|04-24-2013 09:38 PM|
|APerks614||Plasti dip is great I had an old Honda that was completely sun faded and I plasti dipped the entire car with about 6 cans and it held up surprisingly well for about a year then I sold it but as long as u don't do to much wheeling thru trees and stuff that scratches ur paint it will last|
|04-24-2013 04:18 PM|
How many cans did you use? I've read the full thread and found nothing about it. I did the 5 wheels and grille on my JK and it took me 4 cans and a half. Now I want to do the rest, just the metallic parts.
One think people may be missing is the flammability of Plasti Dip... make sure you don't smoke anywhere near your jeep!
|04-11-2013 04:17 PM|
|blake32||I am just concerned about the durability...|
|04-11-2013 02:29 PM|
|dmj13||I've seen folks doing their wheel just using a deck of playing cards stuck overlapping in the edges of the rim to prevent over spray. Just left the tires on. Easier than taping off everything or removing the tire.|
|04-11-2013 02:09 AM|
Did my hood in black plasti dip and sprayed it over a custom vinyl sticker I made and pilled it off when I was finished
|04-11-2013 01:34 AM|
|Rickw20||Curious to see pics I am trying to decide between plasti dip and Cammo skinz|
|02-23-2013 02:25 PM|
White with black accents looks great IMHO[/QUOTE]
Damn that's a nice rubicon
|02-23-2013 02:12 PM|
|Jlho1980||Those that have plasti dipped your grills, do you have any close up pics of the finish? Im thinking of doing my grill but im hesitant due to the unknown final product finished look. TIA|
|02-23-2013 01:54 PM|
|jvmoney||thats pretty awesome, may try to plasti dip my grill when it gets a little warmer!|
|10-21-2012 02:17 AM|
|Goethel12||I like! I'm hoping to do my wheels and maybe the inside if my hardtop fairly soon. Maybe the front fenders too, who knows.|
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|10-12-2012 03:08 AM|
|BobbysBluLJ||Has anyone ever tried using Plasti-Dip as a base coat and then shot another paint over it? I'm wondering if it would peel off as easily if I did't like the results.|
|10-11-2012 08:51 PM|
|dustintnsley||for some reason, i really like that|
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|10-09-2012 09:10 PM|
And not one cruiser was seen......
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|10-09-2012 08:38 PM|
|Stout6||Yup. just a good cleaning. make sure to get any and all brake dust.|
|10-09-2012 08:09 PM|
|Svt1333||Thanks!!! Your jeep looks sweet!!! Rims look great and flares!!!|
|10-09-2012 07:35 PM|
|The-Judge||I just did my rims,flares ,and bumpers. All you need to do is wash them well and let them dry completely . Mine came out really nice with a light shine . My neighbor thought I had bought new rims . He didn't believe me until I showed him the can that I had plasti-diped them.|
|10-09-2012 07:02 PM|
|Svt1333||I have a couple questions. One, what prep work do I need to do on wheels and possible flares to make sure it will stick good. Two when it dries is it glossy? I did see on the one site they also have a glossifier anyone have any info on that?|
|10-09-2012 06:32 PM|
Well it looks like I'm alittle late to the party but I've had quite a bit of experience with plasti-dip. Main thing is prep. A dirty surface will cause the plasti-dip to have a wet/rough appearance.
A few more "pro" tips
1. Start by laying down a thick base coat, then apply multiple light coats until you reach your desired finish. This will help to prevent chipping and peeling.
2. If you are working with an area that will receive foot traffic or rub against another surface try to avoid seams. Create a smooth continuous coat. This will make it more difficult for it to start peeling.
3. Don't be afraid of going too thick. Plasti-dip is very forgiving. If your doing a complete vehicle break it up into sections. Do one section at a time. Get that section to your liking before moving onto another section. If you make a mistake, peel it off and start over. It's not wise to spray over a mistake, it will show through.
4. If you are plasti-dipping wheels. Remove the tire from the wheel. You don't have to coat the entire wheel but it is recommended to coat over the lip 1-2". If you need to change out your valve stem or TPMS sensor, do this before you start painting. You can tape it off when you start coating. Once your wheels are coated, allow a full 24-36 hours to dry before remounting your tires. Take them to a trusted shop. Make sure their mounting machine has a "rubber duckhead" for custom or powder coated wheels. Also ask for a technician that is comfortable with mounting custom wheels. Once wheels are mounted, as for a static balance with stick on weights. Clip-on weights will damage the coating and the wheels will start to peel.
5. Wait at least thirty days before using any pressure washing equipment. This will give your coating time to bond with the surface. If you must wash your vehicle in the first thirty days, use a water hose with a garden style sprayer and a soft sponge. Don't apply and tar and bug remover or other abrasive chemicals.
6. If you wish to apply decals in the plasti dip, remember to remove the decal before the plasti dip has set. Approx 15 minutes after initial spray. If you wait any longer the plasti dip will not cut properly and will peel away with the decal during removal.
7. When plasti dipping around car logos often found on the hood and trunk of a vehicle, it is recommended to simply plasti dip over these surfaces. Once the dip has dried you can simply peel it off of the logo leaving it perfectly trimmed around the edges as if you had spent hours taping it off.
8. In the event you have to remove the plasti-dip after several months you will notice that it has left a black haze on the paint. This is very small particles of plasti dip that have worked their way into the pores of the clear coat. No worries, a $20 clay bar kit from Meguiars available at any Wal-Mart will easily remove this haze leaving a perfectly restored paint surface. Just getting a water hose and allow water to continuously run while you go over the surface with the clay bar. This will carry away any particles that weren't picked up by the clay bar.
Plasti-Dip is a very good product with many uses. Expected life cycle of a plasti-dipped surface is 6mos-1yr on average. I have seen some last several years. The durability of the surface is directly dependent on how many coats were applied and technique used, also factored in is how often the car is washed.
|10-09-2012 05:30 PM|
my old chevy colorado had the same issues with the cracking. instead of worrying about it i just sold it and used the $ to buy a tj. yeehaw.
also the plasti-dip job looks sick
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|02-22-2012 11:08 PM|
i was thinking about doing this as well haha. might have to leave some spots on mine for accents. or maybe do it white....
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