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Re: Plastidip

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Here's the mounted pic
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No glossifier. Just the standard flat black
Looks good.

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Old 10-15-2014, 05:49 AM
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Hey I know I'm off topic but that rear view camera...is that the factory mopar back up cam? And how is it?
Yeah, it's an OEM backup camera that I installed afterwards. I paid ~$300 for it and installed it myself to save some cash. The picture and guide lines are the exact same as long as you follow the instructions for wiring and there's no need to adjust where the camera points, just put on the panel and run the wires.

I posted a DIY here and some youtube videos here (part 2 and 3) for the install.
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Did the grill over the weekend. Not convinced it will with stand though, seems so fragile. I did about 4 coats. 2x coats gun metal and 2x coats ant Grey. Think I prefer gloss. Might end up just sand paper the chrome down, prime and paint it as others suggested.
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Few shots of the 17" wheels with 3 coats Anthracite True-Metallic topped with 2 coats glossifier. Holding up like a champ for 2 months, now. Been on a long road trip and suffered road-salt, sand and repeated (though gentle) washings.
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here's mines with plasti dip no gloss
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Few shots of the 17" wheels with 3 coats Anthracite True-Metallic topped with 2 coats glossifier. Holding up like a champ for 2 months, now. Been on a long road trip and suffered road-salt, sand and repeated (though gentle) washings.
Theres a few colour of gloss, which one did you use?
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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.

How are your plasti-diped mirrors holding up? thinking of doing mine this summer...My only concern is that mirrors are always hard to clean, you know with all the smashed, incrusted bugs on them....so, worried if I apply somewhat some pressure while cleaning, the dip will lift....
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Theres a few colour of gloss, which one did you use?
I just used the one called "Glossifier" that was available at my local Lowes store. I ordered the Anthracite online, and went to Lowes for a couple of cans of Glossifier and a couple of cans of flat black (black for the first base coat, to save the expensive stuff). Wound up only using 2 of the 4 Anthracite and 1 of the Glossifier.
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anyone have experience with plastidip? I want to paint some of the chrome accents on my jeep black but I am worried that using a product like plastidip will eventually chip off.

I used plasti dip on my last WK. I did all of the chrome emblems (front and back) and the faded door moldings. I think I used about 5-6 coats and they last at least 2 harsh winters with no touch ups needed. After that I couldn't tell you because I traded up for my current WK2.


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