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post #16 of 27 Old 05-01-2012, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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I used Plastidip on my wheels, too... I did the red stripe after I painted them with Plastidip.

No stripe...

Stripe...
Did you remove the calipers to paint them?


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post #17 of 27 Old 05-01-2012, 10:42 AM
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Did you remove the calipers to paint them?
Yes, but you don't need to.

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post #18 of 27 Old 05-01-2012, 11:24 AM
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What are you guys using to paint the cladding and how's it coming out? (more pics?) I'm thinking of doing mine but don't want it to look like crap.
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post #19 of 27 Old 05-01-2012, 11:40 AM
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+1 on the PlastiDip. I used mine on my wheels and they turned out great! What did you use to paint the grill? My Jeep is all black and debadged, just need to get my smoked headlights and paint the grill and it will be finished.
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post #20 of 27 Old 05-01-2012, 01:48 PM
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How long does the PlastiDip last? Is it better than spray paint on the wheels?
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post #21 of 27 Old 05-01-2012, 02:54 PM
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I have had mine on for a few weeks and no wear yet. I have heard of some people having it last for over a year before they had to touch it up a bit.
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post #22 of 27 Old 05-01-2012, 03:33 PM
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I've had mine done for about six months. The only issue was from running into a tree...



I cut out the peeled back section



And resprayed. Good as new

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post #23 of 27 Old 05-02-2012, 06:54 PM
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This stuff works good as well. Just sand the plastic with a fine grit sandpaper (1500 or 2000) and then put a few coats of it on and it looks nice. You can fin it at home depot or lowes for about 7 bucks a can.

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post #24 of 27 Old 05-02-2012, 06:55 PM
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How it looks.
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post #25 of 27 Old 05-04-2012, 12:56 AM
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what did you do to make the lettering so perfect.. i wanna do the same but did you use something to outline it or what? another thing is how do you pull out the grill do you have to take off the front bumper?
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post #26 of 27 Old 05-07-2012, 06:25 AM
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To take off the grill you just have to open the hood. There is two or three screws on the bottom of the grill and about 4 on the top under the hood.
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post #27 of 27 Old 05-07-2012, 10:09 AM
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For the OP you, should take some pics during the day
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