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I just did my winter wheels and they came out great. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1407167130.177135.jpg
Didn't have to strip the chrome either. Just degreased and wiped them dry. They held up when the tires were mounted as well.

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Here's the mounted pic
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No glossifier. Just the standard flat black
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When you do the door handles and jeep emblems, are you guys removing them or taping around? Is it a spray? I have only seen a can of it for dipping.
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When you do the door handles and jeep emblems, are you guys removing them or taping around? Is it a spray? I have only seen a can of it for dipping.

Just tape off a square around it and spray about 3-4 coats. Once it dries take your tape off, then peel one of the corners of the square and it will just peel around the edge of the letters, then use a tooth pick for the inside of the letters. Check out YouTube for a visual.. It's easy breezy


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Re: Plastidip

Here's a a before and after video of me Plasti Dipping all of the chrome on my 2014 WK2.

You don't have to go to all the trouble I did to cover up your Jeep, but since I was spraying so much I figured I'd just cover the whole thing and then not have to deal with cleaning any over-spray off.

Nobody mentions the over-spray (it almost looks like soot and comes off just by wiping with your hand or a cloth), but on my white Jeep it was pretty noticeable when I first attempted Plasti Dip on the front Jeep emblem.

Some tips after doing it once:

Do multiple (5-6) light coats with the first coat only half way covering up the chrome and the second one finally covering it to where you might only see it in a few places. I think this would've helped it to adhere to the surface more than sticking to itself when it came time to peel the excess off (If the edge you're pulling up isn't well defined or there isn't a big gap between the surfaces this will make a big difference...pretty much all of the window trim and a few places on the mirrors).

Don't spray too close (it'll bubble) and don't spray too far away or it'll get a weird rough appearance like dirt got stuck to it while it was wet. I did my grill three times learning this the hard way.

If you want a good confidence builder start with the front Jeep emblem and then move onto the other emblems on the side/back. That way if you spray to thick or thin you only waste 1/3 of a can and can quickly learn the right way to spray. Also, they're extremely easy to do compared to the handles, mirrors, and window trim.

Make sure you spray the back side of the door handles. This can be really hard to do without getting it too thick on the topside of the handle (if you get it too thick it'll bubble and once it's there you can't cover it up). If I redo it I might try to spray from the inside of the Jeep out through the window to get a good angle. On the front it won't matter since you'll peel off the backside where the sensor is (it's black anyways).

And...since I'm already rambling, don't tape to close to whatever you're spraying. I taped too close to my window trim and when it came time to peel off the excess I was peeling a tiny 1/8" strip with tweezers that kept ripping apart every inch or so. I would've been much better off trying to peel a 1" strip that I could pull down and away from the trim which would've helped it "break apart" from the trim I wanted it to stay on.

Sorry, you got my two glasses of whisky/late night answer on this one, but hopefully it helps.
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With the wheels, does it withstand the brush when you drive through the automated car wash bays?
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With the wheels, does it withstand the brush when you drive through the automated car wash bays?
Yes, but make sure you have a few good coats on each wheel. The biggest problem is dealing with the accumulation of brake dust. If you really like/want black wheels then I highly recommend getting them powder coated.

Think of how much time you spend cleaning, preparing, etc to dip the wheels. In the end, they will never look at good as OEM or powder coated wheels. In time, the dip also peels off around the tire.
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Yes, but make sure you have a few good coats on each wheel. The biggest problem is dealing with the accumulation of brake dust. If you really like/want black wheels then I highly recommend getting them powder coated.

Think of how much time you spend cleaning, preparing, etc to dip the wheels. In the end, they will never look at good as OEM or powder coated wheels. In time, the dip also peels off around the tire.
It might have to do with the type of brake pads you use. I have no issues with the stock brake pads.
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It might have to do with the type of brake pads you use. I have no issues with the stock brake pads.
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Here's a a before and after video of me Plasti Dipping all of the chrome on my 2014 WK2.

You don't have to go to all the trouble I did to cover up your Jeep, but since I was spraying so much I figured I'd just cover the whole thing and then not have to deal with cleaning any over-spray off.

Nobody mentions the over-spray (it almost looks like soot and comes off just by wiping with your hand or a cloth), but on my white Jeep it was pretty noticeable when I first attempted Plasti Dip on the front Jeep emblem.

Some tips after doing it once:

Do multiple (5-6) light coats with the first coat only half way covering up the chrome and the second one finally covering it to where you might only see it in a few places. I think this would've helped it to adhere to the surface more than sticking to itself when it came time to peel the excess off (If the edge you're pulling up isn't well defined or there isn't a big gap between the surfaces this will make a big difference...pretty much all of the window trim and a few places on the mirrors).

Don't spray too close (it'll bubble) and don't spray too far away or it'll get a weird rough appearance like dirt got stuck to it while it was wet. I did my grill three times learning this the hard way.

If you want a good confidence builder start with the front Jeep emblem and then move onto the other emblems on the side/back. That way if you spray to thick or thin you only waste 1/3 of a can and can quickly learn the right way to spray. Also, they're extremely easy to do compared to the handles, mirrors, and window trim.

Make sure you spray the back side of the door handles. This can be really hard to do without getting it too thick on the topside of the handle (if you get it too thick it'll bubble and once it's there you can't cover it up). If I redo it I might try to spray from the inside of the Jeep out through the window to get a good angle. On the front it won't matter since you'll peel off the backside where the sensor is (it's black anyways).

And...since I'm already rambling, don't tape to close to whatever you're spraying. I taped too close to my window trim and when it came time to peel off the excess I was peeling a tiny 1/8" strip with tweezers that kept ripping apart every inch or so. I would've been much better off trying to peel a 1" strip that I could pull down and away from the trim which would've helped it "break apart" from the trim I wanted it to stay on.

Sorry, you got my two glasses of whisky/late night answer on this one, but hopefully it helps.
That looks really good
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Re: Plastidip

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Here's a a before and after video of me Plasti Dipping all of the chrome on my 2014 WK2.

You don't have to go to all the trouble I did to cover up your Jeep, but since I was spraying so much I figured I'd just cover the whole thing and then not have to deal with cleaning any over-spray off.

Nobody mentions the over-spray (it almost looks like soot and comes off just by wiping with your hand or a cloth), but on my white Jeep it was pretty noticeable when I first attempted Plasti Dip on the front Jeep emblem.

Some tips after doing it once:

Do multiple (5-6) light coats with the first coat only half way covering up the chrome and the second one finally covering it to where you might only see it in a few places. I think this would've helped it to adhere to the surface more than sticking to itself when it came time to peel the excess off (If the edge you're pulling up isn't well defined or there isn't a big gap between the surfaces this will make a big difference...pretty much all of the window trim and a few places on the mirrors).

Don't spray too close (it'll bubble) and don't spray too far away or it'll get a weird rough appearance like dirt got stuck to it while it was wet. I did my grill three times learning this the hard way.

If you want a good confidence builder start with the front Jeep emblem and then move onto the other emblems on the side/back. That way if you spray to thick or thin you only waste 1/3 of a can and can quickly learn the right way to spray. Also, they're extremely easy to do compared to the handles, mirrors, and window trim.

Make sure you spray the back side of the door handles. This can be really hard to do without getting it too thick on the topside of the handle (if you get it too thick it'll bubble and once it's there you can't cover it up). If I redo it I might try to spray from the inside of the Jeep out through the window to get a good angle. On the front it won't matter since you'll peel off the backside where the sensor is (it's black anyways).

And...since I'm already rambling, don't tape to close to whatever you're spraying. I taped too close to my window trim and when it came time to peel off the excess I was peeling a tiny 1/8" strip with tweezers that kept ripping apart every inch or so. I would've been much better off trying to peel a 1" strip that I could pull down and away from the trim which would've helped it "break apart" from the trim I wanted it to stay on.

Sorry, you got my two glasses of whisky/late night answer on this one, but hopefully it helps.
Hey I know I'm off topic but that rear view camera...is that the factory mopar back up cam? And how is it?
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