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Old 09-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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looks awesome bro. keep it!
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Keep it for sure. I was thinking of doing something along the same lines with my black bumpers. And I was also curious about painting over the plasti dip. I think this might help me go ahead with it.
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They also sell a gray plasti-dip at dipyourcar.com that might be a better "primer" for the color match paint.

Which color match paint did you use and where did you buy it from? Also, how many cans were needed to do both bumpers?
I would definitely recommend going with the gray plasti dip for a base if you have a metallic color. Mine is actually a "slate metallic" not a magnetic gray like yours, but like mine your is probably somewhat transparent so this may make a difference for you as well. I used less than one can each of the base and high gloss clear from automotive touchup com I left the rear black plasti I think it looks awesome. Black plasti on the front looks too much like a base model work truck or something IMO, some like it though.











I tried taking a bunch of pics its hard to tell they are from my cell phone but I came out of the grocery store today and the farther away you are the darker it looks. To me anyways. Might just be me because I know there is plasti dip underneath I have gotten a lot of compliments no one has noticed in person.


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Keep it for sure. I was thinking of doing something along the same lines with my black bumpers. And I was also curious about painting over the plasti dip. I think this might help me go ahead with it.
With plastdip the thicker it is the easier it is to peel off. Depending on what color your paint is you may want to look into the grey dip online as previously mentioned or the white even, but gray is probably better. Let me know how it goes.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:29 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Looks awesome...i am considering
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I think it looks pretty good.


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Can you talk us through the process, where you bought your cans from, and how much you paid? Also after you dipped the bumper what type of paint did you spray the bumper with?
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Looks great.
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looks good! keep it!!!
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keep it, it looks great and is inspiring...as of now i am in between touch up coats on my grille, i'm using black still right now bc the black is easier to find and cheaper, but i have a can of white to put on top, and then the spray color match is in the mail...what type of clear coat should i use and what do you mean by "polish it out"
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Can you talk us through the process, where you bought your cans from, and how much you paid? Also after you dipped the bumper what type of paint did you spray the bumper with?
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Well I used the paint from automotive touchup com, I think they do a good job but it is a little pricey at 20 per aerosol can. I had been playing with the plasti dip and I did my step bars. After a while of getting in and out they started to peel. When I went to take it all off the most important thing I learned was the thinner it was the harder it was to peel.

So going forward from that experience I decided to go overkill and make sure it was super thick in case I wanted to pull it off. I left the bumper on, removed the shrouds where fog lights go, and taped off with tape and newspaper. I left the lower valence on although I tried to remove it. I of course cleaned the bumper (I was out of acetone so I just used dawn and then rubbing alcohol) I laid down the plasti. Then I laid down the color match. Then I laid down the clear.


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keep it, it looks great and is inspiring...as of now i am in between touch up coats on my grille, i'm using black still right now bc the black is easier to find and cheaper, but i have a can of white to put on top, and then the spray color match is in the mail...what type of clear coat should i use and what do you mean by "polish it out"
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If you have a metallic that is what complicates the process. The paint you buy could be a perfect color match, but if you hold it too far or too close or put it on too thick or too thin or if the base is not right its going to turn out a little different, despite the paint being a perfect match. I just used regular automotive clear, I used the stuff from automotive touchup but you can stuff that is probably the same at your local autozone pepboys etc.

Let it harden first, aka a few days, but then polish it with your favorite polishing compound, whatever you use on your paint before you wax it. If you don't do that do some research and see what is available to you local, that's what I did. Polish it out to make it shine then wax it. and if you haven't polished your truck do the whole thing, and then wax the whole thing. Its a lot of work but worth it.

anyways thats my advice, I am not happy with it as its not 100% perfect but I like it better than the chrome and have gotten a lot of compliments so I have not peeled it yet. Good luck.
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