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Old 04-03-2018   #31 (permalink)
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Honestly, dip is perfectly fine for things like emblems. I used dip on both my front and rear bowties (front=white, rear=black, along with glossifier) and nobody would ever know the difference unless I told them - it looks great (look at the rear bowtie in the picture above). If it looked cheap at all, believe me, I would have it re-done another way. I prefer dip because it's very easy to work with and if it ever needs redone (due to damage to the finish from rocks, etc) - or even if I decided that I wanted to change the color, I can re-do it myself quickly, easily and inexpensively. Plus it's completely reversible if I ever decided to trade the car in or something. The dip is also very durable - it has already lasted for years without issue on my emblems.
@impaler - it's obvious that you have never actually used dip before - and that you think it looks "cheap" without ever even trying it. Have you ever even seen a dipped emblem first-hand in person? I would definitely not use dip for my entire car or even my wheels, but for emblems and small stuff like that, it's perfect.

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We'll have to disagree with each other. I don't like the looks of plasti dip. Yes I have seen plasti dipped emblems in person before and they look cheap.
I just don't think he should cheapen the look of his nice car with it is all.

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We'll have to disagree with each other. I don't like the looks of plasti dip. Yes I have seen plasti dipped emblems in person before and they look cheap.
I just don't think he should cheapen the look of his nice car with it is all.


Plastidip with clear coat over it should look good tho


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Plastidip *does* look good on emblems - even without "real" clearcoat (I just use the plastidip "glossifier" to give it some gloss). It's obvious that @impaler doesn't like it for whatever reason, but I can assure you that it doesn't look "cheap" at all when done properly. Like I said, if it looked cheap in any way, it would be off of my car. It actually looks really nice and nobody would ever know it's just plastidip unless I told them. And I'm really not even a plastidip fan - I didn't like it on my grilles (durability issues) and would never even use it for wheels - but for emblems, it works really well.

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Plastidip *does* look good on emblems - even without "real" clearcoat (I just use the plastidip "glossifier" to give it some gloss). It's obvious that @impaler doesn't like it for whatever reason, but I can assure you that it doesn't look "cheap" at all when done properly. Like I said, if it looked cheap in any way, it would be off of my car. It actually looks really nice and nobody would ever know it's just plastidip unless I told them. And I'm really not even a plastidip fan - I didn't like it on my grilles (durability issues) and would never even use it for wheels - but for emblems, it works really well.

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Agree,
Itís like anything I guess, u can take the best products, but if done incorrectly itíll come out crappy.

My friend spent thousands of dollars on a sound system, and he Ďjerryí rigged it terrible on install. Turned his gains up fully and sounded like garbage. I spent 3 days ripping all that out and redoing it. And when it was done, and tuned correctly, was one of the best sounding systems ive ever heard.

Moral here is make sure itís done with the highest quality in mind, if youíve never done (whatever project u have in front of you) yourself, pay someone who has tons of experience doing whatever it is youíre doing or learn from a good source what to do. The outcome will be so much better.

Do it right the first time, itís a pretty good rule to live by


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I agree, do it properly and keep quality in mind. That's why I don't like plasti dip, it looks cheap, not quality.

Looking forward to seeing the vinyl on your bowties.

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Hello Epsilon II- 2014 Impala LTZ-img_8078.jpg

Hereís a plasti dipped car. Looks good to me


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Completely agree! I could use the highest quality paint or vinyl available on my emblems and it could look horrible if I don't apply it properly (or end up getting paint overspray on other parts of my vehicle!). Obviously, dip is VERY forgiving for stuff like that. Just like anything else, they each have their pros and cons. But I definitely wouldn't say that I cheapened the look of my car because I used plastidip on my bowtie emblems. :-)

To each their own. I just wanted to give my opinion on dip so that people don't automatically think it will look bad based on the post above.

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Here’s a plasti dipped car. Looks good to me


Not a fan at all of that color shift/chameleon or whatever it is called, look.

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Got my bowties wrapped yesterday, came out great!







When I did them on my Silverado I used a hair dryer that worked pretty well. But on these I used a heat gun and that made a huge difference defiantly worth getting one to do these.

I also got my 194 floor LED's and a large led panel for the trunk




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Hey, SOMEONE STOLE YOUR SUBWOOFERS!! File a report....


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Hello Epsilon II- 2014 Impala LTZ-img_8101.jpg

Hereís how they look painted


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These 10th gens are such good looking cars


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Got my bowties wrapped yesterday, came out great!















When I did them on my Silverado I used a hair dryer that worked pretty well. But on these I used a heat gun and that made a huge difference defiantly worth getting one to do these.



I also got my 194 floor LED's and a large led panel for the trunk









My biggest worry for you on vinyl on those emblems. Is if youíre in cold climate, any moisture/water from washing the car or water in general gets under the vinyl and freezes itís going to lift the vinyl off the emblem.

Iím guessing u have extra vinyl left over just hold onto it Incase that happens


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I had them like that on my Silverado for almost 2.5 years never had a issue. Just have to use quality vinyl

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I got this yesterday, now it matches my SS!




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