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Thinking about plastidip

So, I bought an overland grille and am planning on plastidip ing the chrome bits. (vs. Body color).

Also while I'm at it, I'm thinking of doing the same on the interior center console silver trim pieces. That silver really sticks out - in your face cheap painted plastic on an otherwise nice interior. Anyone done this ? Thoughts ?

This stuff is removable - the only prob will be making sure I done paint the chrome edges.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:24 AM
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Re: Thinking about plastidip

What do you like about plastidip? It looks dull. I don't think it looks good at all.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:40 AM
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Re: Thinking about plastidip

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...I'm thinking of doing the same on the interior center console silver trim pieces. That silver really sticks out - in your face cheap painted plastic on an otherwise nice interior.
I think plastidip will stick out even worse.
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Re: Thinking about plastidip

I think it will blend nicely since the radio gear etc is also all flat black. Anyway. Will try and see. The good thing about plastidip is that it's removable.
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Re: Thinking about plastidip

I posted on your other reply, vinyl is a much better solution. It's not much more expensive then the plastidip and much easier to apply and get a smooth finish if you take a time.
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Will try and see. The good thing about plastidip is that it's removable.
Be careful. Plastidip has solvents in it to keep it liquid in the can. Those solvents may hurt the plastic or the silver paint on the plastic.
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Don't do it on any interior parts... Plastidip tends to get tacky and sticky, so lint and other things will be prone to sticking to it. It also just feels weird. So I'd go for the grill, but nothing else...

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Re: Thinking about plastidip

Agree the vinyl is a better bet. Having said that, I would love to do something about the chrome strip on the tailgate. Just cant think of the right color with Dark Charcoal body
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... I would love to do something about the chrome strip on the tailgate. Just cant think of the right color with Dark Charcoal body
How about just a brushed metal look instead of the shiny chrome?
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How about just a brushed metal look instead of the shiny chrome?
How?
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Don't do it on any interior parts... Plastidip tends to get tacky and sticky, so lint and other things will be prone to sticking to it. It also just feels weird. So I'd go for the grill, but nothing else...

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x2.... i would never plasti dip anything that i am in contact with often. The surface is definitely durable and i personally like the "flat black" look but it also has a lot of friction on the surface. piece of dirt, dust, hair, etc will get stuck to it and even when you wipe it im sure piece of the towel will get stuck on it too... def wouldnt PD your interior parts... but hey, if you do... post pics!
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Agree the vinyl is a better bet. Having said that, I would love to do something about the chrome strip on the tailgate. Just cant think of the right color with Dark Charcoal body
Black or anthracite carbon fiber.
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