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Jeeper Jr.
10-11-2013, 01:26 AM
I'm going to be building an air cannon in the coming week or two and am taking the opportunity to test out Plasti-Dip. My ultimate goal is to Plasti-Dip my entire '97 Camry (the factory paint is deteriorating and a wrap/ paint job is out of the question) but I'm worried about durability. Does anyone have experience with Plasti-Dip? If so, what do you use it on and how has it held up? I figure if it can handle trail use, it can serve my daily driver.
I apologize in advance if this isn't Jeep related...:dont_tell:

P.S. - If you have pictures, please put them up.

cozdude
10-11-2013, 01:32 AM
I'm going to be building an air cannon in the coming week or two and am taking the opportunity to test out Plasti-Dip. My ultimate goal is to Plasti-Dip my entire '97 Camry (the factory paint is deteriorating and a wrap/ paint job is out of the question) but I'm worried about durability. Does anyone have experience with Plasti-Dip? If so, what do you use it on and how has it held up? I figure if it can handle trail use, it can serve my daily driver.
I apologize in advance if this isn't Jeep related...:dont_tell:

I plasti-dipped my front grill in February. As of now it has held up great! Haven't needed to touch it up at all which I am happy about. If you are doing the whole car there is a great tip video I found for doing the whole car. I will see if I can find it for you


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JK12
10-11-2013, 01:34 AM
I'm going to be building an air cannon in the coming week or two and am taking the opportunity to test out Plasti-Dip. My ultimate goal is to Plasti-Dip my entire '97 Camry (the factory paint is deteriorating and a wrap/ paint job is out of the question) but I'm worried about durability. Does anyone have experience with Plasti-Dip? If so, what do you use it on and how has it held up? I figure if it can handle trail use, it can serve my daily driver.
I apologize in advance if this isn't Jeep related...:dont_tell:

I have it on my grill and it holds up well as long as nothing digs into it and peels it up. As for a whole car I heard it was hard to get an even look on the hood and top. There are YouTube videos of them spraying a car so that might help

cozdude
10-11-2013, 01:44 AM
Here is the how to video I was talking about. Long but very informative on how to get a very even coat across the whole car

http://youtu.be/mCb0915Kqmg


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Jeeper Jr.
10-11-2013, 02:10 AM
Here is the how to video I was talking about. Long but very informative on how to get a very even coat across the whole car

http://youtu.be/mCb0915Kqmg


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Thanks a ton for this.


I have it on my grill and it holds up well as long as nothing digs into it and peels it up. As for a whole car I heard it was hard to get an even look on the hood and top. There are YouTube videos of them spraying a car so that might help

I was worried about this too. Cozdude got me in the right direction.


I plasti-dipped my front grill in February. As of now it has held up great! Haven't needed to touch it up at all which I am happy about. If you are doing the whole car there is a great tip video I found for doing the whole car. I will see if I can find it for you

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Do you have any pictures?

cozdude
10-11-2013, 08:50 AM
Thanks a ton for this.


Do you have any pictures?

Your welcome!

I don't have a current pic of it but here is a pic of when I first did it and a few from a distance as of recent.

When it was first done
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Distance shot as of recent. Still looks new
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Jeeper Jr.
10-11-2013, 09:41 PM
It looks good cozdude. How much plasti-Dip did that take?

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Millerj87
10-11-2013, 09:52 PM
1 1/2 cans was 6 coats on my grill


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JK12
10-11-2013, 09:53 PM
When I did mine I put about 1 1/2 cans I put mine on thick though

You beat me to it!

Millerj87
10-11-2013, 09:53 PM
5225352254 popped the grill off took out blinkers and spray away


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NFRs2000NYC
10-11-2013, 10:14 PM
I put mine on nice and thick as well. The grill on a JK takes a beating being nearly 90 degrees so a little extra padding is most welcome. After 2 years of mud, sand, salt, NJ Turnpike and pebbles, it still looked brand new. I recently took it off because Im trading the rig in, and the paint underneath is flawless.



http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/Nirvanaib/AA9D59FB-621C-4F10-A60B-087BB18582E6-13642-000007BEB59A656F_zps766a1428.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Nirvanaib/media/AA9D59FB-621C-4F10-A60B-087BB18582E6-13642-000007BEB59A656F_zps766a1428.jpg.html)


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/Nirvanaib/6F69BC6A-F939-4565-A270-51BBEEAB538B-13642-000007BEC75A3361_zps1ece482f.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Nirvanaib/media/6F69BC6A-F939-4565-A270-51BBEEAB538B-13642-000007BEC75A3361_zps1ece482f.jpg.html)

Jeeper Jr.
10-11-2013, 10:18 PM
5225352254 popped the grill off took out blinkers and spray away


Sent from my iPhone on the west coast of florida


1 1/2 cans was 6 coats on my grill


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When I did mine I put about 1 1/2 cans I put mine on thick though

You beat me to it!

Could you see yourself covering your whole Jeep with Plasti-Dip?

Jeeper Jr.
10-11-2013, 10:21 PM
I put mine on nice and thick as well. The grill on a JK takes a beating being nearly 90 degrees so a little extra padding is most welcome. After 2 years of mud, sand, salt, NJ Turnpike and pebbles, it still looked brand new. I recently took it off because Im trading the rig in, and the paint underneath is flawless.



http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/Nirvanaib/AA9D59FB-621C-4F10-A60B-087BB18582E6-13642-000007BEB59A656F_zps766a1428.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Nirvanaib/media/AA9D59FB-621C-4F10-A60B-087BB18582E6-13642-000007BEB59A656F_zps766a1428.jpg.html)


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/Nirvanaib/6F69BC6A-F939-4565-A270-51BBEEAB538B-13642-000007BEC75A3361_zps1ece482f.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/Nirvanaib/media/6F69BC6A-F939-4565-A270-51BBEEAB538B-13642-000007BEC75A3361_zps1ece482f.jpg.html)

Plasti-Dip is looking like a really good option. Why only the grill?

JK12
10-11-2013, 10:21 PM
I actually thought about doing the whole jeep gun metal grey that they have but I haven't had the money or time but I think it would be cool! And it could stand up to tree brush and stuff. It would look cool

NFRs2000NYC
10-11-2013, 10:26 PM
Plasti-Dip is looking like a really good option. Why only the grill?

I had rubicon fenders on, so no need to protect that, and no other area of the JK is susceptible to damage so it was enough for me.

cozdude
10-12-2013, 01:47 PM
It looks good cozdude. How much plasti-Dip did that take?

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Just over 1 can for 5 coats. I did the first two coats light to get a base coat then went heavy the next three



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Jeeper Jr.
10-12-2013, 10:42 PM
Thanks guys for the input. I think I'll move forward with Plasti-Dip. I'll put up pics when I get it done.

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Toxic
11-12-2013, 05:53 AM
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I've had mine on the grill for just about a year now, made it through the winter along with the gun at the local car wash.

Brankz
11-12-2013, 05:56 AM
Www.dipyourcar.com

BearClaw
11-13-2013, 12:52 AM
I plasti dipped my rims on my car and did like 6 very light coats on each rim till it looked good and then clear coated them and its been on there for about a year. If you dont like you can always peel it off.
-cleat coat mad it a little more glossy then then the flat color

GuillaumeC91
11-13-2013, 02:00 AM
Check out YouTube too. They have a DipYourCar channel with a bunch of videos ranging from application to paint and color effects. It's pretty sweet. Got me thinking anyways...

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