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Plasti Dip Grill...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by leeds2592, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Hi all,

    I know there's a billion and one threads about what grill to get and how to replace grill etc but I couldn't find any answers to my question. I'm toying with the idea of Plasti Dip'ing my grill as I'm a bit bored with the look of my car and want a cheap mod. I was going to buy an FK grill or something but after removing my front bumper to replace the headlights, I can't be bothered with doing it all again as it was a PITA the first time!

    Anyway, I'm wanting to know how easy it'll be to remove from the little slats in the grill?
    Also, has anyone used the lacquer to create a glossy finish to the outside trim of the grill?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Anyone? :(
     
  4. R34nel

    R34nel Active Member

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    I did a quick 5 min job on mine the other day, check my threads, I just did the chrome surround in matte and I think I like it
     
  5. Bandicoot51

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    Plasti-dipped the grill just for shits, used a rattle can, 5/6 coats, went onto the chrome parts really well

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  6. el-diablo675

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    I've used black bumper paint on mine came up really good finish.
     

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    Did mine the other day. Satin black plasti-dip for the Middle, then vinyl wrapped the chrome in gloss black.


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  8. pint-of-mustard

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    Had a go with the plasti dip yesterday, really easy and im pleased with the finish. Can anyone comment on how it lasts\wears?

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    Anyone got a good step by step, you just using masking tape to cover all the other areas or what?

    Nice one
     
  10. fps_cod

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    I wedged paper around the grill and masking taped it together. Doesn't really matter if you get any overspray, as you can just rub the plasti-dip off.
     
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    Oh sweet. Cheers mate
     
  12. Adam Wilson

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    Seems to last better than paint, plastic dip is very durable so stone chips aren't really a problem either.
     
  13. Mario8P

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    you guys took your grill off and then plasti dipped it? or just sprayed it while on the car?

    How many coats did you apply?
     
  14. pint-of-mustard

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    I just masked up and sprayed it on the car. I used the 1 can, probably about 5-6 coats.
     
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  15. Adam Wilson

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    I took it off, but I was changing my bumper aswell so made sense really. Just remember to be patient with it, the more prep work you put in the better finish you will get.
     
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    What prep work you guys do? Just the masking tape ect.?
     
  17. Bandicoot51

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    Uhuh and remove any residue of product that might be left over
     
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    OK thanks. May give it a go. Do you know if it is safe to spray the grill while on the car, even with the radiator behind?
     
  19. Bandicoot51

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    Use newspaper to stuff behind the grill to protect the rad, then pull it out once completely dry. Use paper to protect a wide area around the grill as overspray is easy. Consider 2 cans so you can get at least 5 coats and maybe some sealant too which will also reduce the matt finish. Hope to see some finished pictures
     
  20. Tomas Sears

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    Decent - thanks! Couldn't decide between the Matte finish or glossy. Do you think the glossy would look better?
    The car I am planning on doing is the Audi on my profile pic
     
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    I've got pretty much the same car and the matte is cool however I did end up preferring the gloss look, I did the badge and chrome surrounds also, which really sets it off nice
     
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    I plasti dipped mines. Easy afternoon job. Vinyl wrapped the chrome surround in gloss black and left the centre matte.
     
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