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Old 08-10-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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plasti dip

I got this yj for a really good price I'm slowly fixing her up but I can't stand the paint. Has anyone paint there jeep with plasti dip and if so any tips or recommendations? ??

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Old 08-11-2014, 09:50 PM   #2
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I haven't done a jeep, but I've done other cars. Plasti dip is easy to work with and if you screw it up, just peel it off and start over. Because it peels right off, you will need a couple of coats. Keep a couple of cans on hand for tree branches, rocks, keys ect!

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Old 08-13-2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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look into monstaliner for the paint job. extremely durable for off roading. and can get it in a ton of colors
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:13 PM   #4
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Plasticdip is a temp coating that will cost more than a maaco paintjob. There are tons of videos on youtube on plasticdip..... Personally I think its all hype on a crap product unless you go professional.... and then its still temporary.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:15 PM   #5
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Plasti-dip is a cool way to paint a vehicle, because if you get tired of it, you can just peel it off and start over with a different color.

I have never done it myself but I wheel with a few that have it. And from what I have seen with those guys is that the plasti-dip doesn't hold up very well when it comes to a tree branch scrape or almost anything else touching it, it's almost kind of fragile when it comes to anything brushing past it. And in a short period of time the paint job is looking like crap again.

It isn't designed to be put to the test of taking it off-road. Just a thought before you go and spend $200-$300 for enough plastic dip to cover the entire outside of the Jeep.

It normally sells for between $8-$12/can, and it will take about 12-14 cans per coat X 2 coats for even coverage. I did my paint job with Dupli-Color Engine Enamel. Took me about 14 cans to do a coat, but it sprays on a little thicker than the plasti-dip does.
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