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Love Plasti-Dip !!

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by bretn77, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    bretn77

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    All chrome and aluminum has been Plasti-Dipped black.
    Just thought I would show it you all.
    Thank you.

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  2. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:37 PM
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    Nice! That’s looks bad A$$ !
     
  3. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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    Thank you! Much appreciated!
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    It’s amazing stuff when applied correctly. Very temperature and humidity sensitive product. Love it as well. Looks great.
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    Thank you!
    I am very meticulous about application.
    If done correctly, it lasts for years!
    (I did the same to my 2010 Crew Max)
     
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  6. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    Nice. Can't even tell what was chrome. Do you have any before pictures?
     
  7. Apr 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    Here you go!
    I did the same to my 2010 Crew Max too.

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  8. Apr 9, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Nice!

    How hard was it to do the bumpers? More thin layer? Does it stick more of the light lenses?

    That is my next plastidip project
     
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  9. Apr 9, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    On a larger area like the bumpers, I keep the mess down and tape it off with blue tape, and news paper for over spray. Tape right over fog lights.
    Anything steel or aluminum I clean with Denatured Alcohol first. 409 on plastic.
    Since the fog light surrounds are chrome plated, I just use 409 to be safe.
    Start with super light coats so you can see 50% of surface, then 25%, the a medium coat and get heavier.
    Always at least 7 coats.
     
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  10. Apr 9, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    Thank you!
    I responded below, but didn’t use “quote”.
    Prep and patience!
     
  11. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    What color did you use on the wheels? Regular black? Also, did you use glossifier of sanitizer? Looks amazing btw!!
     
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  12. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    I like the chrome ☹ Guess im old school.
     
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    I am thinking of doing this to my SSM
     
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    I wonder how well the door handles will hold up to it.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    Door handles will be the first to go. Wheels and other pieces will last for years. If done with the proper prep and application. Wear and tear on handles won’t last long imo. But the beauty of plastic dip is peel off the handles and do it again. Project complete again.
     
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  16. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    I take them right off and get both sides.
    I have had very little problems with all of the Plasti Dip that I have done, but the door handles are definitely a problem area of not done right.
    (I had done my 2010 Crew Max the same way and kept it in there for about 6 years, with minimal retouches.
     
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    I take the door handles right off and get the back of them. They last for a long time if you are aware of it.
     
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  18. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    Thank you!
    Yes, just Matte Black. No glossifier or metalizer.
    I have used the glossifier in the past and didn’t feel as though it held up as well as the regular Matte Black. It seemed to have lost its sheen.
     
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    Good to know then. Figured they would not last. I either get them painted or find covers. Did the covers with my previous Gm truck. eBay stuff. My tundra has the plastic handles so no need. Guys with chrome handles can do the plasti dip then.
     
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  20. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    This was my 2010 that I did the same on and lasted for many years.
    Occasional also retouches in certain areas.
    Beauty is, if you apply right, you can just peel it off and redo that piece!

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    What do you use to clean them and do you put anything on them to make them shine?
     
  22. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    Every time I see the title of this thread come up I can't help but follow it up with "I put that shit on everything!"
     
  23. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:40 PM
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    Ahahaha! So do I!!!
    I did lots of parts on my snowmobile, ATV, and random other things!!!
     
  24. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    The only thing I clean them with is car wash soap that I get at local auto shop.
    The shine just happens when they are clean. Even as they dry, they do keep an almost “satin” finish.
    I do take it through the car wash, but typically only use the touch free, but prefer to wash it myself and use a soft brush on an extension pole.
     
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    Just did mine this past weekend and I'm loving the look (the chrome was giving me shingles). I think I may have to redo it though. I only did 3 coats but I'm seeing ppl doing many more than that. I may pull those pieces back off and do a few more coats this wknd. :/
     
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    Definitely do more coats. The more you spray the longer it lasts and easier it peels off when you want it to. You'd have a heck of a time getting that off with only 3 coats.
     
  27. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    Looks great man!!!!
    I always do at least 7 coats, often more on parts that may get abused!
    Real problem is that if you don’t do enough coats, it won’t peel off cleanly.
    It should come off in one big sheet, not having to scrape little sections!
    Have fun!
     
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    Thanks both for the advice. Yeah, i'll get it done this coming Friday. Hopefully the next 4 or so layers bond to the last one! :D

    In all honesty, it just has to last me long enough for me to get a TRD pro setup or something similar.
     
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    Looks good. How many cans did you use to coat each end cap seven times?
     
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  30. Apr 15, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    looks good! I am not a huge fan of chrome, but your before pic actually looked super nice too. The chrome with cement is perfect.
     

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