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Old 04-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Dipped my grill

Finally found some Plastidip so I cleaned up my grill real good and did it, I think it came out good and looks great!
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Finally found some Plastidip so I cleaned up my grill real good and did it, I think it came out good and looks great!
Looks good! Some Krylon for plastics will do wonders on the flares and that thing will look brand new!

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looks good! Some krylon for plastics will do wonders on the flares and that thing will look brand new! -ryan
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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Finally found some Plastidip so I cleaned up my grill real good and did it, I think it came out good and looks great!
You gonna do the rims too?
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You gonna do the rims too?

Do it.

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:29 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! I've really been thinking about doing the rims, but would I have to do anything other than just cleaning them up first? I've also been considering doing the dome on the hood. Yeah those fender flares kill me haha they're so faded!
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Thanks everyone! I've really been thinking about doing the rims, but would I have to do anything other than just cleaning them up first? I've also been considering doing the dome on the hood. Yeah those fender flares kill me haha they're so faded!
Dip those too!! And dome? You mean the little rubber things..?
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:54 PM   #8
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Like the middle part of the hood where it bumps up
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Like the middle part of the hood where it bumps up
Oh I gotcha. Do that and mirrors, that'd look good with the red
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On the hood on the dome where it bumps up should I do that part then the bottom edge of hood on each side up to the body line? Or should I leave dome and bottom edges red and do the part in between that?
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Definitely do the some. I've been considering doing that for a while but keep forgetting to get more plastidip. I think it will look awesome.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:46 PM   #12
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Yeah I think I'll do the dome and then the edges up to the body line on each side of hood, I think it'd look good
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Yeah I think I'll do the dome and then the edges up to the body line on each side of hood, I think it'd look good
Another thing I've see people do is dip the top corner of the doors (with colors that'd contrast with black). You know, the little inset part that has the mirror attached to it? That'd go nice with grill/dome dip. Then wheels, and tinted windows, boom...on to lift and tires lol.
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I like that idea man, I may just do that! Yeah just doing little things like this until eventually I can do lift haha. But little things make a lot!
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I plasti my hood once. But found it hard to get a nice clean edge so i got rid of it.

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I plasti my hood once. But found it hard to get a nice clean edge so i got rid of it.

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Yeah, it definitely is tough to get a clean edge with plastidip unless you spray all the coats at once and peel the tape at a hard angle
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Thats the only way for sure. I tried maybe 3x and quit. Decided to go with the hyline loover hood instead.
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Yeah, it definitely is tough to get a clean edge with plastidip unless you spray all the coats at once and peel the tape at a hard angle
It makes a huge difference if you peel the tape when the plasti dip is still somewhat wet. If you wait until its dry it will peel.
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I would consider using a heat gun to restore the black on the flares, as opposed to Krylon or Plasti-dip. Just my opinion.
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I would consider using a heat gun to restore the black on the flares, as opposed to Krylon or Plasti-dip. Just my opinion.
Are the results like obviously instant? I've heard of this before, but haven't figured it out and gotten to it yet. Just heart gun and go over the fenders?
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How did you prep the grill for paint? Did you remove it or just mask stuff off?
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I key lined my flares and it's done great and they look brand new.. One can did the front two with some paint left over
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Kryon!!!!opps krylon.ha
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #25
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Yeah I wanna do my hood but clean lines is definitely a challenge! I'm glad my worst lines were under the hood haha. But my hood has some clearcoat chipping in a couple teeny tiny spots and then a couple other teeny tiny spots where the paint and all chipped from (gravels flying from other cars tires I guess, only thing I can figure) so I wanted to clean it and Plastidip the dome for sure anyways but eventually would like a PSC hood louver just don't like the idea of cutting a hole in my hood. And to the feller that asked about how I did it (didn't think to look at your username) I cleaned my grill real good then rubbed with alcohol then masked everything off and did it.
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Or mask on a cool design and dip over that...then peel off the tape, boom. Badass red decal
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Are the results like obviously instant? I've heard of this before, but haven't figured it out and gotten to it yet. Just heart gun and go over the fenders?
There are some youtube videos on the process. Takes them back close to new if done properly. Looks like if you take your time, it's fairly easy.
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Looks great, Caseywoods5. I'm going to replicate this weekend. I bought a can of the matte black plastidip. Do I need to get more, or is one can enough? Finally, how many coats did you apply?
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They make vinyl decals to go on that part of the hood. Extreme Terrain has them for $69
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@simplifyyourlife, sorry man just now seen your post, one can will do it, four coats. I just cleaned grill then wiped down with rubbing alcohol and taped off. Not hard to do, good luck with it!

@tj jeep girl, thanks! I'll have to check them out! Wanting to either dip it or do something cool until I can afford a poison spyder hood louver for it (hood has the usual dents). Have never pulled the trigger on dipping it yet, I've kept myself pretty busy working for cash then blowing the majority on gas for wheeling, but I have put on a new exhaust and installed a couple of offroad lights on my front bumper along with some tow hooks on the front bumper.

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