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Old 10-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I was wondering how well plastidip (http://www.plastidip.com) holds up on the outside of your car. I'm planning on coating the chrome grille surround with black to match a black billet grille.
Main concern: if I scrub on it while I'm hand washing will it flake off or will it be ok?

Also, clearly I've never done anything like this so would that even be the correct thing to use?
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Hello everyone. I was wondering how well plastidip (http://www.plastidip.com) holds up on the outside of your car. I'm planning on coating the chrome grille surround with black to match a black billet grille. Main concern: if I scrub on it while I'm hand washing will it flake off or will it be ok? Also, clearly I've never done anything like this so would that even be the correct thing to use?

I plasti dipped my spoiler and it hold rather well, make sure you put enough coats. I'm planning to do my whole car, but first I need to get some body work done!
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Ok thank you for the reply! It's good to know that it will hold up well.
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Ok thank you for the reply! It's good to know that it will hold up well.
It's well worth the change, does take a little maintaining over time every now and then but you should be good. I tend to keep an extra can in the trunk when it needs a touch up.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:26 PM   #5
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Oh I can understand a quick touch up every so often. I was mainly concerned with how well it would hold up to bug guts being scrubbed off of it haha
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Oh I can understand a quick touch up every so often. I was mainly concerned with how well it would hold up to bug guts being scrubbed off of it haha
Naw unless you plan on using a metal brush lol but if you wipe it with a micro fiber cloth you should be fine but like I said on my wheels a layer does shed a bit but if you spray a light coat over it things are like new ....
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Believe it or not plasti dip is some tough sh it
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It's well worth the change, does take a little maintaining over time every now and then but you should be good. I tend to keep an extra can in the trunk when it needs a touch up.
+1 I've heard that it's not a good idea to spray more plasti dip onto the sections after it's already dried or been on there for awhile.. Not sure though.
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+1 I've heard that it's not a good idea to spray more plasti dip onto the sections after it's already dried or been on there for awhile.. Not sure though.
I agree but I haven't come across any problems with that method so I just stick with it honestly ...
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I agree but I haven't come across any problems with that method so I just stick with it honestly ...
Glad to hear it's working for you. I've had my rear decklid/valence dipped for like 2 months now.. A tiny bit of fade in one of the corners (not really noticeable) just too scared to pull out a can and spray over it. Haha
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Alright thank you guys for all of the replies! I feel much better about Plasti dipping now.
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I did my wheels and they turned out amazing, not flat black but not gloss
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I plasti dipped my whole Fox about a year and a half ago. Still looks good, and holds up fine. I do need to touch it up here and there, but its not really noticeable. Here in Florida we get love bugs that literally come out in the millions like swarms bi-annually. They destroy paint jobs, but every week or so I'll wash her and I have had no long term effects.

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I plasti dipped my whole Fox about a year and a half ago. Still looks good, and holds up fine. I do need to touch it up here and there, but its not really noticeable. Here in Florida we get love bugs that literally come out in the millions like swarms bi-annually. They destroy paint jobs, but every week or so I'll wash her and I have had no long term effects.


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Hello everyone. I was wondering how well plastidip (Coatings and Adhesives, Rubber and Plastic Coatings | Plasti Dip Interntional) holds up on the outside of your car. I'm planning on coating the chrome grille surround with black to match a black billet grille.
Main concern: if I scrub on it while I'm hand washing will it flake off or will it be ok?

Also, clearly I've never done anything like this so would that even be the correct thing to use?
I'm interested to see how this turns out. I was planning on doing the exact same thing.
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I should be placing my order within the next couple of weeks. I'll post back to let you know my first impression
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My car just got done last week I went with koi orange and I'm happy with it I just use powerwasher for the bugs because I'm scared to scrub it also
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So the orange is dip? It looks really great
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:58 AM   #19
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Ya the orange is dip and thanks
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