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Plasti dip bumpers worth it?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Ozzy52, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Jun 16, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    Ozzy52

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    I have a 2019 trd off road, and I would like to plasti dip the bumpers , can you please let me know if it's worth it thanx
     
  2. Jun 16, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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    That is not an easy question to answer.
    I have a lot of experience with plastidip.
    If you plan on any contact (tall grasses or corn etc) it will scratch or tear.
    I cannot remember who, someone here used a rattle can bed liner & had great results.
    It is a permanent solution but will last longer & be more durable.
    Had we not xpel wrapped ours; I would bed line both front & rear valances. I like the gray/silver (done with all black vehicles); so I would find a gray bed liner. Just me...
    If you have any plastidip questions; please ask.
    It is not my profession, however a friend & I invested in the professional system & have many hour behind it.
    Best of luck.:cheers:
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    I have questions that may or may not help the OP as well...I was thinking of coloring the "SR5" lettering on the side of my 4R just for giggles. can you brush plasti dip on to small lettering like that? will it level out and be smooth? and....if I decide to remove, will it mess up the silver finish on the letters?
     
  4. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:34 PM
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    It is not a product to be brushed on.
    It comes in multiple colors in rattle can form.
    Yes, it self levels. 6-10 coats will get every angle & enough product to maintain & not peal.
    Prep first...
    Then you just tape off an area slightly smaller than the logo you want to dip.
    Spray & wait to dry.
    Take off tape & peal. The logo will cut the paint & leave the letters.
    Here is a video that is much more thorough.
    Also, I buy all products from www.dipyourcar.com
    Buy the pre dip & the dip coat if you want it to have the "wet" look.
    I hope I helped. Watch his videos. He does some amazing things!
    https://youtu.be/u8Gfd46AxLw
     
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    If you mess up or want another color. Just peal the emblem and reapply.
    It is very forgiving & easy to use. It doesn't damage the paint or emblem.
     
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    Awesome...thanks!
     
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    I used bed liner front and back68281ACA-0C18-4B95-B199-253C94D8F406.jpg
     
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    I say go for the plasti dip. It is easy and if you screw up it is not permanent. Here is a photo of my work, this is 4 layers of black, the more layers the better of look and peeling off. I have since dipped my Toyota logo with gunmetal gray. Youtube plasti dip and just do it.

    I also plasti dipped the letters on my wife's Crosstrek.

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    Having used the plastidip gunmetal gray I bet that compliments your vehicle color awesome! I bet it is very close to factory looking.
    Plastidip is awesome!
    Everyone should buy some & experiment (even on some random metal, go buy a logo from any parts store & practice.) It is fun!
    Hell, you can get it at Lowes if needed.
    I will look through my pics later & show pics of some of the stuff we have done.
    Again, looks awesome!
     
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    Get a red scotch brite pad and a bucket of water with a couple drops of dish washing detergent. Scuff up the part wet. Then dry and wipe it down with isopropyl alcohol diluted 50/50. Then do a few coats of SEM trimblack ultra. Paint shop quality and the perfect "sheen" imo.

    Here is one of the end caps of the roof rack that I did. Super simple process.



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    I plastic dip my rear valence
    10 coats of black dip and 5 coats of clear dip
    Came out nice

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    Any plans to do the front to match? We wrapped ours in PPF before I could do anything. Very curious, I love plastidip!
    Thanks,
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    So, did you remove the valances to paint them? It looks great.
     
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    No, just taped around them as well as I could. Scuffed the plastic, cleaned with acetone and then started spraying. It’s held up pretty well. Hit a deer a few month back and ended up with deer fur stuck in the front. Got the front replaced with a factory black valance, same cost or cheaper than the silver. Back is still in pretty good shape
     
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    The front one I order online in black from the dealer,

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    Yeah the factory black valance way better
    I hit a deer also driving down to Miami from New York
    Hit the deer doing 85mph

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    How did you get so little damage after hitting a deer at that speed?
     
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    this was mine after hitting one doing around 50-55. Small TN deer
     
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    I dont even know but it cost my insurance 11,000 to fix
     
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    Same here,.. RAPTOR liner here. Was easy, looks great, and has held up like a boss. I did my roof racks also. That silver color gotta go..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mziq8mWj4k&t=29s
     
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    Did any of your air bags go off?
     
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    done some stuff to it
    I did plastidip on the SR5 emblems on sides and the 4Runner on back.
    Just wiped them clean with rubbing alcohol. Twisted paper towels to clean in the little corners. Taped some plastic to protect from overspray leaving a few inches clear around emblems. The leaves something to grab when peeling/trimmed in the end. Sprayed them with a few coats dip plus couple clear coats. Peeled the excess as soon as dry. Poke a toothpick in the skinny gaps and twist to wrap up and pull out from between letters.
     
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    That’s an upcoming project for me. Not sure if I’m going to bed line or flat black the roof rails
     
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    Nope I was surprised that didn't happened
     

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