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Old 09-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Started my Plasti-Dip adventure

So today i started my Plasti-Dip adventure. Today I did the bottom of my hard top and my key holes. This weekend I will do the rims and hinges. Ill post the rest of the stuff this wekend once I have it done.

The the hard top I did 4 coats and used about 4 cans of black Plasti-Dip. Took me about 3 hours from taping it all off to taking the tape off. While waiting for it to dry I did my key holes.



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Old 09-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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I know it's all a matter of personal taste, but I think black wheels on a JK looks badass. I dipped my wheels about 2 months ago and I am very pleased with the result. I would suggest taking the wheels off the Jeep, that way you can get a good thick spray on all sides of the wheel. Also make sure you cover the spots where the lugs will be, otherwise when you go to put the wheels back on the lugs will grab the dip and twist it, which essentially breaks the bond between the dip and the tire. Some people place the lugs back on the wheels to keep those areas clean, personally I just used quarters, they didn't get in the way of the spray like the lugs would, and they were way easier to clean rather than having to peel 23 lug nuts.

I know you didn't ask for my advice but I couldn't resist sharing what I've learned.

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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I know it's all a matter of personal taste, but I think black wheels on a JK looks badass. I dipped my wheels about 2 months ago and I am very pleased with the result. I would suggest taking the wheels off the Jeep, that way you can get a good thick spray on all sides of the wheel. Also make sure you cover the spots where the lugs will be, otherwise when you go to put the wheels back on the lugs will grab the dip and twist it, which essentially breaks the bond between the dip and the tire. Some people place the lugs back on the wheels to keep those areas clean, personally I just used quarters, they didn't get in the way of the spray like the lugs would, and they were way easier to clean rather than having to peel 23 lug nuts.

I know you didn't ask for my advice but I couldn't resist sharing what I've learned.
No advice is always good since I have never done anything with plasti-dip till today.

I wont be taking the wheels off since I would have to tdo one at a time if I did it that way. Also I am lazy and that just seems to much work lol. I will be making sure I cover eveything I can before spraying. I will be taping up the lug nuts sto prevent from having to try to remove the plasti-dip from them.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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I would recommend buying a pack of flash cards and stuffing them around the wheel in the lip where the wheel and the tire meet. I didn't do this when I sprayed because I figured I could just peel the dip off the tire. No such luck, it bonded pretty good and it's a pain in the ass to try and peel around 5 wheels. It's not a big deal, but now after a couple months the dip on the tires is starting to peel a little of it's own accord and it looks a little strange, sorta like my tires are shedding. Again, that's all a matter of preference, but if I ever need to re-dip the tires I'm going to go this route.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:24 AM   #5
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I would recommend buying a pack of flash cards and stuffing them around the wheel in the lip where the wheel and the tire meet. I didn't do this when I sprayed because I figured I could just peel the dip off the tire. No such luck, it bonded pretty good and it's a pain in the ass to try and peel around 5 wheels. It's not a big deal, but now after a couple months the dip on the tires is starting to peel a little of it's own accord and it looks a little strange, sorta like my tires are shedding. Again, that's all a matter of preference, but if I ever need to re-dip the tires I'm going to go this route.
I didn't tape my tires either when I dipped my wheels this past weekend, but simply ran a razor blade lightly between the lip of the rim and the tire to score the dried plasti-dip, which made peeling the overspray off of the tire a breeze.

I used quarters in lug holes when I did the spare but not the other wheels. I found that the quarters stuck to the wheel and tore the dip when I removed them. Probably could've used a razor blade as well there. But I didn't have any issues without blocking off the lug holes, although it could be interesting next time I rotate tires
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how many cans did it take to do the underside of the top? i may do that before i have to put my top back on for the winter.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:59 AM   #7
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that top looks good!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:14 PM   #8
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how many cans did it take to do the underside of the top? i may do that before i have to put my top back on for the winter.
It took me about 4 cans. The cans run about $5.50 at home depot. So $25 and 3 hours is better then $250 for some one to paint it for me. It was pretty east to do. I did 4 coats and it looks great. So happy with it.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:45 PM   #9
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Do they color-match the inside of the hardtop, or are they all just gel-coated white?

Any noticeable temperature difference inside when it's been sitting in the sun after having gone from white to black?
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #10
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i was definitely considering dipping the underside of my hardtop before it goes on for the winter.. you have inspired me to get it done this weekend.looks bada** by the way!
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #11
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I like it!! Was curious if anybody knows of a DIY like this that would be more permanent? Krylon Fusion? Has anybody done this in lieu of PlatiDip?
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #12
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Ok so Plasti-Diped my rims today and they turned out awesome. Did 4 coats. What do you guys think? Didn't get to the hinges since I put on my hard top and washed the Jeep today, so that killed some time. Next week if the weather is nice.





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Old 09-28-2013, 07:40 PM   #13
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VERY nice job. I really think the black looks much better. Looks very professional too!!
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