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Plasti dip...

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 462Loadtoad, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Nov 13, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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    The only chrome I have on my truck (not including the RW rims, which will be going away) is the 5.7I badges on the fenders. Is there a diy on here showing how Plasti dipping is done?
     
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    Youtube is your best friend.
     
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    Make sure you spray it on thick. Also keep can warm by keeping in warm water. I've learned both lessons the hard way. So just passing on great feedback from folks on this forum.
     
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    Real easy to do. Just mask off around the badge (not too close to the badge, leave an inch or so around the badge), apply newspapers around the badge to catch any overspray, apply coats (I allowed 30 minutes between coats and used 8 coats), then remove the newspaper, and masking/painters tape when last coat is dry. The PlastiDip will peel off with the tape right up to the badge. The 5.7 badge is the easiest to do since it has clean edges and no spray to remove from between lettering like the others. Oh, I would clean the badge first with alcohol to make sure it is squeaky clean and dry prior to spraying. Good luck on your project!
     
  5. Nov 13, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    Thanks for the responses... never even thought of YouTube. I'm guessing no sanding required???? I'd like to make it a one time deal if it's possible.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2016 at 9:08 AM
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    No sanding required, just clean the surface really good. Unfortunately if you want a one and done you should paint it. In my experience the plasty dip lasts about a year, year and a half before it needs some touch up.
     
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  7. Nov 13, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    ^ what Ninja said...If you are going to paint it, you will need to remove it from the truck and then get more 3m tape to reapply it. Then, if for whatever reason you don't want it black, you are stuck with it. If you use PlastiDip, use enough coats to make it a thick coating (again, I did 8 coats on mine) to make it a little more durable. If you decide you don't like PlastiDip, just peel it off and go to plan B...
     
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