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Old 05-11-2017, 11:54 AM
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My first attempt at plasti-dip.

I decided to black out the badges and key locks on my JKU yesterday. I had never used plasti-dip before but it was pretty easy. I think it looks a lot better now.

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Looks good, I'm impressed with how it turned out for you. I might need to do this myself now.

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Old 05-11-2017, 12:30 PM   #3
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Looks Good!
I dipped my front logo but not my trail rated badge...now I have to do that.
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Looks good. The trick I've found that makes a huge difference, is to keep the plasti dip in a warm bucket before you use it, the warm dip sprays a lot better. For badges etc, this probably has very little impact, for wheels and other surfaces, it makes a big difference. The surface tends to me smoother vs textured, when its warmed up a bit.

I've done my wheels and key holes. Need to do my Jeep emblem and badge now.
I'm pissed though, did my daughters bmw wheels over the weekend, and I did such a better job than I did on my jeep!

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I decided to black out the badges and key locks on my JKU yesterday. I had never used plasti-dip before but it was pretty easy. I think it looks a lot better now.
Ok, feeling dumb. What is it and what does it do? I've used plasti dip in a can by dipping parts into it but doesn't seem like the same stuff.

I'm confused by the tape job especially since paint is still exposed.
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I'm actually planning on practicing on my spare tire rim this weekend in order to get a feel for the process. Glad this popped up. Also going to do my badges!
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I've been thinking about doing the same for my emblems/and such...

Granted, I do kind of like the subtle highlights of the chrome. Kind of like the bezels on the cluster.

But it does look good with the dipped badges. Nice job.
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Ok, feeling dumb. What is it and what does it do? I've used plasti dip in a can by dipping parts into it but doesn't seem like the same stuff.

I'm confused by the tape job especially since paint is still exposed.
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Ok, feeling dumb. What is it and what does it do? I've used plasti dip in a can by dipping parts into it but doesn't seem like the same stuff.

I'm confused by the tape job especially since paint is still exposed.
It comes in a rattle can now to be used just like spray paint. It's the same stuff (plastic that peels off without damaging the finish underneath). Hence the tape job to prevent overspray but you leave the paint around the badge (or whatever you're plasti-dipping) exposed because you want a good coating around the badge for when you peel it off. For example, he has a square around the trail rated badge...after the proper amount of coats are applied and dry, he would take the masking off leaving a square of dip around the badge. He would then peel that square away from the paint (it doesn't leave any blemish or residue) and when the peeling reaches the badge it just naturally peels away from the badge leaving the dip cleanly on just the badge.

I have a tip for anyone that dips their front emblem. The best way to get the dip out from the little holes in the 2 "e"s and the "p" is to pick at it with a toothpick just enough to raise it a little bit then grab it with a pair of tweezers and it peels right out without potentially scratching your paint.
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He would then peel that square away from the paint (it doesn't leave any blemish or residue) and when the peeling reaches the badge it just naturally peels away from the badge leaving the dip cleanly on just the badge.
Thanks. That's the part I was struggling to understand. I was originally thinking a razor blade would need to be used.
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Do you have to worry about the plasti dip going inside the key hole? If you ever needed to use the key would the plasti dip get in the way? I would like to try this but hesitant to spray anything onto my paint job. So you just tape off a big square and just spray onto the paint and keyhole? Do you use a knife to break the plastic dip off so it is a smooth cut around the lock when you remove it??
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Do you have to worry about the plasti dip going inside the key hole? If you ever needed to use the key would the plasti dip get in the way? I would like to try this but hesitant to spray anything onto my paint job. So you just tape off a big square and just spray onto the paint and keyhole? Do you use a knife to break the plastic dip off so it is a smooth cut around the lock when you remove it??
Wondered the same about the key hole? As for the spray, it just peels off like magic. Any over spray you may have will rub right off with a microfiber towel. I did my emblem, then my wife wanted hers done, then my kids wanted theirs done on their Tahoe & Titan. Fun stuff. They have survived several wash jobs.
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Yankee, it looks good. I need to do that on mine to keep the chrome emblems from standing out so much.
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Yankee, it looks good. I need to do that on mine to keep the chrome emblems from standing out so much.
Chrome is so 1975.
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Do you have to worry about the plasti dip going inside the key hole? If you ever needed to use the key would the plasti dip get in the way? I would like to try this but hesitant to spray anything onto my paint job. So you just tape off a big square and just spray onto the paint and keyhole? Do you use a knife to break the plastic dip off so it is a smooth cut around the lock when you remove it??
If you need to use the key it will go right through the plati-dip with no issues. I never use my key locks on my doors. I have power locks.
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So you just tape off a big square and just spray onto the paint and keyhole? Do you use a knife to break the plastic dip off so it is a smooth cut around the lock when you remove it??
Yup that's pretty much it. You don't have to use a knife though. Start peeling away from the paint and when it reaches the seam where the lock meets the door it will naturally seperate leaving a smooth edge. Just take your time.

Watch some youtube videos first and make sure your first coat is very light, then about 4 more coats will give a nice, smooth, matte finish. About 20 min between coats. Best part is if you f*** it up it just peels right off. No harm no foul
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If oyu want a semi gloss finish without buying the "glossifier" Armor all does beautifully and helps protect it.
My whole motorcycle is dipped. Originally it's a very glossy Dark blue metal flake.
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