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Hello Fellow Jeepers
Need some Newbie advice!
Since I currently have all the doors and my grill off my JKU, I was thinking about Plastidipping or Bedlining the grill and the door hinges.
Anyone have any pics / feedback as to which way to go.
Option1: Plastidip
Option2: Bedline
Option3: Plastidip and Bedline over the dip

Also: Since I want to do the hinges, I was thinking to do them while on the door? Hearing it's a whole lot better than taking them off and realigning them.
Need your thoughts on this as well Option 1, 2, or 3?
 

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I do not belive plastidip then bed line is a good Idea at all..

The plastidip is made to be "easy" to remove and your bed line would go with it.

I did mine in a cheap spray can bedliner and I am very happy with it... you can see it here

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83209
 

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The old saying "ya get what ya pay for" holds true to bed liner! I have a John Deere Gator that I bought new in 2000, had Line X sprayed in the bed at that time. I have since abused the ever living shit out of that bed, and the Line X still looks like new when washed! Suffice to say, I have done my Jeep interior, bumpers, wheel wells and grill in Line X. Try shoveling gravel out of a rattle can bed lined surface, bet you'll see the original paint after a couple shovel scrapes.
 

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i bedlined the hinges on a previous JK using the spray on Duplicolor bedliner i think. loved how it turned out. just prep them correctly.

plastidip is convenient and nice because you can undo easily and no prep is needed, but i'm not a huge fan of it for things like this. i think the bedliner will hold up better on the door hinges too if you remove the doors often.

X2 on what blackout said. don't do both, that just doesnt make sense.
 

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Plasti-Dip is great way to go if you're unsure of the look that you want to go for. It can be removed and redone.

If you know exactly the look that you're going for then I would recommend that you go with the bedliner route as it will stand up longer.

Now bedliner over plasti-dip is the worst idea as you will be just wasting money when the bedliner peals off with the plasti-dip.
 

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The old saying "ya get what ya pay for" holds true to bed liner! I have a John Deere Gator that I bought new in 2000, had Line X sprayed in the bed at that time. I have since abused the ever living shit out of that bed, and the Line X still looks like new when washed! Suffice to say, I have done my Jeep interior, bumpers, wheel wells and grill in Line X. Try shoveling gravel out of a rattle can bed lined surface, bet you'll see the original paint after a couple shovel scrapes.
Probably.. but I dont plan on shoveling more than one or two shovle fulls off my hood any way:thefinger:
and if I happen to lay it into a tree. just a spray from the can and the pinstripe is gone..and it holds up preety well for a spray can.
drove it through a bush and past as few trees and not a mark to see..
but to each there own...
at less than $100 dallors to do the entire Jeep I am very happy with it and I love to spray paint so win win.
 

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OP..I am in no way saying that the spray can is better than the other options...its just I am a baller on as budget:thefinger:..and it works for me.:gluging:
 

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When you say prep correctly for bedliner? What does that entail?
Sanding? Primer? etc?
I have some sand paper and some self etching primer spray in my garage/

Since I'm not sure about the grill, I'm going to go with Bedlining the hinges (I'm sure I want that look) and Plastidipping the grill to see how the look comes out
 

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When you say prep correctly for bedliner? What does that entail?
Sanding? Primer? etc?
I have some sand paper and some self etching primer spray in my garage/

Since I'm not sure about the grill, I'm going to go with Bedlining the hinges (I'm sure I want that look) and Plastidipping the grill to see how the look comes out
if you're not sure about the grille, that's what i would do.

prep = sanding and then wipe down with some mineral spirits. no primer.

and i agree with the posts above. spray on liner is great for little things like hinges/grilles. if you decide to do your interior or anything that would get actual wear and tear, i would go with a much better product.
 

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Option 3 is a terrible idea, let's just get that out of the way.

Anyway, do you want this to be permanent or temporary? That's basically what it comes down to.
 

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...Need some Newbie advice!...
Option 4 - none of the above.

Spraying the grill and hinges (with whatever) is the ricer equivalent of spraying every accent piece on your honda neon green.

If you're gonna do any of it though, use plastidip so when you grow out of the high school kid phase you can easily remove it.
 

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I love the plastidip for places you don't mind it getting messed up. I have my hood and grill done to help with the rock and bug chips. It's been on for more than a year and still looks great
 

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I plasti dipped my grill as a test for the rest of the jeep and so far has held up to 2 Canadian winters. I had one big chip from a rock but touched it up with what was left in the spray can
 

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Option 4 - none of the above.

Spraying the grill and hinges (with whatever) is the ricer equivalent of spraying every accent piece on your honda neon green.

If you're gonna do any of it though, use plastidip so when you grow out of the high school kid phase you can easily remove it.
Um :flipoff: very much...:thefinger:
 

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