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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. Jun 28, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    you have to peel the tape while the dip is still wet, you pretty much have to spray and peel instantly. you have to get the edges of the tape extremely wet beforehand and a nice clean line will result
     
  2. Jun 29, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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    You can probably get 2 coats out of one taping. Tape off your area, spray the first coat light, 15 min drying, spray a heavier coat, then peel before it dries.

    Tape again, spray, dry, spray again, peel tape.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    Thanks Yall Ill give it a shot!
     
  4. Jun 29, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    ryantaco

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    I plan on dipping my wheels soon but, i want something to practice on, whats something good for practicing?
     
  5. Jun 29, 2013 at 9:40 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
    Wheels are good for practice :p plasti dip your floor trim or grille you could always dip some card board :D
     
  6. Jul 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    gunner76137

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    Dipped my wheels
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  7. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    KCDuran

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    When I first used plasti-derp I did it on cardboard... easy peasy bro!
     
  8. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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    SCRunner12

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    Has anyone had issues with the balance of the their tires after plasti-dipping? I just dipped my wheels and now getting some more vibrations, but I'm not sure if it is the road, me being paranoid or plasti-dip can actually throw off the balance.

    Might as well throw some pictures of the finished product.
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  9. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    Agent Smith

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    No problems with balance at all, you sure your torqued up properly after taking the wheels off?
     
  10. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Good job! I like the red emblems on the center caps.
     
  11. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    Yeah I might retorque them, but it should have been fine. Could just be me, but I swear they are not as balanced. Hmmm
     
  12. Jul 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    I'm trying to dip my badges. I did the driver door badge and passenger door badge, both peeled and separated easily. The rest of the badges (SR5 on passenger doors and TOYOTA and PRERUNNER on tailgate won't separate from the excess that peels off. I can tell that the two badges on driver and passenger doors are raised more than the rest, there's actually space between the badge and the body, so I think that's why those actually worked fairly easily. The rest of the badges are a little closer to the body of the car and sit a little more flush against the body. So when I go to peel, everything peels, even the part I want to stick... Can't figure out how to separate the part I want to stick (letters) and the part I want to peel. Anyone else have this issue or know something I can try?

    Thanks!
     
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  13. Jul 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    make sure the area is super clean... and use a lot of coats.. and let it dry well.. you shouldnt have too many problems after 4-5 coats and dry time.. I didnt
     
  14. Jul 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    I've been doing like 5-7 coats. Dry time has been roughly 15 minutes. Should I give it longer? Maybe and hour or 2?

    After doing the driver door and passenger door first and it being so easy, I thought they would all be that easy. Guess not!

    Ill go through and clean with degreaser and rubbing alcohol first, let that dry, then shoot them with 7 coats. I'll try letting them dry for a lot longer than I've been doing, so maybe about an hour of dry time after the 7 coats. Hopefully that'll make the peel/ separating process easier?

    Thanks for the tips!
     
  15. Jul 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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    KCDuran

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    clean then ....... yeah make sure your coats go like this -

    15%
    25%
    50% do about 15m+ in between each coat
    75%
    100% x 2

    make sure the temp is warm too... if its too cold the derp reallly doesnt handle well :notsure:
     
  16. Jul 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    Damn dude, he's in Texas, not only is it NOT cold there, his derp should almost be dry BEFORE it hits the badge.
     
  17. Jul 2, 2013 at 1:06 AM
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    reppinthe509

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    How do you guys do your wheels? On the truck or off? If you do take them off how do you do it? Two at a time? Jack stands?
     
  18. Jul 2, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    Being here in Texas makes the time for drying quite a bit quicker...actually almost too quick. I dipped my badges a couple of days ago and it seems like the paint did not have time to settle/flatten out to a smooth finish. After 2-3 minutes it was completely dry. My grill is now textured somewhat like bedliner. If at all possible, derp your area out of direct sunlight.
     
  19. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    Same thing in alabama my valance feels like 80 grit sandpaper
     
  20. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:25 AM
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    DBTaco

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    Where do you all get your plasti dip from? I've seen I think clear, black, and white at lowes. But I am thinking about doing my emblems the blaze green or possibly blaze orange since my truck is black. I got on dipyourcar.com and for 2 cans the shipping alone was like $10 and some change. Who else has a good variety of colors other than lowes?
     
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