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Old 08-12-2015, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Plasti Dip Thread

So I picked this gem up for a backup vehicle a couple weeks ago and figured I would have some fun with it! Plasti-Dipped the wheels and grills and emblems. I couldn't find a plasti dip thread for the vue so.....

Post up your Plasti-Dip projects!
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:07 PM   #2
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Normally, I'm not a fan of Plastidip but you did a good job with the grille, tailgate garnish, wheels and push bar.

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Old 09-23-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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So I picked this gem up for a backup vehicle a couple weeks ago and figured I would have some fun with it! Plasti-Dipped the wheels and grills and emblems. I couldn't find a plasti dip thread for the vue so.....

Post up your Plasti-Dip projects!
I dipped all of my plastics earlier this summer. I need to get some better pics.

anybody know how to get the TERRIBLE pinstripe off? I've tried peeling it, but just succeeded in scratching the paint.


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Old 09-24-2015, 10:21 AM   #4
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If the pinstripes are stick-on, try a heat gun. Heat guns are used to remove window tint.

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Old 09-24-2015, 12:13 PM   #5
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If the pinstripes are stick-on, try a heat gun. Heat guns are used to remove window tint.
ahhh. good call. I tried some goo gone and it didn't even phase them.

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Old 09-24-2015, 02:06 PM   #6
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I dipped all of my plastics earlier this summer. I need to get some better pics.

anybody know how to get the TERRIBLE pinstripe off? I've tried peeling it, but just succeeded in scratching the paint.

"anybody know how to get the TERRIBLE pinstripe off? ".....
body shops use a eraser wheel (3m make one) on a drill to remove them.

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Old 10-01-2015, 12:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for the compliments! And about that pinstripe..

The pin stripe is a pain. What I did was soak it in bug and tar remover for 15 mins then...heres the kinda scary part but it works, I had the back to a remote control cover laying around (fairly soft plastic) I took the edge at about a 20 degree angle from the surface and pushed firmly against the stripe down the door. It comes off pretty easily (Make sure the surface still has plenty of bug and tar remove on it.

Then I buffed the glue off and waxed the car afterwords. It took a few hours but was worth it

No scratches or scuffs but I could see it being risky with a black car.

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Old 10-01-2015, 02:48 PM   #8
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Thanks for the compliments! And about that pinstripe..

The pin stripe is a pain. What I did was soak it in bug and tar remover for 15 mins then...heres the kinda scary part but it works, I had the back to a remote control cover laying around (fairly soft plastic) I took the edge at about a 20 degree angle from the surface and pushed firmly against the stripe down the door. It comes off pretty easily (Make sure the surface still has plenty of bug and tar remove on it.

Then I buffed the glue off and waxed the car afterwords. It took a few hours but was worth it

No scratches or scuffs but I could see it being risky with a black car.
Thanks for the tip. As you can see, it's almost scratched away on the rear door, but like new in the front. It looks like hell

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Old 10-02-2015, 08:16 AM   #9
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Thanks for the tip. As you can see, it's almost scratched away on the rear door, but like new in the front. It looks like hell
Plastic razor blades or plastic spreader work really well with the help of a heat gun on getting pinstripes or stickers off. Then some scratch remover & a buff wheel gets the "ghosting" off the paint. WD40 for left over glue on the body.

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Old 11-27-2015, 10:36 PM   #10
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Hey Deltaphi216, the PlastiDip on the front bumper looks good.

I know it's off topic, but what size and brand of tires are those? They look great. I've got to get new tires soon and I was thinking of upgrading to something like that.

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Old 12-01-2015, 05:22 PM   #11
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Hey Deltaphi216, the PlastiDip on the front bumper looks good.

I know it's off topic, but what size and brand of tires are those? They look great. I've got to get new tires soon and I was thinking of upgrading to something like that.
Thanks Russ! I have 255/55/r18's on it. Cooper Discoverer HT Plus. DTD had them on sale for $118 a tire with a bunch of rebates. They are HUGE! makes the car look WAY better.

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Old 03-19-2016, 03:46 AM   #12
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I just plasti dip my center dash trim (where the radio and power windows switches are) and am going to be doing the front/rear bumpers and user-side plastic molding on the driver and passenger sides as the black molding is faded and gray and no matter the restoration (back to black, etc.) it was a no go as it faded fast after a couple of rains. i have a question tho before I do it would you recommend using the glossifer and/or adding a clear coat layer to protect it further? I know with adding a clear coat it makes it harder to remove but I am interested in your thoughts.

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Old 05-09-2016, 11:32 AM   #13
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I dipped my tails and front corners as soon as spring hit after I bought my Vue. I only did 2 layers of black, and I believe another 2 of the glossifier. I was going for a stock look--the tails almost look a dark wine red when you're up close. Same with my corners, they have a smoky orange tint that manages to get over on the eyes. I originally was on the hunt for euro tails and clear corners, but I realized I'd like this look alot better. More custom IMO.

I also dipped my badges--you can't really see from this pic, but they went from straight silver and red, to silver black and red. My Vue is the only one in the city that looks like this now! I've had guys say they saw me because of my "custom" truck
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I thought about plasti dip but what I want to do plasti dip doesn't have the detail control i need. I REALLY would like to get a wrap that emulates Dr Who's Tardis since the vue is nearly the same color

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Old 06-16-2016, 12:41 PM   #15
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If anyone is curious how well it works. I paid a buddy to dip my whole truck. It came out awesome. Supplies were ~350. It is a anthractite grey with a lot of white pearl

There are a few concerns living with a dipped car I have and may update you guys later, but gas melts plasti dip so it can mess it up if you are not careful. Other than that so far it seems as durable as normal paint.

I was going to do the vue next but i had timing chain issues
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I Plasti Dip an 2003 Vue grey trim. I bought the FWD Vue for $500 had a blown engine. Some good old fashion elbow grease I replaced the engine. (Before I put the engine in I replaced the timing belt. Awesome thread showing how and the homemade cam lock for $3. Valve cover gaskets water pump T-state plugs intake plate and manifold gasket.) New engine had 98,000 miles on it. Engine and parts another $800. Total cost for car $1300. I've been offered good money for the car. I think I am going to keep it as my daily driver. I'll take pics and attach later.

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As promised here are my pictures of the Bumpers and rocker panels spayed with Plasti Dip I have ran it through the touchless car wash and also Those coin op high pressure spray wash no problems.
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Dumb question, but what exactly is Plasti-dip?

I've seen it in stores, but not quite exactly sure what it is? Is it paint or?

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There's never a dumb question when its asked by someone not familiar with something. As a PR response, "Plasti Dip is an air-dry, specialty rubber coating. In fact, it's the original peelable, flexible, insulating, non-slip, durable rubber coating. The Plasti Dip product line provides a wide range of coating solutions from automotive customization to home improvement."

Google 'what is Plasti-dip?' and click all the hits Google comes back with. I remember Plasti-dip as a liquid rubber for creating rubber coated handles on pliers, handles needing a slip proof coating, creating rubber coatings on specialty parts by dipping the part in a can of liquid plastic. It branched into spray can or quart/gallon cans for custom spraying on parts for a flat look without the shine from regular paint coatings on cars. Rubberizing has its benefits and its drawbacks (gasoline dissolving the coating).

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