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Cool How to Plastidip your Door Hinges and Jeep Emblem

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This is my first post on any Jeep forum; just bought my 'Bright Silver Metallic 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon' completely stock on 1/24/12 and I love it.






This is a pic heavy 'how to plastidip your JK door hinges and Jeep emblem' for anyone wanting to see/learn. (My second mod so far after the black Mopar gas cap.)

If you mess up; peel it off and start over.
If you don't like how it looks; peel it off.
If you decide you want to go back to stock; peel it off.

Step 1 - Clean the areas you are going to be plastidipping with soap and water. Then dry the areas, wipe it down with rubbing alcohol, and wait for it to dry. (No sanding or priming required.)

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Step 2 - Tape off the areas you are going to be spraying.



Easy to peel off excess plastidip around the emblem:



Step 3 - Spray a thin coat of plastidip, so that you can still somewhat see some of the Jeep's paint underneath. Wait 5 minutes and spray again until you can't see anymore of the Jeep's paint. Then wait 15 minutes in between each coat after this.

Third Coat:



Step 4 - Wait an hour for it to dry after the last coat.






Step 5 - Start peeling the tape off carefully.

Step 6 - Peel off the extra plastidip around the emblem. (And door hinges if you don't fully tape it off.)

Step 7 - Admire your finished project and take tons of pictures!









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It looks nice. What's keeping it from peeling off on it's own in just a few months though? If it's as easy to peel back as you made it sound, don't you think it'll peel back on its own after short time? To avoid that you'll likely need to scuff up what you're coating.

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It looks nice. What's keeping it from peeling off on it's own in just a few months though? If it's as easy to peel back as you made it sound, don't you think it'll peel back on its own after short time? To avoid that you'll likely need to scuff up what you're coating.
I researched these things before I did it and people have had it on for years without it coming off. It's not easy for it to come off unless you're actually trying to take it off by peeling it. If it does get messed up, you can peel it off and respray it.

Personally, I've only had it on for a little over a month now, and it still looks the same as day 1.
If anything does happen, I'll give this thread an update.
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My hinges are heavily chipped and look like shit. I may give this a try. Thanks for the idea.


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I have been thinking about painting my grill black, just cant make up my mind if i will like it or not. This will be a good way to find out!
Thanks for the post
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- Ray =)

This has got to be one of the best photos I have seen of a JK.
The end results look great. I am going to do the hinges on mine now. (not right now, but maybe this weekend)
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It looks nice. What's keeping it from peeling off on it's own in just a few months though? If it's as easy to peel back as you made it sound, don't you think it'll peel back on its own after short time? To avoid that you'll likely need to scuff up what you're coating.

I've had it on my door locks going on about three months now. Looks just like it did the day I put it on.
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My hinges are heavily chipped and look like shit. I may give this a try. Thanks for the idea.
Yep... same here. This just made the short list of stuff to do.

Any tips for peeling it off from around the emblem? Did it try and pull the plastidip off of the emblems or did you do something to prevent it, like a razor blade etc....
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My hinges are heavily chipped and look like shit. I may give this a try. Thanks for the idea.
No problemo, if you end up doing it, post up some pics.

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I have been thinking about painting my grill black, just cant make up my mind if i will like it or not. This will be a good way to find out!
Thanks for the post
My buddy, who has a white Dodge Ram, did his whole grill and it looks sick!

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This has got to be one of the best photos I have seen of a JK.
The end results look great. I am going to do the hinges on mine now. (not right now, but maybe this weekend)
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Haha thanks man. Post up some pics once you do!

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Yep... same here. This just made the short list of stuff to do.

Any tips for peeling it off from around the emblem? Did it try and pull the plastidip off of the emblems or did you do something to prevent it, like a razor blade etc....
The emblem area comes off easy with no cutting, just go slow.
I also did the hood hinges and I did have to use a blade because the tape kept pullling on the plastidip since it puddled up around the sides because of it's level surface.
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Looks great! I'm gonna bed line mine tomorrow.



Would look better with that JK sticker peeled off or crossed off!

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Unless you did the back of the hinge, isn't it still going to rust since the two dis-similar metals are still contacting each other?

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Unless you did the back of the hinge, isn't it still going to rust since the two dis-similar metals are still contacting each other?

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Yeah, it is still possible for them to rust since I left them on, this is just for looks.
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Hmmmm I'm guessing I find plasti-dip at Home Depot or Lowes..and I'm sure it comes in different colors...as the original Plasti-dip was literally a dipping method for handles of tools and such..?

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I just answered my own question. ha ha

Colors:

White
Clear
Yellow
Red
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Plasti Dip has been tested in temperatures from -30F all the way up to +200F. It maintains its flexibility, stretchiness, and other physical characteristics throughout this entire scale. Plasti Dip won’t get brittle or crack in the cold, and it won’t melt or become overly rubbery at high temps.

Temperature is also an important factor when applying Plasti Dip. Ideally, Plasti Dip should be applied at “room temperature” temperatures, from 65-70F. (Though I myself used aerosol Plasti Dip on a project in my unheated garage a few weeks back, and, while I’m no human thermometer, I’m pretty sure the temperature in there was lower than the ideal. The Plasti Dip went on just fine, and dried in the usual amount of time with no problems.)

And speaking of ideal application conditions, it is best to avoid direct sunlight, high humidity, and windy conditions, if possible. High humidity and higher or lower than ideal temperatures can adversely affect the finish of Plasti Dip once it dries, making it look cloudy or hazy. (This wasn’t a concern for the project I mentioned above, as I painted over the Plasti Dip after it dried.)

To get the best possible results, apply 2-3 coats of Plasti Dip to your project. Five coats is probably the maximum that you’d ever need, but for aesthetic reasons or for extreme protection you can certainly add more. Be sure to let each coat dry completely before applying the next, approximately 30-40 minutes, and allow for at least four hours of drying time before actually using your Plasti Dipped item, whatever it may be.

Or you can watch these two video's...and laugh your ass off...and make custom colors...lol.
http://www.plastidip.com/home_soluti...Your_Color_Kit

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So can you get this at home depot? I love the look of the black hinges I want to do mine real soon. Nice write up by the way.

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How did you peel off the excess inside the letters of the emblem? Does it peel away that easily?
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Well I can honestly say I'd never heard of this stuff until now. I see the grille and emblems have been covered. What else have you all heard of being 'plasti-dipped'? If its as durable and flexible as they say it is I might start spraying it on all kinds of shit.


I also think I'm going to start use the word plast-dip a lot...
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Well I can honestly say I'd never heard of this stuff until now. I see the grille and emblems have been covered. What else have you all heard of being 'plasti-dipped'? If its as durable and flexible as they say it is I might start spraying it on all kinds of shit.


I also think I'm going to start use the word plast-dip a lot...
I've used it in the past for waterproofing servos on RC trucks that see time in wet areas. This stuff is was made (like someone above said) for dipping the handles of tools in. So think of an older pair of wirepliers or channel locks, this stuff feels like the grip put on them. I used it on my old nitro RC four wheel drive truck and definitely did some non-electronics-friendly stuff to it and never had a problem with water getting where I didn't want it. It CAN be chipped/cracked/chunked or whatever, but it's really hard to. It's really cool stuff. Up until this post, I didn't know it came in spray form, I always literally dipped things into it. This way looks much less messy and easier to get the stuff where you want it and not where you don't.
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Welcome and nice write-up!

I do believe the last shiny things on my Jeep (emblem and door locks) are going to be black soon. Shiny things bother me!!! Thanks!!!


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You can use it on wheels too with good results. May have to touch it up after getting different tires installed though.

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You can also black out your hood similar to the Mountain edition decals with it.

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So can you get this at home depot? I love the look of the black hinges I want to do mine real soon. Nice write up by the way.
Yeah I got mine at Home Depot. Thanks Man.

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How did you peel off the excess inside the letters of the emblem? Does it peel away that easily?
I used a toothpick to make a hole so I can grab it on the inside of the letters.

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Welcome and nice write-up!

I do believe the last shiny things on my Jeep (emblem and door locks) are going to be black soon. Shiny things bother me!!! Thanks!!!

Haha same, thanks man.
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You can actually paint your entire Jeep in the stuff if you wanted to. I'm thinking about doing my wheels and grill.

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You can actually paint your entire Jeep in the stuff if you wanted to. I'm thinking about doing my wheels and grill.

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I just checked out the site, man that gunmetal color has some potential. Im almost of a mind to do the whole jeep.

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