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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 29, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Wheels are good for practice :p plasti dip your floor trim or grille you could always dip some card board :D
     
  2. Jul 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    gunner76137

    gunner76137 Xrunner Junkie

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    Dipped my wheels
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  3. 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!
     
  4. 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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  5. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Always outnumbered, never outgunned

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    No problems with balance at all, you sure your torqued up properly after taking the wheels off?
     
  6. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    Good job! I like the red emblems on the center caps.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    SCRunner12

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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
     
  8. 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!
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013
  9. Jul 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    KCDuran

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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
     
  10. Jul 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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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!
     
  11. Jul 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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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:
     
  12. Jul 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    Agent Smith

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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.
     
  13. 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?
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    SWCB

    SWCB I'd rather be fishing..

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    Same thing in alabama my valance feels like 80 grit sandpaper
     
  16. 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?
     
  17. 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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  18. Jul 2, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    rickmeseke

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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
     
  19. 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.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    jtye

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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.
     
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