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Unread 05-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #31
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Has anyone done the outside of their Jeep with Monstaliner?

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Unread 05-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #32
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Has anyone done the outside of their Jeep with Monstaliner?

Don't hate me for asking...
Several in this thread have...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/m...riors-1376308/

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Unread 05-30-2013, 01:12 PM   #33
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Considering "Dipping" my Jeep as well. Was very serious about the Monstaliner but no one has been able to tell me what happens if I decide I dont like the texture. You cant just remove it or sand it off like paint/dip... The plastidip thing is a bit intriguing - moderate effort over the course of a day and your jeep can look new. Will it be perfect? No way... but, its a Jeep! Still torn, and wish I knew how to spray automotive paint correctly!
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Unread 05-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #34
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Considering "Dipping" my Jeep as well. Was very serious about the Monstaliner but no one has been able to tell me what happens if I decide I dont like the texture. You cant just remove it or sand it off like paint/dip... The plastidip thing is a bit intriguing - moderate effort over the course of a day and your jeep can look new. Will it be perfect? No way... but, its a Jeep! Still torn, and wish I knew how to spray paint correctly!
Send "magnetman" a pm I'm sure he'll get back to you...

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Unread 05-30-2013, 02:50 PM   #35
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I'm a veteran plastidip user and it's wide range of uses. I have used it on my motorcycle and WJ to get an idea of what black would look like in certain spots. It's on my YJ wheels right now until I have money for new wheels. It's a very useful product but IS NOT good for the outside of a YJ or TJ. It will rip if you hit your foot on the runners and then you have to re-spray that spot before the rip spreads. It is also incredibly hard to wash because a high-pressure nozzle will start tearing it.

Also...it doesn't take 10 minutes to peel off. Granted, the thicker you apply it, the easier it is to peel off. But it took me more than 30 min to remove it from motorcycle forks so I'm guessing it is at least a 2 hour job on a tub. I love the stuff and I almost always have a bottle or two, but it just isn't durable enough for any areas that see a lot of abuse.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 02:52 PM   #36
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I'm a veteran plastidip user and it's wide range of uses. I have used it on my motorcycle and WJ to get an idea of what black would look like in certain spots. It's on my YJ wheels right now until I have money for new wheels. It's a very useful product but IS NOT good for the outside of a YJ or TJ. It will rip if you hit your foot on the runners and then you have to re-spray that spot before the rip spreads. It is also incredibly hard to wash because a high-pressure nozzle will start tearing it.

Also...it doesn't take 10 minutes to peel off. Granted, the thicker you apply it, the easier it is to peel off. But it took me more than 30 min to remove it from motorcycle forks so I'm guessing it is at least a 2 hour job on a tub. I love the stuff and I almost always have a bottle or two, but it just isn't durable enough for any areas that see a lot of abuse.
I appreciate you sharing your experience with it. Doesnt sound like what I am looking for.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #37
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Here are a few of things I have "dipped" and how long they lasted:

Lasted about 8 months but I had to re-touch chips from rocks every 2-3 weeks (maybe 1.5 cans worth of touch ups)



Wind Screen lasted about 3 weeks so I ripped it off and applied it to the inside.


Cladding lasted about 4 months. but had a lot of rips on rocker panels from getting in and out of the WJ. Also if you drip any gas on plastidip it will dissolve. Wheels have lasted about 9 months now but I re-apply every tire rotation.



Oh, it is a cheap and non-permanent way to tint tail lights! Just do very light coats over the lenses. Or...you can do a regular coat over side markers and the light will still shine through them (not recommended for head or tail lights!)


With lights/hazards on:

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