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To Vinyl or to plasti dip.....

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by LOTSOFTOYS, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Jun 26, 2015 at 7:37 AM
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    LOTSOFTOYS

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    The roof on my new Tundra has seen better days... fading a bit. I'd like to help it out and cover it. Either by having itwrapped flat black or I could plasti dip it. Once it's lifted, u wont be able to see the roof much and flat black will be almost invisible on the dark green truck.
    *vinyl is more expensive, not sure how long it'll last? Will rocks chip it?

    *Plasti dip is cheaper, I'm confident I can make it look decent... and you can touch it up. Also not sure it will last...

    Opinions?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2015 at 7:54 AM
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    I've never plasti dipped that large of a surface but it's always held up very well for me. Plus it's easy to touch up like you said. You could always plasti-dip then if you decide you'd rather it be vinyl then all you wasted was a couple $5 cans of dip.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2015 at 8:08 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    I believe I have seen more than a few guys over a tw do hoods. I know there is a site for nothing but painting plasti dip and you have 5 gallon buckets you put in a sprayer and go.

    I have olasti dip stuff on my tundra and my tacoma both. Tundra its been on there for 3 years now. I had one nick on it and it was faster just to peel it off and do it again then try to fix it.

    My back bumper on my tundra has vinyl (do to a non driving woman who hit the truck in the rear) it did have plasti dip and it transferred to her car nicely. if you go with vinyl make sure you use 3m vinyl only. Its not cheap but worth the money imo.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2015 at 9:06 AM
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    Some use vinyl on their hoods...I haven't seen anything on the roof though. However, I haven't heard of vinyl being chipped on the hood....Grams has some vinyl on his I believe.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM
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    Yeah I've seen Erics. He has vinyl on the hood and roof. But hasn't had it long enough to know how it holds up. There's a ton 9f uou tube vision dipping roofs. Takes time but doable.
    Good point tho above^ if I don't like it, I can peel it off
     
  6. Jun 26, 2015 at 11:08 AM
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    If you want it really durable, maybe line X the roof?
     
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    No I don't need that. Just something to block the uv rays from causing further damage.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2015 at 11:28 AM
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    Sand it and use a epoxy primer for now that will seal the metal from damage if you have rust in that area in question.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2015 at 12:42 PM
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    No, no rust. But pretty decent clear coat flaking and paint fading
     
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    I would plasti dip if first man if it doesnt work your only out of pocket what 15 bucks and some prepared time in it. Plus it comes off.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2015 at 1:24 PM
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    Yeah true. I'm gonna try to dip the badges first. Depending on how that goes I'll make up my mind
     
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    What do you use to touch up platidip? Just more plastidip?
     
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    5$ a can !?!:annoyed:

    It's over 22$ a can up here :canada:
     
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    If the spot was smaller, I would spray some into a paper plate or something, use a Q-tip and just paint it back on. It'll dry and smooth back out.

    Holy crap lol. It's been a while since I've done it but it's cheap stuff.
     
  15. Jun 10, 2016 at 6:24 AM
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    X2... make sure your first coat is very light and if I were you I would use at least 7 coats. That will ensure that if and when you decide to peel it off it should come off easily. The more coats you put on the thicker it is and the easier it is to peel. Also the obvious would be the thicker it is the more durable it should be.
     
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    I would vote for the Plasti-dip route first. Like others have said, if you don't like it, you can always peel it off and have minimal expense invested. Some times you can get a 6-can case on special on E-bay with free shipping. Also, since it is the roof you would be dipping, it would probably get less exposure to stuff hitting it/chipping it than say a front end piece like a grill. I have recently dipped my badges and it is pretty easy to do. I applied 8 coats for durability and the thickness helps with removal from in between letters/numbers where you don't want it. Just make sure you clean well before applying the dip to remove old wax, etc. I used denatured alcohol to clean first.
     
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