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jeepgirl67 03-28-2013 12:33 PM

has anyone plasti dipped their jeep?
 
Im looking into plasti dipping my jeep and all the examples are cars so i was wondering if anyone has done their jeeps and if they had any tips before i try it?

Atthehop 03-28-2013 12:35 PM

The whole jeep??????? You need a big vat to do that.

Steve305 03-28-2013 02:31 PM

My advice ....... Find an APPROPRIATE alternative.

Is your paint THAT bad?

This isn't a popular statement on this board, but whenever you put anything on the sheet metal that isn't a proper paint application, you're just destroying the value of your Jeep. Not to mention the mess that the next owner will have to clean up. Use bed liner, plastidip, and rattle cans for the applications that they were designed and intended. Not for an overall re-finish.

Do it right. If you don't have the funds to have it painted, wait until you do.

DetroitRodeo 03-28-2013 02:45 PM

I LineXed the entire jeep. Above poster is correct, it will probably lower the value. But, dang is it sweet lol. However, if you are conserned with value, just get the thing repainted :)

ZPA 03-28-2013 02:53 PM

This is a link I followed awhile ago. The thread kind of died off but maybe you can contact the OP.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/plas...ar-140164.html

Steve305 03-28-2013 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by DetroitRodeo (Post 3564387)
I LineXed the entire jeep. Above poster is correct, it will probably lower the value. But, dang is it sweet lol. :)

DR, I understand your opinion, and I have no problem with the look that comes with bedliner. To each his own, and that's what makes us all unique individuals. ;)

I guess I'm just an old guy who can't get past the old-fashioned way of doing things. :thumb:

DetroitRodeo 03-28-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve305 (Post 3565266)

DR, I understand your opinion, and I have no problem with the look that comes with bedliner. To each his own, and that's what makes us all unique individuals. ;)

I guess I'm just an old guy who can't get past the old-fashioned way of doing things. :thumb:

Totally agree! :) and there is NOTHING wrong with the old fashioned way, heck it's usually the smarter way lol

jeepgirl67 03-29-2013 08:39 AM

well i know that when you plastidip, its just a coating that can come right off when i wanted to sell my jeep

mikemounlio 03-29-2013 09:54 AM

I am going to order a plasti dip rim kit in the next few weeks. Im gonna do my rims and other small thing in the orange blaze to match my bike.

Nothing wrong with plasti dip. It really does come right off. Its a bit of work but easy to do. watch a lot of youtube and get some extra to try it out 1st. It takes some time to get used to it.

It wont lower the value due to it coming off. If you prep good enough when its time to peel it off you could be done in minutes.

Post up pics if you do it.

Neil F. 03-29-2013 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepgirl67 (Post 3567437)
well i know that when you plastidip, its just a coating that can come right off when i wanted to sell my jeep


Peeling it off a single surface or one area may be one thig but off a entire vehicle and in particular a TJ with a lot of exposed nooks and cranies (hinges, exposed bolt heads etc) will be very difficult task.

Homer9467 03-29-2013 04:53 PM

I plasti dipped my grille which was mismatching since they repainted the entire car but not the grille. I did the proper prep and it came out good and it is holding up nicely. I did get a little overspray on the fenders but you can scratch it off with a fingernail. As already mentioned it peels right off if you apply it right - they do it to brand new Audis (entire car) and other cars of the sort all the time so I don't think its an issue as long as you prep and be well informed before you do it as already mentioned youtube has stuff all over about it

sonofabeach 03-29-2013 07:03 PM

I used the rattlecan plasti-dip on my rear milk jugs and the plastic gas cap area.
It looked good for a while but it's peeling off due to the pressure washer wand at the car wash.

callbob 03-29-2013 08:39 PM

if it peels right off.......why?
not why does it peel off but if you want a real tatoo, why get a temporary one?
Why isn't there a seperate sticky for the plasti dip/bedliner freaks? Tons of threads about "how do I plasti/bedline almost everything on my jeep" including the blinker fluid container.

DetroitRodeo 03-31-2013 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by callbob (Post 3569811)
if it peels right off.......why?
not why does it peel off but if you want a real tatoo, why get a temporary one?
Why isn't there a seperate sticky for the plasti dip/bedliner freaks? Tons of threads about "how do I plasti/bedline almost everything on my jeep" including the blinker fluid container.

I bed line everything. I am a freak. Thanks lol

MGHDTi 03-31-2013 09:19 PM

https://www.dipyourcar.com/

Everything ya need to plasti-dip your car!

Jamesnewjeep 04-01-2013 10:11 AM

I plasti dipped my entire jeep and it looks great cost me $60 and is removable later if I choose. Try getting a paint job for $60.

vtjohn 04-01-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamesnewjeep (Post 3579171)
I plasti dipped my entire jeep and it looks great cost me $60 and is removable later if I choose. Try getting a paint job for $60.


Pics?

Jamesnewjeep 04-01-2013 07:37 PM

As soon as I can get one tomorrow

viperx6x9x 04-02-2013 01:11 AM

I just got a can of plastidip to do some experimenting. Mostly wanted to see what the wheels would look like in black before i go to the expense of having them powdercoated, or just going and getting new rims.

I think it's good for experimenting to see how stuff would look if you painted it. As stated before, with a little work if peels off if you don't like it. I don't believe it would be a good permanent paint job on anything though.

Jamesnewjeep 04-02-2013 06:44 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8391/8...91255064f5.jpg
jeep by lordkilltacular, on Flickr


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