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Car Wash + Plasti-dip = ???

Has anyone put their truck though the car wash test?

I have plasti-dipped my the following parts this past weekend.
grille
grille surround
wheels
lower valance
and bumper cover
Since it is pollen season, bug season and I live in the east Texas sand my truck get pretty dirty.

I have a bunch of car washes to choose from in my area from high pressure wand washes to drive though neutral and wash shops. I am wondering what others had experienced.

I am afraid to test them out without input and ruin my amazing craftsmanship lol....

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no biggie just spray over it if it peels
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I use the touchless carwash all the time without hurting my plasti dip parts..

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I have taken my truck through both the self wash and regular wash with no issues what so ever. Wheels, grill, grill surround, front and rear bumpers pd'd ......no problems

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Awesome NJ.. have you tried one of the drive thru types taht you put in neutral adn it pushes you along and has the long shimmys that hang down/ toss back and forth?
I know im asking for it.. but i am wondering. It is the best car wash around.. It actually cleans great in one drive through...

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Since i de-badged this past weekend I will be waxing my truck this Saturday and wanted a real good clean first.

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Yup, I went through that and also the self wash type with the pressure washer and soap brush. Everything held up just fine.

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Will plasti-dip stick to the stock chrome grille surround, or does it need to be prepped?
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No prep needed. Just give it a real good cleaning and get ALL the bugs off. Spray 3-4 really thick coats. I didn't scuff or anything and it is still holding strong.

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No prep needed. Just give it a real good cleaning and get ALL the bugs off. Spray 3-4 really thick coats. I didn't scuff or anything and it is still holding strong.

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Is that the same for the chrome bumper?
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Is that the same for the chrome bumper?
Absolutely. I used a industrial glass cleaner.. Got it nice and shiny. Let it dry completely and then started spraying.

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