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How to remove excess plastidip?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by TO’TA, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Jul 7, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    TO’TA

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    welcome to this thread.

    I just bought a Toyota 4Runner so now you are all my friends like it or not.

    I have a couple questions.

    I tried to plastic dip my grill and emblems and everyone says it peels right off but now I have overspray all over my brand new car and it is taking forever to clean it off. Can anyone help? I don’t mean give me suggestions I mean like drive over here and help scrub it off?

    :help:

    Also will 285s rub?

    Thanks in advance...

    :popcorn:
     
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  2. Jul 7, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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    CollinJ

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    Overspray of plastidip is annoying, you want to really tape the area off well and spray it on to peel it well.

    I’m no expert at all but for overspray in the past I’ve taped off whatever area had it and sprayed a couple thick coats and let it dry. Once dry it all just peeled right off. Take your time if you go that route to not case more overspray though.

    Again I’m no expert so try it at your own risk.

    As far as 285’s go, stock the short answer is no without major fender modification. I’ve seen some fit a 275 with some minor trimming. If you are not planning to lift it I’d say get a nice AT it MT in 265 and be happy.

    Congrats on the purchase though! I’ve only had mine for a few months but I’ve already dove into changing suspension and getting new tires ha.
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    Get some turtle wax bug and tar remover. Spray it all over the over spray. Make sure not to get it on your grille. And it’ll take it right off. Or if you don’t want to go buy something. Then wd40 liquifies plasti dip. With either of those choices you won’t need help because it’ll wipe off no scrubbing needed.
     
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  4. Jul 9, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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  5. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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    Mist the affected area with a mildly soapy water, then use a quality microfiber cloth to remove overspray.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2018 at 9:29 AM
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    WD-40 is also good to use with a microfiber cloth.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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    Soap isn’t going to remove dried and cured plasti dip. My plasti dip survives a high pressure washer. You need something to dissolve the plasti dip.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2018 at 4:39 AM
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    If its overspray it absolutely will. I have been using plastidip for years.

    The soap doesnt remove it either, it just lubricates the surface so you dont cause any damage. The microfiber cloth scraping the edges of the tiny little areas of overspray is what removes it. I've done this lots of times.
     
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