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Snowbum 02-14-2012 08:38 PM

Plasti Dip- the greatest thing ever
 
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Hi all, this is my first write up so i figured i would start with something easy like plasti dipping headlight bezels.

First off plasti dip is sweet, it can be bought at most hardware store for $6 a can. It is like spray pain but its rubber that sprays on and can be peeled off if you don't like how it looks.

The process of painting is very simalar to spray painting but here are the steps i took:

1. Remove head light bezels, there should be 3 screws to remove then twist the bezel and it will come right out.

2. Clean the bezels, i choose to clean mine with rubbing alcohol. It worked just fine and is found in almost every house.

3. This is important, shake the can for a minute before spraying, and spray until it has a wet appearance and wait 20-30 minutes between coats. I put 3 or 4 thicker coats and used about half the can. also i punctured the screws through a paper towel and painter the tops to match

4. wait like 40 mins to put bezels back on, and be careful because if you scratch them with a screw they will start peeling up.

Thats pretty mush it, mine are holding up great i have about 100 miles on them and i even power washed them and they still look perfect. Also i realize in some of the pictures the finish look shiny but its really not
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Snowbum 02-14-2012 08:40 PM

the rest of my pictures dont want to upload so here are the links

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TJspeed 02-14-2012 08:45 PM

DYC Home - Plasti Dip For Your Car - Resources & More at DipYourCar.com NEW Glossifier

eScott 02-14-2012 08:49 PM

They look good. I didn't do mine when I bedlined my grill and it's driving me crazy. If the weather holds up this weekend I'm going to be chrome free.

Patrick H 02-14-2012 08:52 PM

So, it peels off? How durable is that? I certainly wouldn't use it on wheels, or anything prone to rock chips (front of the Jeep)

Patrick H 02-14-2012 08:58 PM

Do you need a heat gun to remove it? Or, does it just peel off.?

Hammerwalk 02-14-2012 08:59 PM

Use plastic-dip to mark your tools too. Buy the stuff that is a liquid then dip the handles into it. Most of my tools have hot pink nail polish markings on them. Stuff is awesome.

TnDz TJ 02-14-2012 08:59 PM

It is VERY durable... I have had it on my front bumper since June last year. I just decided to strip it and redo with undercoating after a few impacts with rocks and trees on the trails. It was tough to get off with a stripping wheel on my 4.5" angle grinder because I prepped it well...

If you spray direct on chrome, it will peel off. BUT!!!!!! you must start it first... until then.. it will stick well to chrome. I have my wife's 07 Wolfsburg Edition Jetta chrome grille done in Plasti-Dip for 2 years now with no problems.

TJspeed 02-14-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 2031481)
Do you need a heat gun to remove it? Or, does it just peel off.?

Pat i have it on my hood its awesome stuff look at this Videos and Guides - Plasti Dip For Your Car - Resources & More at DipYourCar.com NEW Glossifier

It peels from an edge not in the center. my hood has been plasti dipped for 3 months now

the guy on the site i posted has done his WHOLE car 3 or 4 times.

Patrick H 02-14-2012 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2031503)
Pat i have it on my hood its awesome stuff look at this Videos and Guides - Plasti Dip For Your Car - Resources & More at DipYourCar.com NEW Glossifier

It peels from an edge not in the center. my hood has been plasti dipped for 3 months now

the guy on the site i posted has done his WHOLE car 3 or 4 times.

Why did he have to do it 3 or 4 times?

TJspeed 02-14-2012 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H

Why did he have to do it 3 or 4 times?

Cause he could and for videos for the site. We did my friends wheels the other day. Four cans. Four coats at least let dry 15 min between coats

Snowbum 02-14-2012 09:41 PM

well first i tried it on my brother tacoma to be sure that it works lol, i put multiple coats because the thicker it is on there the easier it will peel off in one piece.

TJspeed 02-14-2012 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 2031437)
So, it peels off? How durable is that? I certainly wouldn't use it on wheels, or anything prone to rock chips (front of the Jeep)

Its perfect on wheels Idk about pople who take their jeep off road. It wouldnt hold up to being scrapped on the side of rocks.

But im gonna do my wheels soon. i dont like the gloss black

TJspeed 02-15-2012 11:11 AM

we did my friends genesis wheels with plasti dip.

2003x 02-15-2012 11:19 AM

How does the plasti-dip feel on the wheels? I have aluminum. I kind of like this idea for my rims and my headlight trim.

TJspeed 02-15-2012 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by 2003x (Post 2033718)
How does the plasti-dip feel on the wheels? I have aluminum. I kind of like this idea for my rims and my headlight trim.

plasti dip is a spray on "rubber". It has a then but tough rubber feel to it. i pasted a link that has a lot of info! http://www.dipyourcar.com/

2003x 02-15-2012 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2033742)
plasti dip is a spray on "rubber". It has a then but tough rubber feel to it. i pasted a link that has a lot of info! DYC Home - Plasti Dip For Your Car - Resources & More at DipYourCar.com NEW Glossifier

Thank you. :thumb:

BeerMan 02-15-2012 01:19 PM

I plasti-dip like a mofo. I did it to my bumpers and fenders on my Land Rover Disco and after 2 years in the Eastern NC sun no peeling and no fading. The only peeling I have ever had was from trying to tape off an area and not waiting long enough for it to dry. I prep the area just like I am painting. As I understand it, less prep makes it easier just to peel off. Many exterior parts and interior as well are done on my jeep with no probs whatsoever.

TJspeed 02-15-2012 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by 2003x (Post 2034082)
Thank you. :thumb:

Just FYI you can get the stuff at lowes to

TJspeed 02-15-2012 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by BeerMan (Post 2034131)
I plasti-dip like a mofo. I did it to my bumpers and fenders on my Land Rover Disco and after 2 years in the Eastern NC sun no peeling and no fading. The only peeling I have ever had was from trying to tape off an area and not waiting long enough for it to dry. I prep the area just like I am painting. As I understand it, less prep makes it easier just to peel off. Many exterior parts and interior as well are done on my jeep with no probs whatsoever.

Look at the site i posted. when masking you need to peel when its wet, other wise it will bond to the tape and lift when you peel the tape off. :thumb: I did the same with my hood. i let it dry then went to peel the tape and it lifted in a few spots.

:thumb: How to PlastiDip in Sections - Plasti Dip For Your Car - Resources & More at DipYourCar.com NEW Glossifier

2003x 02-15-2012 03:46 PM

Just watched some of the videos. Great stuff. I am definitely going to dip some stuff on my Jeep. What have you guys "dipped". When the weather breaks I will paint my wheels the matte black finish, and my grill, I think that will look awesome.

s3nt3nc3d 02-15-2012 05:34 PM

I used it to do the rubber grab handle on my dash (Krylon Fusion will not fully cure on that piece due to it being rubber)--I intend to do my entire dash in it when I can afford to. Krylon Fusion has chips and scuffs...the PlastiDip has held up impressively well.

I also use it when making snake hooks for my reptile hobby.

BeerMan 02-15-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2034184)
Look at the site i posted. when masking you need to peel when its wet, other wise it will bond to the tape and lift when you peel the tape off. :thumb: I did the same with my hood. i let it dry then went to peel the tape and it lifted in a few spots.

:thumb: How to PlastiDip in Sections - Plasti Dip For Your Car - Resources & More at DipYourCar.com NEW Glossifier

Wow! Thanks! That makes way more sense.:doh: Last time I did it I was using an xacto blade to trim along the tape line after it dried :hide:

TJspeed 02-15-2012 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by 2003x (Post 2034664)
Just watched some of the videos. Great stuff. I am definitely going to dip some stuff on my Jeep. What have you guys "dipped". When the weather breaks I will paint my wheels the matte black finish, and my grill, I think that will look awesome.

So far ive just done my hood and my friends wheels. I did my grill with bed liner.




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Originally Posted by BeerMan (Post 2035108)
Wow! Thanks! That makes way more sense.:doh: Last time I did it I was using an xacto blade to trim along the tape line after it dried :hide:


No problem!! :thumb: :D

sonofabeach 02-15-2012 07:07 PM

I'd go with rattlecan bedliner on wheels over Plasti-Dip. Seems like it would be more durable there.

NOMUGGLE 02-15-2012 07:44 PM

Has anyone ever plasti-dipped a tub?

nosaholic90 02-15-2012 08:10 PM

Guys I new to the jeep thing. Why are you doing this? Is it just for looks or does it serve a purpose?

HD Wrangler 02-15-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by nosaholic90
Guys I new to the jeep thing. Why are you doing this? Is it just for looks or does it serve a purpose?

Cheap. Easy. Can remove it if you don't like it or leave it forever.

2003x 02-16-2012 11:34 PM

How long did it roughly take to plasti dip one wheel? Dry time in between coats? How long should I wait in between coats?

BeaverJeeper 02-17-2012 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by 2003x (Post 2040678)
How long did it roughly take to plasti dip one wheel? Dry time in between coats? How long should I wait in between coats?

their website says 15-20 minutes between coats. and 40 minutes for the final coat.


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