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Old 09-08-2014, 11:18 AM
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I am the proud and extremely satisfied owner of a 2014 GC Black Limited Ecodiesel since Nov. 3013. I did add the pre-2014 chrome moldings to the doors in place of the individual letters for ding protection but I do think that this vehicle would look much better with all of the chrome (wheels, moldings, grill, bezels, letters, etc.) blackened out, especially after seeing a black 2015 Altitude GC. Has anybody on this forum accomplished this on a Black Pearl GC using Plasti Dip and if so could you please post pictures and any helpful tips on methods and procedures? Do you have to remove parts from the vehicle or can you just spray the Plasti Dip on? How about masking etc.? I really love the "Murdered Out" look!

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Old 09-13-2014, 10:21 AM
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Hey Banjo - I've plasti-dipped quite a bit of the bright work on my black pearl Summit. Including: the window trim, side lettering & molding, front and rear badges, grill & front facia, side mirrors & wheels. I added a couple of coats of glossifier on the wheels to make them "pop" a little more than the rest of the flat black trim. It's really pretty easy if you tape it off, take your time and protect from overspray. It's also easy to clean up if you get some overspray on the paint. There are plenty of videos on youtube to get you started. I applied at least 5 coats on all areas. The window trim is a little tricky since you really have to pull the tape on the last coat in order to get a nice clean edge.
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Grady - Yea your Jeep really looks great, that is the look I am aiming for. How long did you have to wait for the product to dry between coats? Did you take the wheels off the Jeep to coat them and did it throw off the balance? How long have you had the dip on your Jeep and have you noticed any peeling, chipping or deterioration of the product? Thanks for your help, you have inspired me to give it a try!
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Banjo - I've had it on since July. So far it's holding up nicely from a durability standpoint. The hardest area for me was the window trim. Specifically, the rear window inside edges. Again, to get a nice sharp edge around the windows you need to strip the tape off right after you apply the last coat, when the plasti-dip is still wet.

I would typically wait between 10 and 15 mins between normal coats and 20-30 minutes after the last coat before peeling the tape and letting the plasti-dip do it's thing. I did not take each wheel off. I did the cut plastic bag trick and it worked wonderfully well. No issues with tire balance and they look great (even close up). Go for it Banjo! It's easy to fix if you don't like the way it looks. You just peel it off and start again.

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That looks great Grady.. where in Texas are you, I need some help
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FHLH - Thanks! I'm in the North Dallas area. I see your down south in the Houston area. I'm more than happy to help in any way. I learned quite a bit through trial and error. I probably did the window trim three times before I got it right. Emblems, molding, grill and wheels were all pretty easy. I did have to partially disassemble the grill shroud in order to get plastic behind the grill to protect the radiator. You'll need the right kind of tool to pop off plastic body clips for the shroud otherwise they're easy to damage. It can be done with a screwdriver if you're real careful.
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Grady, Well I am going to take the plunge today and order the kit that comes with 2 cans of Plasti-Dip, masking tape, and a pre dip spray cleaner. How many cans will I need to do all of my emblems, moldings, and grill? If I am successful I will go on to try the wheels...How many cans for them? I think that I can now get the black Plasti-Dip at Lowes. Thanks again!
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Banjo - Excellent! I recommend you start with the Jeep badges on the hood and lift gate. They're pretty easy to do and you'll get the hang of how the stuff works. If I remember right, probably about 4-5 cans for what you listed. That assumes at least 5 coats per item. I initially bought a wheel kit from DYC. I purchased all my additional paint, tape, masking paper and rattle can spray head handle from either Lowes or Home Depot. The spray head handle comes in real handy when making longer spray runs on the molding. Your finger will thank you too! Good luck Banjo. It's really pretty easy once you get the hang if it. 80% of your time will be prep, 20% will be painting.
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