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post #1 of 7 Old 05-13-2014, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Question Plstidip question

Hello guys . I'm considering matte black plastidip on my grill and have a couple
questions. Once installed what is it like to clean ( as in bug guts , bird turd etc.)?
Also if it's mated up to gloss black paint , and you get wax on it , will go crappy or will the
wax rub off and still look nice ?
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I've tried it on wheels , grill , bumper and a few other places. In my opinion it's a chitty , cheap , broke wallet way around doing things the right way. It seems to be the rage now but it doesn't hold up , plain and simple. However , I'm old school and think it still works great for coating the handles on tools as it was originally designed for
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I just tried to do my grill about a month ago. Lasted about 2 weeks until the lower passenger corner came loose. Do I plan on trying it again further into the summer with completely different weather, YES. Do I expect much of a difference in results. No. but I have the black and clear already.

As far as dust and dirt it looked like it would set in but wiped away easily. Never had a chance to find out how bugs did.
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I did my wheels and my grill this winter (about 3-4 months ago) and still looks good !! Take your time and do at least 5 coats on her u will b fine !! As far as bugs and such cleaning seams to b the same I haven't waxed her yet but might b an issue getting build up off since its almost a tacky surface but I was tired of the chrome look! !

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Thanks for the input guys. I just had a guy in my shop with his whole front end done in
spray on rocker guard rubberized coating . He did the bumper , valance and grill .
looked pretty good actually.
He said also if it gets a splat or chip it's easily fixed with a touch up.
Food for thought.
I'm just looking for something all black (the truck is an 04' Harley / orange ) that,s easy
to look after .
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I plasti dipped my painted jeep fenders and it is holding up well after two years. Did a top coat last year and it worked well. However, it does scratch easily.

I will be doing my front bumper and grill in vinyl wrap and spray the grill with a rustileum matte black. Seems a lot more durable. Some if the plastidip will come out wavy looking if done on a large area. There my two pennies!!


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Have you thought about one of the better do it yourself spray on bedliners.

I have used Grizzly Grip and liked it but it is a roll on. This one here comes in spray bottles...whoohoo...and will be way tougher than plasti dip. Not saying anything bad about Plasti Dip but like has been said it scratches and tears easy.

I think this spray on comes in a single can if you look down the page. Of course if you buy the kit for $109.00 you can have a nut finding places to use it. Once you go textured...hard to resist sometimes some cool places.....like I did mine on all the lower body panels that were painted darker than the main body on my wifes 99 F250. Had people stop me at stop lights and ask me what it was they liked it so much....anyway...just tossing it out there for S&G's

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