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post #1 of 25 Old 11-23-2014, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Plasti Dipped JKU-Camo Tan

So I have came across only a few "dipped" Jeeps and it seems they've all been Matte Black. I decided I would post up my Camo Tan JKU for anyone looking to do a change with their Jeep like I was. I recently moved to AZ and found it pointless to wash my Green Jeep because it seemed to always remain dusty so to say. I originally wanted to go with some crazy stand out color but Plast Dip in gallon form really isn't as cheap as some think it is, it isn't expensive by all means but when prepping to do your first job it can get up there. I decided I would do Camo Tan because it has good coverage and I could buy it un-thinned meaning I thin it myself and end up with 2 gallons of Plasti Dip for the same price that dipyourcar.com charges for 1 gallon of ready dip spray.
The key to a good smooth plasti dip job is coats. I ended up laying down 6 coats with 2 gallons and feel like I got pretty good coverage I wouldn't have minded having another 1/2 gallon though just to do a few more coats for good measure, but since I will be doing another color at some point, I am happy with my current results.




Wheels will probably get done black as well but I am currently deciding on what color I want to ultimately do and will take it from there. I plan to at some point do my bumpers and sliders black because that will probably go better with whatever color I end up going with next. Just so I could get full coverage on the bottom of the Jeep I went ahead and sprayed the sliders so will just peel it off later. I also removed the grill and sprayed it off the Jeep. With my winch and light mounted on the bumper this was the easiest solution for me. As far as taping off around the soft top, that was a pain because tape doesn't really hold to the top so there are some spots where the tape came off and I got dip on the top but rubbing it with my finger brings it right off so no worries on overspray getting on your soft top.

Here is the sources and sprayer I used to complete this for anyone out there thinking about doing this:
Plast Dip: www.awarehousefull.com Again you can buy un-thinned dip and then buy a gallon of thinner from Home Depot or Lowes and end up with 2 gallons for about $40 cheaper than buying ready dip spray.
HVLP Sprayer: http://www.provantage.com/earlex-hv3....htm--Cheapest I could find the Earlex 3500 for @ $114.95 shipped--Add it to cart to see final pricing

You will also need tape and newspaper/plastic to tape off things you don't want to peel obviously. To save dip I highly recommend masking off windows.

There is a couple of forums out there dealing with Plasti Dip so if your looking into doing anything with dip I recommend checking them out. Also dipyourcar.com has tons of youtube videos showing pretty much everything you need to know to do this successfully.

This stuff becomes pretty durable when you do it correctly and it can be washed and it can handle the elements quiet well. There is also pretty simple ways to fix accidental rips and what nots as well.

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I like the color, nice job.

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I'd do the wheels in the same color or something in the desert brown category to make it stand out and be different. Looks good, welcome to AZ!

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How many cans was that

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Plasti Dipped JKU-Camo Tan

Looks great man. Well done !!!

Actually ... I like everything coated the same color. Looks like a military truck.

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Always interested in seeing these Plasti Dip rigs.

Turned out really nice.

Thanks for posting the results
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I like it... looks damn good! Color is awesome too.
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Looks good. I did my wheels recently in black. I like the idea of changing the color of my wheels and jeep for fun and being able to change it back.
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Looks good and welcome to the desert. It will certainly hide the dust. You will have to re-post after you've had a chance to put it to the test with the "desert pinstriping" when you hit the trails.
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Looks good. I like its matte finish and I'm curious to know how it will hold up. Keep us posted.
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How many cans was that
I used 2 gallons. I have since purchased another gallon which I will use to do a few more coats on the Jeep with as well as do the wheels with.

I would say for anyone doing their JKU, do atleast 3 gallons.
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Looks great! Love the color.

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Finally did the wheels and did a few more coats on the Jeep so figured I'd do the hard top since it was on.

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Finally did the wheels and did a few more coats on the Jeep so figured I'd do the hard top since it was on.

Looks awesome but I'm not sure if I like the back windows dipped. How much did you end up using? 3 gallons?

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Looks awesome but I'm not sure if I like the back windows dipped. How much did you end up using? 3 gallons?
Yeah, I'll end up peeling the windows in the next few days im sure.
I used 2 gallons of camo tan mixed 1:1 with thinner, so ended up spraying 4 total gallons.
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I saw you on Litchfield about a month or so ago, I would have waved, but I was driving my work rig so you probably wouldn't have noticed.

Turned out good, definitely peel the windows.

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I saw you on Litchfield about a month or so ago, I would have waved, but I was driving my work rig so you probably wouldn't have noticed.

Turned out good, definitely peel the windows.
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looks great. good idea on adding another gal. with only 2 it prob would have been hard to peel (the thinner it is the harder to peel). i used 3.5 gallons on mine. 1.5 in a gunmetal base and 2 of anthracite top coat. had planned on doing a digi camo with cans for winter but never got around to it. spring it will be changing to burnt copper.

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Has the color darkened at all? I saw one in Virginia and it looked more... um... greenish? Its hard to explain as I have red/green color vision. Giant PITA. I'm looking for something more along the lines of the Military CARC desert tan, like this:

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I have been wanting to do this, but have been concerned about removing it later on down the road. Also, how well it holds up to pin-striping on trails.
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very cool color. (But I have to say I love the look of the prvious green as well).

looks like you did a great job. how much disassembly did you do? or just coat everything and peel afterward?
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Has the color darkened at all? I saw one in Virginia and it looked more... um... greenish? Its hard to explain as I have red/green color vision. Giant PITA. I'm looking for something more along the lines of the Military CARC desert tan, like this:

It might have been Camo Green as they make a Camo Green plasti dip. My color has not changed since the day I put it on. I would say this tan is pretty close to that but maybe buying a plasti dip tint kit and adding a little bit of white to a regular can of camo tan plasti dip would lighten it up some bringing it closer to a color you would want. Also, pearls and pigments like those used in regular paint jobs are being used in clear plasti dip so your color choices are almost endless.
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I have been wanting to do this, but have been concerned about removing it later on down the road. Also, how well it holds up to pin-striping on trails.
I haven't gotten off-road with mine and live in AZ so not much pin-striping to worry with. Here is the thing though, if done right this stuff is smooth, also there are a few different products available to help help it from marking and what not, kinda like a spray on towel in wax. I use http://www.lowerclassapparel.com/pro...matte-dip-mist
and then dipyourcar.com has some stuff as well.

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very cool color. (But I have to say I love the look of the prvious green as well).

looks like you did a great job. how much disassembly did you do? or just coat everything and peel afterward?
Yea, I do have a cool Jeep green but it was starting to show its age and just figured in this Arizona sun it might be nice to protect it for later on in life. I took the grill off and that was it. I tapped the lights, mirrors, and windows.
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Looks good!

Normally, I'd cringe at covering up Rescue Green, but that camo tan is one of my other favorites!

Nice work

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