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How can I make plastidip more durable?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TRDChris, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    TRDChris

    TRDChris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I plastidipped most of my interior (glovebox, center console, airbag compartment, sides of my seats) but it keeps coming off... should I spray them with more than two layers or will that not make a difference? I like plastidip but its starting to annoy me!
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    ooohh okay cool I'll definately try that! thanks man you saved me from more headaches
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    steve o 77

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    or you can use regular paint :notsure:
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    I would think that the target surface would need to be roughed up so the PlastiDip has something which to adhere. :notsure:
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    Use something else
     
  6. May 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    what would you reccommend?
     
  7. May 4, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    sandpaper. honestly if you know you like the look, you might as well paint it. It will be much more durable.
     
  8. May 4, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Isn't the whole point of this plasti-dip phenomenon that this stuff ISN'T durable, and if you don't like how your wheels/grille/badges/dog/cat/mom look plasti-dipped you can just peel it off? :rolleyes:
     
  9. May 4, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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  10. May 4, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    yea im definately liking the black interior, Im gonna prep and spray paint it black... thanks
     
  11. May 4, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    I'm really not qualified to recommend anything. I know nothing about PlastiDip and have no experience in its application. It's just something that seems reasonable to me, as it is routinely practiced in many "painting" methods.
     
  12. May 4, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    I would use it if i'm unsure of how I would like the results, but then if I know I want something black, I'll use the proper technique to achieve the look I want


    I'm going to look into vinyl paint for my interior
     
  13. May 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Yea but I suck at spraypainting lol... it always comes out uneven so I dont want to risk it
     
  14. May 4, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Plasit-dip should not be used on high wear items.

    It will stay on forever as long as its not rubbed. Interior parts usually dont fit that bill.
     
  15. May 4, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    yea Im gonna end up doing that anyways... i like the black interior, Ill spray light coats until it is fully covered
     
  16. May 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    Can you point me in the direction of where I can get these interior paints?
     
  17. May 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    Yeah I'm sure there is some type of preparation before applying it, well hopefully there is. Some people swear by plasti-dip but when I did my inner fogs, the drivers side starting coming off from high pressure car washes.:cool: So personally, I dont think its that durable as people say it is.
     
  18. May 4, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    I agree.. im going with spray paint
     
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