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Old 03-25-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Plasti Dip is not durable for interior!

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I spent a few days this past week spraying my tired dirty grey interior panels with black plasti dip. Didn't drive the jeep all week since a lot of the interior panels were removed. GOt it all back together and took it out with my kids yesterday, and just from minimal interaction with the panels for one day, there are scratches, and scuffs all over. Its not easy to clean, and seems to have been the wrong decision for the interior.

I took the front speaker panels off since they are real easy to get off, and pealed the plasti dip off. Now I am trying the Krylon Fusion, to see how durable that is. Completed three coats, and now I am debating on going over that with duplicolor gloss black, or satin black. Just not sure if thats a necessary step.

Any opinions or experience out there????

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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I'm interested in seeing how the Krylon Fusion holds up. I did mine with duplicolor vinyl and fabric coating and it hasn't held up well.

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Interior parts should be painted with a dye due to the makeup of the plastic and if I'm not mistaken someone has used the FUSION before with poor results.

If you do some research you can find specific interior dye paint (it goes on like spray paint) online. A quick Google search came up with this but I know I've seen a specific OEM dye somewhere else:

New Jeep Wrangler Paint and Dye
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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Get the dye if you can afford it its like $25 per spray can for the good stuff. I used the Krylon fusion and its holding up very well but I wish I had used the correct product when I did it the first time. There are only a few marks where the krylon fusion is coming off and those are in places that get abused with the kids or scratched constantly while closing the doors and such. Overall I am very happy with the krylon fusion and would recommend it if you want to do it the cheap way.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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oh btw I painted every plastic piece in my interior black with a few select pieces being yellow and it was done about maybe 4 months ago and this is my DD. So it gets used and abused. And I completely agree that plastidip shouldnt be used on things that get bumped or scratched often as it is made to come off easily. I have learned that plastidip needs heavy coats and alot of them for it to be durable.
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i spent 2 hours prepping and cleaning my wheels to plastidip and they lasted for a week. Lesson learned, i prefer paint from here on out.
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i spent 2 hours prepping and cleaning my wheels to plastidip and they lasted for a week. Lesson learned, i prefer paint from here on out.
I've never quite figured out why people use Plastidip on their wheels considering it's a product designed to be peeled off. I mean, I know it looks good but one slight curb biff and you're redoing the entire wheel. I'd use Rustoleum bedliner as that stuff is cheap, durable, has a very slight texture, and touch ups take all of 2 seconds to do. Sorry, a little off topic but it's something I've been curious about for awhile.
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i spent 2 hours prepping and cleaning my wheels to plastidip and they lasted for a week. Lesson learned, i prefer paint from here on out.
How many coats did you use and how thick were they? I was planning on doing the wheels with plasti dip soon just to see if I liked them black, then maybe painting them with bedliner later. Just not sure atm about durability.
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How many coats did you use and how thick were they? I was planning on doing the wheels with plasti dip soon just to see if I liked them black, then maybe painting them with bedliner later. Just not sure atm about durability.
1 light coat
2 heavier.

They looked great until they were touched. i plastidipped them before installing the tires(yes i knew this would cause them to chip)
the damage it did was not worth trying to touch them up, i had to completely peel it all off and decide if this temporary job was worth it or is it worth it to spend 20$ dollars more on primer, clear coat and sand paper.

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Thanks for all the responses. I don't drive the jeep everyday, so, I think that I am going to stick with the krylon fusion and see how it turns out. Keep you guys posted.

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If you think the PlastiDip isn't holding up, then I would avoid any form of spraypaint...especially Krylon Fusion. My PlastiDipped grab bar has held up exceptionally well...even when hauling drunk friends around who have used and abused the grab bar to climb into the Jeep. Everything else which was done in Krylon Fusion...not so much.

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