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01-20-2015 12:54 PM
fltopp1
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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post
I bought black ones, the lug wrench kept scraping off the plasti dip on the edges of the lugs
I know someone who tried it and it just scraped off. Their alternative that worked just fine was they spray painted them with the hightemp paint.
01-19-2015 05:29 PM
the rock99 8 or 9 months, probably 7 or 8 thousand miles, highway and city, no problems so far
01-19-2015 05:18 PM
LOp9215
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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post
I bought the mcgard set that has 23 lugs, 5 of which are locking, that covered all the wheels and the spare. I don't remember what the model number was
I was actually looking at potentially buying those. I don't want something cheap and my wheels fall off in the middle of driving. How long have you had them for?
01-19-2015 05:00 PM
the rock99 I bought the mcgard set that has 23 lugs, 5 of which are locking, that covered all the wheels and the spare.

I don't remember what the model number was
01-19-2015 04:45 PM
LOp9215
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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post
I bought black ones, the lug wrench kept scraping off the plasti dip on the edges of the lugs
Which brand did you buy? Someone else gave me a recommendation for a set. But I want to do as much research before i purchase them. Did that also come with wheel locks?
01-19-2015 04:37 PM
the rock99
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Originally Posted by LOp9215 View Post
So I have a quick question has anyone plasti dipped their lugs? I don't like the silver lugs and I think it would compliment my rims if I did it. So with that being said if you have when you put them back on did it ruin the plasti dip? Or should I just go buy a complete new set of black ones? If you say I should just buy new ones. Which ones have you bought and where's the best place to get them.
I bought black ones, the lug wrench kept scraping off the plasti dip on the edges of the lugs
01-19-2015 09:58 AM
LOp9215 So I have a quick question has anyone plasti dipped their lugs? I don't like the silver lugs and I think it would compliment my rims if I did it. So with that being said if you have when you put them back on did it ruin the plasti dip? Or should I just go buy a complete new set of black ones? If you say I should just buy new ones. Which ones have you bought and where's the best place to get them.
01-18-2015 03:43 PM
Huckleberry hound dog
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Originally Posted by pablo_max View Post
Maybe a silly question here, but.... I have heard it mentioned on the forum a few times that the hinge is aluminum and the door is steel and that as a result, they will in time corrode since there is nothing at all between them. What about using plasti-dip as a buffer between the hinge and the door to prevent a direct connection. Would this reduce the change of corrosion from dissimilar metals?
When I dipped my body I remover the doors to get the door jams the same color. I also removed the hinges, which after only being 6 months old were already starting to corrode. So I decided to dip the jam under the hinge green like the rest of the body, and the hinge black like the doors. I have not looked under them to see if the barrier is still good, but it has to be much better than it was with just the bare metal. I didn't remove the hinge from the door side, because I didn't want to ruin the paint on the outside.
01-18-2015 11:06 AM
saigo I plasti-dipped my grill 6 months ago and have taken the jeep through car wash once a week since and its not a touchless car wash...we're now half way thru a Canadian winter and they throw a ton of salt on the road where I live and it looks like the day I sprayed it on. I'm impressed
01-18-2015 06:28 AM
pablo_max
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Originally Posted by Swick View Post
I just sprayed it all and then took a razor blade and cut around all the parts that would tear when it moved.
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Maybe a silly question here, but....
I have heard it mentioned on the forum a few times that the hinge is aluminum and the door is steel and that as a result, they will in time corrode since there is nothing at all between them.

What about using plasti-dip as a buffer between the hinge and the door to prevent a direct connection. Would this reduce the change of corrosion from dissimilar metals?
11-28-2014 09:38 AM
PAPADOC If you want to possibly change it back then plasti dip. If you want it for good then bedline it. I've done my grill, hinges, wheels, wheel wells, interior of hard top etc and it has been perfect for 2 years now. I would never change it back so I went permanent off the hop. Cheers
11-27-2014 07:19 AM
BRUMMM love the transformations made with the plastidip!
08-01-2014 10:42 PM
Zleviticus I did and am doing my fender flares. Made mistake of thin coat and tried to remove. Big mistake. This time I rtfm and did it right.
08-01-2014 08:13 PM
RifleGirl My entire TJ is dipped. I peeled off the Rubicon stickers and it came out stealthy, I think
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08-01-2014 11:34 AM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by mowrey96 View Post
Any secrets to dippin the key hole? I can't seem to get it to stick.
I windexed it, then did about 4 coats and peeled off the extra. No issues
07-29-2014 06:34 AM
mowrey96 Any secrets to dippin the key hole? I can't seem to get it to stick.
06-27-2014 10:30 PM
Deem05 Dipped fenders and body armor...kind of addicting!
06-23-2014 09:03 PM
spazmcnasty I dig it sir. Well done.
06-23-2014 03:25 PM
Runner750 Finally took the plunge and dipped my wheels. Love the new look. Didn't have a jack or lift to use so I did the wheels on the vehicle. Cleaned them really well first off. I didn't want to take a chance on dip on my tires so I tried the card trick first. For whatever reason some of the cards would not stick in around my wheel so I found something better. While reading some on the dipyourcar forums a guy told about buying a roll of Carpet Shield at Home Depot. Its a clear plastic that has adhesive on the back. A 100 foot roll was only $11 and change. Just unroll it on your tire, take a razor blade and cut the wheel out and you're ready to dip. Also another trick for painting on the vehicle is to take a trash bag, cut a slit down the middle of it, then stuff it in the holes of the wheel to cover the brake rotor. Works very well and you can wrap it around the rotor with ease. The hardest part of the whole job for me was taping up the lug nuts. Make sure you get 5-6 coats on the wheel. Downside of doing it on the vehicle is not being able to see the bottom part as well so make sure you get it covered good.
06-22-2014 11:21 PM
spazmcnasty Dipped my door locks and jeep logo today. Love the look. Thinking in going to do the tow hooks next weekend.
06-22-2014 08:49 PM
Deem05 Dipped my grill.


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05-22-2014 10:49 AM
mmoffitt9241 She's a beauty! I love the look of the grill. I also like your bumper/winch. Very nice!
05-22-2014 10:46 AM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by Tractors4u View Post
Has anyone tried the Plasti Dip smoke color yet?
Smoked my front turn signals when I did my grill

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05-21-2014 06:59 PM
mmoffitt9241 My first attempt at Plasti-dip....did the grill, badge and keyhole.
05-20-2014 02:34 PM
TJ Jeep Girl My rims looked really terrible from brake dust etc. Half of the clear coat was already off. Original rims on a 97.
05-20-2014 02:09 PM
Tractors4u I shot mine directly over the clear coat in case I got tired of it later. I did clean them good and then wiped them down with alcohol. Index cards work great. I tried masking one tire but the cards were easier and quicker.
05-20-2014 11:02 AM
TJ Jeep Girl Just did my rims this past weekend. Make sure you use a stripper to take the factory clear coat off, then wash with soap and water. We also used a primer before hand. TIP: use index cards between your rim and tire and you won't get the over spray.
05-19-2014 09:51 PM
Tractors4u
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Originally Posted by billybedford View Post
I have pressure washed bugs off of my grill, but it will take the dip off of anywhere you have an imperfection. when I was dipping said grill, I accidentally dropped water on a small area, and that one spot came off, as did a few spots where rocks had actually pierced the dip. I touched it up after careful peeling/washing/drying, and it's still holding up almost a year later.
I remember someone posting what to use to wash off bugs but can't remember what it was.
soap and water should work, just be gentle.
Thanks Billy!
05-19-2014 09:39 PM
billybedford looks sweet.
05-19-2014 06:51 PM
Tractors4u I joined the dipping craze.
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