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Old 06-17-2014, 08:13 PM   #561
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I just did my rims on the truck but I would recommend doing them off. I believe it would be easier to have them laying flat where you can control the spray and see better in between the spokes. Mine look decent but some areas have a rough texture look.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:38 PM   #562
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best to dip rims when they're on or off vehicle????????
i do it while its on, becuz i usually mess up the dip when im trying to instal them back on the vehicle
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:21 AM   #563
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any advice on how to do this? So far im thinking just spray the whole thing with 4 or 5 layers, then take a razor blade or scalpel and cut along the raised parts of the letter and ring. Would require a steady hand.
@lifted03 - I sprayed the entire emblem with black pastidip, 4-5 coats. After the last coat, I let it dry for 10 minutes or so (enough that I could handle it without messing it all up). Then I used a toothpick to start picking the plastidip from the FORD lettering. If you're emblem is the same as mine, there's enough of a gap between the chrome and blue that the plastidip breaks along the gap. I didn't tape anything or use a razor blade. Would be the same process for the chrome ring.

Don't start to peel the lettering too soon or the plastidip is like tar...makes a mess and you have to start over.
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Just ordered a 6 pack of dip from amazon. Gonna do my rims, then the chrome on my grill. If it works well enough, ill go ahead and get another 6 pack to do my bumpers. Anything chrome must go. Haha.
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Home Depot is probably the best place to get it cheap. They even carry the other colors from time to time.
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Home Depot is probably the best place to get it cheap. They even carry the other colors from time to time.
Ive only found blue and orange around here.
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@lifted03 - I sprayed the entire emblem with black pastidip, 4-5 coats. After the last coat, I let it dry for 10 minutes or so (enough that I could handle it without messing it all up). Then I used a toothpick to start picking the plastidip from the FORD lettering. If you're emblem is the same as mine, there's enough of a gap between the chrome and blue that the plastidip breaks along the gap. I didn't tape anything or use a razor blade. Would be the same process for the chrome ring.

Don't start to peel the lettering too soon or the plastidip is like tar...makes a mess and you have to start over.
yah i tried it last night before this message. sprayed 4 or 5 layers, tried to razor it, and the dip wouldnt cut clean, causing either frayed edges or pulling from the rest of the emblem. sprayed and tried again. This time i tried taking q-tips and whiping the spray off the lettering while it was still wet. worked at first, but looked sloppy cuzz of inconsistant strokes.

Right now its just all sprayed black. The letters are raised up, but i feel like ill get the same results as with the blade, if i try to pick the plastic from the letters.
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best place to buy plasti dip in canada??????????? best ive found is ebay.
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I just dipped my grill, bumpers, and emblems sunday and only used 4 1/2 cans for 6 layers on everything. Going to use the other can and a half to finish door handles. Not sure if I'm going to dip the rims yet or not
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Right now its just all sprayed black. The letters are raised up, but i feel like ill get the same results as with the blade, if i try to pick the plastic from the letters.
it'll peel right off. Just go slow with it.

On another note...my mirror cap had a run-in with some thorns yesterday. Looks like they'll need to be re-done.
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