Plasti dip window trim tips - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Interior/Exterior/Visual/Lighting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1073
fenixtxrbf is on a distinguished road
Plasti dip window trim tips

Hey everyone, I'm looking to plasti dip the chrome window trim but can use some advice from someone who had done it already. I was wondering if I should mask off the spray able area as close as possible to the trim with index cards or should I let the spray able area extend further onto the glass and then either trim the edge with a blade. I'm familiar with how plasti dip acts when spraying the emblems but the trim has a lot of different edges and surfaces so I want to get the prep work right.
Thanks for the help

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-27-2014, 09:35 AM
machinanyc's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2017 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Staten Island NY
Posts: 519
Thanks: 9
Thanked 38 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 3430
machinanyc has a reputation beyond reputemachinanyc has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Plasti dip window trim tips

Quote:
Originally Posted by fenixtxrbf View Post
Hey everyone, I'm looking to plasti dip the chrome window trim but can use some advice from someone who had done it already. I was wondering if I should mask off the spray able area as close as possible to the trim with index cards or should I let the spray able area extend further onto the glass and then either trim the edge with a blade. I'm familiar with how plasti dip acts when spraying the emblems but the trim has a lot of different edges and surfaces so I want to get the prep work right.
Thanks for the help
Leave some space, it'll be easier to peel. Watch out for the corners, thats where it gets a little tricky. Check out this thread.
Plastidipped chrome bezels
__________________
MachinaNYC 2017 75th Anniversary Limited


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-29-2014, 02:38 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SOCAL
Posts: 45
Thanks: 11
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 1135
FlyNavy is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti dip window trim tips

Quote:
Originally Posted by fenixtxrbf View Post
Hey everyone, I'm looking to plasti dip the chrome window trim but can use some advice from someone who had done it already. I was wondering if I should mask off the spray able area as close as possible to the trim with index cards or should I let the spray able area extend further onto the glass and then either trim the edge with a blade. I'm familiar with how plasti dip acts when spraying the emblems but the trim has a lot of different edges and surfaces so I want to get the prep work right.
Thanks for the help
I dipped it with a 1 inch border around the whole trim. It peels off the glass just fine, and the trickiest parts are near the side mirrors and where the trim meets the glass. Spend plenty of time on masking and prep work and you should be fine. If I could do it again, I would focus one more coat on the edge closest to the glass. It would require you to shoot almost straight towards the ground, but at least you wouldn't have to worry about it peeling early. I think the window trim was probably the hardest since the prep work was so tedious and the angles were pretty difficult. I did every piece of chrome on my overland, so if you have any questions, ask away. I'll try my best to share any lessons learned.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2014-07-07 19.57.09-2.jpg (381.1 KB, 58 views)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 08-29-2014, 09:20 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1073
fenixtxrbf is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti dip window trim tips

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyNavy View Post
I dipped it with a 1 inch border around the whole trim. It peels off the glass just fine, and the trickiest parts are near the side mirrors and where the trim meets the glass. Spend plenty of time on masking and prep work and you should be fine. If I could do it again, I would focus one more coat on the edge closest to the glass. It would require you to shoot almost straight towards the ground, but at least you wouldn't have to worry about it peeling early. I think the window trim was probably the hardest since the prep work was so tedious and the angles were pretty difficult. I did every piece of chrome on my overland, so if you have any questions, ask away. I'll try my best to share any lessons learned.
Yea I think I might just vinyl the trim now instead. Any advice on the front bumper chrome. I have a limited so I'm now sure how much is different but the fog lights look straight forward. I'm worried about the grill rings and the big bottom chrome piece. Thanks for the help

Wow you did the handles too! How did that work?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Plasti Dip your wheels GiggityGiggity Tech Tips/DIY/How to 168 06-18-2016 02:39 AM
White plasti dip lower outer trim??? dancemf Interior/Exterior/Visual/Lighting 10 01-12-2014 05:58 AM
Few Pics W/Plasti Dip and Wheels(not plasti-dip) Blk2014 Members Rides-Showoff 24 09-16-2013 07:11 PM
To Plasti-Dip or Not to Plasti-Dip raider91e Visual Modifications 14 04-05-2013 08:37 PM
when I dip you dip we dip navger Members Rides-Showoff 3 12-30-2012 05:43 PM

» Premium Vendor Showcase
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.