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Old 01-27-2013, 05:23 AM
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New to the car customization thing as my last car was a camry hand-me-down and had no desire or interest what so ever to touch it at all. I was really wanting to black out the chrome trim around the windows and such because it has a lot of oxidation and I didn't want to deal with trying to polish it or whatever needs to be done to restore it. I think it would look pretty nice with the dark gray color of the car, I just wouldn't know what to use or where to start so it would stick easy and wouldn't chip.
 
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:02 PM
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they make a tape adhesive that would black it out. I think they sell at autostores. Or you could plastidip it also. i believe their are diy floating around the net. Might search google for that!
 
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:06 PM
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Sounds good, thanks. Isn't plastidip the one that can peel off? Just don't want to waste a bunch of time taping off all the chrome and spraying it and then it peels off.

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they make a tape adhesive that would black it out. I think they sell at autostores. Or you could plastidip it also. i believe their are diy floating around the net. Might search google for that!
 
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:51 PM
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yea plastidip will peal off. not sure excatly how long it will last before it begins to peel.
 
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Should I sand first with plastidip or does it stick fairly well without having to ruin my trim in case I change my mind later?

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yea plastidip will peal off. not sure excatly how long it will last before it begins to peel.
 
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:47 PM
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No need to sand for plastidip. Just make sure when you're removing the tape you have a utility or exacto knife to separate the trim from the tape if the plastidip went between the two. I used plastidip to black out all the chrome on my 2004 Allroad as well as some of my interior wood grain trim I didn't like and it worked quite well.
 
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jgw5k View Post
No need to sand for plastidip. Just make sure when you're removing the tape you have a utility or exacto knife to separate the trim from the tape if the plastidip went between the two. I used plastidip to black out all the chrome on my 2004 Allroad as well as some of my interior wood grain trim I didn't like and it worked quite well.

Luckily I found a few local plastidip specialists around my area that offer reasonable priced services, I can get my whole car done for about $475 if I wanted. I unfortunately am horrible with the stuff, I bought a can and tried to do my grille and badges but it kept coming out chunky and rough. Maybe I got a bad can or something, but I am betting it would be 10x easier if I purchased the prethinned stuff from dipyourcar and used a professional grade paint sprayer. I am very impatient and critical about my own work so I just end up getting frustrated even if it looks alright. Thanks for the help and advice, I can't wait to get my car looking the way I want.
 
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:35 AM
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Luckily I found a few local plastidip specialists around my area that offer reasonable priced services, I can get my whole car done for about $475 if I wanted. I unfortunately am horrible with the stuff, I bought a can and tried to do my grille and badges but it kept coming out chunky and rough. Maybe I got a bad can or something, but I am betting it would be 10x easier if I purchased the prethinned stuff from dipyourcar and used a professional grade paint sprayer. I am very impatient and critical about my own work so I just end up getting frustrated even if it looks alright. Thanks for the help and advice, I can't wait to get my car looking the way I want.
Yeah, I have a friend in Houston that does PlastiDip stuff on cars, from parts to whole things. Here are a couple of shots of what I did on my own.



 
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jgw5k View Post
Yeah, I have a friend in Houston that does PlastiDip stuff on cars, from parts to whole things. Here are a couple of shots of what I did on my own.




How do you get the clean cuts on around the trim, when I tried to spray around some of my trim it went over the gap and sealed it shut so that when I tried to cut or peel it, it came off uneven or started undoing all of it. Also, did you use the prethinned stuff or just the spray can from a hardware store? Looks 10x better than what I attempted, so I spent another hour peeling and scrubbing it all off.
 
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I tucked painters tape around the window trim. On the badges, I just masked off an inch or so away and made sure the paint was clean, then sprayed thick enough to pull the parts off the paint and it left it on the trim. If there was ever a large part over any gap I used an exacto knife to cut it then a little plastic interior panel trim tool to tuck the PD around the trim. Still had a few blips here and there but overall pretty good. I found that patience was my friend.. a new friend, but a friend hehehe... and I used the spray can stuff.
 
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