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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 16, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Here for the Taco Pron

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    Yeah, time to lose those "deflectors" :D The dip looks good!
     
  2. Jul 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    rickmeseke subaru of america

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    just did my helmet, was going to finish my truck today but havnt got my product in yet

    so my helmet went from this ( i know, i squid it alot)

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    to this, WHITE POWER RANGER!!!!!
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  3. Jul 16, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    whats the best way for getting the excess of the tire? i dipped my rims few months back and didnt mask off the tires cause i didnt really care but now i do and i cant just peel it off. it comes off in little pieces. is there a better way?
     
  4. Jul 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    just use a microfiber and a little elbow behind it, will come right off.

    dont need anything else
     
  5. Jul 17, 2013 at 4:27 AM
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    agoude

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    Did my bumper and badges. Not completely happy with the bumper, a few flaws you can see up close. Its ok for now though.

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  6. Jul 17, 2013 at 4:31 AM
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    flatblack

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    Looks good!
    I don't like putting plasti-dip on high-traffic areas, though
    I had it (pretty thick too) on my shifter knob... lasted about a week before it started peeling up

    Who makes your sliders, by the way?!
     
  7. Jul 17, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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    Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    Thanks! I can see what you are talking about with high traffic areas. I'm wondering how my door handle dip is going to hold up. Only the front surface is dipped and I don't touch that as much, but we'll see...

    My sliders are a CBI bolt on. I bought them used and didn't see them on CBIs website, but they looks like CBI quality when I look at them so I feel pretty comfortable saying that they are CBI. Here's more pics I took yesterday.

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  8. Jul 17, 2013 at 5:42 AM
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    flatblack

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    right on.
    the kick-ups look sick!

    in fact, your whole truck is pretty freaking awesome
    good job on the "garage built front bumper"
    am cruising your build page

    gotta get me one of those soft toppers
     
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  9. Jul 17, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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    Lumpskie

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    Thanks man! I'm glad you like the bumper. Hopefully I can get started on the rear bumper in a month or two. It should be unique because it will accept the removable winch plate. That way I can run the winch in the front or the rear.

    And I love my soft topper, it's sooo easy to fold down or remove. And, if you want it off, you can just hang it on your garage wall. Awesome product!
     
  10. Jul 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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    Derpd my T emblem. Should I do the badges too? Or will it look funny with silver wheels?

    [​IMG][/url] Untitled by gatoslayer, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [​IMG][/url] Untitled by gatoslayer, on Flickr[/IMG]
     
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  11. Jul 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    If keeping OEM wheels on, I would either debadge or leave badges as they are. Don't dip them unless you are doing the wheels imo.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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    DBTaco

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    I haven't bought any plasti dip yet, but I joined the dipyourcar.com forums and posted two threads and no responses on either thread. So I figured I would ask here since you guys are always willing to help. If I want to dip my emblems to the new vintage gold, what color base coat do I need to spray on if I want a matte bronze look?
     
  13. Jul 19, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    jtye

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    I've emailed that Fonzi guy directly and he got back to me the same day. But I think those metallic colors cover the same way, you might actually have to mix colors if you want bronze. But who knows, maybe a black base would darken it a bit? Might as well try it and if it doesnt work you're only out a few bucks.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    jtye is right. The plastidip color is opaque and, once you get full coverage, you won't be able to see any hint of the underlying color. If you want to go bronze, you can order the dip by the gallon and mix it yourself. I think that would be an awesome color and I bet other people would want to buy some from you once you're done.

    I don't know how much experience you have with paint, or your equipment, but Fonzie has some videos on the net that detail how to mix plastidip. You will need your own paint gun to apply it too. If you don't want to do that, you can always contact DipYourCar and ask how much it would be for them to do a custom color and send it to you as well.
     
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  15. Jul 19, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    After a couple of failed attempts at my lower valence, I finally got it right. I must say it works like a dream and I plan on doing my entire front bumper and grill surround and eventually the chrome rear bumper. I put at least 6 or 7 coats on my lower valence in black of course and it has held up flawlessly, no scratches or chips for about 5 months now. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Jul 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    I am about to plasti dip my badges and wheels on my 2009 Magnetic Gray Tacoma 4x4. Just upsized the tires to BFG All Terrain KOs. So the rest of the truck needs to start looking meaner. I am gonna black out the badges. I want to plasti dip the chrome on the front grill and back bumper. Grill is color matched except for the chrome outline. I don't want to do black for these. So is the Gun Metal gray or Anthracite Gray a closer match to the Mangetic Gray. We don't have any in any stores around here except black and white, so I can't compare. I will be ordering from internet and want to get the right color. Next question. Should I black out wheels or use the same gray as grill/bumper? I am planning on dipping everything on tire except for chrome lugs. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  17. Jul 19, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    Gunmetal, IMHO, looks to me like blue/gray primer. Anthracite is closer to your color, but double check my previous post and Lumpskies where we gave close up pics of it. There are pics on dipyourcar.com of the gunmetal, so it's your call on which.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    just a heads up, my local home depot carries a few derp colors (blue, red and black, 5.99 ea) and the glossifier (7.99). might wanna check there first.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    I wish I had derp options, only black and white for me. Oh, and the glossifier. Hopefully soon the metalic collors will be in stores. I can get the derp and home depot or walmart, but I wish they had more options. Plus, this stuff goes like crazy, everytime im at the store I run by the paint isle and theres always only a can or two left on the shelf.
     
  20. Jul 19, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    I think all the other colors you have to order.
     
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