Plasti-Dipped gill rings - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

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

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 04-03-2015, 02:06 PM
Morax's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: QC, CANADA
Posts: 410
Thanks: 6
Thanked 41 Times in 38 Posts
Rep Power: 1450
Morax is on a distinguished road
Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Well, untill I find a good deal on a spare set of black front grill rings, decided to dip the orignals to see and it confirms that I like this look better! So, I will be searching for the lower front bumper part in black as well...If anyone is selling, please let me know!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg finaldiprings_1.jpg (84.7 KB, 168 views)

__________________
Phil - JGC 2014 Eco Diesel - 2013 Sept build - NEW CAT INSTALLED! 11K miles.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 192
Thanks: 118
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 1217
Platinum Al is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Why not just soak your chrome ones in bleach? I have removed chrome from plastic parts by first soaking them in muratic acid, then a bleach soak and then a soak in muratic acid mixed with hydrogen peroxide. Leaves you with virgin plastic that can be painted any color you like. May take a day or two but it works and does not damage the plastic in any way. Al
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-03-2015, 06:15 PM
Morax's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: QC, CANADA
Posts: 410
Thanks: 6
Thanked 41 Times in 38 Posts
Rep Power: 1450
Morax is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

That's is a good way to remove chrome off plastics...I just want to keep the original parts as well...Some do prefer chrome over blacked out...thus why I am looking for black rings originals...The plasti-dip offers me in the mean time the look I want....well close to...But I will keep your method in mind if I can't find black ones...
__________________
Phil - JGC 2014 Eco Diesel - 2013 Sept build - NEW CAT INSTALLED! 11K miles.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 192
Thanks: 118
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 1217
Platinum Al is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Awesome. Thought I would give fellow jeep guys some tricks if they didn't know about it. With everyone wanting to black out their jeeps and the high cost of blacked out parts (Funny how Mopar knows how to price these parts) this may be a great alternative for that provided you are a good painter as well. I can give out my phone number if anyone pm's me and I can talk you guys through the process. Thanks Al
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-04-2015, 09:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 158
Thanks: 65
Thanked 23 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 1270
dsears00 is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Quote:
Originally Posted by Platinum Al View Post
Why not just soak your chrome ones in bleach? I have removed chrome from plastic parts by first soaking them in muratic acid, then a bleach soak and then a soak in muratic acid mixed with hydrogen peroxide. Leaves you with virgin plastic that can be painted any color you like. May take a day or two but it works and does not damage the plastic in any way. Al

How long in each solution? Also, what ratio of muratic and hydrogen peroxide... 50/50?


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-04-2015, 11:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 192
Thanks: 118
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 1217
Platinum Al is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

First, muratic acid only full strength for about an hour. Then bleach bath full strength for about two days total. Check every 12 hours or so. Bleach should be bubbling a bit and should be black in color. Change with fresh bleach each time. Next, fresh muratic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Maybe one gallon of acid and one bottle of peroxide. Put parts in container and use a rocking motion to move the solution over the parts. It will take a while but you will slowly see the rest of the chrome being washed from the parts. Do that until you see no more chrome remaining. Of course use gloves and eyewear for protection and use tongs to remove your parts from your PLASTiC container. After each step you can scrub your parts in warm water. The muratic acid and peroxide solution actually takes off the remaining copper from the plastic. Let me know if you guys need any more pointers. Be safe and patient. Al
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Platinum Al For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 04-05-2015, 02:03 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 58
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 933
matt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

I have just finished Plasti Dipping my grille rings with six coats of plasti. I have used three base coats of matte black, two coats of metallic anthracite grey and a top glossifier coat.

I'm pretty happy with the colour choice and the way it has sprayed. Lots of good prep work and a nice steady even spraying technique has produced a good result.

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428213620.195256.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-05-2015, 07:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 621
macr6 is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Looks great! Matt how'd you get the inserts off? I'm am currently dipping every bit of chrome on my Jeep.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-05-2015, 07:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 58
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 933
matt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Mate, I knew someone would ask! For that very reason I took a couple of photos of the way the rings are fastened into the panel.

This shows where the little tabs are that hold the rings in place. There are two top and bottom and three on each side.
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428234080.958111.jpg

And this is a shot of the panel with them removed. (Excuse all the red dirt)
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428234161.788663.jpg

To remove them I used some plastic trim removal tools I picked up at an auto parts store. I used a large/wide flat one to slide in the bottom then a smaller/narrower one to work out each tab on the sides.

Once I had one out it was easy to do the rest.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to matt-chops For This Useful Post:
  #10  
Old 04-05-2015, 07:52 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 621
macr6 is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Cheers mate (in my best English accent)

Did you use the trim removal tools to press the white tabs down(away) from the chrome trim?

edit: nevermind. it makes sense after looking closer.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-05-2015, 07:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 58
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 933
matt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond reputematt-chops has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Haha—it's actually Aussie.

The wide one I used on the bottom was about 2" wide and just kind of slipped between the panel and both bottom tabs.

I found the ones on the sides had enough play in the panel to just slide in and wiggle a bit to pop them out.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-05-2015, 10:00 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 621
macr6 is on a distinguished road
Re: Plasti-Dipped gill rings

Great will try that today. Thanks!
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
Plasti-Dipped Wheels Devilsmed98 Visual Modifications 39 08-15-2011 05:25 AM
plasti dipped hood, roof and grille Micallef Visual Modifications 34 02-13-2011 04:20 PM
plasti-dipped hood Micallef Visual Modifications 41 01-20-2011 07:55 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, 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.