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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 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    rickmeseke

    rickmeseke subaru of america

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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
     
  2. May 29, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    1stgen

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    Yea I did it.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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?
     
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  6. May 31, 2013 at 5:23 AM
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    agoude

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    Have the same setup, would like to see a pic...
     
  7. May 31, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    rickmeseke

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    ^ look through my previous posts I under my profile I have mine done just don't remember what thread there in
     
  8. May 31, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    WDE TACO

    WDE TACO Punchingclowns (Xbox Gamertag)

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    Grill done.. was going to do my emblems but I removed them all...frontoftruck_zps65616852_7da6f17ea912b2fd8ca50298745db6ae3b761591.jpg
     
  9. May 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    anotherreject

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    How many cans of derp will i need to do my wheels, bull bar, lower grill, upper grill, skewp, and westin steps, its a double cab
     
  10. May 31, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    Looks really good :thumbsup: I take it you painted the bull bar and didn't derp it?
     
  11. Jun 1, 2013 at 12:43 AM
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    ryantaco

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    What looks best with plastidip? Matte finish or gloss finish?
     
  12. Jun 1, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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    rickmeseke

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    well thats an opinion, i personally like the matte black over the gloss
     
  13. Jun 1, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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    WyoRoam

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    Get at least 5
     
  14. Jun 1, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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    Three posts above you I have a pic of the 16 inch steel wheels plasti dipped. I also have a pic on my profile of the center cap left silver which is another option.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2013 at 6:01 AM
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    Cmurder

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    nothing cool
    you guys with Super White Tacomas and black grilles look nice. Check out B.Turner's truck too. color matched is always nice, but the black looks pretty sweet in my opinion.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    Fiend13

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  17. Jun 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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    JT Class

    JT Class Can't spell class without...

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    This stuff is absolutely amazing! Seriously it is re-tard proof and uber easy to use! It peeled right off to the letter.

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    Then tested it with mud and high pressure commercial car wash

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    Happy I gave it a try.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    tractng

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    Got a few questions for you.

    1) How did you paint the holes between each spoke? Did you cover the spoke first and spray the holes and later come back finish the main surface of the rim?

    2) Also if I were to dip the lug nuts, would the coat scraped when I tighten it?

    Thanks,
     
  19. Jun 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    Buck717

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    Looks good!
    I want to do mine. Was taping off the inside of the letter hard?
     
  20. Jun 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    gupster88

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    You don't actually tape off the inside of the letters, just tape an area bout 1 1/2-2" away from the badge. once you get a nice sheet of overspray just start peeling the overspray off, as you're pullig it off, it pretty much carves itself out around the badges. You may have to help the parts come off like inside the"O" or the "A"
     
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