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Old 05-26-2012, 02:58 PM
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plasti dip or ????

I know a lot of people use plasti dip....is there anything thinner or better that anybody uses.... gimme some recommendations!! Planning on doing the side markers grill poss... maybe more
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Nothing peels off like plasti-dip. Thats the great part about it ... just peels off. Good luck.
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I saw someone post something not too long ago about painting their sidemarkers...but I missed what he used...now I can't find his thread...thx for the peeling off tip I'll def keep that in mind
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I saw someone post something not too long ago about painting their sidemarkers...but I missed what he used...now I can't find his thread...thx for the peeling off tip I'll def keep that in mind
So I went to home depot to find me plaasti dip spray and they didn't have any .....just my luck...any tips on where else I can get it at???
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try lowes, ace hardware, etc. any home improvement store. they usually dont have the product on their websites, so i would call ahead.
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I know a lot of people use plasti dip....is there anything thinner or better that anybody uses.... gimme some recommendations!! Planning on doing the side markers grill poss... maybe more
You can thin it with this:



Always dip slowly and lay to dry with the visible side up. Pre clean all surfaces with Naphtha to remove all traces of oil, grease, and wax, NEVER WITH THE ABOVE THINNER! I would not do your side markers. Paint and shoot clear to match body color instead. In fact, I was into plasti-dip when I was a kid too. Total waste as it chips off and peels off especially after a few hot and cold seasons. Good luck... but you'll see!
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Total waste as it chips off and peels off especially after a few hot and cold seasons. Good luck... but you'll see!

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Gee, that's a great informative contributing post!...
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I saw someone post something not too long ago about painting their sidemarkers...but I missed what he used...now I can't find his thread...thx for the peeling off tip I'll def keep that in mind
You could try VHT Nightshades, but it comes out pretty dark. You can usually find it a local autoparts store.
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Gee, that's a great informative contributing post!...
as are all of your posts.........
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as are all of your posts.........
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vinyl is thinner and peels off as well
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OK so here's the deal...apparently plastic dip is used very often and bought in bulk...but I managed to get three cans from Lowes yesterday...thx...today I painted the grill and the side marker lights...when pealing off I messed up a lil on the grill but u can only tell from really up close...I think I did a pretty good job for my first time...I'm def satisfied with the little changes...can't wait till I get wheels and spoilers!! I'm gonna try and post the pics
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Plasti-dip smoke is translucent and made to smoke out lights and side markers.

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^^Do you know where we can get the plasti dip smoke?
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Anything but the regular black is pretty hard to find if you don't get it off the net. Oh and larger pictures would be good.
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^^Do you know where we can get the plasti dip smoke?
Dipyourcar.com
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Oh and larger pictures would be good.
Was just thinking exactly the same thing...
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I kno....quick cell pics...imma see if I can upload them bigger
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looks good from a distance, but hard to critique without getting up close. Still, if you're happy with it, that's all that matters as most likely, only you will notice and know about defects in the job.
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