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05-12-2013 11:13 PM
Jeep Matt
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Originally Posted by Lane24 View Post
Plastidip is a quick , easy way to change the look of your Jeep... I love it.

Before


After some plasti - madness.... So much better. Well worth the $25 it cost and hour of time to do it.
Rockers, wheels, etc... next up will be the grill.


Did all the trim and wheels on my Expedition too. Totally great stuff. Had it on for years, no problems.
Wow! Amazing' difference! Looks great.
05-12-2013 10:59 PM
SF rubi I have a buddy that plasti dipped his entire TJ last year. Has had no issues to date. Minor peeling in wear and tear areas, but just requires an easy respray.
05-12-2013 10:08 PM
Lane24 Plastidip is a quick , easy way to change the look of your Jeep... I love it.


Before


After some plasti - madness.... So much better. Well worth the $25 it cost and hour of time to do it.
Rockers, wheels, etc... next up will be the grill.


Did all the trim and wheels on my Expedition too. Totally great stuff. Had it on for years, no problems.

05-12-2013 09:43 PM
Tripwire I plasti dipped my Xterra a few months ago (just acquired my jeep) in OD green,





It took me a day and a half to do it completely by myself... I wish I'd have had someone else to help me though. the body had about 4 coats or so, the rims had 5, as did the bumpers/roof rack.

If you are going to do it, take your time. tape off EVERYTHING, don't get lazy (I did) even with my laziness it came out really nice. I did not disassemble parts as I should have, as I was alone, and only had a few days off of work. I also DID NOT thoroughly clean any part that I dipped, the rack, rims, and bumpers were dipped for over a year, held up perfectly.

Some hints- Don't do it by yourself if you can help it (unless you have alot of time), Don't do it when it's windy, ORDER MORE PAINT THAN YOU THINK YOU'D NEED!!! (I ran out when I was about 3/4 done, the roof remained yellow for a few days.), don't rush, I had to redo a door because I wasn't paying enough attention and the pain ran on me. Hope this helps, if anyone needs more info I'd be more than happy to help.
05-10-2013 10:53 PM
JanSport12
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Originally Posted by Wrangler27 View Post

How hard is it to do the whole jeep and how much does it cost
The jeep is the easiest dip I have done thus far. With the fenders off, which is easy to do btw, the dip isn't bad to lay down. Price depends on the dip color and where you buy it. If you want even more details, pm me. I will gladly help, I know people think plastidip isn't a good way to go but I have changed my jk color 3x already and my original paint is protected. Plus when I hit the trails it protects the paint and its a breeze to clean.
05-10-2013 02:46 PM
ChopperCharles Why plasti-dip and not wheel paint? I've used satin black wheel paint on my motorcycle wheels, and that stuff lasts forever, never chips, and always looks good -- even on dirtbike wheels.

Charles.
05-10-2013 01:06 PM
aharper You're talking about chrome rims... don't do it. Small pieces of chrome like emblems are no big deal. Large items like rims that are NOT chromed are no big deal. Large items like chrome rims are BAD!! Trust me. I have plasti-dipped many things with success, including the silver rims on the Jeep. I have plasti-dipped the chrome rims on my Avalanche three different times and each time it peels, I'm assuming because it doesn't stick well to the large surface that is so slick. The dip on the Jeep peeled at one point as well. I loved the look so I used bed liner and it the bed liner has been far more durable. I don't get half panicked every time I go through a carwash and someone sprays the rims now.
05-10-2013 01:06 PM
Greg_2012_JKU Attachment 247513

Here is my 12' Sahara, I did the wheels and grill. I Have had NO issues with it peeling off what so ever. And I have gone through a salty rough winter here in Michigan an the only issue was the wheels faded a bit. But I with all the salt on the roads here, I wash it weekly regardless so it faded just a bit. I touched the wheels up about 2 weeks ago, took me about 10 mins to do.
05-10-2013 12:53 PM
SlavKO
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Originally Posted by Wrangler27 View Post
How hard is it to do the whole jeep and how much does it cost
Check out dipyourcar dot com forums, some people have posts there of doing their full jeep. They sell 'car' kits with mostly everything you need. I think in the 250-350 range. Thinking of doing mine in camo tan this summer.
05-10-2013 12:49 PM
Wrangler27
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Originally Posted by JanSport12 View Post
Why stop at the wheels and grill when you can dip the entire Jeep!

Stuff is addicting, I already changed my color 3x in the last 2 months.
How hard is it to do the whole jeep and how much does it cost
05-10-2013 12:22 PM
JanSport12 Why stop at the wheels and grill when you can dip the entire Jeep!

Stuff is addicting, I already changed my color 3x in the last 2 months.
05-03-2013 10:06 AM
oriolefan I finally tried the plasti-dip on my black jk unlimited. I did not enjoy the all black look immediately. I have seen more colorful wranglers and the black wheels look great. I think on the black wranglers, the alloy fits my taste better. Nice to try it for $30 and find out I didn't like the look before I paid for new or used rims.
05-01-2013 07:08 PM
Threecard
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Originally Posted by Jeep Matt View Post
Good to know for those looking to dip their rims! Cheers.
I'll see if I can't get some pictures up in the next few days.
05-01-2013 06:36 PM
Jeep Matt
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Originally Posted by Threecard View Post
I did my wheels (sprayed them) about 2 years ago. Except for a very few, small peel spots, it's held up great.

ETA: I've been on trails three or four times since then. It's held up. Our trails are not real challenging in Northern Virginia, though (GW forest).

Good to know for those looking to dip their rims! Cheers.
05-01-2013 04:27 PM
Threecard I did my wheels (sprayed them) about 2 years ago. Except for a very few, small peel spots, it's held up great.

ETA: I've been on trails three or four times since then. It's held up. Our trails are not real challenging in Northern Virginia, though (GW forest).
05-01-2013 03:31 PM
Jeep Matt
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Originally Posted by chipmonk66gt View Post

Are your wheels scratched all up from wheeling? I haven't messed mind up. The plastidip holds up very well. If you go out and screwup your wheels, plastidip isn't the only thing scratched up. I would like to see if it does well on door scratches.
My thought in wheel scratches was more in context of mudding. My old rims, on another Offroad rig of mine, were destroyed from that type of offroading. Looking at the damage, I don't believe plastidip would have made a difference.

Which is why I was curious to hear more experience with those who have offroaded with plastidip rims to know how they hold up beyond the grocery store. Cheers.
05-01-2013 03:20 PM
chipmonk66gt
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Originally Posted by Jeep Matt

Agreed.

I would be very hesitant to plastidip the rims, especially if its going to be offroaded. Of course cosmetically i think it looks great. I can't imagine any wheelin' and the rims lasting more then one trip out. Maybe the guys who have can chime in on their experience. I think my 15x8 blk wheels cost around $100 each through discount tires.

In regards to the tearing, from my understanding that is one of the beautiful aspects of this material. You can simply spray right over the torn area and it restores it decently well, unlike wraps.

I like the grill as more of a cheap 3m alternative and for cosmetics. I have considered spraying the bottom half of the doors before going offroading as I think it would really help protect with small branches and scratches you get when on the smaller trails.
Are your wheels scratched all up from wheeling? I haven't messed mind up. The plastidip holds up very well. If you go out and screwup your wheels, plastidip isn't the only thing scratched up. I would like to see if it does well on door scratches.
05-01-2013 10:13 AM
Jeep Matt
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Originally Posted by O_M_Jeep View Post
I'm not sure why it would be on a Jeep when you can buy black steel wheels for less than $60/ea. It looks good on the grilles, and other things I've seen it on, I didn't know until this thread that tearing was an issue.
Agreed.

I would be very hesitant to plastidip the rims, especially if its going to be offroaded. Of course cosmetically i think it looks great. I can't imagine any wheelin' and the rims lasting more then one trip out. Maybe the guys who have can chime in on their experience. I think my 15x8 blk wheels cost around $100 each through discount tires.

In regards to the tearing, from my understanding that is one of the beautiful aspects of this material. You can simply spray right over the torn area and it restores it decently well, unlike wraps.


I like the grill as more of a cheap 3m alternative and for cosmetics. I have considered spraying the bottom half of the doors before going offroading as I think it would really help protect with small branches and scratches you get when on the smaller trails.
05-01-2013 07:03 AM
billybedford did my grille, door hinges and spare. love it.
05-01-2013 06:30 AM
O_M_Jeep To each their own, it doesn't look bad, if it's weak or dainty or you have to worry about ripping it I'm not sure why it would be on a Jeep when you can buy black steel wheels for less than $60/ea. It looks good on the grilles, and other things I've seen it on, I didn't know until this thread that tearing was an issue.
05-01-2013 06:13 AM
CamTheMan87 Jeep Family- check this out! (sorry for the Hi-jack JeepMatt...)

If you live in the surround PA, NJ, or even MD (heck if your willing to travel) a close friend of mine is starting up his own business Plastidipping cars and in a very professional way! Custom colors are coming and his prices are extremely reasonable!

https://www.facebook.com/KustomDips?fref=ts

Right now, its in soft-launch form but he has tons of pictures of the works hes done (including my wrangler!). When the site goes full blast I'll let ya know.

Have any questions feel free to email him through the site!

BTW, tell em Cam sent ya

Thanks Guys!
04-30-2013 06:46 AM
Jeep Matt
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Originally Posted by Meconium View Post

Did you buff the paint off first?
Yes, removed paint and then etched it real good with 100 grit paper.

No, you just clean it and spray over it.... It's a rubber coating. DO NOT BUFF THE PAINT OFF! YouTube it, lots of videos.
04-30-2013 01:05 AM
Meconium
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Originally Posted by Jeep Matt View Post

Yes. Bored and did my grill. About an hr and $5-9. I'm content with how it turned our.
Did you buff the paint off first?
04-30-2013 12:50 AM
st1264
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Originally Posted by traitor08 View Post
Why get the nice wheels just to screw them up. Plasti dip looks like crap on vehicles.
I agree. I don't like any of the stock Jeep factory wheels but I think they look even worse when dipped. I seem to be the minority with this view... but hey, if you like it, dip anything and everything you desire. The whole "flat black" thing has me mystified.
04-30-2013 12:33 AM
Daltontj
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Originally Posted by angelo
Plasti-Dip is great. You live in the states so purchasing these cans wont be bad for you i believe 5-10 bucks.
Here in Canada they cost 20 bucks a can. :/

Anyway, I did the front grills of 2 jeeps more than a year ago, and it still looks good to this day, no touch ups, nothing. been through all kinds of car washes - power washed it wiped it down, and still OK! I used 2 cans for each grill - i think worked out to 4 or 5 coats for each grill with about a 5 min break in-between each coat.

As a side note, i didn't bother covering the signals when i sprayed these. as soon as i was done the last coat, i let it dry a bit, and just peeled the signal light portion away with no issues. clean break from the rest of it.

This product works really well. I'm thinking of doing the inside of my hardtop next.
Any other tips on plasti dipping a grill? Would really appreciate it !!
04-29-2013 06:15 PM
CamTheMan87
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Originally Posted by Jeep Matt View Post
I actually looked into those grille inserts. Not sure how much contrast would be there with black on black, or if it would be noticeable. Post some photos up if you do end up doing it!
Matt, will do! Thinking of using the glossifier with the matte black in the grill and flat black on the inserts...at time of the job I'll have to experiment
04-29-2013 06:11 PM
CamTheMan87
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Originally Posted by REPPO View Post

How did you not do the lugs?
What we did was take the wheels off the jeep, lay them on a tarp and spray run with the tires on them. We then took paint thinner and a qtip to clean out the lug threads.
04-29-2013 10:55 AM
Rooster76 Putting quarters on the lug holes works well if you take the wheels off.
04-29-2013 10:42 AM
Jeep Matt
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Originally Posted by CarolinaCajun View Post
Did yall dip your wheels while they were on the Jeep or not? If you kept them on, did you use the trash bag method or painters tape method to cover your rotors and calipers? Or do you have a better method? And here's a super n00b question... Where's the best place to buy plasti dip?
Remove rims. Flash card between tires and rims. Home Depot.
04-29-2013 09:19 AM
CarolinaCajun Did yall dip your wheels while they were on the Jeep or not? If you kept them on, did you use the trash bag method or painters tape method to cover your rotors and calipers? Or do you have a better method? And here's a super n00b question... Where's the best place to buy plasti dip?
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