Blacking Out (Plasti-dip) emblems/bumpers/grill/gills

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  1. VolRanger24

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    I figure since I have done all this and seem to keep reposting on other threads how to do this and posting pictures I would just put all in one thread so hopefully all can find it. (Maybe pin to the top of forum?).

    As I have said in other posts, anyone can plasti-dip this stuff with a little practice and patience. It’s very DIY friendly and you should not waste money paying someone to do it unless you have plenty of disposable income. The steps are easy and worst case, if it looks awful you can peel/rub off(with microfiber towel) and retry. I have used the black and go mango plasti-dip colors which I ordered from https://www.dipyourcar.com or you can find several colors at local hardware/auto parts store.

    The basic process is to tape off roughly an inch outside of what you want to plasti-dip and then cover far enough away to avoid over spray. Why you tape off, let cans of plasti-dip sit in a bowl of warm water (helps the spray lay down much smoother! Then, spray a LIGHT coat (at most 50% coverage) and let dry for about 15 mins, then put down WET but NOT heavy coats to fully cover and go at each coat from different angles to get all the sides, etc. MAKE SURE to thouroughly coat the roughly 1in area between what you want plasti-dip and the tape also or peeling will be much more difficult. Let each coat dry for 15 mins or so and after 5 to 7 coats let it dry for 45 mins. After that slowly and methodically peel the tape and the plasti-dip back to the edge of what you ultimately want plasti-dipped. The plasti-dip will naturally break at the edge and leave a pretty clean and precise edge.

    Avoid rubbing/washing for a few days to allow to fully cure. After that I have put a pressure washer right up to it and had no issue at all with peeling.

    Hope this is helpful and give people the confidence to try. Feel free to DM me or reply to this if you have questions. This stuff is amazing!

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    Do you have tint film on your tail lights?
     
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    How did you get word ford red and the rest black on the tailgate
     
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    And if you want it glossy, use the Plast-Dip Glossifier.
     
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    No I used the lens spray tint. About 3 coats... was pretty easy.
     
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    I popped the emblem of using a trim removal tool and the unscrewed and removed the bezel the emblem sits on and took that off and removed backup camera. Used Bondo on the emblem to smooth out all the ridges and sanded down to a smooth surface. I then plasti-dip’d the bezel(chrome) black and the emblem orange. I then ordered a “Ford” script sticker (link below) and laid it over the orange after it cured for a few days. The 4in for the rear and also ordered 6in for front but haven’t decided if I want to do the orange on front or not...

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    You certainly can but I have found the plasti-dip glossifier to be a bit hazy... maybe that’s just me plus I prefer the matte look. Next will be the rims... I think I am going to do matte black with orange inlays somehow. Will post pictures once I get to them.
     
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    #8 Jun 5, 2019
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    Plasti-dipped my Lariat.

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    Nice looking truck
     
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