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I'm thinking about plasti dipping my front bumper wings, grill, and rear bumper wings black. i was just wondering how many coats should i apply?

Any tips before i get started?
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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.
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Plasidip is easy to work with because you just peel off your screw ups. One tip is a heavier coat is easier to peel than a light coat.
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Do a couple, make sure by the time you are done that you have a thick even covering. In thin areas it can be difficult (but not impossible) to peel off. If you ever decide to peel it off, citrus based cleaners seem to work the best.

Different colors require special tricks I've found. White is the worst, but black isn't too hard. Make sure to shake the can very well and that it is room temperature (not cold) if it comes out chunky then shake more and keep it warm.
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Do a couple, make sure by the time you are done that you have a thick even covering. In thin areas it can be difficult (but not impossible) to peel off. If you ever decide to peel it off, citrus based cleaners seem to work the best.

Different colors require special tricks I've found. White is the worst, but black isn't too hard. Make sure to shake the can very well and that it is room temperature (not cold) if it comes out chunky then shake more and keep it warm.
I'm thinking about doing my mirrors and handles as well. is this a good idea?

thanks for the feedback!
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I'm thinking about doing my mirrors and handles as well. is this a good idea?

thanks for the feedback!
Go for it! I've used it a few times, once to dip the grill bezel white, and once for the rear emblems. In both cases I ended up removing it just to paint those parts white. So in those cases I really wished I would have gone ahead and painted them to begin with.

But plastidip is a great way to experiment and make sure you like what your changing.

Keep in mind you can also buy black handles. Tundra ones fit. $60 or so IIRC.
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I did mine without any issues. Door handles are super easy to remove. I kept the mirrors on and taped/newspapered around them.
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Go for it! I've used it a few times, once to dip the grill bezel white, and once for the rear emblems. In both cases I ended up removing it just to paint those parts white. So in those cases I really wished I would have gone ahead and painted them to begin with.

But plastidip is a great way to experiment and make sure you like what your changing.

Keep in mind you can also buy black handles. Tundra ones fit. $60 or so IIRC.
what did you used to paint them? like spray paint?
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I did mine without any issues. Door handles are super easy to remove. I kept the mirrors on and taped/newspapered around them.
awesome! i think ill do that.

thanks for the feedback
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what did you used to paint them? like spray paint?
Yep, rattle can krylon fusion gloss white. Says it's good for plastics.
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