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03-24-2014 03:24 PM
dealerjoe Finally got around to finishing the side panels of the doors. Love this look. Had to give up on trying to do the JEEP logo on the front doors cause I can't get the letters cut out to my satisfaction. Future project perhaps. Here's the new look on my JKUS...
03-16-2014 11:34 AM
Huckleberry hound dog
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Originally Posted by LameStory View Post
^ Ah, that looks much better now! I was getting eager to see it with the hood done. Is it just the lighting, or has time darkened up the rest of the green compared to the fresh hood?
Well the hood isn't done yet. First off I didn't have enough to finish the green, that's why it's lighter. Secondly I'm going to put a black stripe down each side of it to separate the green hood from the green fender. Notice the theme is all green framed by black and all black framed by green. I have ordered more green, but since shipping to Hawaii is so expensive for this stuff I have to use an alternate method of getting it here...
03-15-2014 04:49 AM
LameStory As to my real questions: I've just finished reading all 85 pages of this thread over the past week, and I also sent an email to DYC but still haven't gotten an answer.

For those who are familiar with the glossifier, I'm looking for details on its coating properties. Is it just basically a shiny clear Plasti-Dip, or is it something thinner that simply soaks in and glosses up the previous coats of dip?

In other words, let's say I decide I want five coats of dip on my application. Would four coats of orange and one coat of glossifier give me the same durability? Or does the glossifier not work that way? I read one comment somewhere in this thread that said it does peel off like regular dip, so I think that almost tells me what I want to know, but I just want to be sure before I place my order. And is a single coat of glossifier enough to give the color coat its shine, or do I want a few coats of that as well? 3&2? 4&2?
03-15-2014 04:37 AM
LameStory ^ Ah, that looks much better now! I was getting eager to see it with the hood done. Is it just the lighting, or has time darkened up the rest of the green compared to the fresh hood?
03-13-2014 12:05 PM
Huckleberry hound dog Here is the most recent pic of my Jeep.
03-13-2014 02:12 AM
Huckleberry hound dog
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Originally Posted by GunDoc32 View Post
Ok cool, I'm only doin accents so I think about 3-4 cans should suffice. The largest area I wanna do is the grill. Thanks for the input man I need as many ideas as I can get.
With plasti dip the possibilities are endless! I covered the whole thing because I hate silver, and it keeps the paint from getting scratched when I go wheelin. Good luck and post pictures!
03-12-2014 05:18 PM
GunDoc32
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry hound dog View Post
. I used 12 cans of Blaze Green for what's in the pic plus the hood and windshield, but I need one or two more to finish the hood. I used about the same amount of black, because I had to do my fenders as well they were originally silver. I didn't use any clear. As a matter of fact the doors are textured because I used rattle can...soon as I get back to the lower 48 I will be getting gallons and using a sprayer for the smooth look. I will take new pics and post them to show where it is now even though I'm still working on it.
Ok cool, I'm only doin accents so I think about 3-4 cans should suffice. The largest area I wanna do is the grill. Thanks for the input man I need as many ideas as I can get.
03-12-2014 04:06 PM
Huckleberry hound dog
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Originally Posted by GunDoc32 View Post
That's looks awesome, the green definitely makes it pop. I may pick up a few cams tonight. How many layers of clear did put on after?
. I used 12 cans of Blaze Green for what's in the pic plus the hood and windshield, but I need one or two more to finish the hood. I used about the same amount of black, because I had to do my fenders as well they were originally silver. I didn't use any clear. As a matter of fact the doors are textured because I used rattle can...soon as I get back to the lower 48 I will be getting gallons and using a sprayer for the smooth look. I will take new pics and post them to show where it is now even though I'm still working on it.
03-12-2014 12:34 PM
GunDoc32
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry hound dog View Post
Have you seen my JKU Sahara? It was all silver until I dipped it blaze green with black doors and fenders! Black and green go GREAT together! Since my last pic I have also painted the hood green, and will soon put black stripes down the sides of the hood. Also the windshield frame is now green and the cowl is black...I really need to take a new pic lol!
That's looks awesome, the green definitely makes it pop. I may pick up a few cams tonight. How many layers of clear did put on after?
03-12-2014 09:26 AM
Huckleberry hound dog
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Originally Posted by GunDoc32 View Post
Ok I'm debating on plasti dipping my black on black jku. I was thinking of doing the door hinges, grill, emblems, brake calipers and certain parts of the interior bright green. I know it comes off if I don't like it but don't wanna waste the hours. I've got all the tools, jack stands and what not. Anybody out there the color scheme is too wild???
Have you seen my JKU Sahara? It was all silver until I dipped it blaze green with black doors and fenders! Black and green go GREAT together! Since my last pic I have also painted the hood green, and will soon put black stripes down the sides of the hood. Also the windshield frame is now green and the cowl is black...I really need to take a new pic lol!
03-12-2014 12:53 AM
RUB11CON I PD'ed my wheels on the bike few months back, and after the first ride had chain gunk everywhere on the rear wheel. Curious to know What do you guys use to clean brake dust or whatnot off your wheels? It was a bit textured so that didnt help. I finally gave in and had them powdercoated the same color.
03-12-2014 12:24 AM
JCom
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Originally Posted by adamjgb View Post
Dumb question, but can you plasti-dip plastic light covers? I want to paint some off-road light covers white and then put custom decals on them.
That's actually a neat idea. I'm sure you could if the cover was rigid.
03-11-2014 08:56 PM
adamjgb Dumb question, but can you plasti-dip plastic light covers? I want to paint some off-road light covers white and then put custom decals on them.
03-11-2014 08:45 PM
GunDoc32
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Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
Yea, black and bright green is pretty wild.

Nice ride, I'm sold on doing some blast green accents!!!!!
03-11-2014 08:30 PM
DANIMAL Yea, black and bright green is pretty wild.
03-11-2014 04:48 PM
GunDoc32 Ok I'm debating on plasti dipping my black on black jku. I was thinking of doing the door hinges, grill, emblems, brake calipers and certain parts of the interior bright green. I know it comes off if I don't like it but don't wanna waste the hours. I've got all the tools, jack stands and what not. Anybody out there the color scheme is too wild???

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03-11-2014 02:19 PM
dealerjoe And here are the doors! Still have a little overspray to clean up but I'm happy with it so far. Can't wait to get around to doing the front doors.
03-11-2014 01:55 PM
dealerjoe Working on my new JK now. Already finished the grille emblem and trail rated badge, along with the keyholes. Will post more pics later once done with first set of doors..
03-10-2014 07:33 AM
dukedallas My hinges have lasted 2 years with plasti-dip, its been a rough winter in the northeast, I will definately have to redo my hinges this spring. It takes about an hour to tape off properly and get a few good coats on again. I actually am shocked they lasted this long.
03-08-2014 04:01 PM
dealerjoe
Annyone with pictures??

Anyone have any pictures of how they did graphics? Only thing I can think of how to do the JEEP rocker panel type graphic is to cut out some cardboard or maybe cardstock letters and tape underneath them so I can pull up between each coat... I'll just do the newspaper and tape for the upper line to keep the PD to just the bottom 1/4.
03-08-2014 12:11 PM
Rusty Pancelode
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Originally Posted by dealerjoe View Post
Ok so I started off reading every post in this thread.... After about 55 pages I started going every other page. By pg 70 I said screw it and skipped to the last page. This stuff looks amazing and I'm ready to try something but wanted to try and get some input from all you dippers first....

I saw back in the 5?th page somewhere that someone had created their own graphics using Plasti-Dip. I was wondering how they did the stenciling and what the specific steps for this were versus regular use(from this thread I'm wondering if there is such a thing..).

I'm thinking of doing the bottom 1/4 of my full doors and trying to do a reverse stencil of JEEP(so the original paint is the letters, surrounded by the Plasti-Dip) near the bottom. Has anyone tried the reverse graphic style???

Thanks in advance for any help
If you put down one heavy coat as the last one, and then peel away your mask while that coat is still wet, you shouldn't have any issues.
Just be gentle, and be careful where you start to pull the making away.
That's how I did my silly war-paint stripes on the MR2.
The smaller the pattern the harder it will be to do, but I don't think the Jeep logo would be too small.
03-08-2014 07:22 AM
billybedford I am planning to do a reverse graphic style of an arrow inside of black plasti dip stripe along my doors. was going to create a cardboard template to remove immediately after each spray, then realign to tape reference points each time. that way I don't have to worry about tape removal messing up edges, but I'm not sure if I will like the edge this would create. was also thinking of afterward adding like a 1 inch strip in top and bottom using regular tape off method, to create a smooth edge after using stencil method.
03-08-2014 05:14 AM
dealerjoe
I can't do it anymore!!!!

Ok so I started off reading every post in this thread.... After about 55 pages I started going every other page. By pg 70 I said screw it and skipped to the last page. This stuff looks amazing and I'm ready to try something but wanted to try and get some input from all you dippers first....

I saw back in the 5?th page somewhere that someone had created their own graphics using Plasti-Dip. I was wondering how they did the stenciling and what the specific steps for this were versus regular use(from this thread I'm wondering if there is such a thing..).

I'm thinking of doing the bottom 1/4 of my full doors and trying to do a reverse stencil of JEEP(so the original paint is the letters, surrounded by the Plasti-Dip) near the bottom. Has anyone tried the reverse graphic style???

Thanks in advance for any help
02-26-2014 10:38 AM
NFRs2000NYC If you guys are going to paint the entire jeep, I'd go with a completely custom color. I wouldn't want it to look like a factory color slightly modified or something. A cool camel color (think a blend between crush and dune) would be dope.
02-26-2014 10:33 AM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Hexiled Razz View Post
Have been really wanting to plasti dip my weathered wheels. But due to only weekends off, and very little free time even then, i had to do them one at a time daily. Using my spare as a filler while one is off for dipping. This project has been held up for a few weeks due to a leaky valve in my spare, miss-matched lug nuts that i wanted to replace with all 3/4th, and finally a completely stuck lug that i had to drill out. This is the naughty little bugger right here.


Finally i got around to removing, cleaning, and dipping last night. Realizing brake cleaner wasn't the best choice in removing the brake dust. It trashed the finish on one of my rims.

Gonna' try rubbing alcohol next time. Luckily, i don't plan on going back to stock anytime soon. And if i do, i'll be re-painting them.

The first one i dipped completely dry except for a few touch-up spots.

That bubbling in the bottom-right corner i cut out and re-dipped. Boy i'm beginning to love this stuff. I mounted it and took off the next one in the complete dark, so no picture of it mounded yet.

The second one drying. I began realizing more about how this stuff lays the second time around. I focused around the nooks and crannies making sure i got everywhere, and the rest of it was mostly finished to to over-spray. I try to do multiple light coats, but it's difficult with the canyon wheels as they have so many curves that you have to spray into. Both times I've ended up doing one heavy coat.


Will post before and after pictures once she's all done. Unfortunately, not all shiny due to the salt on the road
One heavy coat won't be durable. If you are going to do heavy coats, you need to do 4-5 of them if you want it to last.
02-26-2014 09:44 AM
Huckleberry hound dog
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Originally Posted by michiganhunter View Post
How hard is this stuff to get clean? If ya take your jeep down some dirt roads and mud gets everywhere does it wash off at the car wash with the high pressure?
Well it does wash off with a pressure washer, and there are some cleaners made for it that you can order. I just used a magic eraser to get the hard to get off stuff off my blaze green.
02-26-2014 06:51 AM
michiganhunter How hard is this stuff to get clean? If ya take your jeep down some dirt roads and mud gets everywhere does it wash off at the car wash with the high pressure?
02-26-2014 01:36 AM
Rusty Pancelode I don't have personal experience with the camo tan, but I'm interested in it.
Because of that, I ran across this on another site (The Jeep was originally black):
02-25-2014 07:21 PM
Tnjrb I'm thinking of dipping my entire JK in either camo green or camo tan. I've seen plenty of pics of camo green dipped jeeps, but only one of someone who dipped their jeep the camo tan.

I have two questions:
1. I'm curious if anyone has experience with the camo tan and how close it is to Sahara tan?
2. Has anyone dipped one of the new, textured, hard tops? If so, how do the look and hold up?
01-21-2014 11:44 PM
Huckleberry hound dog
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Originally Posted by JCom View Post
I watched the videos and the last guy was right on with his tip. I know exactly what I'll be doing on my next day off. I can see how that stuff would protect your paint but where would you put it? I saw the guy who plasti dipped his whole jeep and as cool as that was, I don't think that's for me.
I have some pics on here of my jeep before it was all finished. It's the black and green one...
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