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Old 02-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Plasti dipping interior parts

I read a thread about plasti dipping some of the interior parts, but cant find the thread anymore. What kind of prep is involved if I want to try this? Is it simply cleaning the parts I want to spray, and applying several coats of plasti dip? Thanks in advance for helpful comments and tips

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
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What would you plasti dip?

The only thing I could think of that I'd want to plasti dip would be my hard top's interior.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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Some one did say they Plasti-dipped their passenger grab handle because the Krylon Fusion wasnt working. Dont remember what thread though.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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for plasti dipping prep, just make sure it is clean. I wouldn't sand or prime anything b/c it may make it much harder to remove the plasti dip if you ever decide too. What are you planning on actually painting?
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Some one did say they Plasti-dipped their passenger grab handle because the Krylon Fusion wasnt working. Dont remember what thread though.
That was me...yes, just clean, allow to dry and spray. I removed mine from the dash first. You can access the nuts on the back side through the glove compartment.

When I changed my interior from dark tan to black, I used Krylon Fusion...however, I am NOT impressed with the way its held up in the slightest. I plan to redo it with PlastiDip in the near future. That stuff is awesome.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #6
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I have had my FIRST ever instance of Plasti-dip not holding up and the only spot, on my grab handle. The way my little fiancee climbs into my Jeep rubs the handle really hard on her jeans (don't ask I'm just glad she figured out a way to get in). One spot has worn off and is peeling now. I still say plasti-dip kicks butt. I would sand the handle a bit and then hit it up with like 4 coats and give it plenty of time to dry. Good luck!
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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I was going to do some of the plastics just to accent the interior, but after reading mixed reviews im not sure im going to follow thru...
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Someone with a yellow TJ had posted pics where they painted half of their doors (on the inside) and then below the steering column and also the glove box. Personally I thought it looked great. I wouldnt want to do that much, but I think the idea is great.
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Someone with a yellow TJ had posted pics where they painted half of their doors (on the inside) and then below the steering column and also the glove box. Personally I thought it looked great. I wouldnt want to do that much, but I think the idea is great.

Thanks! I used krylon fusion on those parts but I used plasti-dip on the handles as per s3nt3nc3d recommendation. Honestly the plasti-dip didnt hold up well for me since the kids use that handle every time they get into the Jeep. It peeled within the first week of normal use. So, I ended up using a Sharpie permanent marker to black it out and put some paracord over it.
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Thanks! I used krylon fusion on those parts but I used plasti-dip on the handles as per s3nt3nc3d recommendation. Honestly the plasti-dip didnt hold up well for me since the kids use that handle every time they get into the Jeep. It peeled within the first week of normal use. So, I ended up using a Sharpie permanent marker to black it out and put some paracord over it.

How has the Krylon held up?
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Thanks! I used krylon fusion on those parts but I used plasti-dip on the handles as per s3nt3nc3d recommendation. Honestly the plasti-dip didnt hold up well for me since the kids use that handle every time they get into the Jeep. It peeled within the first week of normal use. So, I ended up using a Sharpie permanent marker to black it out and put some paracord over it.
lol, I started doing that but in red. I ran into a bit of a snag though. The red Fusion is more of an orangish-red so it isn't looking that great.

My plan now... sand it down some to take the smoothness off of it and hit it with a couple of coats of Duplicolor Perfect Match Flame red.
If that doesn't work.... bed-liner it all black. lol
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Its still looking great. Theres a few spots that have chipped but easy enough to touch up. It cleans up really easy, I was worried about the yellow getting dirty from kids feet among other things. But it comes right off with a light rub of a magic eraser. Still I thought it would hold up better since it is made to "Fuse" with the plastic. If I had to do it over again I would get ahold of some interior dye from an auto body supply warehouse. That stuff is made to last but didnt want to spend $24 per can.
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So what if I took my dash apart and covered it all with plasti-dip. I don't wheel with the doors or roof off, but I want to some time. I guess I could do this once and if I get mud everywhere just peal it off the dash with the plasti-dip and just hose the tub. Cool!
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So what if I took my dash apart and covered it all with plasti-dip. I don't wheel with the doors or roof off, but I want to some time. I guess I could do this once and if I get mud everywhere just peal it off the dash with the plasti-dip and just hose the tub. Cool!
You can clean the plasti-dip with water and soap. If you load it up (ie, multiple thick layers) on the dash it should hold really well. I read a thread where the guy did the entire outside of his Jeep with it. Most ppl only do fender flares, wheels, or bumpers and I dont think they have any probs with cleaning it tho I cant say from experience. But if it holds up on the outside then the inside should hold up quite well.
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You can clean the plasti-dip with water and soap. If you load it up (ie, multiple thick layers) on the dash it should hold really well. I read a thread where the guy did the entire outside of his Jeep with it. Most ppl only do fender flares, wheels, or bumpers and I dont think they have any probs with cleaning it tho I cant say from experience. But if it holds up on the outside then the inside should hold up quite well.
Even better idea! I think the issue with the dash is it's so wrinkly. Mud never comes out of those wrinkles

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