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How To: Plasti Dip Your Chrome

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- 2 Cans of Desired Color Plasti Dip
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- Brake Cleaner Or Desired Cleaner (Brake Clean got the Bugs off Great)
- Masking Tape ( I ran out so I used electrical and Paper FTL )

With Plasti-Dip Sanding of the chrome is not necessary. My friends have had it on their trucks and no peeling. If you don't like it you can peel it off.

Step 1: Clean The Chrome Very good,
Step 2: Mask Off everything very well so you don't get over spray
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Step 3: 1st coat must be very light and go thicker
Step: Remove all tape and enjoy
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It's super durable. i dipped a few of my tools and they get dropped, banged on steel, its very flexible. i have had no issues with this stuff it does not get brittle at all. try it out,

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sounds like a good thing to do for winter protection on polised aluminum wheels, then remove it in the summer
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sounds like a good thing to do for winter protection on polised aluminum wheels, then remove it in the summer
That's a good idea.
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Instead of all the masking, why not take the bumper or grille out? (I'm the paranoid 'watch out for overspray' type..) Or is that overkill?
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hey, quick question, would this work on the plastic underneath the chrome mines gray and its faded really bad.
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It's actually not a bad idea, and since I dislike chrome, I may do that - I will, however, just take the bumper off. :)
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Do you guys think that this will work to cover a dimond plated tool box?
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I don't see why not.
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The good thing is it would be easier to remove than paint
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Instead of all the masking, why not take the bumper or grille out? (I'm the paranoid 'watch out for overspray' type..) Or is that overkill?
So am I but i'm lazy too
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hey, quick question, would this work on the plastic underneath the chrome mines gray and its faded really bad.
Underneath you mean the lower valance? I suggest Krylon Fusion Paint for Plastic, this paint is designed to be used on plastic, it also has great adhesion properties to cope with the flex the plastic does.
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It's actually not a bad idea, and since I dislike chrome, I may do that - I will, however, just take the bumper off. :)
I was to lazy to take it off lol.
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Do you guys think that this will work to cover a dimond plated tool box?
It will work great. But if you use the tool box in demanding enviroments i suggest priming it and then using a good black spray paint. Like Rustoleum
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If you are painting aluminum use a high grade Etching Primer, the one made by DuPont is really good.
BUT use the same brand Paint as the primer and make sure the two are compatible, most Enamels are.
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I did this to my rear bumper... it looks smashing! I love the stuff and will be buying more to do my fender flares, and some other trim parts like the 'Ranger' badges and front chrome grill trim. Might end up doing the wheels and toolbox too. We'll see.
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anybody ever use the WHITE plasti dip? any idea how close it would match up to the white on the rangers? hat ethat chrome bumper.. and found out it comes in white.
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I thought about Plasti Dipping the top half of my truck. How long will the stuff last? Would I be better off vinyl wrapping the truck? Also, if I used Krylon Fusion primer, would the Plasti Dip hold up on the plastic fender flares and mirrors?
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I thought about Plasti Dipping the top half of my truck. How long will the stuff last? Would I be better off vinyl wrapping the truck? Also, if I used Krylon Fusion primer, would the Plasti Dip hold up on the plastic fender flares and mirrors?
I did all the chrome on my truck, plus a bunch of other stuff...wiper arms, window trim..a kia ashtray I stole from my wifes car


Mines been on about 5 months, there's a few chips out of it but still looks pretty good in my opinion. And i dont have a problem just giving those areas a quick re-coat as needed.

You dont need any primer for plasti-dip, no sanding either, plus over spray rubs right off.

amazing stuff. you simply cant mess it up, if you dont like it- peel it off.

plasti-dip will stay on just about any clean, solid surface and will last months.
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I thought about Plasti Dipping the top half of my truck. How long will the stuff last? Would I be better off vinyl wrapping the truck? Also, if I used Krylon Fusion primer, would the Plasti Dip hold up on the plastic fender flares and mirrors?

Look up INT3RC3PTOR on here. He plastic dipped his whole truck and it seems to be holding up well.
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Dipped my grill about a year ago. Still holding up strong

Just dipped my rear bumper in white and the pad in black
And a few suspension components as well.
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anybody ever use the WHITE plasti dip? any idea how close it would match up to the white on the rangers? hat ethat chrome bumper.. and found out it comes in white.
didnt read the whole thread, stopped when i saw this since i can answer it.

Matches the rangers oxford white extremeley well.

I have my front and rear ford emblems done since they are peeling and swirly blue. i was surprised by how well it matches. so close unless your right up to it you cant tell the difference.


and as for the original post, no need to go crazy with masking off areas like that. you can just peel the overspray off. or rub it off with a microfiber towel.

on things like emblems, its best to mask off an inch around the item you are dipping, and spray it all. then peel the excess off. makes a much cleaner line. cleaner than you can get with masking
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^ditto

The white matches very well
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In case anyone cares...I was at Home Depot yesterday and they now carry a bunch of different plasti-dip colors in stock, I saw blue, red and grey..in addition to the normal white & black.
Located in the paint department.

pretty cool. i like the grey..its kinda "primer" looking.
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