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That looks great!

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I've watched his videos for a while now, dipyourcar is the best source.


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I live in New England so I didn't plasti-dip the wheels because I didn't think they would hold up. What are the thoughts out there and I think I want to cover all the chrome with black pasti what do ya think?
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My uncle in Massachusetts has the step bars on his truck dipped, and its holding up fine for over a year and a half. And he's taken it offroad during that time

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My 03s winter wheels are going on 2 years now holding up fine.

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Question on plastidip with glossifier. With plastidip, if you want a clean line you pull the tape while dip is still wet after last coat. What if you are putting glossifier over the dip? Do you wait and pull tape after glossifier is on and still wet?

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Question on plastidip with glossifier. With plastidip, if you want a clean line you pull the tape while dip is still wet after last coat. What if you are putting glossifier over the dip? Do you wait and pull tape after glossifier is on and still wet?
You need to pull the tape after every coat while still wet


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Actually, you don't need to pull the tape after "every" coat. When I did my taillights, I only pulled the tape after the very last glossifier coat... Worked perfectly.
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Make sure the last coat is nice and wet and heavy. It will partially reliquify the other coats so that the tape will peel smoothly.

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I saw a video from Fonzi, that said if your taping off, you want to do 50% coverage first coat, followed closely like 45 seconds, with second, then third and forth, 45 seconds and glossifier, then peel while its all still wet.
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Hmm - didn't realize that - I let each coat dry for about an hour before putting the next coat on. Like I said, I didn't have any issues when removing the tape that way (while last glossifier coat was still wet), but it sounds like I could have saved some time! :-)

But you definitely don't need to remove the tape between each coat - that would be VERY labor intensive to have to keep re-taping for each coat!
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Thanks for the tips guys. All my other dip projects had a gap to tear the dip. This is the 1st one that I need to tap all the way up to the dip line. I'll let you know how it goes and post pics.

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Hmm - didn't realize that - I let each coat dry for about an hour before putting the next coat on. Like I said, I didn't have any issues when removing the tape that way (while last glossifier coat was still wet), but it sounds like I could have saved some time! :-)

But you definitely don't need to remove the tape between each coat - that would be VERY labor intensive to have to keep re-taping for each coat!

Yes, straight from Dipyourcar.com you do not have to. Just put them on quick, exactly like I explained and it turns out perfect. Just make sure you're paying attention, so that it doesn't run or drip. And it works nicely.
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Dipped the "fog" area last night to see what it would look like. I think I like that it matches the dipped grilles. It turned out alright, but not great. I will peel it and re-do if I decide I like it. There is some lines that aren't right. Taping around the corners is a real pain. I tried the dipyourcar.com method and got some runs. I peeled it and did one coat at a time, then heavy last coat and glossifier, then peeled. Now for some Depos! Let me know what you guys think.
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I really like that, @mwilson62000 - I was seriously considering doing this after see @chevywife's white Impala where she did the same thing - now my mind is made up for sure! I was going to get some black "covers" for the foglight area, but I think that Plastidipping them will basically give me the same (or very similar) results. Thank you very much for the pics! I think I'll skip the glossifier when I do mine though (I didn't use glossifier on my grills either and don't particularly like the "reflectiveness" on the foglight area in your pics).

Another thing to think about is that if I were to get the grill "covers" for the foglight area, I would think that they would reduce the amount of airflow through those holes (which, if I understand it correctly, that airflow helps cool the brakes & rotors). So, if I can get the black color look without adding any airflow restrictions, that's even better...

EDIT: When are you going to do the black "racing stripes"?!?! :-)
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