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Old 02-22-2012, 06:22 AM   #121
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i wonder how many cans it would take to do my hardtop also, im debating on plasti dipping my jeep this summer. my paint is shot and real tired looking and i want a fresh look

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Old 02-22-2012, 08:02 AM   #122
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:18 PM   #123
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I did my hard top about a month and a half ago. It still looks good. It took about 4 cans, I think I could have used 1 more can.
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I'm looking to do this to my jeep was wondering how many cans it took?
And what did you do to prep for it?
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:08 PM   #125
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I'm looking to do this to my jeep was wondering how many cans it took?
And what did you do to prep for it?
you should re-read the thread.

i was thinking about doing this as well haha. might have to leave some spots on mine for accents. or maybe do it white....
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #126
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Hmmmm now this has me thinking of doing my hood. I have these tiny little cracks in the paint that look like little bird feet all over (only way i know to describe it) and it's only on the hood. I didn't notice it when i bought the Jeep of course but did when i first washed it. I always wondered if it could have been done from excessive heat from the engine?? anyone else have this problem?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #127
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Hmmmm now this has me thinking of doing my hood. I have these tiny little cracks in the paint that look like little bird feet all over (only way i know to describe it) and it's only on the hood. I didn't notice it when i bought the Jeep of course but did when i first washed it. I always wondered if it could have been done from excessive heat from the engine?? anyone else have this problem?
Yup, mine looks the exact same way. I have been wanting to get a quote on repainting it, but havent as of yet. I wonder how a bedlined or plasti dipped hood would look with a black jeep.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:54 PM   #128
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Hmmmm now this has me thinking of doing my hood. I have these tiny little cracks in the paint that look like little bird feet all over (only way i know to describe it) and it's only on the hood. I didn't notice it when i bought the Jeep of course but did when i first washed it. I always wondered if it could have been done from excessive heat from the engine?? anyone else have this problem?
I have the exact same issue. Mine is a 99, someone told me its just what happens over time. Not sure why its only on the hood though.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:30 PM   #129
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my old chevy colorado had the same issues with the cracking. instead of worrying about it i just sold it and used the $ to buy a tj. yeehaw.

also the plasti-dip job looks sick
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #130
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Well it looks like I'm alittle late to the party but I've had quite a bit of experience with plasti-dip. Main thing is prep. A dirty surface will cause the plasti-dip to have a wet/rough appearance.

A few more "pro" tips

1. Start by laying down a thick base coat, then apply multiple light coats until you reach your desired finish. This will help to prevent chipping and peeling.

2. If you are working with an area that will receive foot traffic or rub against another surface try to avoid seams. Create a smooth continuous coat. This will make it more difficult for it to start peeling.

3. Don't be afraid of going too thick. Plasti-dip is very forgiving. If your doing a complete vehicle break it up into sections. Do one section at a time. Get that section to your liking before moving onto another section. If you make a mistake, peel it off and start over. It's not wise to spray over a mistake, it will show through.

4. If you are plasti-dipping wheels. Remove the tire from the wheel. You don't have to coat the entire wheel but it is recommended to coat over the lip 1-2". If you need to change out your valve stem or TPMS sensor, do this before you start painting. You can tape it off when you start coating. Once your wheels are coated, allow a full 24-36 hours to dry before remounting your tires. Take them to a trusted shop. Make sure their mounting machine has a "rubber duckhead" for custom or powder coated wheels. Also ask for a technician that is comfortable with mounting custom wheels. Once wheels are mounted, as for a static balance with stick on weights. Clip-on weights will damage the coating and the wheels will start to peel.

5. Wait at least thirty days before using any pressure washing equipment. This will give your coating time to bond with the surface. If you must wash your vehicle in the first thirty days, use a water hose with a garden style sprayer and a soft sponge. Don't apply and tar and bug remover or other abrasive chemicals.

6. If you wish to apply decals in the plasti dip, remember to remove the decal before the plasti dip has set. Approx 15 minutes after initial spray. If you wait any longer the plasti dip will not cut properly and will peel away with the decal during removal.

7. When plasti dipping around car logos often found on the hood and trunk of a vehicle, it is recommended to simply plasti dip over these surfaces. Once the dip has dried you can simply peel it off of the logo leaving it perfectly trimmed around the edges as if you had spent hours taping it off.

8. In the event you have to remove the plasti-dip after several months you will notice that it has left a black haze on the paint. This is very small particles of plasti dip that have worked their way into the pores of the clear coat. No worries, a $20 clay bar kit from Meguiars available at any Wal-Mart will easily remove this haze leaving a perfectly restored paint surface. Just getting a water hose and allow water to continuously run while you go over the surface with the clay bar. This will carry away any particles that weren't picked up by the clay bar.

Plasti-Dip is a very good product with many uses. Expected life cycle of a plasti-dipped surface is 6mos-1yr on average. I have seen some last several years. The durability of the surface is directly dependent on how many coats were applied and technique used, also factored in is how often the car is washed.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:02 PM   #131
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I have a couple questions. One, what prep work do I need to do on wheels and possible flares to make sure it will stick good. Two when it dries is it glossy? I did see on the one site they also have a glossifier anyone have any info on that?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #132
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I just did my rims,flares ,and bumpers. All you need to do is wash them well and let them dry completely . Mine came out really nice with a light shine . My neighbor thought I had bought new rims . He didn't believe me until I showed him the can that I had plasti-diped them.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #133
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Thanks!!! Your jeep looks sweet!!! Rims look great and flares!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #134
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Yup. just a good cleaning. make sure to get any and all brake dust.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #135
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Hmmmm now this has me thinking of doing my hood. I have these tiny little cracks in the paint that look like little bird feet all over (only way i know to describe it) and it's only on the hood. I didn't notice it when i bought the Jeep of course but did when i first washed it. I always wondered if it could have been done from excessive heat from the engine?? anyone else have this problem?
I have the same issue on my hood and cowl. I need to have mine repainted, as there is now a spot on the cowl where the paint has chipped off where the cracks got really bad. I wonder if its specific to a couple years or just specific colors? Mine's a 98, dark green.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #136
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I just did my rims,flares ,and bumpers. All you need to do is wash them well and let them dry completely . Mine came out really nice with a light shine . My neighbor thought I had bought new rims . He didn't believe me until I showed him the can that I had plasti-diped them.
Did you do the back of them to and did you leave your tires on?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #137
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I have the same issue on my hood and cowl. I need to have mine repainted, as there is now a spot on the cowl where the paint has chipped off where the cracks got really bad. I wonder if its specific to a couple years or just specific colors? Mine's a 98, dark green.
I have seen this on more jeeps than I would like to count, my own included. I installed a hood louver and plasti dipped it. It looked really good but the heat got the best of the plasti dip and has some issue spots on it now.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:55 PM   #138
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Did you do the back of them to and did you leave your tires on?
I left tires on...didn't do backs...1 year...still amazing...
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #139
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hahaha its easy but not that easy. and escaping from a cop in a jeep that only goes 85 topping out im not going anywhere lol
When I was in college with my '80 CJ7 we had a huge blizzard roll through. TV and radio kept repeating that no travel permitted, violators would be pulled over and ticketed..... The city PD only had standard Crown Vics.... Drove to one of the dive bars on Main to find 4 other 4x4s parked there. Walked in and the place was packed wall to wall. I swear must've been over 100 people in there. was a great time.

And not one cruiser was seen......
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #140
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Did you do the back of them to and did you leave your tires on?
I left the tires on and didn't do the backs. I jacked the jeep up and spun the tire while I sprayed it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:51 PM   #141
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for some reason, i really like that
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:08 AM   #142
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Has anyone ever tried using Plasti-Dip as a base coat and then shot another paint over it? I'm wondering if it would peel off as easily if I did't like the results.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #143
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oh and by the way anyone who is doing this order from dipyourcar.com great web page and great prices so for my jeep i only needed about 10 to 12 cans i bout 15 though to play it on the safe side im not done yet so when im done ill have more pictures. and so for anyone else out there deciding to do this listen up...

first off for two door jeeps get 15 cans to play it safe. and for the four door jeeps i would get atleast 20 -22 just to play it safe nothing wrong with haveing a few extra cans laying around bc if it does scratch then u can just paint right over it and it looks like new. i love it
Why not order gallon liquids????? And use a sprayer,can's are usually reserved for emblems and rims? Just an FYI......
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:59 AM   #144
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Mines white and has a few paint chips and just looks dull overall so hopefully this will make it look a bit better, i always liked red and yellow for jeeps, not a huge fan of white like mine is now unless there was a big contrast with black, white paint but black wheels and trim would look amazing. So ya not sure what color i want yet lol
White with black accents looks great IMHO
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:17 AM   #145
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I like! I'm hoping to do my wheels and maybe the inside if my hardtop fairly soon. Maybe the front fenders too, who knows.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:54 PM   #146
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thats pretty awesome, may try to plasti dip my grill when it gets a little warmer!
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:12 PM   #147
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Those that have plasti dipped your grills, do you have any close up pics of the finish? Im thinking of doing my grill but im hesitant due to the unknown final product finished look. TIA
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:25 PM   #148
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White with black accents looks great IMHO[/QUOTE]

Damn that's a nice rubicon
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Curious to see pics I am trying to decide between plasti dip and Cammo skinz
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:09 AM   #150
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Did my hood in black plasti dip and sprayed it over a custom vinyl sticker I made and pilled it off when I was finished

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