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Old 02-16-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Plasti-dipped Tj

Has anyone else done this to their jeep? I strongly recommend it, it's easy and looks amazing afterwards
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If you actually changed the color be sure to change it with the DMV! If you get pulled over and plates are to a red jeep but yours is now black LEO is gonna think stolen plates.

Looks good.

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:24 PM   #3
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Thanks. The color is still the same, and with how the dip is, I could easily change between at any time
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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Going to be doing it next week in their camo tan color. Yours looks awesome!
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
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How has the plasti dip held up for you?
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:52 PM   #6
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Going to be doing it next week in their camo tan color. Yours looks awesome!
Please post a pic. I want to paint mine the army desert tan like humvees are and then black it out. Once i have money that is.... My fav color combo.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:47 AM   #7
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Please post a pic. I want to paint mine the army desert tan like humvees are and then black it out. Once i have money that is.... My fav color combo.
But of course! I definitely don't want to be the kind of WF member that doesn't post pics. I was going to just do a repaint in the Sahara Tan clearcoat used in 2011-2012 JKs since my paint is junk but figured this was easier and more fun.
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Perfect use for the product in this application. I just don't get the guys who do this on a a brand new rig with with good paint. Still not big on the flat finishes because they hold so much dirt and are hard to keep clean. I know its a Jeep but I like to see it clean once in a while too. I really want to see one of these close up.
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If you actually changed the color be sure to change it with the DMV! If you get pulled over and plates are to a red jeep but yours is now black LEO is gonna think stolen plates.

Looks good.
Especially in Colorado. Happened to me.
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Let us know how it is to clean! The youtube videos say you can powerwash it which you can but powerwashing does not remove mud stains for me.

I plasti-dipped my wheels and it's easy and looks awesome but I have found it really hard to clean. I have been using windex to get the mud off.
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did you buy the complete car kit or did you just buy a bunch of rattle cans? right now i have a few cans but haven't applied any.
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Looks good man. Maybe you will have better luck at keeping the mud off of it, i sure know i didnt. I finally peeled mine off last month, been on for a little over a year.

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Looks good man. Maybe you will have better luck at keeping the mud off of it, i sure know i didnt. I finally peeled mine off last month, been on for a little over a year.

do you have any photos of it before you started peeling it off?
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The beginning.


This is how it mostly looked after getting it muddy then cleaning it. I gave up trying to detail it and would just clean the underside of the jeep and let the rain take care of the rest.
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Looks good man. Maybe you will have better luck at keeping the mud off of it, i sure know i didnt. I finally peeled mine off last month, been on for a little over a year.
Do you remember how many layers you did?
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Especially in Colorado. Happened to me.
Even of the vin matches? They would have to be really messed up to not let you go. I would at least expect a warning and be told to go to DMV. Heck I would even peel a little off just to let then know it's still red lol. But I always have bad luck with the LEO.
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Did you guys who are having trouble keeping it clean or even decent looking use the clear coat they have?

Im either going to camo out or flat black mine once the paint gets a lil worse and just curious.
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Do you remember how many layers you did?
i used rattle can and i did it in stages over a couple of weeks. I do know, you should make sure you lay it on real thick or it is a pain to peel off. at least 3-4 good coats, if not more
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If you actually changed the color be sure to change it with the DMV! If you get pulled over and plates are to a red jeep but yours is now black LEO is gonna think stolen plates.

Looks good.
IIRC plastidip is considered the same as a vinyl wrap so you could forgo this. Might be in another state though, saw it floating around here somewhere sometime.
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Did you guys who are having trouble keeping it clean or even decent looking use the clear coat they have?

Im either going to camo out or flat black mine once the paint gets a lil worse and just curious.
I also used it on my Passat wheels and I used 5 coats of flat black and then four coats of the gloss. On the Jeep I only used the flat black, no gloss. They are both prone to holding dirt and both I have to use Windex to get them really clean.
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Even of the vin matches? They would have to be really messed up to not let you go. I would at least expect a warning and be told to go to DMV. Heck I would even peel a little off just to let then know it's still red lol. But I always have bad luck with the LEO.
Yeah, even if the VIN matches...and he could see the original color in the door jambs. He let me go with a warning because I said I had painted it recently, which wasn't exactly correct.
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i used rattle can and i did it in stages over a couple of weeks. I do know, you should make sure you lay it on real thick or it is a pain to peel off. at least 3-4 good coats, if not more
Got it, thanks for the heads up!
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I had the complete car kit, and had my friend that does auto painting, use the spray gun on it. I haven't gotten it too dirty yet, so I'm not sure how bad mud will be to try and get off.

You guys used the rattle cans? I've heard mixed reviews from people that have done the same thing.
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Sooooooo clear coat or no? lol.
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you can just use a brush to wash it. it won't take it off, just dont get too close to it with the pressure washer at the car wash places. if you did about 5-6 coats, it will be pretty durable and last a long time.
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No clear coat. I wanted flat black. I'll keep the washing thing in mind, I wasn't sure how I was going to do it
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Im very inexperienced with painting. If you apply clear coat to the flat black it will shine it up a little Im guessing but not as much as a gloss paint?
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Im very inexperienced with painting. If you apply clear coat to the flat black it will shine it up a little Im guessing but not as much as a gloss paint?
don't put a clear over this then you won't be able to peel it off. on dipyourcar.com i bought black and a glossifier to make it a little more shiny and they also sell pearlizers i haven't been able to apply mine though... fingers crossed for saturday ill post photos if i get it done.
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