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PostSubject: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeThu Sep 22, 2011 10:26 pm

Has anyone done any plast-dip? Think I will do my emblems this weekend.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/interior-exterior-visual-tech/135376-plasti-dip-before-after-16.html
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeThu Sep 22, 2011 11:03 pm

Im a big fan of Plasti-Dip but Im not sure I would use it on the emblems... I would think a regular spray paint would suffice unless you want your emblems to have a "rubbery" finish. I would personally just use a matte finish spray paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeThu Sep 22, 2011 11:12 pm

I have used Plasti Dip before. In fact, I used it to refinish the grill on the Subaru Forester I used to own. It did great covering the chrome trim ring on the grill and the bare aluminum mesh I installed in the grill. However, over time I noticed as the Plasti Dip aged or was exposed to heat, cold, rain, and direct sunlight it began to develop very tiny cracks. I expect any plastic type material would do so when exposed to the elements.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeFri Sep 23, 2011 6:32 am

I saw this over in the Blue Room too and am thinkin I am going to have to give it a go. Still not too convinced it is as easy (for me) as some of the discussion/vids over there. But I do like the spray on/peel off/satin or flat black look and the ease of returning to original later.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeFri Sep 23, 2011 3:09 pm

I think I will be giving it a try on my emblems as well! I've been thinking of de-badging like I did my Tundra because of the fact that they are all chrome. I'm thinking of doing the grill bezel and Toyota logo in the grill.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeFri Sep 23, 2011 3:28 pm

I've seen several TOYOTA emblems on the grill that are RED. Looks pretty good. I assume they were painted? On the Japan Summit video there are lots of red ones. Then I passed a guy today with his red.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeFri Sep 23, 2011 4:53 pm

Yeah my neighbor has a Black FJ (I need to take a picture as he has a nice Rig) and the Toyota on the grill is painted red... I've been thinking white for mine but we'll see!
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeFri Sep 23, 2011 4:57 pm

Maybe you can get some info on how he did his...from what I have read, seems like you have to tape everything up (in the space between letters, etc.) and that could be a pain in the ars...
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeFri Sep 23, 2011 8:46 pm

The thread I read had links to several youtube vids and in each one you taped off several inches away from the emblem and then used a toothpick to outline the letters, then just peeled the excess away...the only prep was rubbing alcohol to clean the area/emblem.



It really looks super easy and quick, which is why I said I wasnt convinced it would be that easy ....for me. These things usually have a way of turning into nightmares, but in this case, it seems like if it doesnt work, then just peel it all off and try again or walk away...
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeFri Sep 23, 2011 8:50 pm

Me either... But I'm thinking the same thing. It los like he brushed it on.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeSun Sep 25, 2011 12:35 am

Sounds interesting. Im interested to see what comes of this... keep the thread updated! I like the "fool proof" approach, I would just be pissed if I wasted my time.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeSat Oct 01, 2011 5:25 pm

Plasti-dipped my rear FJ Cruiser emblem today just to see how it looked black. I like it and will probably keep it for a while at least.

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Also did the latch for the back window so dogs can get air...stop the rattle.

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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeSat Oct 01, 2011 6:29 pm

Looks nice....how much taping did you do, and how easy was it to pull up the excess?
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeSat Oct 01, 2011 10:10 pm

I taped about an inch outside emblem. Sprayed 4 light coats waiting about 15 minutes between. The went around the edges with a toothpick and used it to pull up edges and peeled excess off. Very simple
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeSat Oct 01, 2011 11:14 pm

Nice sounds about at my skill level...I keep saying I'm going to try this, I guess I need to get busy!
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeSun Oct 02, 2011 3:21 pm

Just did the other side of tailgate...Toyota and emblem...let it dry a bit longer than the other side. Made it easier to remove excess.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeSun Oct 02, 2011 5:15 pm

Did you do the red Toyota on your grill with red Plasti-dip, or did you actully paint that?
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeThu Oct 06, 2011 10:44 am

This sounds addictive Very Happy I thought about plastidipping my wheels. Never did it though. Scotty, did you use real paint for your grill?
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeTue May 01, 2012 9:21 am

Just did my bezel over the weekend and the reaction from my wife assured me of the good move -- "It looks good, like it should have been like that in the first place"

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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeMon Jun 11, 2012 10:16 am

Took the giant leap this weekend and Plasti Dipped my roof... Of course, the work computer now doesn't allow access to Photobucket, so pics will have to wait until tonight Sad

But overall, I was only able to do three coats (ran out of paint much earlier than expected)... took 6 cans. The only problem is I was trying to get as much covered as possible with what I had, so the finish isn't that smooth. Will be putting a couple nicer coats on this weekend! Pics to come soon.



(PS, I at least was able to upload my avatar pic, so there's a little preview)


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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeMon Jun 11, 2012 10:56 am

Looks good...any issues?
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeMon Jun 11, 2012 11:00 am

Other than the blotchiness of an unfinished coat, there were no problems at all! I really wish I had a paint sprayer though, because I feel like it could turn out much smoother for a lot less effort. May look into getting one soon because I paint cornhole boards too.

I'd also like to point out that Plasti Dip adheres to the material of the roof rack EXTREMELY well. I will most likely coat that down the road just to add durability.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeMon Jun 11, 2012 11:14 am

My son and I have made lots of cornhole boards...made some for businesses, local charity groups and individuals. He is in the process of building a set for himself that will be "aged stain"...made from steel wool soaked in vinegar to produce this awesome grey color. We typically make our with oak plywood and stain them. Followed by several layers of poly.

We are some going to be rolling out a NCFJ model cornhole set that will have some great features.
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeMon Jun 11, 2012 11:19 am

My favorite set...
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PostSubject: Re: Plasti-Dip   Plasti-Dip Icon_minitimeMon Jun 11, 2012 11:26 am

Wow that paint scheme is impressive! Now you got me wishing I could post the pics of my boards! I'll have to start a thread and pull some of them up tonight! I started making boards about a year ago, just as gifts for my groomsmen, and have since been selling them on the side. Speaking of the old, gray look... I actually did a similar job with gray stain. The guy was related to Jesse James, so I put together two different "WANTED" posters that appeared to be nailed to the boards, which were antiqued. Very challenging, but turned out perfect!
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