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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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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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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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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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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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