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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. Jul 2, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    otters

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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.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    SWCB

    SWCB I'd rather be fishing..

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    wet okole seat covers Viper Keyless Entry alarmsystem FJ TRD black 16'' rims 265/75/16 BFG all T's Seatbelt chime mod remove mud flaps remove step bars Debadged Plasti dipped Grill Future mods OME or FOX lift TRD CAI TRD exhaust TRD super charger Homer taco satoshi!!
    Same thing in alabama my valance feels like 80 grit sandpaper
     
  3. 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?
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:31 AM
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    Mainmoe02

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    Yeah no kidding, it dries crazy fast. But I'll go ahead and give it more time between each coat, just to let it set. I'll let the final coat set for like 30 minutes before peeling. Even though its not working I think this stuff is cool. I washed my truck yesterday and the 2 badges that are complete didn't peel or chip, they look awesome. Hopefully I can get the other badges to stick. I've been able to get a couple letters to stick. I'll try again this afternoon, hopefully all letters will be DERPified
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  5. Jul 2, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    rickmeseke

    rickmeseke subaru of america

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    Those colors fade in the sun After a week, don't get them. They will then white. Wait another two months and they will have electric lime(green) and a new orange and purple out
     
  6. Jul 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    reppinthe509

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    If it's not sticking maybe there is some grease or something on there. Try to use some degreaser when you clean them.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    Also, if you cleaned them really well (with alcohol and all that), but didn't dry them completely it wont hold.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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    apedosmilglass

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    I PLASTI DIP JUST THE TOYOTA LOGO. ENDED UP JUST TAKING BADGES OFF. THAT WAS KINDA A BITCH
     
  9. Jul 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    jtye

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    I did all of my badges and had no problems. What happened?
     
  10. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    DBTaco

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    Do you buy plasti-dip? If so, where do you normally get it from that has a good selection?
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    Boerseun

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    ACE Hardware here has about 5 different colors other than black and white.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    Ice Horse

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    x2 What happened? First time I've heard anyone say plastidipping was hard.

    Is there a difference between the glossifier and the clear plastidip? Does the clear just come out matte?
     
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  13. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    i buy black and white locally at home depot, i buy everything else on dipyourcar

    go to their forums if you want to learn more about which colors do and do not fade and which colors require basecoats etc, you will learn alot on their forums
     
  14. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    totmacher

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    I very skillfully used a thin sharp blade to cut the dried dip off the edge of the tape as I peeled. Worked on both my valence and wheels. Just enough pressure to cut the coating but not damage the surface underneath. On my wheels, I only sprayed the recessed areas and left the lip and flats clean. Gives a sort of Dick Cepek look to the stock TRD rims.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    Finally worked!!! I did 7 "light" coats, but one layer on top of the other added up to very good coverage. If the overspray around the badge is thick then it's gonna be hard to separate from the letters. I made sure not to lay it on too thick, plus I cleaned the areas very well this time. I'm gonna Dip my wheels next, but probably gonna take them off the truck first.[​IMG]
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  16. Jul 3, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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    Is the shipping cost that I got calculated about right? over $10 for 2 cans? Thanks for the tip on the forums, I may look into joining.
     
  17. Jul 3, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    rickmeseke

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    they shit ups, and its about right yes, however if you order more it doesnt really get more expensive.
    i just made a 500$ purchase, 5 gal of plastidip with the spray gun, and my shipping was only $25 dollars.
     
  18. Jul 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    LowerBost

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    Anyone ever spray over their fog lights with this stuff? Thinking about hitting my fogs with a light coat of black to dim them out a bit. I messed up and bought the HID 8000 and there brighter than shit. Just worried if I use this stuff its just gonna fall off with the heat.
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  19. Jul 3, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    I think they have a certain type of plasti dip for the head lights/ fog lights. I can't remember the name, but it is from plasti dip. Check www.dipyourcar.com
     
  20. Jul 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    DundalkDipping

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    They do have a "smoke" product but it will not give the blacked out look. You can use 1-2 light coats of black for the smoked look and then glossfier if you want it to be glossy.

    Just did this Tacoma is matte black and the rims in matte black as well.

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