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Old 02-16-2014, 10:16 PM   #91
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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.
I will have to check out the turtle wax stuff. I will probably go ahead and dip it before hitting the mud this spring. I am getting ready to peel the green off of my car and do matte black for fun before running it without dip for a while. I started out using dip to protect my paint and then started having fun with it. It's glow in the dark green right now lol

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:02 AM   #92
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Started reading about all the Dip options some months ago and really like it!
So I don't even have my JK delivered yet and am seriously considering a full "Matte Clear" Dip on my Anvil.
Always wanted a matte finish, was/am considering a full Kevlar (Speedliner) job down the road, but this seems to be a great right-away (non permanent) thing for me... Still, have to do more research, some reported issues with clear coat issues if thinner wasn't mixed right, or if surface was newly painted...

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:35 AM   #93
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I will have to check out the turtle wax stuff. I will probably go ahead and dip it before hitting the mud this spring. I am getting ready to peel the green off of my car and do matte black for fun before running it without dip for a while. I started out using dip to protect my paint and then started having fun with it. It's glow in the dark green right now lol
Am I understanding this correctly? Your whole Jeep glows in the dark?

Cool.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:01 AM   #94
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Looks damn good. Awesome color.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:58 PM   #95
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That looks awesome, great job!! I myself am getting hooked on plasti dip and plan on playing around on my daily driver first, a 2004 Ford Focus with 160k miles on it. I am going to buy the spray gun kit to do it correctly instead of trying it with a rattle can. The cars color is gunmetal gray and I want to put a mattle clear on it to protect it from the salt since we have harsh winters here in Michigan.

The forums and how-to's I have read said that if you do it right, it should last around 3 years without doing any touch ups. And the dipyourcar.com website has special soaps and car wash liquids specifically for washing plasti dip, it's under the 'accessories' section.

I also learned from their youtube channel about the dip-dissolver. Its a spray on dissolver that that is environmentally friendly that helps you take it off easier if it doesn't come off in big chunks. You spray it on, let it set, and wash it down with the hose. Their youtube channel also shows you how to fix tears and how to fix and textured sections that may come up from spraying it from too far away.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:11 PM   #96
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Before you Dip your JK, test if the thinner will harm the Jeeps clear coat! I talked to two professional shops, a body shop who Dips cars, and someone who Dips cars as part of their tuning program.
The body shop said, they have more success with much European car models and said that US car production uses a different technique of painting (melt processing?) and the thinner in the Dip could harm the paint.

Once I informed the other shop that it is a JK and if they would warranty their work, I never heard back from them! Just an FYI.
I was told by the body shop to test by using a with thinner soaked piece of rag and place it somewhere on a unseen area for a while. You’ll know if it will harm or not

Could all be misinformation, but maybe a good idea to be 100% sure before dipping along, especially a new JK.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:03 PM   #97
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I dipped my sti and it was fun. Its not something I want to do again. This stuff is amazing and will resist must anything. I dipped the wheels on my jku and have been mudding a lot and only have a few dings in it. I recommend this if you like to change the color of your jeep often because the most expensive thing is the sprayer. A gallon of dip is only $60. So to repaint a jeep its only $180.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:36 PM   #98
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Some people just don't seem to get the concept of the stuff, how it works or the fact that it leaves no residue and peels off when you're finished with it. It's incredible.

I'm a total noob and I was able to do my rims and grille in matt black, and they came up great. All I did was read up on a few articles, watch a few vids and then do some basic prep work in the garage. Any overspray? Just wipe it off with a clean rag or wait for it to dry and peel it off.

Problem is price. $30AUD a can here Down Under.
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Some people just don't seem to get the concept of the stuff, how it works or the fact that it leaves no residue and peels off when you're finished with it. It's incredible. I'm a total noob and I was able to do my rims and grille in matt black, and they came up great. All I did was read up on a few articles, watch a few vids and then do some basic prep work in the garage. Any overspray? Just wipe it off with a clean rag or wait for it to dry and peel it off. Problem is price. $30AUD a can here Down Under.
I'm about ready to do my rims. When you did yours did you remove wheels or did you spray them with the wheels on the Jeep?
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Keep us posted on how it holds up! Looks great
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:39 PM   #101
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Well thanks for implying I am an idiot for doing it.
....Hey man looks great IMO, but all that really matters is yours, well and your wife's, you know "happy wife happy life" Keep us updated with the interior.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:04 PM   #102
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Dipped the rims on the jeep. I cleaned them and placed walmart bags behind the rim to cover the brakes
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #103
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I'm about ready to do my rims. When you did yours did you remove wheels or did you spray them with the wheels on the Jeep?
Nope, kept them on. Just gave them a good clean and dry beforehand. I neatly packed in newspaper behind the rims. This was more to make sure I didn't get any overspray that would leave a tear mark when I cleaned it up.

I think some people don't get the concept that it isn't paint, which is fair enough. I did my ARB bullbar on the weekend, which was starting to fade. Came up like brand new powder coat.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:15 PM   #104
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I can tell you PD holds up to a lot of abuse. I sprayed it on my muffler when I had my sti and it stayed the same color even after 8 months. I also painted the calipers and they were bright white.

One word of advice is after you spray your last layer on the rims pull all your newspaper or trash bags on the opposite side of the tire. It will keep your PD looking nice. This helped me because I have butter fingers and I smeared some of the PD.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:28 PM   #105
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May be a dumb question lol but I never used plasti dip before. I'm planning on dipping the JEEP emblem on the front without removing it.. Is it easy to peel off the excess when I'm done and it's dry? For example, will it be easy to remove the unwanted dip that's going to form inside the "P" in jeep?
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May be a dumb question lol but I never used plasti dip before. I'm planning on dipping the JEEP emblem on the front without removing it.. Is it easy to peel off the excess when I'm done and it's dry? For example, will it be easy to remove the unwanted dip that's going to form inside the "P" in jeep?
Yes, just spray about an inch around the letters (giving you something to grab) and give it 5 coats at least. The inside of the letters just use a toothpick to pry it out of there.
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I can tell you PD holds up to a lot of abuse. I sprayed it on my muffler when I had my sti and it stayed the same color even after 8 months. I also painted the calipers and they were bright white.

One word of advice is after you spray your last layer on the rims pull all your newspaper or trash bags on the opposite side of the tire. It will keep your PD looking nice. This helped me because I have butter fingers and I smeared some of the PD.
Just want to say that I personally do not recommend spraying calipers with plastidip. Mufflers, it can take it (although I personally wouldn't do it) but calipers get EXTREMELY hot, so I'd rather use caliper paint for that.
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Yes, just spray about an inch around the letters (giving you something to grab) and give it 5 coats at least. The inside of the letters just use a toothpick to pry it out of there.
toothpick! Didn't think of that, good idea, thanks!
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:18 PM   #109
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wow, it looks good!!
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Just want to say that I personally do not recommend spraying calipers with plastidip. Mufflers, it can take it (although I personally wouldn't do it) but calipers get EXTREMELY hot, so I'd rather use caliper paint for that.
I dipped everything on my sti to prove to people it could hold up to the abuse and it did.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:01 PM   #111
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Awesome stuff!
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:14 PM   #112
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Did mine almost 2 yrs ago. Finally took it off. Still looks new!


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Old 03-17-2014, 05:52 PM   #113
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Love it..looks awesome
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:31 PM   #114
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Time for a new color!
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:03 PM   #115
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I like it
Good job
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #116
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that looks tough! great job!
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:39 PM   #117
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Looks great!
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:42 PM   #118
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BlackOps. What type of seat is that in that back of yourJK. Looks like you added a third row.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:15 PM   #119
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Nice just order some want 2 do my wheels any tips?
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:15 AM   #120
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how many gallons would be enough for a 2 door soft top and wanted to do rims?

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