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Old 08-06-2015, 07:24 PM
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Painting plastic exterior parts

Today I painted the bottom of my jeep, the license plate and the rear hatch piece. The underside I'm not concerned with.

I was curious what the best method is to reprint the other exterior pieces, such as the mirrors, and handle and such. If like to reprint all of them, but I want them to last. I just did plasti dip, and know that's short term.

I also want to keep the base texture that the plastic has. Should I sand the plastic, then plasti dip them several times, the apply a layer of clear coat to protect?

If anyone has done this and has some insight Id love to hear.

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Old 08-10-2015, 09:01 PM
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Re: Painting plastic exterior parts

You can't clear coat plastidip. It's a temporary solution.

If you're going to all the effort of sanding etc ... Then just respray - it will be hard to get wrong if you're willing to put the hours in (I.e. Layer the paint, multiple wet & dry sands) clear coat extra thick to allow wet and dry.

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