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02-18-2013 03:58 PM
kosmo04 You can get the supplies in gallons off the website, and do it yourself as well. I'm planning on doing my jeep in their clear, that way it retains the stock color yet it will have that matte finish-all for about $150. You'll need a paint gun but that's it, and to have the least bit of over spray possibly so you don't waste it, I'd mask, even though you really don't have to.
02-07-2013 04:00 PM
tstanfill Had a local shop do it. Got stuff from dipyourcar.com
02-07-2013 03:22 PM
Chili99
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Originally Posted by tstanfill View Post
I dipped my whole Jeep black. Love it!!

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..holy crap

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Originally Posted by Aaron2000tj View Post
how many cans did it take for the whole jeep? & how long did it take?
I'm guessing 2 dozen cans
02-07-2013 03:13 PM
Aaron2000tj how many cans did it take for the whole jeep? & how long did it take?
02-07-2013 03:05 PM
tstanfill I dipped my whole Jeep black. Love it!!

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02-07-2013 02:29 PM
Chili99
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Originally Posted by Dextreme View Post
I am just joking and I realize Plasti dip can be removed...I just liked your grill the way is was before in Chillipepper red and personally see no reason to change it to black.

yeah thats why I was ......when I got it and the GF saw the chrome she said it would look better in black and I said, "well buy the black one" then we discussed cost and that ended that ....I pulled the chrome piece off and as I feared there was some damage to the paint which you couldn't see in the pics...I could live with it but figured WTF...plasti dip it and if it gets screwed up oh well...and we all know you can't do just one piece

2 pop out plugs and 2 bolts and I am back to Chili Pepper
02-07-2013 02:25 PM
Dextreme
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Originally Posted by pewter99 View Post
not sure how to take that
I am just joking and I realize Plasti dip can be removed...I just liked your grill the way is was before in Chillipepper red and personally see no reason to change it to black.
02-07-2013 02:18 PM
Chili99
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Originally Posted by Dextreme View Post
Your "location" makes sense to me now. LOL
not sure how to take that

I've made worse decisions that cost more....they were a helluva a lot of fun at the time
02-07-2013 02:05 PM
Dextreme
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Originally Posted by Crazyflyingplastics View Post
here's an orange TJ with black grill, close to red. Also did the door and window hinges.
I like how that is done on the hood to "pull it together". The problem with just doing only the grill is that is looks out of place like an unpainted new part. (Kinda like a Honda Civic with a black hood.)
02-07-2013 02:02 PM
Dextreme Your "location" makes sense to me now. LOL
02-07-2013 01:51 PM
beardedbrethren Looks good! Good job.
02-07-2013 12:49 PM
Chili99
All done...

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02-07-2013 11:30 AM
Chili99
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Originally Posted by eboven View Post
I would also like to see some pics of a red TJ with a black grille - I was debating doing this all summer, but my Plasti-dippin' days are over until all the snow melts up here. I would be a bit weary of plasti-dip on the grille/headlight bezels, they will probably be assaulted by rocks and highway debris. I painted my headlight bezels with krylon fusion flat black last spring, and it's already chipping and showing chrome through in places because of rock chips. Plasti-dip does work well for items that you aren't sure if it will look good, because you can peel it off, but I don't see it holding up long term on the grille. Either way, you can always bedline it next time if you do like it! I plasti-dipped my wheels, pretty much the same ones as yours, and they look amazing; you should try it out - really gives the Jeep a bit more aggressive of a look.

yeah gonna see how it holds up....as for the wheels I am considering doing the barrels on my Black 07Z06 ...girlfriend is ready to kill me....then she said...do mine first
02-07-2013 09:44 AM
Crazyflyingplastics here's an orange TJ with black grill, close to red. Also did the door and window hinges.
02-07-2013 09:24 AM
eboven I would also like to see some pics of a red TJ with a black grille - I was debating doing this all summer, but my Plasti-dippin' days are over until all the snow melts up here. I would be a bit weary of plasti-dip on the grille/headlight bezels, they will probably be assaulted by rocks and highway debris. I painted my headlight bezels with krylon fusion flat black last spring, and it's already chipping and showing chrome through in places because of rock chips. Plasti-dip does work well for items that you aren't sure if it will look good, because you can peel it off, but I don't see it holding up long term on the grille. Either way, you can always bedline it next time if you do like it! I plasti-dipped my wheels, pretty much the same ones as yours, and they look amazing; you should try it out - really gives the Jeep a bit more aggressive of a look.
02-07-2013 09:19 AM
Chili99
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Originally Posted by Timberline View Post
Anxious to see, as I might do the same with my bezels.
I just sprayed them again...one more coat then 4 hours till install

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Originally Posted by allen456 View Post
Looking good. The black grille looks great on that color. I did mine with the bedliner spray. tough look. Congrats on the new tj!

Thanks...

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Originally Posted by 00TJSport View Post
I see you have the wider fender flares too. Any plans on going with bigger tires? Nice Jeep! I sprayed my bezels and headlight guards the other day. I'd post pics, but the ole girl is covered in road salt from the friggin weather around here the last couple days. Might go was her off today.

maybe when these go....I was actually considering getting rid of these and getting the Bushwacker type...

oh yeah....I said I wouldn't mod the Jeep like I did the Corvettes
02-07-2013 08:53 AM
00TJSport I see you have the wider fender flares too. Any plans on going with bigger tires? Nice Jeep! I sprayed my bezels and headlight guards the other day. I'd post pics, but the ole girl is covered in road salt from the friggin weather around here the last couple days. Might go was her off today.
02-07-2013 08:52 AM
allen456 Looking good. The black grille looks great on that color. I did mine with the bedliner spray. tough look. Congrats on the new tj!
02-07-2013 08:43 AM
Timberline Anxious to see, as I might do the same with my bezels.
02-07-2013 07:22 AM
Chili99
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Originally Posted by jcjohnson92 View Post
mmm im wanting to see what that black grill looks, i might be doing it to mine
later today...gonna spray the last 2 coats on the bezels here in a bit
02-06-2013 09:19 PM
jcjohnson92 mmm im wanting to see what that black grill looks, i might be doing it to mine
02-06-2013 07:07 PM
Chili99 one more coat tomorrow on the headlight bezels and it will all go back on...


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more pics to follow
02-06-2013 07:06 PM
Chili99
PlastiDip...my journey to the darkside

Bought my 99 TJ a few weeks ago and it looked like this


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since then I bought a TrekTop NX

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pulled the stainless steel grill overlay, frame cover and the chrome headlight bezels....

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sprayed them all with multiple coats of Plasti Dip....


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