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chance 03-14-2011 06:06 PM

Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
So, Today I took the time and actually did a test run with plasti-dip on the rear step pad.

Before I used the plasti-dip the rear step pad was fading and had white looking colorations in it. But, I forgot to take a before picture.

I washed the step pad with water and soap and let it dry then started the process.

I removed the step pad with a flat head screw driver and removed the plastic rivets. Then all you have to do is pull the end piece that faces away from the car up, don't be afraid of breaking it just take it a half a foot at a time and it will pop off rather easily.

Plasti-Dip I used:

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4...0314184815.jpg

While painting step pad:

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8...0314171334.jpg

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/4...0314171328.jpg

Final product installed:

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9...0314172119.jpg

http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/1...0314172104.jpg

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4...0314172057.jpg

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1...0314172051.jpg

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9...0314172046.jpg


I think it looks pretty good, I hope that it holds up well though. If not I will just paint it again.

The total time it took for uninstall, cleaning, two coats, and reinstall was about an hour. Which isn't bad at all.

Just wanted to show you guys a pretty nice looking fix for a faded Rear Back step.

Let me know what you think!

jeff05wk 03-14-2011 06:42 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
Looks good chance. I just wipe mine down with Armor-All every time I wash it. Stays black and shiny all the time.


I'd like to get the Black Ops Carbon Fiber step eventually.

MasterWK 03-14-2011 06:46 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
Looks slick. Matches a whole lot better. :thumbsup:
I might want to do this.

wkjeepgirl86 03-14-2011 06:58 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
I wish there was a way to do it on the side rockers too. im tired of it only staying black for a month after i detail the jeep. ive got the factory side steps so id image the step part will come off but what i keep reading the sides wont without breaking them

chance 03-14-2011 07:25 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeff05wk (Post 375486)
Looks good chance. I just wipe mine down with Armor-All every time I wash it. Stays black and shiny all the time.

Thanks, When i bought my jeep that was never done so it faded alottt lol

And, I wouldn't get the carbon fiber bc its so expensive and it has the possibility to be scratched

I'd like to get the Black Ops Carbon Fiber step eventually.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MasterWK (Post 375488)
Looks slick. Matches a whole lot better. :thumbsup:
I might want to do this.

Yeah, I like it alot and thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by wkjeepgirl86 (Post 375498)
I wish there was a way to do it on the side rockers too. im tired of it only staying black for a month after i detail the jeep. ive got the factory side steps so id image the step part will come off but what i keep reading the sides wont without breaking them

I was thinking of just taping the side up and using plastic and just doing it while they are on the jeep!

chance 03-14-2011 07:48 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeff05wk (Post 375486)
Looks good chance. I just wipe mine down with Armor-All every time I wash it. Stays black and shiny all the time.

I'd like to get the Black Ops Carbon Fiber step eventually.

Thanks, When i bought my jeep that was never done so it faded alottt lol

And, I wouldn't get the carbon fiber bc its so expensive and it has the possibility to be scratched

Quote:

Originally Posted by MasterWK (Post 375488)
Looks slick. Matches a whole lot better. :thumbsup:
I might want to do this.

Yeah, I like it alot and thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by wkjeepgirl86 (Post 375498)
I wish there was a way to do it on the side rockers too. im tired of it only staying black for a month after i detail the jeep. ive got the factory side steps so id image the step part will come off but what i keep reading the sides wont without breaking them

I was thinking of just taping the side up and using plastic and just doing it while they are on the jeep!

lll2for3lll 03-14-2011 08:57 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
I use Mother's Back to Black. Works great. jayloop sprayed it with Rhino Liner. That's a cool idea.

chance 03-14-2011 09:46 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 375614)
I use Mother's Back to Black. Works great. jayloop sprayed it with Rhino Liner. That's a cool idea.

Meh I really like this, so I will be sticking with it. lol

BOYCHIKS 03-14-2011 09:57 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
Wow, looks like new!

chance 03-14-2011 09:57 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BOYCHIKS (Post 375658)
Wow, looks like new!

Yep, I hope it stays that way too! lol

GR33N D3M0N 03-14-2011 10:19 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
looks great!

suggestion, do the same to the front wiper cowls, i hit mine up with some black spray paint, and they look brand new!

chance 03-14-2011 10:22 PM

Re: Plasti-Dipped Rear Step Pad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GR33N D3M0N (Post 375674)
looks great!

suggestion, do the same to the front wiper cowls, i hit mine up with some black spray paint, and they look brand new!

You mean right below the wipers right? I was looking at doing that and one the side of the windshield cause they look to be fading the same way.


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