|12-18-2013 10:23 AM|
|12-18-2013 04:51 AM|
|GreenTrail||This looks great! I think its going to look great with the white jeep.|
|12-08-2013 05:02 PM|
|12-08-2013 04:53 PM|
|12-08-2013 04:27 PM|
Could the plasti-dip potentially melt since I'm in Mississippi? I mean it gets easy 110 or higher in the summers here.
Also, how does the plasti-dip hold up to giving the jeep a good carwash?
|03-21-2012 01:52 PM|
|GPJeep||I've found that loose gravel kicked up into it will scratch it, but it will protect the original paint!!|
|02-18-2012 02:21 PM|
|shacklyn||Just got the Jeep and grill good and dirty with mud and road salt. I took it to the local self-wash and blasted the grill with the highest pressure-washer setting. No chips, scratches, or anything else. The Plasti-Dip is great so far.|
|02-18-2012 11:52 AM|
|PittJeep||Same here, grille is holding up great after more than a month. My biggest concern was what would happen when i scrubbed it while washing the jeep and so far no problems at all|
|02-17-2012 01:36 AM|
|NFRs2000NYC||It has been about a month since I did my grill. It has been through rain, medium snow, tons of road salt (including a thick coating on the grill itself), a few washes, and it still looks untouched.|
|02-17-2012 12:25 AM|
|02-14-2012 09:14 PM|
|02-14-2012 06:55 PM|
Those with the plasti dip on the grill - How is the durability long-term? Also, how easy is it to clean bugs and other stuff off?
|02-08-2012 04:20 PM|
|Old_Man||Great! Thanks guys.|
|02-07-2012 07:34 PM|
|NFRs2000NYC||Its not a big deal if you overspray the rubber. Plastidip will not have any effect of the seal. If anything, it will keep the OEM seal alive longer, and protect it from dry rot.|
|02-07-2012 02:19 AM|
A couple more pics for you guys. In the first, you can see why you need to use Goo Gone - or a similar product. I had road tar in places I couldn't see when the grill was mounted.
The second pic is a close-up of the finished grill. Someone asked to see pics of the weather strip on top of the grill. If you look closely at the top of the second picture, you can see some of the Plasti Dip overspray. I didn't tape mine off.
|02-06-2012 09:28 PM|
|02-06-2012 09:13 PM|
That being said, I've seen several videos on YouTube of guys painting wheels, & they speed alot of time taping off the tire. Don't bother, just put on 4 - 5 coats on the wheel, then once dried, rub your finger over the tire near the wheel edge & the overspray easily separates from the rubber tire & peels right off.
|02-06-2012 08:55 PM|
|02-06-2012 08:35 PM|
|02-06-2012 08:33 PM|
|02-06-2012 08:26 PM|
|02-06-2012 08:19 PM|
|Old_Man||Looks great guys. How do you deal with the top edge, where the rubber strip is? Can anyone post a picture of how that area turned out.|
|02-06-2012 07:16 PM|
|02-06-2012 07:14 PM|
Here is a better side view (pre bumper and rails).
|02-06-2012 06:24 PM|
Just finished mine. Threw two cans on it for an extra thick finish/protectant. Came out perfect.
|02-06-2012 02:45 PM|
I just started doing the polished aluminum Weld Drag Lite wheels on my '66 Chevelle. I was skeptical as to if the PlastiDip would adhere to that type of finish, but so far - looks great & is just as solid as the stuff I did on the Jeep...
|02-06-2012 12:09 PM|
Looking good, everyone. I was going to bedline mine, but I like the ease and reverse-ability of this.
I'm also going to hit the rocker panels and door jambs to help with scratches in those areas.
Once the spring hits...
|02-06-2012 07:59 AM|
|cu in oz||The "Shroud" of Toledo............|
|02-06-2012 12:15 AM|
Plasti Dipped Grill on SB Sunday
I have joined the ranks. I did mine today. Like others, I did four coats to start with. Then, I just kept going over it lightly every 30 minutes until I got it where I liked it. After I put it on, I can see I need to touch up one tiny spot in the logo.
I've added a couple of install pics of things I was having trouble visualizing. I've included some shots of the clips that hold the lower part of the grill onto the radiator housing. I've also included some pics of how the turn signals are attached to the grill.
I took everyone's advice and spent a considerable amount of time with prep work. I wiped everything down with Windex for the first cleaning. Then I moved on to Goo Gone to get all of the tar and bug remnants. Finally, I did multiple wipe downs with rubbing alcohol.
When I was cleaning up, I went to fold up the drop cloth and found an unintended art project...
|02-05-2012 11:51 PM|
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