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Old 04-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I've heard a lot about a product called Plasti Dip, watched tonnes of videos on youtube and have decided that I'm going to give it a go.

I have a 2012 F150 XLT, It's oxford white and I've decided to go for a black on white theme.

My question is, has anyone tried Plasti Dipping their entire grill as well as their front and rear bumpers? I've tried to find results on google as well as youtube and I haven't seen anyone who's painted their chrome grill or bumpers.

My rear bumper is half black and half white, just wondering if I should Plasti dip the black as well?

If anyone has any pictures of their own vehicles, or little tips they could give me that would be awesome, this will be my first time using the product. I'm going to start off by just doing badges as well as my fathers rims on his car for a bit of practice first.

After the product comes in the mail and I gain a bit more confidence I will be posting pics

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Hey everyone, I've heard a lot about a product called Plasti Dip, watched tonnes of videos on youtube and have decided that I'm going to give it a go.

I have a 2012 F150 XLT, It's oxford white and I've decided to go for a black on white theme.

My question is, has anyone tried Plasti Dipping their entire grill as well as their front and rear bumpers? I've tried to find results on google as well as youtube and I haven't seen anyone who's painted their chrome grill or bumpers.

My rear bumper is half black and half white, just wondering if I should Plasti dip the black as well?

If anyone has any pictures of their own vehicles, or little tips they could give me that would be awesome, this will be my first time using the product. I'm going to start off by just doing badges as well as my fathers rims on his car for a bit of practice first.

After the product comes in the mail and I gain a bit more confidence I will be posting pics

Thanks in advance ,

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On my last truck, (Toyota Tundra 4x4 CrewMax) I plastidipped every piece of chrome on it, including front grill surround and front/rear bumpers. Just make sure you use plenty of coats (6-8), or it may chip (on the front of the truck) due to bugs, or other stuff hitting it, and it will be a pain in the *** to remove if you decide to remove it later. If you do ever decide to remove it, and you find that it is coming off in small peices (not peeling off), that means you didn't put enough coats and it wasn't thick enough. Just spray it down with WD-40 and use a somewhat coarse rag, you can easily scrub it right off.

Here are some pics of my last truck.. It's a Toyota, but you get the picture.
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On my last truck, (Toyota Tundra 4x4 CrewMax) I plastidipped every piece of chrome on it, including front grill surround and front/rear bumpers. Just make sure you use plenty of coats (6-8), or it may chip (on the front of the truck) due to bugs, or other stuff hitting it, and it will be a pain in the *** to remove if you decide to remove it later. If you do ever decide to remove it, and you find that it is coming off in small peices (not peeling off), that means you didn't put enough coats and it wasn't thick enough. Just spray it down with WD-40 and use a somewhat coarse rag, you can easily scrub it right off.

Here are some pics of my last truck.. It's a Toyota, but you get the picture.

Thanks a lot man, you did an amazing job. Hopefully I ordered enough paint, I ordered 10x 11 oz cans with the can sprayer.

Did you take your front grill surround and bumpers off to paint? I know that it's easier to leave badges on, just wondering if it's the same case with bumpers and grills.

Once again thanks for the post and the pictures, very helpful

Oh, another question ; Did you plasti dip over the black on your rear bumper??
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Thanks a lot man, you did an amazing job. Hopefully I ordered enough paint, I ordered 10x 11 oz cans with the can sprayer.

Did you take your front grill surround and bumpers off to paint? I know that it's easier to leave badges on, just wondering if it's the same case with bumpers and grills.

Once again thanks for the post and the pictures, very helpful

Oh, another question ; Did you plasti dip over the black on your rear bumper??
No problem. 10 cans will be WAY plenty. I think I used 3 or 4 for everything. Probably should have used one extra though. Just make sure you do a lot of coats, but make each coat light.

I left everything on the truck. Way too much trouble to remove everything, and there's no need for it. I just used some newspaper and masking tape to tape off the general area around everything. For whatever areas you don't tape off (around the immediate area you're spraying, just peel it off afterwords. Don't tape right up next to whatever you're painting though. Because, at the end, when you go to remove the tape, it will peel the plastidip off with it.

No, I did not plastidip the black on my rear bumper. It looks good leaving that factory black. Plus, you will eventually scuff up and ruin the plastidip if you continuously step on it (getting in and out of the bed of the truck, etc.).
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No problem. 10 cans will be WAY plenty. I think I used 3 or 4 for everything. Probably should have used one extra though. Just make sure you do a lot of coats, but make each coat light.

I left everything on the truck. Way too much trouble to remove everything, and there's no need for it. I just used some newspaper and masking tape to tape off the general area around everything. For whatever areas you don't tape off (around the immediate area you're spraying, just peel it off afterwords. Don't tape right up next to whatever you're painting though. Because, at the end, when you go to remove the tape, it will peel the plastidip off with it.

No, I did not plastidip the black on my rear bumper. It looks good leaving that factory black. Plus, you will eventually scuff up and ruin the plastidip if you continuously step on it (getting in and out of the bed of the truck, etc.).
Awesome, you've been tonnes of help, I really appreciate you taking the time to post pics and fill me in on your process, as well as the tips and suggestions you've provided.

Once everything is in and installed/painted I will post some pictures

Once again, thank you very much !
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Tyler, I just finished my truck, I changed over to the black and white theme too. I painted everything rustoleum protective enamel . The key to painting over everything , especially chrome, for me was to use self etching primer before paint. I want to know how yours turned out ?
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I did all of my chrome is plastidip. seems to hold up really well. its all about the prep work. 150BUD is right about the self etching primer when you do actual paint work, but the post of plastidip is that it can be removed. If you use primer, you wont be able to remove the primer. I did plastidip to make sure that black was what I wanted. Now that I know I like it, when the plastidip starts to wear I will remove it and do what 150BUD did only with black. I did have a question for you 150BUD, what color white did you use to get such a good match. I have some wear from the previous owner putting fender flares on that I would like to paint. PM me the info if you would be so gracious!!
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Light first coat, then 5 heavy coats should do the trick, give at least twenty minutes to dry between coats, and definitely don't do it where there is any wind, otherwise you will end up with plastidip specs all over your truck. You can see pics of the chrome I went over on my escape here http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3943407/2011-ford-escape/
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Also, here is a video of how I did my grill on the escape.
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One more piece of advice after watching my video again would be to try to get the grill off if you can to do the dip. Reason being, if you can coat all the way around corners and edges you will get a much better hold and it will be much less likely to peel or bubble on you.
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