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A guide to plastidip

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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby djentlemanjoe [OP] » Jun 30 2015, 6:58pm

You cannot get mud out of light colors. I know after I rattle canned my 1500 blaze blue and I went mudding it would not wash out. Plastidip holds up better than vinyl wrap in terms of mudding and offroading. Vinyl will always look better but it scratches way easily and the only way to fix it is to rewrap what got scratched. Plastidip you can touch up with spray or something. Its your call if you want to dip your whole truck but make sure you do it right and get the gallons and do all your prep work properly. Sometimes I couldn't get mud out of black dip but there must be some form of cleaner out there to remedy this.
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby jbobbitt06 » Jul 22 2015, 3:49am

I have never applied plastidip until two days ago after reading this post. I followed the directions of this post exactly and had no problems doing my entire trucks accents. This is the side shot with the gas cap door that I did but I also did the rear bowtie and lettering and the front bowtie. Great write up and I honestly cant believe how well this product does. Thanks for the help
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby djentlemanjoe [OP] » Jul 22 2015, 12:42pm

Glad to hear it helped you out! Truck looks good with those accents, perfect scheme.
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby jonsnow » Jul 25 2015, 4:34am

The only problem with plasti-dip is once you use it everything in sight gets plasti-dipped.:)
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby SierraHarleySierraHarley is online! » Jul 25 2015, 4:47am

The other problem is it looks tacky.
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby djentlemanjoe [OP] » Jul 27 2015, 1:27pm

Much as I suspected Dip doesn't get as easy to pull off as people say it is. Over the weekend I met with the owner of my 1500 which is the truck I did all my dip experiments on. He has begun the process of peeling the dip off and getting down to the pewter paint. Some areas are not so easy to get the dip off. the creases where fender flares fit into are still on there and they're on there good. The hood and the roof also have a good amount of blue on them and it is NOT easy to remove. I suspect the sun has a lot to do with this, the roof and the hood get the most sun exposure, I guarantee the sun has baked it on and made this as hard to get off as it is. Dip reformer will make short work of it but I also suspect lacquer thinner could do the job as well, a razor knife also helps a lot. The previous owner also said he used a pressure washer to get some of the dip off...this also took the clear coat off in some areas.

I'm going to say right here and now dipping an entire vehicle should only be done with gallons and a sprayer and if you want to keep this color for the rest of the time you own the vehicle (much like I did). The sun and other variables make removing dip a little too hard after a certain point in time. Always think it through before going through with it. It is possible to remove it all, don't get me wrong, but it will NOT be an easy task.
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby buelldude » Aug 05 2015, 1:56am

here is my w/t with a dipped front (grill)
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby Sma11vi11e » Aug 05 2015, 4:59am

I have smoked my tail lights and they came out pretty good. They are still fairly bright. I taped off the reverse light cover. I also did the grill and it lasted pretty good though the winter and the summer, been through a lot of car washes and home washes with a brush. Thinking of doing my winter rims soon.
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby CrazyQuickDraw » Aug 07 2015, 2:37am

Thanks for the guide! I think I'm gonna plastidip my 06s grille trim rather than shell out $150 for a new one. What's the rules of plastidip when it comes to chrome? Should I just clean the chrome trim really well and then have at it?
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Re: A guide to plastidip

Postby jonsnow » Aug 07 2015, 3:24am

I plastidipped a chrome grille on a D***e ram and it held up well. I used duplicolor wax and greáse remover spray and put 8 coats of dip on it. Just be sure to get it super clean.
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