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mkavanaugh4

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Jul 30, 2012
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Hello all,

I'm new to your site and I have to start by saying I've learn a lot of techniques and tips so far. I have a 03 Trailblazer EXT LT that I’m beginning to customize, nothing crazy, just a little here and a little there. A friend of introduced me to Plasti Dip. I spent a little time researching it and it seemed like an interesting way to make some changes without it being permanent.

I started by removing the rear bumper cover and dipping the step pads and the under trim. Then, I removed the running boards (replacing with nerf bars eventually) and dipped the side under trims. Next, I removed the rear Trailblazer and Chevrolet emblems (thanks to whoever posted the tip about using fishing line) and cleaned off the leftover residue. I haven’t taken pictures yet but I will.

This morning I noticed a tear in the plasti dip on one of the step pads. I followed all of the directions and applied 4 coats. Did I miss something or do something wrong? This stuff was supposed to last 3 years, not 3 days. Any advice and/or help you could lend would be much appreciated.

I plan on doing the same to the grille, front under trim, and roof racks. The grille center bar is chrome, but I want to paint it to match the body color. If plasti dip isn’t the way to go, are there any other suggestions?

Thanks again and kudos to site designers.

Mike Kavanaugh
 

Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
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Welcome!

I suspect Plasti Dip isn't good for a step pad application.
 

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mkavanaugh4

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Finally got around to taking some pictures before work this morning.
 

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kjkim93

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Plasti dip is good on places where it won't be touched much. On your side steps it def. tear from your shoes
 

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welcome to the site :tiphat:
 

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