, everyone. I was going to bedline mine, but I like the ease and reverse-ability of this.

I'm also going to hit the rocker panels and door jambs to help with scratches in those areas.

Once the spring hits...
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #100
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Looking good, everyone. I was going to bedline mine, but I like the ease and reverse-ability of this.

I'm also going to hit the rocker panels and door jambs to help with scratches in those areas.

Once the spring hits...
Along with the grille, I also did the fronts of my rear fender flares, for both looks as well as protection from all the crap the front tires now kick back (MT's). So far, the flares have held up great - no chips or gouges in the PlastDip finish & the edges are all still intact despite some harsh weather & 3 trips through the car wash.

I just started doing the polished aluminum Weld Drag Lite wheels on my '66 Chevelle. I was skeptical as to if the PlastiDip would adhere to that type of finish, but so far - looks great & is just as solid as the stuff I did on the Jeep...
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #101
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Just finished mine. Threw two cans on it for an extra thick finish/protectant. Came out perfect.

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I can't tell from your photo, but what's your wheel/tire setup? (sizes and brands/models.) Looks awesome.
Thanks - The wheels are 18" XD Cranks and the tires Nitto Trail Grapplers (can't recall the size off top of my head but they equate to 33s). Together they are heavy as all hell but I love the way they look.

Here is a better side view (pre bumper and rails).
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #103
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Just finished mine. Threw two cans on it for an extra thick finish/protectant. Came out perfect.

Looks great - Is that Crush or Dozer?
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Looks great guys. How do you deal with the top edge, where the rubber strip is? Can anyone post a picture of how that area turned out.
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Looks great guys. How do you deal with the top edge, where the rubber strip is? Can anyone post a picture of how that area turned out.
I just taped mine up with blue painters tape. But since this is just plastidip, you could probably just spray right over it and just peel it off the weather strip when done.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:33 PM   #106
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Looks great - Is that Crush or Dozer?
Crush
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #107
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I just taped mine up with blue painters tape. But since this is just plastidip, you could probably just spray right over it and just peel it off the weather strip when done.
Yup but be careful. I taped too far on the rubber and left a missed spot. Tape up the rubber but leave a 1/4 inch off to make sure you get perfect coverage. Remember, rubber+rubber=rubber, so don't worry about overspray on the rubber.
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Looks great guys. How do you deal with the top edge, where the rubber strip is? Can anyone post a picture of how that area turned out.
I sprayed right over it figuring that Plasti Dip would be flexible. No issue so far but I did notice today after driving the Jeep for a bit that if you look closely, you can see a very thin body color strip between the grill and the rubber strip where the plasti dip separated due to friction from the hood being closed.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #109
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Looks great guys. How do you deal with the top edge, where the rubber strip is? Can anyone post a picture of how that area turned out.
I painted right over the rubber strip, then ran a razor blade along the edge where the strip meet the grill & just peeled it right off the rubber.

That being said, I've seen several videos on YouTube of guys painting wheels, & they speed alot of time taping off the tire. Don't bother, just put on 4 - 5 coats on the wheel, then once dried, rub your finger over the tire near the wheel edge & the overspray easily separates from the rubber tire & peels right off.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #110
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Just finished mine. Threw two cans on it for an extra thick finish/protectant. Came out perfect.
This is definitely one of the best mods out there for the price IMO... I'm a big fan of the way it looks on your color!
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A couple more pics for you guys. In the first, you can see why you need to use Goo Gone - or a similar product. I had road tar in places I couldn't see when the grill was mounted.

The second pic is a close-up of the finished grill. Someone asked to see pics of the weather strip on top of the grill. If you look closely at the top of the second picture, you can see some of the Plasti Dip overspray. I didn't tape mine off.
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Its not a big deal if you overspray the rubber. Plastidip will not have any effect of the seal. If anything, it will keep the OEM seal alive longer, and protect it from dry rot.
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Great! Thanks guys.
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Those with the plasti dip on the grill - How is the durability long-term? Also, how easy is it to clean bugs and other stuff off?

Thanks.
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Those with the plasti dip on the grill - How is the durability long-term? Also, how easy is it to clean bugs and other stuff off?

Thanks.
Had mine on around a month or so. Holding up just fine so far and cleaning it doesn't seem to be a problem. I still plan to have mine line-Xed eventually though.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:25 AM   #116
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I've had my wheels on several vehicles done for months and it's not going anywhere.
did you have those wheel weights on the rim? Mine has them so if I remove them to paint, I'll need new weights put on or it'll shake like crazy. Or did you just paint over them?

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here's mine done with plasti dip
That grill is dope as hell. I can however see a business opportunity for someone to make just that top piece that can be added to a OEM grill, like eyelines on headlights.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:36 AM   #117
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It has been about a month since I did my grill. It has been through rain, medium snow, tons of road salt (including a thick coating on the grill itself), a few washes, and it still looks untouched.
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Same here, grille is holding up great after more than a month. My biggest concern was what would happen when i scrubbed it while washing the jeep and so far no problems at all
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Just got the Jeep and grill good and dirty with mud and road salt. I took it to the local self-wash and blasted the grill with the highest pressure-washer setting. No chips, scratches, or anything else. The Plasti-Dip is great so far.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:52 PM   #120
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I've found that loose gravel kicked up into it will scratch it, but it will protect the original paint!!

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