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Re: Plasti Dip?

Also when you plastidip. Do you want a smooth or textured look? Spraying light coats will give you a textured look. If you want a smooth look. Spray a couple light coats first, then lay it down wet. But not so wet that it will drip.
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Yep, rattle can krylon fusion gloss white. Says it's good for plastics.
okay if i like the way it looks, should i take it off and spray it black?
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Another tip is to peel the tape off while the last coat is still wet on areas where the tape directly touches the sprayed area. If you wait til it's dry and peel the tape it wants to lift and doesn't give you a clean crisp edge
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Re: Plasti Dip?

You don't have to remove it. Plastidip is pretty durable and will hold up if you don't want to paint the parts. I use it on my wheels and go off road some and unless I scrape it off it doesn't peel off.
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I used it on all my exterior plastic to see how I liked it, I ended up actually painting my bezel after it started to peel after a couple of years and the door handles do wear off from normal use so they're best replaced with the black molded tacoma ones. My mirrors are still dipped though and look great after years. I also notice that the white on my bezel got stained by road gunk and bugs, but everything that was black keeps its color fine.
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I painted mine a few months ago. I do a lot of hwy driving and the rock chips are mounting up. The silver shines tremendously against the black once chipped... I assume plastic dip would do the same. Just something to consider if you drive on the hwy. I'll be switching to tt when funds allow. With the exception of the bumper wings, I'd like to get the bumpers and plastic body trim linex'd one day.. Need a second job I suppose.
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I did about 5 coats on mine, waiting about 45 mins in between.
Spray from a consistent distance. You don't want to be too close.
And the first coat or two won't look like much, just keep adding more coats as you see fit.
The more coats, the easier it will be to remove in one piece later on.
Use an alcohol solution to clean whatever you're dipping first, plastidip doesn't like finger grease.
Oh, and spend your time doing a good tape job, you'll thank yourself later.
Just follow what he said and you wont regret.
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