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Dr.Pat 11-05-2012 01:55 PM

Vinyl wrapped front grill?
 
I'm not a fan of the chrome front grill on my 2012 JGC, but I'm hesitant to paint the it because I don't want it to chip from being hit rocks and road debris. I was wondering if any of you have wrapped your grill in black vinyl or even with the lamin-x tail light tint film.

I'm also debating on whether or not I want to pay the $400+ for the Altitude grill

Thanks in advance

kkreit01 11-05-2012 02:13 PM

Re: Vinyl wrapped front grill?
 
The Altitude grille is painted. I doubt vinyl will stand up to rock chips/bug guts any better than paint. I also think it would be difficult to get around all the curves, etc. Lamin-x would be thick, and it's also transparent. That may give it somewhat of a black-chrome look. It would also be difficult to apply.

suzieque 11-05-2012 02:18 PM

Re: Vinyl wrapped front grill?
 
I thought some guys plasti-dipped the grilles with good success.

Discount80 11-05-2012 02:24 PM

Re: Vinyl wrapped front grill?
 
Did this two days ago, ( did the wheels 8 months ago ) http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/4/9/1...20526908_o.jpg

Dr.Pat 11-05-2012 02:40 PM

Re: Vinyl wrapped front grill?
 
That looks great! Did you paint or use plasti-dip?

Doesn't plasti-dip bubble/peel/chip even sooner than paint?

ooja3k 11-05-2012 03:43 PM

Re: Vinyl wrapped front grill?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr.Pat (Post 707285)
That looks great! Did you paint or use plasti-dip?

Doesn't plasti-dip bubble/peel/chip even sooner than paint?

Definitely not. Very durable, and extremely easy to remove should you decide to re-do or remove it.

Its good protection from rocks, bugs, etc... And it looks sweet!

Discount80 11-05-2012 04:20 PM

Re: Vinyl wrapped front grill?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr.Pat (Post 707285)
That looks great! Did you paint or use plasti-dip?

Doesn't plasti-dip bubble/peel/chip even sooner than paint?


Its Plastidip. No real issues at all in my experience. If its done correctly there will not be any problems.

06HemiWK 11-05-2012 06:21 PM

Re: Vinyl wrapped front grill?
 
Hydro-dip it!! check out some videos on youtube


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