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Old 02-16-2014, 04:38 PM   #61
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I will get pictures tomorrow. I am going to touch up some spots. I havent even done the jambs yet. Still contemplating on how that is going to be accomplished. I will have to use the gun on a lower spot setting and make sure my interior is masked well. I am also going to show everyone what can happen if you rush the process, and since I had about a gallon of dip left over I am going to video me pulling a whole door off and then respray it since there is an imperfection I want fixed anyways.

Wouldn't have to pull the door off but just want to show everyone that this is not going to effect your finish or anything else.

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I like it and it's definitely safe for the finish. As for the debate between wrap and dip - I actually like dip better. I'd be interested in seeing pics of the door jambs when you have them.

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I was thinking about doing a pearl on my Jeep. I miss my crush so I thought why not a fire orange pearl.....this is a blue...


The color Im more interested in is the orange part of this chameleon.




OP, don't worry about a thing. It will peel off without any damage. I have dipped my cars a few times, and had my grill on my jeep dipped for over 2 years without an ounce of damage (actually, quite the opposite, it did a great job of protecting the paint.)

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:18 PM   #63
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Yes. Used it on custom parts on many projects. I can even see it on a whole vehicle that has bad or damaged paint. Take your barnd new 30K Jeep and do it? I don't thinks so unless I brush striped the doors beyond repair. Hope you own it as I am sure the finance company would have issues as well as the state.

To OP, How much has it cost so far and why not just have it wrapped which is a proven method (No paint damage) that is getting cheaper by the day. Wraps take some skill to do right as does painting a vehicle.

Someone mentioned Rhino Lining ie (Polyurie). Try getting that one off your existing coating. Tuff stuff and great for certain specific applications. Another example of a product used way beyond its design to sometimes very damaging and costly results. Our company currently makes a full line of Polyurie coatings. In Europe they used it on roofs for years. Roughly 10 until they failed and you have to remove your entire roof! Those companies are out of or going out of business currently because of the liabilities. Be careful what you put on your paint if you ever want it to look original. I know wraps work. Seen in on Ferrari's and exotics afterwards and no issues. I have yet to see anyone spray their Lambo but I am sure there is an idiot thinking about it right now.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:24 PM   #64
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I like it and it's definitely safe for the finish. As for the debate between wrap and dip - I actually like dip better. I'd be interested in seeing pics of the door jambs when you have them.
People that say vynil is superior to dip have obviously never owned either. First, lets take the cost...vynil, depending on the complexity, is around $3500 for a quality job, more for special colors. Dip is around $400 with the sprayer.

Plastidip is more durable in some ways, mostly because it is extremely easy to repair. Vynil is very weak. Tree sap? Ruined. Bird sh!t? Usually ruined. Any form of sugar (ie spilled soda) will ruin vynil if left in the sun. This requires the panel to be re-wrapped, at a cost of a few hundred bucks usually. Vynil looks great on a garage queen. For a daily driver, especially a damn Jeep, plastidip is far superior.

Finish, the vynil is indeed "perfect" but thats on day 1. Over time, it starts looking worse and worse. Plastidip looks great for years, provided you properly maintain it.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:26 PM   #65
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I plasti dipped my grill and it was on for almost a year until I traded it in. I pealed the plasti dip off before taking it in and the grill was like brand spanking new underneath. It comes off really easy and comes off in large chunks kind of like a ballon that as deflated after being blown up for a long time. It offers great protection but it will eventually tear and need to be touched up. I had spots on my grill that the plasti dip got holes in it. I have no doubt that if you leave it on a year or 10 it will just peel right off and will have protected your paint from chips and scratches. Armour All is selling similar stuff for paint protection.

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I came here thinking I would see how bad some guy effed up his JKU. I was quite surprised when I saw it. Looks incredible!
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #67
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That is actually a color I contemplated long and hard over. If I change out this summer it would probably be to that sort of blue.

And that orange BMW is out of this world.

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I was thinking about doing a pearl on my Jeep. I miss my crush so I thought why not a fire orange pearl.....this is a blue...


The color Im more interested in is the orange part of this chameleon.




OP, don't worry about a thing. It will peel off without any damage. I have dipped my cars a few times, and had my grill on my jeep dipped for over 2 years without an ounce of damage (actually, quite the opposite, it did a great job of protecting the paint.)
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That is actually a color I contemplated long and hard over. If I change out this summer it would probably be to that sort of blue.

And that orange BMW is out of this world.
I like the commando, it fits the jeep, but Im surprised you didn't want to make it look like a one off with the hulk green or something. I like my rides to stand out. I do like your results though, looks like an army surplus rig.
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So lame.
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Was contemplating a bright Gecko type green, the pearl blue/Blurple, matte red, and this. I figured this would look the best if I completely botched it. Turned out a lot better than I had hoped.

My next one will be unique for sure.


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I like the commando, it fits the jeep, but Im surprised you didn't want to make it look like a one off with the hulk green or something. I like my rides to stand out. I do like your results though, looks like an army surplus rig.
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Great job OP. I was just thinking, before you pull the dip off that door you want to re-spray, why not try a couple of techniques to repair the dip first. It would be handy to have a known, tested procedure, for repairing minor flaws.
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I am going to do that...Probably going to intentionally cause a rip, scratch, etc to see how well I can repair using the thinning techniques off dyc website. Honestly, this whole process is addicting. Knowing that you can completely change the look of your vehicle with a couple hundred dollars, if you have the equipment, is very intriguing.

I asked my wife if she was going to let me dip her 2011 Maxima and she basically shut me down until she saw how my Jeep turned out, now she is all for it.
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I am going to do that...Probably going to intentionally cause a rip, scratch, etc to see how well I can repair using the thinning techniques off dyc website. Honestly, this whole process is addicting. Knowing that you can completely change the look of your vehicle with a couple hundred dollars, if you have the equipment, is very intriguing.

I asked my wife if she was going to let me dip her 2011 Maxima and she basically shut me down until she saw how my Jeep turned out, now she is all for it.
I would recommend you try the fixing technique on a piece of scrap metal or something. Don't screw up your Jeep's finish just to test this out.
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So lame.
What part? The fact that his jeep looks good or the fact that his paint is fully protected and will look pristine underneath when he gets bored and peels it off?
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:58 PM   #75
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What part? The fact that his jeep looks good or the fact that his paint is fully protected and will look pristine underneath when he gets bored and peels it off?
Maybe he was referring to his own post
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Not going to get into it with the dude. I respect people's opinions and definitely knew there were going to be detractors. As long as they are informed and give a valid reason behind it I am fine.
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Can you plastidip an older vehicle where the paint has deteriorated or is peeling?

I have two that need repainting... my 1991 Cherokee I'm restoring and my 2002 Chevrolet.. paint is peeling - GM ePrimer is worthless. Should have been a class action lawsuit over this.

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There is a video on dipyourcar's youtube channel that shows something similar to this. I haven't watched it but go check it out. It may work out for you. I just don't know how it would fill in the gaps that have peeled off but I dunno...

Edit: I will just save you the trouble and supply the link since I am subscribed to their channel.

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Can you plastidip an older vehicle where the paint has deteriorated or is peeling?

I have two that need repainting... my 1991 Cherokee I'm restoring and my 2002 Chevrolet.. paint is peeling - GM ePrimer is worthless. Should have been a class action lawsuit over this.

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You can plastidip your wife if you wanted to (seriously ) Older rides with busted paint are fantastic candidates for dipping.
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You can plastidip your wife if you wanted to (seriously ) Older rides with busted paint are fantastic candidates for dipping.
Lol. Imagine that for a minute.

Dave: Hey Wife, there is a new brand of make up you can try. Apparently, it's like spray on tan. Peels right off if you don't like the look.
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You can plastidip your wife if you wanted to (seriously ) Older rides with busted paint are fantastic candidates for dipping.
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Lol. Imagine that for a minute.

Dave: Hey Wife, there is a new brand of make up you can try. Apparently, it's like spray on tan. Peels right off if you don't like the look.
Wife: Yeah, sign me up

I was thinking the same. Do they have ethnic colors? .. like Shakira Bronze or Alba Brown?

Not sure how I would approach her on that ...

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There is a video on dipyourcar's youtube channel that shows something similar to this. I haven't watched it but go check it out. It may work out for you. I just don't know how it would fill in the gaps that have peeled off but I dunno...

Edit: I will just save you the trouble and supply the link since I am subscribed to their channel.

Thanks, that was informative. I have a 12 year old factory paint job that's peeling off. My van was waxed and taken care of since new. Now the paint is peeling and a body shop says it needs to be stripped clear down beneath the ePrimer... to bare metal. So much for factory paint jobs..

That's about a $10K paint job on a long wheel base cargo van.

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I am sure it would take a lot more sprayable dip to get a long wheel base van done but if it is not in too bad of shape it would definitely be worth it to give it a go...
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Dip it! I used plasti dip on my wife's 2011 Durango in June 2012. It was a Citadel with a lot of bling that I was trying to tone down. I ended up using plasti dip on all the chrome trim.











We ended up trading that Durango in December 2012. I took a power washer to the truck for 1 hour and I promise you it looked better than the day I bought it. Obviously, I was using the power washer really close to get the plasti dip off. I had used the same power washer from a distance to clean the truck, and had no issues with peeling. As mentioned, it all depends on how many coats are applied.
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Nice looking Durango with the upgraded dip... I will probably be washing mine with the foam dip and pressurized tip at a local car wash. Seen videos of people really hammering the dip with a pressure washer without any effects.
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.....I can see it now across the nation......dealerships tired of failing to push the age-old 'rust proofing' under spray....will now push custom underpans for Big Bucks & extra $$$...creating a whole new detailing industry from the rich experimental environment right here in the Wrangler Forum....
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I think it looks great! I love the camo green. I've dipped my car twice in the last year and that stuff holds up great as long as you prepped the car good before spraying it. I use degreaser, acid and other harsh cleaners (mainly seeing what it can take) on mine as well as a commercial vehicle steamer and it's held up great with no peeling or bubbling. Three of the only things I can think of that will melt it are paint thinner (obviously), "Take Off" (auto detailer chemical) and gasoline. Did you use glossifier or is this just straight dip out of the gallon cans?

I am very interested in knowing how it holds up on the jeep. I have been really debating on doing the TJ in the "Multi Cam" pattern for fun. Just hope it holds up on the trails because I take mine a lot of places I shouldn't but the paint on mine has been crap since I purchased it and I really don't care to scratch it.
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Thanks JD. I had it like that about six months and through the Lousiana summer. I had to touch up the grill at the end of the summer because of the crazy large bugs that got stuck in the grill. It would have been simple to power wash and respray that small area.

Love what you did to yours. Love my anvil at the moment, but you never know Good to know that you can add color to plasti dip now a days.
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I think it looks great! I love the camo green. I've dipped my car twice in the last year and that stuff holds up great as long as you prepped the car good before spraying it. I use degreaser, acid and other harsh cleaners (mainly seeing what it can take) on mine as well as a commercial vehicle steamer and it's held up great with no peeling or bubbling. Three of the only things I can think of that will melt it are paint thinner (obviously), "Take Off" (auto detailer chemical) and gasoline. Did you use glossifier or is this just straight dip out of the gallon cans?

I am very interested in knowing how it holds up on the jeep. I have been really debating on doing the TJ in the "Multi Cam" pattern for fun. Just hope it holds up on the trails because I take mine a lot of places I shouldn't but the paint on mine has been crap since I purchased it and I really don't care to scratch it.
No glossifier, straight matte finish. If you are going to use it on trails where it will get nicked I suggest throwing some Turtle Wax Ice spray wax on it. Dude did it on youtube and had some pretty incredible results as far as abrasion resistance.

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