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Unread 09-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Plasti Dipping Cladding?

Anybody here Plati Dip the cladding on their ZJ? Did it bond well? I searched a few threads and there isn't much info on cladding. Mostly about rims. Plan on dipping the lower half of the GC.


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Unread 09-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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I haven't seen anyone plasti dip the cladding. But I did have a friend plasti dip his front grill on his Audi and the plasti dip only stuck to the emblem. The rain pretty much took it off the plastic grill part.

I painted mine with no problems and still looks like it did when I first painted it. (did it about a year ago)

But you can try a spot and see how it holds up.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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you can do it to see how it looks but don't expect it to last forever. mud will stain it and its a pain to clean because it will peel if you scrub it. I would say just rattle can it or use bed liner. plenty of pics of what this looks like if you search
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Unread 09-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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I haven't plasti-dipped the cladding, but I have dipped the moulding strip that runs around my Jeep. Its held up great for a year now. Not sure about dipping that large of an area though.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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I have done it to my cladding .. It looked nice but like everyone else has said it stains and peels bad i would rattle can it.i just redid it with spray paint and it looks awesome now
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Unread 09-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #6
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I painted mine with bed liner but everything else I've used plasti dip on (plastic like the cladding) has peeled. Maybe if you prepped it somehow first such as light sanding.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:00 AM   #7
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My buddy plastidipped his cladding, I wouldn't suggest it though if you ever take your jeep offroad. He did and it all came off. A lotta people bedline it.
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