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Plasti dip or spray on bed armor

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Dustydirt19, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Oct 15, 2016 at 6:34 PM
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    I'm gonna be buying a color match trd pro grille and hood bulge from @Roman here pretty quick. My question is I'm going to either plasti dip or spray on beduty armor the bumper corners. What are your guys thoughts on both. Which is better, which would last longer etc
     
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  2. Oct 15, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    line-X ! or paint to match
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2016 at 8:29 PM
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    Do they make line-x in a spray can? I'll be getting after market bumpers eventually so I don't want to break the bank on this mod. Wanna DYI
     
  4. Oct 15, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    someone painted his grill with something similar. seems to hold pretty good.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2016 at 9:14 PM
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    If you're gonna get aftermarket bumpers, I would just dip them. Cheapest, quickest, easiest way. But it's only gonna last a year or two.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2016 at 9:22 PM
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    Duplicator spray on vinyl if your trucks black.
    Or just get them wrapped at a tint place.
     
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  7. Oct 16, 2016 at 5:03 AM
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    Truck is blue but I want all chrome to be black. Like a matte black that the middle parts of the bumpers are if that helps
     
  8. Oct 16, 2016 at 5:09 AM
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    Was it this?

    1476619646273608926274.jpg
     
  9. Oct 16, 2016 at 5:12 AM
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    Not ruling out having them painted just was curious if the above or plasti dip would hold out better
     
  10. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:22 AM
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    Dupli color would do great forgot about the bed armor (that'd give you the matte look)
     
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  11. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    Google some reviews on the Dupli-Color bed spray. I used it to cover a bull bar stainless steel skid plate and was not impressed with it. I sanded the skid plate to prep so that the spray would adhere to it better and applied 7 or 8 coats. The spray came out in globs at times despite shaking the can prior to starting as well as during the spraying. In addition, it did not seem to cover well or adhere that well. I have read that some folks have had good results using it but that wasn't my experience. All that being said, IMHO, if you are looking for durability, I would look elsewhere as has been suggested (wrapping, Line-X, or painting). I believe the chrome end caps would be even tougher to cover and stay unless properly prepped than my sanded skid plate was. Just my $.02's....
     
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  12. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:27 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:52 AM
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    Really? Always heard good things about that spray. That's weird.

    He could always do rustoleum bed spray. :notsure:
     
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  14. Oct 16, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    Yeah, in my case, it could have just been the operator! LOL!
     
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  15. Oct 16, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    LOL doubtful! Seen your work!!
     
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  16. Oct 16, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    Would you suggest doing the whole bumper or would it be a pretty close match if I just do the corners
     
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  17. Oct 16, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    Hey Ron how cold or warm was it? I know with plastidip, temperature determines how clumpy it sprays. I dunk the cans in warm water before using it. I'm sure bed spray would be the same.
     
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    It was early this year, definitely during the winter months, but wasn't that cold. However, it is possible that was my problem. Thanks, Joon!
     
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    If I do go the bedliner route is there any prep for the chrome? Sanding, priming, etc and should I spray a couple coats of clear over at the end?
     
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    I'd sand with a 1000 grit and put down some primer. Don't see a need for a clear coat but it can't hurt
     
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    OK thanks. Think I should do the whole bumper or just the chrome? Never used the stuff before so I wasn't sure at how close it would come to the texture and color of our bumpers center plastic piece. Also what do you suppose the best brand to use would be?
     
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    Just chrome ends should do the trick.
    Duplicolor, rustoleum, etc. I honestly haven't done enough to notice a difference between brands. I've used rustoleum on my bed nuts and have to keep reapplying them (but my bed sees a lot of action (giggle)) more than your ends would so not an issue.
     
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    Cool thanks Law
     
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    Anyone have any input on how plastidip holds up in places with cold winters. Northern minnesota for example
     
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