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06-09-2014 05:22 PM
dealerjoe I've thought about that. I'm planning on removing the plasti dip this week. Still like the uniqueness but due to being lazy when waxing last month the edges are hazed and I might have chipped the paint off the lower lip on my door so I need to get to touching that up anyway.
06-02-2014 09:45 PM
junglefoot DealerJoe, would be cool to see the doors reversed as well. Do the top and have it stop at the line of the top!! Nice job!
04-24-2014 03:48 PM
dealerjoe Why stop at the grille?
04-24-2014 01:02 PM
Wizzywillz Nice pics everyone, I'll be doing this in the next few weeks. Hopefully it comes out as good as all of yours!
01-03-2014 12:19 PM
John Ellis This is what I did to my grille! I love it so far! Sorry for the tilt I am not a photographer.
01-03-2014 10:35 AM
barto78 Well, it appears i found another Mod for my Jeep. I think i'll be sending back Headlight and Parking Light Trim inserts now.
12-18-2013 09:23 AM
n3tfury
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Originally Posted by RedWo1f24 View Post
Thanks man. So, does it hold up well off roading (branches hitting, rocks, etc.)?
Branches, maybe, hitting rocks, nope, you'll need to touch up.
12-18-2013 03:51 AM
GreenTrail This looks great! I think its going to look great with the white jeep.
12-08-2013 04:02 PM
RedWo1f24
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Not a chance. I've tested it to more than 190F. (exhaust tip on a catless turbo audi.) Unless you are using a concrete grinder, a car wash isn't going to affect it in any way. It's a lot tougher than most people think. Once it cures, it is very tough.
Thanks man. So, does it hold up well off roading (branches hitting, rocks, etc.)?
12-08-2013 03:53 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by RedWo1f24 View Post
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?
Not a chance. I've tested it to more than 190F. (exhaust tip on a catless turbo audi.) Unless you are using a concrete grinder, a car wash isn't going to affect it in any way. It's a lot tougher than most people think. Once it cures, it is very tough.
12-08-2013 03:27 PM
RedWo1f24 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 12:52 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 01:21 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 10:52 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 12:36 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.
02-16-2012 11:25 PM
BlackOpsJeep
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Originally Posted by Riccochet View Post
I've had my wheels on several vehicles done for months and it's not going anywhere.
did you have those wheel weights on the rim? Mine has them so if I remove them to paint, I'll need new weights put on or it'll shake like crazy. Or did you just paint over them?

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Originally Posted by Getnwithit View Post
here's mine done with plasti dip
That grill is dope as hell. I can however see a business opportunity for someone to make just that top piece that can be added to a OEM grill, like eyelines on headlights.
02-14-2012 08:14 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by zoso1972
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?

Thanks.
Had mine on around a month or so. Holding up just fine so far and cleaning it doesn't seem to be a problem. I still plan to have mine line-Xed eventually though.
02-14-2012 05:55 PM
zoso1972 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?

Thanks.
02-08-2012 03:20 PM
Old_Man Great! Thanks guys.
02-07-2012 06:34 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 01:19 AM
shacklyn 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 08:28 PM
PittJeep
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC
Just finished mine. Threw two cans on it for an extra thick finish/protectant. Came out perfect.
This is definitely one of the best mods out there for the price IMO... I'm a big fan of the way it looks on your color!
02-06-2012 08:13 PM
Bigdawg0114
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Originally Posted by 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.
I painted right over the rubber strip, then ran a razor blade along the edge where the strip meet the grill & just peeled it right off the rubber.

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 07:55 PM
caveatesq
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Originally Posted by Old_Man View Post
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.
I sprayed right over it figuring that Plasti Dip would be flexible. No issue so far but I did notice today after driving the Jeep for a bit that if you look closely, you can see a very thin body color strip between the grill and the rubber strip where the plasti dip separated due to friction from the hood being closed.
02-06-2012 07:35 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by 4fit

I just taped mine up with blue painters tape. But since this is just plastidip, you could probably just spray right over it and just peel it off the weather strip when done.
Yup but be careful. I taped too far on the rubber and left a missed spot. Tape up the rubber but leave a 1/4 inch off to make sure you get perfect coverage. Remember, rubber+rubber=rubber, so don't worry about overspray on the rubber.
02-06-2012 07:33 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by caveatesq

Looks great - Is that Crush or Dozer?
Crush
02-06-2012 07:26 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by 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.
I just taped mine up with blue painters tape. But since this is just plastidip, you could probably just spray right over it and just peel it off the weather strip when done.
02-06-2012 07:19 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 06:16 PM
caveatesq
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Just finished mine. Threw two cans on it for an extra thick finish/protectant. Came out perfect.

Looks great - Is that Crush or Dozer?
02-06-2012 06:14 PM
caveatesq
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
I can't tell from your photo, but what's your wheel/tire setup? (sizes and brands/models.) Looks awesome.
Thanks - The wheels are 18" XD Cranks and the tires Nitto Trail Grapplers (can't recall the size off top of my head but they equate to 33s). Together they are heavy as all hell but I love the way they look.

Here is a better side view (pre bumper and rails).
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