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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. Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM
    #3761
    TucsonMike

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    Scion FR-S pulled up next to me when I was getting gas today. plasti-dip red over red. Did not look to bad

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  2. Aug 21, 2013 at 2:49 AM
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    Poe101

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    super excited to plasti dip my badges
     
  3. Aug 25, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    redcbs

    redcbs Well-Known Member

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    Dipped the bumper today. Should've done it a long time ago.

    Result. It's in direct sunlight, and appears much darker in person. Yes, she is dirty...
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  4. Aug 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    Corndawg

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    should i derp my badges or debadge

    ?

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  5. Aug 25, 2013 at 5:49 PM
    #3765
    Bagman

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    Derp them.

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  6. Aug 25, 2013 at 5:51 PM
    #3766
    Corndawg

    Corndawg Well-Known Member

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    ive never derped anything before. what should i clean badges with before i do it?

    and maybe 4 coats ?
     
  7. Aug 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM
    #3767
    Mainmoe02

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    Clean them with rubbing alcohol, or even degreaser. I used degreaser first, then rubbing alcohol with q-tips to get the edges of the emblems as clean as possible.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    redcbs

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    Dip them. If you don't like them then pull them off. I used a normal cleaner (simple green) and then rubbing alcohol with q tips. My build has a step by step. Super easy and quick
     
  9. Aug 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM
    #3769
    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    I have to do this... I hate my chrome bumper.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    redcbs

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    Do it. The pictures don't do it justice. I took everything off of it first (less taping) and ended up using almost two cans.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2013 at 7:54 PM
    #3771
    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    I think within the next week ill get to it. How many coats? Would you take it apart f you had to do it again rathe than tape it off?
     
  12. Aug 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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    cheeseit

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    How well does Plasti Dip work with touch up? I derped my cup holders because it wall all ripped up and I noticed a small chunk missing on the corner. I don't really want to pop it out again and throw another coat on if I could just do a quickie touch up.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2013 at 2:36 AM
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    redcbs

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    I did 4. First one light, then three heavy. And I would take it apart again. Really straightforward and you get a more uniform finish. You have 2 screws for the lights, 2 for the license plate, and 2 bolts and 2 clips for the plastic hitch cover thing. My build thread has more pictures of it. GL!
     
  14. Aug 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    CO Taco

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    Bumper
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    The wheels are gonna get it next! Then i'll be out of things to dip, so i may see what they BLHM is all about.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    redcbs

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    I like it. I recommend looking at the taillights too. They make a huge difference.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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    2007 tacoma

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    I'm planning on derping my truck. Wheels definately, potentially badges - bumpers - grill.

    I'm new to derping and have never done it before. I'm fine derping my wheels black or gunmetal and adding a metalizer. What is the best here?

    - A ton of coats of derp in the preferred color.
    - Add coats of metalizer until the desired level of metallic flake if you want a metallic look.
    - If not glossy enough at that time, continue with glossifier coats?

    I was washing it today also and noticed I've got a lot of paint chips from gravel and what not towards the underbody. Many roads getting where I need to go are unpaved. I want to derp it to protect my truck from rust and more chips. You know, about 8" or 10" up from the bottom. I don't care if it matches my silver paint perfectly, but some sort of close silver would be nice. I'm guessing kind of like the above? Start with gunmetal and then use the silver metalizer. Once it's somewhat close in silver move to gloss if needed?

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_230731-61158-11221-6_0__?productId=3760715

    Has anyone done something similar on their silver paint? I'm going to read a lot in the tread but any quick tips or a quick link to point me to how to quickly get up to speed would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  17. Aug 29, 2013 at 5:22 AM
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    Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Always outnumbered, never outgunned

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    Not sure what you mean by adding metalizer. The silver, anthracite and gold colors from dipyourcar.com already have metallic flakes in them, you don't need to do anything extra except put a gloss coat over it if you want. If so, get the clear glossifier derp as well.

    Gunmetal is more like a blue/gray primer than gray. Anthracite is black/gray metallic. Best thing I can tell you is poke around dipyourcar and you'll get a better idea of what colors to expect.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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    Naholo808

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    Can somebody explain what derping means?
     
  19. Sep 5, 2013 at 5:48 AM
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    Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Always outnumbered, never outgunned

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    It's just a slang/sarcastic way to say Plasti-dipping without typing that much. Derp.
     
  20. Sep 5, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    Fernando

    Fernando Lets Go Places

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    question for the guys who have derped their wheels. when changing tires, have you experienced any peeling?

    I guess i'll find out in 30 min when i go pick up th truck..lol
     
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