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Old 05-30-2011, 10:29 PM
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PlastiDip Bumper

So i had some free time on my hands this weekend and decided i wanted to paint my front/rear bumpers black. I ended up painting front/rear bumpers, mirrors, and grill black. I used PlastiDip since it sticks to really any surface so i didnt have to spend a ton of time sanding off the chrome and prime it. Anyways, i think it turned out pretty good. Im hoping it will hold up well to the bugs and washing and stuff. I put a bunch of coats on.










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Old 05-31-2011, 12:11 AM
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looks great, especially on a white truck, looks like an xl model now though
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:57 AM
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Whats Plastidip I can't remember ever seeing it in the store?
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:30 AM
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Whats Plastidip I can't remember ever seeing it in the store?
Comes in a little can like 8 or 10oz. I think. It's mainly used for handles of tools and stuff but like the OP said it will stick to just about everything! haha It's pretty good stuff. Home depot or lowes sells it I think. so does TSC IIRC
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Looks good.

I have a friend who did the front bumper on his chebby in plasti dip. Its been almost a year since he did it and it still looks great.

I'd also recommend some aftermarket clear headlights. Clear or smoked would look great and help shed the work truck image that 351fifty is talking about.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:53 AM
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Thanks guys.

Good to hear the plastidip will hold up. I am going to be getting some clear headlights soon. Mine are so old and i tried cleaning/restoring them but they still look old.

I also plan on getting some smoked dodge (I know i know) cab lights too.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:34 PM
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Also, where is a good reliable place to buy some new clear headlights and the clear marker lights? i have checked ebay but they seem to be pretty ghetto looking and cheap?
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Powdercoating FTW!

Any sort of spray paint isn't going to have the chip or scratch resistance needed. It might last a year, it might last a month before it starts. At the very least you should use an automotive grade hvlp gun with a good paint. I get that some people are doing it on a budget, but harbor freight sells a hvlp gun for 12 bucks and paint is cheaper by the pint and quart rather than the aerosol can.
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I got my lights off eBay, came with hid's as well.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:19 PM
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Powdercoating FTW!

Any sort of spray paint isn't going to have the chip or scratch resistance needed. It might last a year, it might last a month before it starts. At the very least you should use an automotive grade hvlp gun with a good paint. I get that some people are doing it on a budget, but harbor freight sells a hvlp gun for 12 bucks and paint is cheaper by the pint and quart rather than the aerosol can.
Wouldnt you have to a least have about a weeks time to do that? (Remove bumpers, sand them, prime them, paint them, clear coat them) Assuming you need to wait a day between each coat?

Plus if i was gonna go that route, i would just get them painted with RinoLiner. A flat/gloss paint just wouldn't look right if you ask me.
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