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Old 05-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Should I plastidip my chrome?

Thoughts and opinions, please, gentlemen...

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Old 05-19-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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Which chrome are you talking about? All of it? I like some chrome but not everything. I just redid my grill and surround and I think it made a world of difference for not so much money. Grill inserts and surround off eBay for $84 and got it painted here locally.

Pictures before and after...
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I'm not a big fan of plastidip. To many people are suing it for to much to me. You've got a sharp truck don't go overboard.

Check out my black 08 in my Garage. It might give you some ideas.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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Doug, seeing your 08 reminds me that i want a Laramie style front bumper lol. I'm considering plastidipping the bumpers, grill, and step bars. Buying a Laramie front bumper and having it painted to match my body is out of my budget so I'm looking at dipping them as an alternative.
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Plastic Dipping is cool. Just a little heads up coming from someone that has done it. You need to take the fog light inserts, grill insert, and if you can the top cap off before you do the bumper. If you don't it will start to peel up around those items.

Here is when I had mine done. It is now back to chrome. It started to peel up so I took it back to chrome.
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Thanks, brother. I'm happy with the chrome as it is but something about the blacked out look draws me...

the "top cap" would be the piece between the headlights and bumper correct?
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Yes, the top cap is the painted piece on the top of the bumper.
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ok, wasn't sure of the proper name for that part

Did you plastidip your wheels? and if so, how is/did that hold/holding up?
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I did dip my wheels too. they are holding up really good, just be careful around the wheel weights. it will bubble up if you try to put it on to thick. i don't know what that piece is actually called either.
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I wouldn't do the steps. It will peel when you step on it.
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I wouldn't do the steps. It will peel when you step on it.

Even if I only step on the rubber pads?
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