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NHWK05 07-04-2011 09:05 AM

ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
I see everywhere that everyone loves this stuff. People are using it on everything. Well, I am thinking of using it on some interior parts for my rear cargo area.

My question is, how rugged is this stuff? How well does it take abuse? How does it clean up?

I pretty much use the back of my WK like a pickup truck bed. I carry bales of hay for our horses on a regular basis, muddy/crappy (literally) bar boots, horse shoes, buckets, more horse stuff, baby stroller, 30lb tool bag, etc. you name it its been back there.

I have the rubber floor liner that has saved my ass many times but i want to cover the scratches to the lift gate panel and side panels.

I have a few idea on this.

The first thing i am doing is buying a roll of 1/8th in or 3/16th rubber used for making a pickup truck bed liner (from tractor supply co)

I am going to take this cut it down to size and attach it to the back of the rear seats at the seam between the leather and the carpet. I will cut it down the middle to accommodate the 60/40 folding rear seat with one piece wider then the other so they over lap when both are folded flat.

This rubber will flow under the rear cargo cover so when the seat is folded i have an overlapping continuous rubber floor.

That will leave me with the sides and back of the jeep.

My original idea was to take the panels out and having the 3 panels covered by LINEX. But that will cost about $200 i really dont have.

My next thought was to use Herculiner do it yourself bed liner, but i am not quite sure i will like how that will turn out.

I am also concerned about the added weight making the hatch not stay open even though i have new hatch struts.

So now i am thinking Plasti Dip. Will it be rugged enough?

robpp 07-04-2011 09:20 AM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
no

suzieque 07-04-2011 09:24 AM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
I'm doing my own experiment where I use clear plasti dip (creates a opaque flat finish) on my lower front valance and then spraying that with clear rocker guard (adds gloss and protection). The point is to create a durable finish that could be removed later if I don't like it.
I've only had it on for a day. If it lasts, I will do my whole front bumper for about $20.

Not sure if this would work on the interior plastic panels, not sure why not.

05WK 07-04-2011 09:29 AM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
Plasti dip will rub right off anything. If it were only for looks, go for it. But it's not abrasive at all. Spray can bed liner. Idk what brand, but auto zone carries it and I sprayed my subwoofer box with it back in the day to seal it up with a cool finish. Not chunky, but corse. Evenly sprayed on and never came off

robpp 07-04-2011 09:41 AM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
kyle

get you self a can of this plasti-crap. and play with it.

one DROP of gasoline dissolves it into a gooey mess......

05WK 07-04-2011 09:56 AM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 441920)
kyle

get you self a can of this plasti-crap. and play with it.

one DROP of gasoline dissolves it into a gooey mess......

Even after it has healed to something?

jayloop 07-04-2011 10:09 AM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
Remember in kindergarten when we played with elmer's glue and let it dry on our fingers and then peeled it off? Plasti-dip has the same effect. I've used it, but only to decide if I like something black before actually painting it. I sprayed my chrome grill for 5 bucks, decided I didn't like it after a few days and peeled it right off. I don't consider plasti-dip to be a suitable permanent solution for anything (on my Jeep). I've used Raptor-liner (purchased from Amazon for about $100). It is tough as nails and looks great. It's tintable too.

05WK 07-04-2011 10:14 AM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
Ever seen someone use this on a truck bed or a grille guard?

suzieque 07-04-2011 10:24 AM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
rob's advice is best. experiment on a smaller area like I'm doing, see if you like the finish, and see how it holds up.

MasterWK 07-04-2011 12:27 PM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
I used plasti-dip on my jeep logos with not issues, but then I've also used plasti-dip on my rear step pad and I hated it. Give it a shot, but don't be surprised if it doesn't last/you don't like it.

tri0829 07-04-2011 12:40 PM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
I've tried it on interior stuff If it's in a place of high traffic that gets a lot of use I would say definitely do not do it it will scuff and look like crap after a little use find something more durable

NHWK05 07-04-2011 03:02 PM

Re: ATTN: Plasti Dip fanatics!
 
Thanks guys. I think i will stick to bed liner products when i have the money.


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