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03-05-2013 11:31 PM
johnny102393
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Originally Posted by Jaxon1023 View Post
No you can spray them with a pressure gun. I've done 2 sets of rims, they look great when sprayed but a few months later they get dull looking and fine dirt stays in it. You can't scrub them clean so it's hard to get dirt, etc out
mothers back to black and a sponge or spray on tire shine woks wonders
12-11-2012 01:32 AM
Jaxon1023 No you can spray them with a pressure gun. I've done 2 sets of rims, they look great when sprayed but a few months later they get dull looking and fine dirt stays in it. You can't scrub them clean so it's hard to get dirt, etc out
12-11-2012 12:49 AM
Pmcmvp Will automatic car washes remove plastidip? (Don't worry not putting jeep through car wash but other car which I plan to plastidip some exterior parts =p)
12-10-2012 11:00 PM
johnny102393 anyone on this thread finish there rims?
09-08-2012 01:01 PM
22draketemple cant wait to dip my rims black this weekend!
09-07-2012 09:00 PM
alice the cat To me plastidip is a temporary thing. Its like a real life photo shop to see if you like the look and the color. You can always remove it and try another color or texture. If you love the look you can do something permanent. Its like a vinyl wrap job but in a can Just my take on it.
09-07-2012 06:59 PM
johnny102393
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Originally Posted by slightrider View Post
Only problem I see is Plasti-Dip does not bond with the base surface. One small scratch and moisture will get behind it and corrosion begins. I've seen it happen with bedliner and other "rubberized" coatings. But, I also live in Michigan with long winters and road salt.
i live in florida so i dont have that problem and this is the first ive heard of it
09-05-2012 12:23 AM
slightrider Only problem I see is Plasti-Dip does not bond with the base surface. One small scratch and moisture will get behind it and corrosion begins. I've seen it happen with bedliner and other "rubberized" coatings. But, I also live in Michigan with long winters and road salt.
09-04-2012 11:26 PM
johnny102393
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Originally Posted by Ebxgsxr View Post
another question......i've been searching & it looks like there are 2 shades of black. the matte black (part # 11203) and black (part # 11203-6).....what have you guys used?
i used matte black myself but post pics when your done
09-02-2012 09:40 AM
Ebxgsxr another question......i've been searching & it looks like there are 2 shades of black. the matte black (part # 11203) and black (part # 11203-6).....what have you guys used?
09-01-2012 03:15 PM
johnny102393
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Originally Posted by Ebxgsxr View Post
kept my screen name out of habit. i stopped riding a few years back after a wreck on my last bike (02 R1)

but you definitely have an impressive set of toys



amour all? what does that do to the plastidip? does this actually have a gloss look to it?
no its just cleans it i use mothers black magic and a spounge it works better
08-31-2012 02:07 PM
alice the cat
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Originally Posted by Lenczy View Post
Great job on the write up and the pictures really help! I did my grill a couple weeks ago and really like it. I had trouble getting the color even initally then realized it just took several coats before it looked good.


Alice- can you paint the color lug sleeves? They look great but I'm wondering if I can use MOPAR paint on them to get them to match my paint. Their website doesn't say what they are made of.

Thanks and cool toys!
They are plastic and very flexible, they even stretch out a bit for a tight fit when you slip them on. Sadly I don't think it would work. It might be worth it to call or email him and see if he has any other colors in the works, super cool guy.
08-31-2012 05:18 AM
Ebxgsxr
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Originally Posted by alice the cat View Post
GSXR fan? Me too and I sold my beloved GSX1300BK to buy my Jeep after an old lady tried to kill me. Be safe.
kept my screen name out of habit. i stopped riding a few years back after a wreck on my last bike (02 R1)

but you definitely have an impressive set of toys

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Originally Posted by johnny102393 View Post
this stuff its easy spray on touch up and amourall it to clean it after car wash but if your doing touch up dont put amour all on for at least a week
amour all? what does that do to the plastidip? does this actually have a gloss look to it?
08-31-2012 03:17 AM
Lenczy Great job on the write up and the pictures really help! I did my grill a couple weeks ago and really like it. I had trouble getting the color even initally then realized it just took several coats before it looked good.

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Originally Posted by alice the cat View Post
Thats why when a member of the viper club posted about the colorlug sleeves I ordered them up. Cheap and they look cool too. The last 3 sets I have used colored sleeves but for you the black would be perfect.
Alice- can you paint the color lug sleeves? They look great but I'm wondering if I can use MOPAR paint on them to get them to match my paint. Their website doesn't say what they are made of.

Thanks and cool toys!
08-31-2012 02:15 AM
Fireaxe Nice write-up, never did one.....but goo job.
Good looking end product.
08-31-2012 01:47 AM
LaurenceSext Looks good man! I did the same thing with my stock canyon wheels
08-31-2012 01:40 AM
alice the cat
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Originally Posted by Ebxgsxr View Post
the Mrs. must have an amazing income to have a stay at home parent with those toys
Mrs Alice is pretty sharp

GSXR fan? Me too and I sold my beloved GSX1300BK to buy my Jeep after an old lady tried to kill me. Be safe.
08-29-2012 10:32 PM
Ebxgsxr the Mrs. must have an amazing income to have a stay at home parent with those toys
08-29-2012 08:49 PM
alice the cat That is a Lambo in my garage but its not mine. My buddy brought it over to work on it. We converted it to RWD... a lot more fun to drive now I sold the Viper btw to fund my hummer build.
I'm a stay at home Dad!
08-29-2012 08:02 PM
johnny102393
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Originally Posted by alice the cat View Post
I keep forgetting plastidip comes off easy so prep is not that critical. I'm going to try that soon, I bought 2 cans of it, think that will be enough for just the grill?

Re the lugs, I have used black lugs on a few things and they always chip and start to rust at some point. I have also tried powdercoat and anodizing with the same results. Thats why when a member of the viper club posted about the colorlug sleeves I ordered them up. Cheap and they look cool too. The last 3 sets I have used colored sleeves but for you the black would be perfect. Here are a couple pics.

Red ones on my truck...


White on my Jeep...


Red on my last Viper.
i do have to ask what do you do for a living and is that a lambo in the garage?
08-29-2012 12:55 AM
alice the cat
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Originally Posted by hagler123 View Post
Have enough extremely beastly looking cars/trucks? Hahaha nice!
Haha, I like strange stuff I guess. Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Sccrbrg View Post
Awesome
Thank you

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Originally Posted by johnny102393 View Post
looks good and nice toys you got there and 2 will be plenty i used about a can on my grill
Thanks for the help!
08-29-2012 12:19 AM
johnny102393 looks good and nice toys you got there and 2 will be plenty i used about a can on my grill
08-27-2012 05:19 PM
Sccrbrg Awesome
08-27-2012 05:05 PM
hagler123 Have enough extremely beastly looking cars/trucks? Hahaha nice!
08-27-2012 04:45 PM
alice the cat
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Originally Posted by johnny102393 View Post
do the lugs stay black after using an impact on them i want to get black but i dont want the chipping and as far as masking i just put paper towels in between the grill "slats" so i wouldnt get the radiator gonked up and the stuff comes right off anything so dont worry about over-spray but when its preped well it sticks good but the grill has held up really well so far ps. im a h1 fan too
I keep forgetting plastidip comes off easy so prep is not that critical. I'm going to try that soon, I bought 2 cans of it, think that will be enough for just the grill?

Re the lugs, I have used black lugs on a few things and they always chip and start to rust at some point. I have also tried powdercoat and anodizing with the same results. Thats why when a member of the viper club posted about the colorlug sleeves I ordered them up. Cheap and they look cool too. The last 3 sets I have used colored sleeves but for you the black would be perfect. Here are a couple pics.

Red ones on my truck...


White on my Jeep...


Red on my last Viper.
08-27-2012 09:55 AM
johnny102393 i was gonna do bedliner but it was gonna be a lot more work and its harder to get clean this stuff its easy spray on touch up and amourall it to clean it after car wash but if your doing touch up dont put amour all on for at least a week
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Originally Posted by Ebxgsxr View Post
i'd like to see some long term feedback on how it holds up & how it works with touch up. i'm thinking about doing this to the grille of my other truck. i've painted things before, but after rocks chips do their thing, touch up is always uneven. i used a bedliner on the front of my F150 & that doesn't seem too bad when touching up.
08-27-2012 09:53 AM
johnny102393 do the lugs stay black after using an impact on them i want to get black but i dont want the chipping and as far as masking i just put paper towels in between the grill "slats" so i wouldnt get the radiator gonked up and the stuff comes right off anything so dont worry about over-spray but when its preped well it sticks good but the grill has held up really well so far ps. im a h1 fan too
08-26-2012 07:37 AM
Ebxgsxr i'd like to see some long term feedback on how it holds up & how it works with touch up. i'm thinking about doing this to the grille of my other truck. i've painted things before, but after rocks chips do their thing, touch up is always uneven. i used a bedliner on the front of my F150 & that doesn't seem too bad when touching up.
08-26-2012 05:36 AM
alice the cat
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Originally Posted by Sottyman View Post
Looks good man! I did the same thing with my stock canyon wheels. I found a set of black lug nuts for like $25 on ebay and I think they'd add a nice finishing touch for you. Just an idea.
I put black Gorilla lug nuts on all of my stuff but there is a cheep way to black out your lugs. Check out...

ColorLugs - Home

They are sleeves that fit over the lugs. I have used them on all of my toys for a couple years. PS that is my car on the front page but not affiliation, just a fan.

OP... nice work on the grill. I'm thinking about doing that soon, any tips on masking? My TJ being white I feel like the prep has to be perfect.
08-25-2012 03:33 PM
Sottyman Looks good man! I did the same thing with my stock canyon wheels. I found a set of black lug nuts for like $25 on ebay and I think they'd add a nice finishing touch for you. Just an idea.
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