Gonna plasti-dip my Harley Grille - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4 Exterior Discussion Body and Accessories Talk

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 02-19-2013, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict

 
tony97gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Broward County
Posts: 645
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Gonna plasti-dip my Harley Grille

Well in an effort to rid my truck of anymore chrome, I'm going to plasti-dip my chrome Harley Grille. Watched a few videos and read a few threads on it, so hopefully it goes well. Anybody got any suggestions?

2008 F250 Harley Davidson 4x4, Upgraded LED lighting, JL Audio 13.5" Stealthbox, JL Audio C3 door speakers, JL Audio 500.1 for the stealthbox, JL Audio 400.4 for the doors, Viper 5704 alarm/SmartStart and GPS tracker, JimmiJammer door plates, JimmiJammer gateguard, Delete front lock/rear handle swap, DPF delete, MiniMaxx, 2.5" level, Sinister coolant filter, 55w 6000k HID's driving/fog lights, S+B CAI, MBRP 5" DP back exhaust, 35x12.5x20 TIS 20" rims, Nitto Trail Grapplers, adjustable track bar.
tony97gt is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 02-20-2013, 02:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 632
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Not really, plastidip doesn't need much prep, do about 5 coats, if you tape anything off and spray plastidip on it, take a razor blade and cut it along what you want plastidipped and what you don't because the plastidip will peel off what you want covered.

rdwngs444 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 02-20-2013, 11:30 PM
Member
 
Mr_Grumbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: 954
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Why not just get an FX4 grille and sell the Harley?

13 Metallic Red F250 lariat 6.7
4inch BDS 4-link lift, 35x20x12.5 Toyo ATs, 20x10 Fuels

08 Black F350 lariat 6.4
5'' Diamond Eye Turbo Back Exhaust, AFE Stage 2 P5R, Mini-Maxx, HD300...SOLD...

Last edited by Mr_Grumbles; 02-20-2013 at 11:35 PM.
Mr_Grumbles is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 04:28 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
studded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I plasti dipped my 6.0s grille when i had it but i removed the grille first. Came out great.

aFe stage 2 intake P5R, MBRP 3" intercooler pipe, MBRP downpipe, MBRP 4" downpipe back exhaust no cat/muffler, PTP egr delete, H&S Minimaxx
ARP studs,71 lp and batmo hp wheel, coated 6.0 manis, rudys diesel up pipes, Pro Comp 6" lift
Fabtech traction bars, Recon smoked lights with LEDs all around.
studded is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 05:42 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just last weekend did my badges, chrome mirror caps and painted my headlights with plastidip..... Sanded chrome shot at least 4 coats then used matte clear coat.... Looks amazing

2010 F-350 6.4 CCLB FX4
4.5 carli, deleted, spartaned


1999 F-250 v-10 CCLB LARIAT(sold)
Sufbark is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
F450Harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Rancho C. CA
Posts: 175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Plasti-dip is cool stuff ,but IMO only when is used on black plastic truck parts (bumper step,mud guards ...etc) .I tried it on chrome parts & it does nothing but cheapens the look of it. Try black chrome & Im sure you will love it. I did that to my grill, side vents and rims. I only put two light coats on it.The more coats the darker the finish. It cost me about $40.00 and 3 hrs of work. Im not very good at taking pics , but this is what it looks like:...http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/...ps468b305e.jpg

Last edited by F450Harley; 02-21-2013 at 07:40 PM.
F450Harley is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 08:16 PM
Yeah it's a Turbo Diesel
 
mts678's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 4,084
Thanks: 86
Thanked 63 Times in 63 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 12 reviews
Gonna plasti-dip my Harley Grille

Spraying any ford logos or chrome with vht night shades will give it a black chrome look


Sent from AutoGuide.com App

Marshall
2002 F250 7.3L CCSB 4WD
Tinted | Focal speakers & 12" Kicker | CTS Insight | CNC fuel line kit | PIS 200/80's | KC38R | Nathan P3 train horns & Onboard Air
Switching to hid's? Do it right!

mts678 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 08:59 PM
Chapter Director

 
Rammstein1224's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,964
Thanks: 6
Thanked 48 Times in 40 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Read my post on the 2nd page i explain all the tips and tricks for plasti-dip
Plasti-Dip'd Wheels (How to)

Local Jackass member Pat

Battle cry of every 6.0 owner out there
Quote:
Originally Posted by access_max View Post
With the issues fixed a 6.0 can run circles around a 7.3.
2000 F-350 7.3L ZF6
Standard 7.3 mods
SCT tuned
8" Fabtech lift 13" total
5:13 Gears
46" Goodyear MVTs Military takeoffs
Bushwacker Cut-Out Fender Flares
Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
On-board air W/Semi horns

1995 F-350 7.3L E4OD DRW
Standard 7.3 mods
PHP Hydra W/Tony Wildman tunes
160/0 Injectors
T-500 HPOP
E-fuel Conversion
West Coast mirrors
Rammstein1224 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 10:14 PM
Member
 
straightdrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 64
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My truck is an XL so it had nasty grey plastic all on it. I sprayed my grille, bumper, and rocker panels with it. That stuff is still there and still looks great!

Paul
2005 F250XL, 6.0, 4x4, 6 speed - Sold!


Now driving - 2004 Silverado 2500HD Duramax, and couldn't be happier!
straightdrive is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 02-25-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict

 
tony97gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Broward County
Posts: 645
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Grumbles View Post
Why not just get an FX4 grille and sell the Harley?
Because the truck is a Harley and I'd like to keep the Harley parts

2008 F250 Harley Davidson 4x4, Upgraded LED lighting, JL Audio 13.5" Stealthbox, JL Audio C3 door speakers, JL Audio 500.1 for the stealthbox, JL Audio 400.4 for the doors, Viper 5704 alarm/SmartStart and GPS tracker, JimmiJammer door plates, JimmiJammer gateguard, Delete front lock/rear handle swap, DPF delete, MiniMaxx, 2.5" level, Sinister coolant filter, 55w 6000k HID's driving/fog lights, S+B CAI, MBRP 5" DP back exhaust, 35x12.5x20 TIS 20" rims, Nitto Trail Grapplers, adjustable track bar.
tony97gt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome