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My Weekend Plasti Dip Project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KornSanDiego, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    KornSanDiego

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    So I decided to pull the trigger and attempt to plastic dip the chrome on my 2012 Grill and Bumper.......And here are the result!!!!!!

    Please let me know what ya guys think and if you have any questions! :)

    Pre front.jpg
    Post Frint.jpg
    Pre Back.jpg
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  2. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    looks great man! once and if they start to peel, remove it and spray it with bed liner coating ;) at first i was "imma plasti-dip everything" but not that i like it black im going for a more durable method :D
     
  3. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    Looks good. I need to buy some and do my wheels
     
  4. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    I was real close to dipping my wheels as well but I am starting to like the little chrome that is left on the truck. side/rear emblems and rims.

    I would have like to black out the entire truck but I think a little chrome balances everything and it actually makes it pop a bit.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    It can. I'm just not a big fan or chrome at all...

    The badges are ok, but I prefer black wheels.

    Thats just my opinion though
     
  6. Mar 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    Haha I did the exact same thing this week! I also did my badges but I agree about the little bit of allow or chrome color on the rims looking good. I will only do the rims if I mount larger tires and a lift later. The rear bumper ends up looking really good IMO.

    I don't have any good pics yet but here is my front end.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mar 10, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    Hell yeah dude! your came out great as well. I love how he plasti dip maches the bottom of the bumper as well! And the texture of the plastidip gives it some character as well :)

    Its just insane how 5 dollars can change the whole look of your truck!:D
     
  8. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    nice! might do this on mine looks mean!
     
  9. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Ive really been thinking about doing this. can you take some more pics? From farther back, from the side etc. if you dont mind?
     
  10. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    Looks better
     
  11. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    Sure bud....here ya go

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  12. Mar 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    Thanks! Plus rep for you.

    Did you prepare the surface at all before derping?
     
  13. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:19 AM
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    I just made sure it was clean. After that, I wiped the surfaces down with rubbing alcohol, taped them off, and sprayed away. I will tell you this: do not worry about full coverage in your first layer. Just lay down a light coat. I had to redo my grill because I got carried away.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    Is this a spray? I've only seen the small cans you dip pilers in and stuff.
    The only other thing I saw was the Rustolium Bed Liner spray cans.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    Dude this thread with pics has convinced me. It's Derp right so its reversible anyway. The bumper and grill look great.
     
  16. Mar 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    Those pics helped! I'm plotting to do my fender flares, theyre painted color matched to the bodyat present.
     
  17. Mar 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    Like stout mentioned. Just make sure the surface is clean and dried before applying.

    And just FYI, the plasti dip sprays very blotchy and its not the same consistency of normal spray paint. But dont worry because by the 3rd coat everything smoothes out perfect.
     
  18. Mar 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    hey i bought a plastidip cans and want to do my emblems, whats the technique, just clean and paint?
     
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    pretty much dude, just make sure their is no dirt, grim, or grease. Even a microfiber cloth and warm water should suffice.
     
  20. Mar 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    Thanks I'll give it a try and see what happens
     
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