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Easiest plasti dip removal

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Detective_Dan, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    TexasInfidel

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    Better still is not to even mess with the crap
     
  2. Sep 25, 2016 at 5:19 PM
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    Real world experience or just hear say??
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2016 at 6:50 PM
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    Fishing in a coffee cup?
    Broke dick work overs are always what the
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    To cheap to do it right and do it twice/Three LMFAO!!
    STFU

     
  4. Sep 25, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    Am I the only one who has no clue what you just said?
     
  5. Oct 15, 2016 at 6:18 AM
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    Yes..We NEED a troll emoji.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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    Thanks! Awesome advice
     
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  7. Oct 21, 2016 at 1:32 PM
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    it's cool to know that WD40 kills plastic dip...

    But I thought it peeled off fairly easy
    if at least 4 spray coats were originally/evenly applied ?

    If under applied I know it will not peel off easily.

    So is this WD40 method utilized
    because the coatings were sprayed on too thin
    and won't peel off easily ?
     
  8. Oct 21, 2016 at 1:40 PM
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    Yes. If enough plastidip was applied it will peel off easy. Wd40 is more for when it was applied too thin or over spray.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    gotchya... thanks for the clarification.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2016 at 7:35 AM
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    Wow only if I knew earlier, good to know
     
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  13. Aug 26, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    This thread just saved me a whole lot of time and money.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    yes
    I need to try this on my badges, they are super faded and flaking off but are too thin to peel with any success
     
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    I plastidipped my grille(with Armor All version I got super cheap). I used two cans so I thought it was good. One month later I had spots worn out where it was too thing. I tried to peel and it was impossible. It has looked like shit for nearly a year now. Tonight I went out and took everything apart and went at it with PB blaster and Pierce lubricant. I had the entire thing spotless in less than half an hour.

    I also just talked myself out of buying a Pro grille, now that everything is nice and shiny. I literally had one in my shopping cart on Amazon getting ready to pull the trigger until I happened to see this going through some sticky threads.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2019 at 11:36 PM
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    I just wanted to link the newer threads about this topic as I felt its useful to see what other members have discussed about it:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/plasti-dip-removal.270222/
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-do-you-remove-plasti-dip.291143/
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-remove-plastidip-remnants.314796/

    My experience after attempting to peel 3+ year-old plastidip by using my hand, plastic razors and WD40 was to test Goo Gone against Goof Off with a pressure washer. I was able to get one wheel clean by hand, razors, and WD40 but it takes time and was messy. I put on thick coats when I applied it but maybe I didn't care for it properly or it was too old?

    The goal was to find a product that wouldn't damage the original wheel's finish. So I didn't want to use paint thinners or strippers. At first, I went to Lowes to pick up Goo Gone Goo & Adhesive Remover Spray Gel and Goof Off Gunk and Adhesive Remover Gel, small 12oz bottles. Saw the Goo Gone Pro-Power 24oz at Lowes but that looked better for removing stuff on things other than hard metal painted surfaces. Sprayed the wheels liberally with both and waited maybe 5 minutes between rinsing. Goo Gone worked better IMO. repeated the process 4 more times and was about 65% done until I ran out of the product (used both). At that time I looked for a better product so I picked up the Automotive Goo Gone and Goof Off bottles. The Goo Gone Automotive was 24oz at Harbor Freight and the Goof Off Automotive was 12oz at Advance Auto. I could've also got the Goo Gone Auto at Advance Auto for the same price I realized later (YMMV). The same result, the Goo Gone Auto did better than the Goof Off Auto but I didn't see much difference between it and the regular Goo Gone. What Goo Gone did was make the plastidip much softer and easier to rinse off. Once the pressure washer caught an edge it sprayed off sheets of it but where the plastidip was thinner the Goo Gone (and also the Goof Off) liquified it. Still took some pressure and time to rinse off but it came off.

    If I had to do it again, I would not get any Goof Off and only get 24oz Goo Gone bottles for the value they offer. Two bottles should be plenty. If you have your own pressure washer, a jack, and four jack stands, you could get away with just one bottle. The reason I say this is while the gel does stick well, a lot of it does run off the wheel and onto the ground so taking the wheels off and laying them horizontal is where this product would work best since it would dwell on the plastidip without running off. You could just get the pour bottles and brush the stuff on your wheels layed flat. Perhaps the Goof Off would perform better if it was able to stay on the wheel. Also, the pressure of a self-serve pressure washers isn't as high as professional-grade gasoline-powered pressure washers. May also be the nozzles used at them. A better gas-powered pressure washer would probably do a better job at it. If you choose to use the Goo Gone and pressure washer method, do it during the hottest time in summer because you will get wet and do it in the shade, as there will be some evaporation of the product in sunlight which will leave a film on your wheels, which I was able to rinse and buff off. Also, wear some eye protection as its probably not good to get Goo Gone into your eyes!

    Maybe next time I do it, another 3 years from now there will be a Goo Gone foaming aerosol that will stay on your wheels and dissolve plastidip easily while still on your truck.
     
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