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Old 07-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #3641
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I'm trying to dip my badges. I did the driver door badge and passenger door badge, both peeled and separated easily. The rest of the badges (SR5 on passenger doors and TOYOTA and PRERUNNER on tailgate won't separate from the excess that peels off. I can tell that the two badges on driver and passenger doors are raised more than the rest, there's actually space between the badge and the body, so I think that's why those actually worked fairly easily. The rest of the badges are a little closer to the body of the car and sit a little more flush against the body. So when I go to peel, everything peels, even the part I want to stick... Can't figure out how to separate the part I want to stick (letters) and the part I want to peel. Anyone else have this issue or know something I can try?

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make sure the area is super clean... and use a lot of coats.. and let it dry well.. you shouldnt have too many problems after 4-5 coats and dry time.. I didnt
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #3642
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make sure the area is super clean... and use a lot of coats.. and let it dry well.. you shouldnt have too many problems after 4-5 coats and dry time.. I didnt
I've been doing like 5-7 coats. Dry time has been roughly 15 minutes. Should I give it longer? Maybe and hour or 2?

After doing the driver door and passenger door first and it being so easy, I thought they would all be that easy. Guess not!

Ill go through and clean with degreaser and rubbing alcohol first, let that dry, then shoot them with 7 coats. I'll try letting them dry for a lot longer than I've been doing, so maybe about an hour of dry time after the 7 coats. Hopefully that'll make the peel/ separating process easier?

Thanks for the tips!
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #3643
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I've been doing like 5-7 coats. Dry time has been roughly 15 minutes. Should I give it longer? Maybe and hour or 2?

After doing the driver door and passenger door first and it being so easy, I thought they would all be that easy. Guess not!

Ill go through and clean with degreaser and rubbing alcohol first, let that dry, then shoot them with 7 coats. I'll try letting them dry for a lot longer than I've been doing, so maybe about an hour of dry time after the 7 coats. Hopefully that'll make the peel/ separating process easier?

Thanks for the tips!
clean then ....... yeah make sure your coats go like this -

15%
25%
50% do about 15m+ in between each coat
75%
100% x 2

make sure the temp is warm too... if its too cold the derp reallly doesnt handle well
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #3644
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clean then ....... yeah make sure your coats go like this -

15%
25%
50% do about 15m+ in between each coat
75%
100% x 2

make sure the temp is warm too... if its too cold the derp reallly doesnt handle well
Damn dude, he's in Texas, not only is it NOT cold there, his derp should almost be dry BEFORE it hits the badge.
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How do you guys do your wheels? On the truck or off? If you do take them off how do you do it? Two at a time? Jack stands?
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:39 AM   #3646
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Being here in Texas makes the time for drying quite a bit quicker...actually almost too quick. I dipped my badges a couple of days ago and it seems like the paint did not have time to settle/flatten out to a smooth finish. After 2-3 minutes it was completely dry. My grill is now textured somewhat like bedliner. If at all possible, derp your area out of direct sunlight.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:18 AM   #3647
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Being here in Texas makes the time for drying quite a bit quicker...actually almost too quick. I dipped my badges a couple of days ago and it seems like the paint did not have time to settle/flatten out to a smooth finish. After 2-3 minutes it was completely dry. My grill is now textured somewhat like bedliner. If at all possible, derp your area out of direct sunlight.
Same thing in alabama my valance feels like 80 grit sandpaper
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #3648
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Where do you all get your plasti dip from? I've seen I think clear, black, and white at lowes. But I am thinking about doing my emblems the blaze green or possibly blaze orange since my truck is black. I got on dipyourcar.com and for 2 cans the shipping alone was like $10 and some change. Who else has a good variety of colors other than lowes?
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:31 AM   #3649
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Yeah no kidding, it dries crazy fast. But I'll go ahead and give it more time between each coat, just to let it set. I'll let the final coat set for like 30 minutes before peeling. Even though its not working I think this stuff is cool. I washed my truck yesterday and the 2 badges that are complete didn't peel or chip, they look awesome. Hopefully I can get the other badges to stick. I've been able to get a couple letters to stick. I'll try again this afternoon, hopefully all letters will be DERPified
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #3650
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Where do you all get your plasti dip from? I've seen I think clear, black, and white at lowes. But I am thinking about doing my emblems the blaze green or possibly blaze orange since my truck is black. I got on dipyourcar.com and for 2 cans the shipping alone was like $10 and some change. Who else has a good variety of colors other than lowes?
Those colors fade in the sun After a week, don't get them. They will then white. Wait another two months and they will have electric lime(green) and a new orange and purple out
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Yeah no kidding, it dries crazy fast. But I'll go ahead and give it more time between each coat, just to let it set. I'll let the final coat set for like 30 minutes before peeling. Even though its not working I think this stuff is cool. I washed my truck yesterday and the 2 badges that are complete didn't peel or chip, they look awesome. Hopefully I can get the other badges to stick. I've been able to get a couple letters to stick. I'll try again this afternoon, hopefully all letters will be DERPified
If it's not sticking maybe there is some grease or something on there. Try to use some degreaser when you clean them.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #3652
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Also, if you cleaned them really well (with alcohol and all that), but didn't dry them completely it wont hold.
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I PLASTI DIP JUST THE TOYOTA LOGO. ENDED UP JUST TAKING BADGES OFF. THAT WAS KINDA A BITCH
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #3654
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I PLASTI DIP JUST THE TOYOTA LOGO. ENDED UP JUST TAKING BADGES OFF. THAT WAS KINDA A BITCH
I did all of my badges and had no problems. What happened?
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Those colors fade in the sun After a week, don't get them. They will then white. Wait another two months and they will have electric lime(green) and a new orange and purple out
Do you buy plasti-dip? If so, where do you normally get it from that has a good selection?
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Where do you all get your plasti dip from? I've seen I think clear, black, and white at lowes. But I am thinking about doing my emblems the blaze green or possibly blaze orange since my truck is black. I got on dipyourcar.com and for 2 cans the shipping alone was like $10 and some change. Who else has a good variety of colors other than lowes?
ACE Hardware here has about 5 different colors other than black and white.
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I did all of my badges and had no problems. What happened?
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x2 What happened? First time I've heard anyone say plastidipping was hard.

Is there a difference between the glossifier and the clear plastidip? Does the clear just come out matte?
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Do you buy plasti-dip? If so, where do you normally get it from that has a good selection?
i buy black and white locally at home depot, i buy everything else on dipyourcar

go to their forums if you want to learn more about which colors do and do not fade and which colors require basecoats etc, you will learn alot on their forums
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How do yall get the clean paint lines on the valance? i tried it tonight and it all peeled off i did my grill no problem but the valance eludes me haha.
I very skillfully used a thin sharp blade to cut the dried dip off the edge of the tape as I peeled. Worked on both my valence and wheels. Just enough pressure to cut the coating but not damage the surface underneath. On my wheels, I only sprayed the recessed areas and left the lip and flats clean. Gives a sort of Dick Cepek look to the stock TRD rims.
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Finally worked!!! I did 7 "light" coats, but one layer on top of the other added up to very good coverage. If the overspray around the badge is thick then it's gonna be hard to separate from the letters. I made sure not to lay it on too thick, plus I cleaned the areas very well this time. I'm gonna Dip my wheels next, but probably gonna take them off the truck first.

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