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Unread 05-07-2015, 10:16 PM   #1
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Anyone have pics of chrome they painted matte black with plastidip?

Hey guys, looking to matte black my grill, sideview mirrors, side Jeep Grand Cherokee logos, and rear Jeep Grand Cherokee logo. I have a silver 2012 Laredo so I prefer pictures of a silver one so I can get an idea of what it looks like before I do it. If anyone can put up some pictures, that would be awesome. Thanks!


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Unread 05-09-2015, 03:44 PM   #2
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Unread 05-09-2015, 03:46 PM   #3
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Hey guys, looking to matte black my grill, sideview mirrors, side Jeep Grand Cherokee logos, and rear Jeep Grand Cherokee logo. I have a silver 2012 Laredo so I prefer pictures of a silver one so I can get an idea of what it looks like before I do it. If anyone can put up some pictures, that would be awesome. Thanks!
I don't own the vehicle anymore, but I had a 2011 jgc Laredo that I plasti dipped the grill, logo, side moldings,and wheels. Only things is it was mineral greet, but I think you could get an idea of what it will look like.

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Unread 05-09-2015, 08:41 PM   #4
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That looks really good. Thanks bro!
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Unread 05-10-2015, 07:21 AM   #5
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That looks really good. Thanks bro!
no prob, jeep modding gets addictive really quick lol
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Unread 05-10-2015, 02:42 PM   #6
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plasti dipped my wheels black (5 coats) yesterday then hit with another 3 coats of plastic dip metalizer.

i think it came out great. Real nice, cheap way to see how it looks before I go out and buy wheels.

Anyone know how I can remove the chrome running boards along both sides of the vehicle?
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Unread 05-11-2015, 06:55 PM   #7
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Do all parts (Rims/Trim/Grill) have to be removed for them to be plasti dipped? How long does the stuff last?
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Unread 05-12-2015, 09:43 AM   #8
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I've had mine plasti-dipped for about 6 months now, the grill needs to be touched up or redone due to rock chips. But besides that, the emblems and side mirrors have held up through the Chicago winter.
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Unread 05-12-2015, 03:58 PM   #9
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Did you remove the parts to plastidip them? If so how do you remove the emblems?
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Unread 05-12-2015, 06:23 PM   #10
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I just bagged the rotors and brake caliper and took my time spraying. Make sure you end each coat with a thick coat around the tire. This is essential as you ar making a think coat on the rubber tire so its easy to peal off. Just use a microfiber when its completely dry to remove the excess on the tire.

Youtube has a TON of videos on how to plastic dip wheels with all kinds of colors plus metalizer or glossifyer if you desire.
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Unread 05-14-2015, 10:28 AM   #11
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I did this to my Audi way back when. If you take the time to do it right, it holds up great. I removed the part, and "prepped" it with some high grit sandpaper before thoroughly cleaning and ENSURING it's dry. Then, spray a thin layer and let it sit for while before repeating the coat/set process several times. Also it helps to hang the piece so it's easier to get at it from all angles. Another pointer is to start spraying away from the piece and then dragging the spray across the part. This prevents runs from the initial blast collecting in areas. Also, when you're done let it set in a non-humid environment for at least 24 hours to make sure it sets solid.

Just my $.02

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Unread 05-15-2015, 08:52 AM   #12
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Here's the link to another thread I posted the pictures in

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...73/index2.html
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Unread 05-15-2015, 09:25 AM   #13
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All - any experience with the durability of the plastidip compared to painting? Thanks.
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Unread 05-15-2015, 10:19 AM   #14
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Mine has only been on a little less than a year, but it's been through a WI winter and it looks as good as the day I sprayed it.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 12:41 AM   #15
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Working on it, slowly. Got the mirrors blacked out and the tail light trim done yesterday. There's just too much chrome on these from the factory. I like this Limited, but really wish the 2014/15 Altitude was available with a 4x4/5.7L.


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