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bobharly 12-08-2012 08:30 PM

Plasti dip step bumper
 
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So everyone plasti dips their wheels or emblems, but I thought I would experiment with the step bumper first. The Plastic step bumper is exposed to heavy wear and weather, so I figured it will make for a good test on durability. I applied 5 light coats. After the first 3 coats I could no longer see the fading and scaring of the original plastic. Whole project took hour and a half, including playing with kids...


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suzieque 12-08-2012 09:22 PM

Re: Plasti dip step bumper
 
Nice work! I recall reading that the replacement piece is not to expensive ($15?) in case your piece is badly damaged.

bobharly 12-08-2012 09:52 PM

Re: Plasti dip step bumper
 
I plan to update this in a month, or so, as a durability test for plasti dip for fixing old faded plastics like this. I want to see how it stands up to scuffs, scratches and weathering. Lots of people use this for wheels, so I thought this might be a good solution. Plastic clading went out of style because they fade with age. It makes a nice car look old.

If it doesn't work, my next step would be to order the glossifier and try again.

BTW, between coats, wipe the nozzle of the plasti dip to keep it from spraying spatter on the previous coat. This stuff is thicker than paint and apparently clogs the spray tip more easily.

Megatron 12-09-2012 09:37 AM

Nice job. I agree with the nozzle clogging easily

tfranzone 12-14-2012 11:40 AM

Re: Plasti dip step bumper
 
good job Bob, it looks good.. im anxious to see the durability results.. although, I believe it shoudl perform decently well.

IIRC, a lot of people like to use the plastidip on wheels and emblems like you said.. and use a bedliner spray for the step pad... i think people like the small amount of texture it applies. But imo, if you have the plastidip on hand, no use in going out to buy bedliner.

for a really rugged look, people like jayloop like to raptor line it as well for extra texture.

bobharly 01-03-2013 12:04 AM

Re: Plasti dip step bumper
 
Ok, so less than a month and I am already seeing scuffs and peeling on the PD. The color of the finish and feel of it is great, but it peels like a bad blister once it is torn. I'm not sure I like this... I have seen online that it is easy to patch plasti dip, but I"m not sure I want to bother.

Any Paint recommendations? I'm thinking Matte black. Tfranzone recommended bedliner spray. Is that readily available at the old Home Despot?

Hacksaw 01-03-2013 12:10 AM

Spray bedliner or roll on is available at Walmart in the automotive section. Don't know about home depot

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tfranzone 01-04-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by bobharly (Post 731809)
Ok, so less than a month and I am already seeing scuffs and peeling on the PD. The color of the finish and feel of it is great, but it peels like a bad blister once it is torn. I'm not sure I like this... I have seen online that it is easy to patch plasti dip, but I"m not sure I want to bother.

Any Paint recommendations? I'm thinking Matte black. Tfranzone recommended bedliner spray. Is that readily available at the old Home Despot?


yes. bedliner sprays are available at lowes and home depots usually. do a search for bedliner step pad and I'm sure you will find multiple images. It seems to yield very good results and people seem to enjoy it. here is one example among many others..http://www.jeepgarage.org/f14/coops-...-27588-64.html


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