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HikersTaxi 06-18-2012 06:17 PM

A little plasti-dippin today....
 
I used some plasti-dip and vht today on the ol jeep. Cowl, hinges, taillights, turn signals, parking lights all got a little attention....
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...daddy/tail.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...dy/front-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...daddy/cowl.jpg

Jon M 06-18-2012 06:21 PM

Looks awesome. What's the ease of application and how does it hold up compared to bed liner?

HikersTaxi 06-18-2012 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Jon M (Post 2487225)
Looks awesome. What's the ease of application and how does it hold up compared to bed liner?

Putting it on is simple, and errors or overspray are easy to fix, it peels off easy! I don't really know about its durability...but I have read that it is decent

tsteb 06-18-2012 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by HikersTaxi (Post 2487297)
Putting it on is simple, and errors or overspray are easy to fix, it peels off easy! I don't really know about its durability...but I have read that it is decent

post some pics with the lights on at night, wondering if you can still see them?

HikersTaxi 06-19-2012 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by tsteb (Post 2487757)
post some pics with the lights on at night, wondering if you can still see them?

The lights were all done with VHF Nightshades, light shows through just fine

s3nt3nc3d 06-19-2012 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by HikersTaxi (Post 2489211)
The lights were all done with VHF Nightshades, light shows through just fine

As dark as those rear tails are, I bet the drivers behind you on a sunny day will beg to differ...

I used to have my tails done like that on my old truck...my friends thought it was cool until they noticed they couldn't see my taillights lit up until they nearly rear-ended me a couple times. Then they just kept their distance.

Also had a state trooper follow me for nearly 10 miles while on a trip out of state...I just maintained my lane and never slowed down, but I know he was just waiting to see how bright they were so he could nail me. I had friends who were following me then too and they said you could BARELY see any light from em unless the sun was behind the clouds. They look cool, I admit, but I'd save yourself a ticket and put a set of stock lenses back on. I nearly rear-ended a guy on a busy road who decided to wait until the last minute to brake and make a left turn. I was FUMING...

"WAY TO SIGNAL YOUR TURN JACKASS!!!!!!!"

...when I was nearly against his bumper, I realized I could vaguely see his turn signal flashing.

I replaced my own taillights shortly after.

GoldenSahara00 06-19-2012 03:10 PM

Or retint them, much lighter. Mine are more of a smoked orange than anything. And my sides are untinted to help.

HikersTaxi 06-19-2012 04:00 PM

I think the tails look darker in the pic than they actually are....light shines through great, I made to check yesterday in the day time

GoldenSahara00 06-19-2012 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by HikersTaxi
I think the tails look darker in the pic than they actually are....light shines through great, I made to check yesterday in the day time

Take a pic? I think it's more the lens lighting up then actually seeing the light that grabs attention. It's your jeep but you do share the road. Were not being critical just want to keep everyone safe :)

HikersTaxi 06-19-2012 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 2490842)
Take a pic? I think it's more the lens lighting up then actually seeing the light that grabs attention. It's your jeep but you do share the road. Were not being critical just want to keep everyone safe :)

Understandable, but with no lights turned on, I can make out red. When the brake is pressed, lights up well, in direct sunlight. Even just turning the lights on without pressing the pedal, it lights up great.

GoldenSahara00 06-19-2012 05:13 PM

Alright sweet :thumb:

HikersTaxi 06-19-2012 05:23 PM

I'll get a picture tomorrow for ya...

Rakk17 09-14-2012 11:47 AM

The hinges and cowl look great. What prep did you do to PD them? I'm thinking about doing mine today.

Beach-Bum 09-14-2012 11:56 AM

how did you spray all those things? ive worked with plastidip alot and know you cant tape it. did you just over spray everywhere and peel off what wasnt wanted?

MFG 09-14-2012 12:08 PM

What prep for cowl and hinges?

GrassKicker 09-14-2012 04:04 PM

I sprayed my four wheeler rims with plasti-dip 2 years ago, it has held up good thru all the pressure washing and everything I put it through.

Sccrbrg 09-15-2012 08:23 PM

Attempting this today.

GrassKicker 09-15-2012 09:14 PM

The easist way I found to not get overspray on the tire is to take a old deck of playing cards, shove them between rim and tire and go to spraying, let dry after a couple of coats, pull the cards out.


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