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Started the plastic-dip on my emblems and fender trim.

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Tazzer, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Oct 7, 2015 at 4:36 AM
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    so far Im liking it, leaning a few things on the way. one being to make sure you leave enough gap for over spary so you get a good peel off. excuse the socks and flipfops lol was in a hurry ;)

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  2. Oct 7, 2015 at 5:46 AM
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    Looks good! How much more do you plan on Plasti-dipping?
     
  3. Oct 7, 2015 at 8:24 AM
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    planning doing the wheels next, then I have it in my head to do the brush gaurd and grill. I f I dont like it then I can always peel it back off lol. may even do the front and rear bumper, yours looks good. :bowdown:
     
  4. Oct 7, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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    Thanks! My bumper end caps are plasti-dipped too. I don't do well with chrome at all, but I ordered some sample colors of vinyl wrap yesterday to see if I can color match them and get rid of the black.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2015 at 8:35 AM
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    cool deal, Im not liking the chrome look much myself. I think the black looks a lot better on the maroon.
    If it all turns out the way im hoping then I will try to have the brush gaurd powder coated and plan on ordering some some wheels later down the road.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2015 at 8:36 AM
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    oh and my running boards will be painted for now but they have got to be replaced :(
     
  7. Oct 7, 2015 at 8:43 AM
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    Sounds like you're off to a good start... I like the black on maroon too.
     
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  8. Oct 7, 2015 at 11:58 AM
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    Soooo, if I understand you correctly, you intentionally left some space around your emblems?
    This lets the over spray peel off easier?
     
  9. Oct 7, 2015 at 12:15 PM
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    Yes thats right and the thicker it is (more coats) the better it comes off.
     
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    Looks good!!
     
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  11. Oct 7, 2015 at 12:22 PM
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    I still not found the best way to get the over spray out of the little holes, some thootpicks and a little time it comes out but its a pain doing so.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2015 at 3:49 PM
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    Looking good Tazzer, yes I agree it's apita, but looks good afterwards.
     
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  13. Oct 7, 2015 at 5:33 PM
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    Why not just remove them, spray, then reattach?
     
  14. Oct 7, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    Eventually you will have to do touch up, and I wouldn't want to pull them off every time you have to.
     
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    The more I read about this plasti dipping, seems it looks great at first but doesn't hold up for very long. For bumper end caps and mirrors, I think wrapping would be way better and it last for years. Are there any other options for doing the badges? Or just plan on redoing them every year or more?
     
  16. Oct 7, 2015 at 6:18 PM
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    Vinyl wrap would definitely be better, but I have no complaints with plasta dip. I plasta dipped both bumpers, 7 coats each and have not done any touch up. If once or twice year is all I need to do, im good with that. At $6 a can it's all good. You could paint them as well. Give it a shot, if you don't like it, it peels off and your down $6,
     
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    Yes you can order the pro badges and they will be black.
     
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    My center caps on my wheels have been dipped for a year or so and still are perfect.
     
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    So what did you do about the over-spray in the middle of the letters.....like the D, the R and the A???

    That seems like it would be a pain to get rid of.
     
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    it is a pain, but can be done just takes a little time. I used tooth picks but I also have a set of plastic tweezers that have a fine point on them im going to try next. IMG_20151008_100518537_zpsyosspvis.jpg
     
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    I was thinking about shoving a little piece of paper in between those particular letters???

    Might be easier to fish out afterwards.

    And it won't be as noticeable on my truck since it's already black.
     
  22. Oct 8, 2015 at 8:46 AM
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    might work, let me know if you do and ill post how the tweezers work out also.
     
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    Plasti-dipping is addicting. I think it's pretty easy to over do it. But then again, you could just peel it off, right?
     
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    Use a small paintbrush and carefully paint some Vaseline in those areas before using the Plasti dip. After it dries, wash it out with soap and water. Just don't get any on the chrome areas. It's actually easier to do then it sounds.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea to me
     
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