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THE PLASTI-DIP MEGA THREAD!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mmtaco06, Aug 10, 2010.

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Plasti-Dip

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  1. May 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    It looks good and all, but wouldnt the tail pipe cook the shit out of that plast dip???

    I would think if anything you would use a hi heat grill paint or something. I like the looks and have a can of dip lying around, but that just seems like a bad idea...
     
  2. May 28, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    Bagman

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    Been on there for more than six months and looks like the day I first put it on. I had the same question but saw it on a youtube vid so I gave it a try. Like I said, no problems. Had the dip left over after doing the emblems so I gave it a shot. Can always come off if it didn't work.
     
  3. May 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    Skootter14

    Skootter14 Upon my signal, unleash Hell

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    Thanks, I was nervous how it would be on the paint, glad to hear it peels right off!
     
  4. May 28, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    1stgen

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    When doing the wheels do you take them off?
     
  5. May 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    It's easiest in my opinion if you take them off. If you choose not to you will need to tape up the brake caliper.
     
  6. May 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    1stgen

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    Taking them off then, don't wanna mess with the brakes.
     
  7. May 28, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Only takes a few seconds and its much easier with them off!
     
  8. May 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    1stgen

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    So many things to do with plasti-dip...so many.
     
  9. May 29, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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    HawaiiTRD

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    Nice! :thumbsup:
     
  10. May 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    3" lift, 33" BFG KM2s, alot more to come soon!!
    Things ive plasti dipped on my tacoma: front blinkers and corner lights, emblems, door handles, third brake light. To do: other 2 brake lights, bumpers, grill, and a few interior pieces. will post pics if anybody wants!
     
  11. May 29, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    Doc4216

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    Very nice. I was actually thinking of doing my FJR. Did you tape everything off or did you remove all the panels? Also, is it rattlecan or an actual painters gun? Thanks for any input!
     
  12. May 29, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    EricTheRed

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    Currently in the process of dipping my hood and roof...we'll see how this goes. Pics will follow.
     
  13. May 29, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    i rattle canned it, used a bigger nozzle, and used a spray handle on the can.

    i taped everything off (couldnt find my set of screw drivers lol and allen wrenches), wasnt bad at all. i missed one spot a few times so some blue still shows through if you look real closely, and on the front tire cover on the back side the blue is showing because its hard to get a good coat back there.

    but not a big deal, ill leave it like this for a few weeks and i want to try an army green or camo brown next
     
  14. May 29, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    YotaDan

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    Just ordered up a kit to plasti-dip the whole truck. Anyone used, or know where to buy the Plasti Dip Primer?
     
  15. May 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    Gus 524

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    :eek:
     
  16. May 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    you dont need 'primer', just clean the truck thorougly and strip it of all its wax.

    they sell a 'pre dip spray' on their site, but any dish soap will work
     
  17. May 29, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    1stgen

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    Yea I did it.

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  18. May 31, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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    I'll start by saying I am not a big DIY type of person. I'd like to think I am the DIY type of person but in all reality I'd rather pay someone to do it right than screw it up myself. With that said I plasti dipped all four wheels and my front emblem yesterday and I could not be more please with the results. I strongly encourage anyone that is on the fence to give it a try. It is virtually impossible to screw up and it is a very cheap $$ fix to an otherwise expensive "problem".

    Equipment needed:
    Factory or aftermarket jack
    Rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean wheels
    Microfiber cloth to properly clean and dry wheels
    Plasti Dip

    Total time spent - two casual afternoons
    Plasti Dip Spray Can (3) - $19.xx
    Rubbing alcohol (optional) - $2.49
    Total cost - approximately $22.00

    I started by releasing the front emblem from my grill by depressing the plastic tabs on the inside of my grill. I then laid the emblem on newspaper on my garage floor. With the garage door open for ventilation I proceeded to apply a light dusting of plasti dip to the emblem giving the emblem about 50% coverage leaving a smoked appearance. I applied an additional 3 coats with a 15 minute wait time between each coat applying the last 3 coats slightly thicker than the first light dusting. After about 45 minutes from the last coat I popped my emblem back in the grill and was finished with the front emblem. The process for the wheels was the same. Using the factory jack I was only able to remove one wheel at a time, each wheel taking me about 2 hours from the point I jacked the truck up and removed, cleaned and plasti dipped the wheel (4 coats with 15 minute wait period between coats) to reinstalling my wheel on the truck with the longest period being about a 45 minute wait to reinstall the tire after the fourth coat. I did one side (2 wheels) one afternoon and knocked the second side (2 wheels) out the next afternoon and waited about 12 hours from the time the last wheel was sprayed before I drove the truck. I think it's amazing what two afternoons and a few cans of plasti dip can do to a truck. Tomorrow I will be doing my rear emblems as well. I could only figure out how to add one photo but I will include other photos on my page including a photo of the wheel plasti dipped with the center cap left silver for anyone that might consider that option.

    image.jpg
     
  19. May 31, 2013 at 3:34 AM
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    Superwhite13trd

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    5% tinted windows, plastidip badges and rims, tonneaupro trifold cover, 2 8" jbl subs in a vented enclosure
    Derped badges and rims. I really want to deep the world!

    image.jpg
     
  20. May 31, 2013 at 4:11 AM
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    Buck717

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    I love plasti dip :)

    I like the look of the dipped rear bumper. Do you need to scuff the chrome first?
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2013
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