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My first attempt at exterior dipping. I will have to redo it sometime because there are lots of little flaws in the job visible up close. But it looks good enough from a bit of a distance.
 

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Looks good! If you ever hang your arm out the window, you'll have to redo it in time anyways, so no big deal. Most people choose to use a vinyl tape for its durability
 
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Thanks gbd, I'm happy I get to se the results before getting it done.

planning to do it next spring. Also, did not thing about the vinyl tape, thanks RYD SLO
 

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Have a link to the tape RYD? When i search only vinyl electrical tape come up.
 

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Do you need just one roll?
 

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I bought two. One would have done it but I made a few mistakes early on so I bought two just to be safe. Two was plenty.


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Thinking of using plastidip. How many coats is recommended?
It depends on how you apply the plastidip. If you go very lightly with it every time you apply it, expect to do at least 5-6 coats. But if you go somewhat heavy on the plastidip the first few times, you won't need to do that many coats. But the correct way to apply plastidip is to spray it lightly and mist it over the object and give it 5-10 minutes to air dry then mist over it again with a 2nd coat and etc. The reason I had to do so many coats was because I could still see the chrome trim after 3ish coats. The completed project turned out like this:

https://goo.gl/photos/bPpWR92SjThSNsaMA

https://goo.gl/photos/9ht5prGYPCqNZo9z9
 

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It depends on how you apply the plastidip. If you go very lightly with it every time you apply it, expect to do at least 5-6 coats. But if you go somewhat heavy on the plastidip the first few times, you won't need to do that many coats. But the correct way to apply plastidip is to spray it lightly and mist it over the object and give it 5-10 minutes to air dry then mist over it again with a 2nd coat and etc. The reason I had to do so many coats was because I could still see the chrome trim after 3ish coats. The completed project turned out like this:

https://goo.gl/photos/bPpWR92SjThSNsaMA

https://goo.gl/photos/9ht5prGYPCqNZo9z9
That looks great! I love those headlights, too.

I did 3 heavy coats.
 
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