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Old 08-19-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Plasti dip then bed liner

First time using plasti dip. I cleaned the grill with goo gone, then alcohol to remove any oils. So far it looks good.

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Next I'm going to bed line it.
How many coats of plasti dip is enough?
A guy I met bed lined his and it looked awesome and made me want to do it. He scuffed his grill with sand paper first and did 7 coats of bed liner. I skipped the scuffing and used plasti dip instead. I figured this way, if it didn't turn out or I messed it up, I could just peel it off and try again, while having my original grill intact. Hopes it turns out just as good.
Opinions or thoughts from anyone on this method?

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Old 08-19-2014, 10:26 AM   #2
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First time using plasti dip. I cleaned the grill with goo gone, then alcohol to remove any oils. So far it looks good.

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Next I'm going to bed line it.
How many coats of plasti dip is enough?
A guy I met bed lined his and it looked awesome and made me want to do it. He scuffed his grill with sand paper first and did 7 coats of bed liner. I skipped the scuffing and used plasti dip instead. I figured this way, if it didn't turn out or I messed it up, I could just peel it off and try again, while having my original grill intact. Hopes it turns out just as good.
Opinions or thoughts from anyone on this method?
I have heard of people using "permanent" spray paints over dip and having good results with removal. This is done a lot with clear spray paint over colored dip. I don't know if the bed liner will have a reaction with the dip which will make it so you can't remove it, but you can test it out and let us know!

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Old 08-24-2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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My first use of plasti dip and I chose the grill. Went with bed liner afterwards.
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Several several several coats and days later, this is how it turned out.


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Old 08-24-2014, 06:40 PM   #4
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I love how the dip turned out on mine. Only thing I hate is the TN red clay stains it and it does not wash off. I'm thinking about just using bed liner as a more permanent solution. Your turned our great.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thank you. I was worried with it being my first try but I'm pretty pleased with it.
That's exactly why I went with the bed liner. While the plasti dip looks nice it offers little, if any protection from what I have heard.
After I gave the grill a good cleaning, I noticed all kinds of dings and chips. The bed liner seemed the right way to go. Not wanting to skuff up the grill, I had hoped the plasti dip would give the bed liner something to stick too. Fingers crossed and if it doesn't, I'm only out a few bucks.
Looking forward to more DIY mods!
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