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    Thread: Plasti-Dip?

    1. Member shutin's Avatar
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      03-03-2009 11:11 AM #1
      Ok, call me uneducated but can anyone explain to me how you would apply Plasti-Dip to your grille. I see it is a rubberized coating according to their website. I also see that some of you have used it and I have seen the recent pictures that display the before and after. My question to you is, are you actually dipping the grille in the Plasti-Dip or spraying it on?

    2. 03-03-2009 11:38 AM #2
      Pretty sure most people are just spraying it on using the spray cans that you can get at your local hardware store - I think most sanded the plastic/chrome finish on the stock grill, but IIRC sanding is not necessary.

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      03-03-2009 12:30 PM #3
      IIRC?

    4. 03-03-2009 01:00 PM #4
      where is everybody getting this Plasti-dip. can't find anyone in oregon that has it.

    5. 03-03-2009 01:44 PM #5
      IIRC = if i recall correctly - I may have used that incorrectly...lol... and DualB6er - you can get it at hardware stores like Lowes, OSH, and others + you should be able to find it online if all else fails.

      http://www.plastidip.com/diy_where_to_buy.php


    6. 03-03-2009 02:00 PM #6
      Thanks Khush. I'll check with them...

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      03-03-2009 02:11 PM #7
      Thanks Khris. Can anyone tell me how much they used to spray the grill?

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      03-03-2009 02:16 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by shutin »
      Thanks Khris. Can anyone tell me how much they used to spray the grill?

      I sprayed mine like 3 times.


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      03-03-2009 03:04 PM #9
      does it only take one can to do it, or a few?..and did you guys remove the grill and spray it on or just tape it off and then spray
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    10. 03-03-2009 04:29 PM #10
      I would def remove the grill to paint it - removing the grill is not difficult you just need a Torx T-20 driver (I think I paid $4 for one at autozone). Here's a link for a DIY http://diy.oempl.us/article_in...id=14.



      Modified by OG KHUSH at 2:08 PM 3-3-2009

    11. 03-03-2009 04:45 PM #11
      Remove grill from car, sand with a 420 grit sandpaper untill everything you want prepped is not shiny. Wife off the sanded part with wax and grease remover. Get one of the three cans of plasti dip you purchased from either Lowes or Home Depot (in the spray paint isle, in the speciality paint section) and spray on light even coats.

      It will take seven or eight to do it right.

      Plasti dip will sometimes clog up and spray in clumps out or the nozzle, don't worry. You can sand when dry to smooth and redo at any time.

      Patience is your friend and take your time.

      When you tape off the parts you don't want plasti dipped, use a sharp razor around the edges of the tape so you don't lift the plasti dipped part you worked so hard on.

      PAtrick


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