Introduction: Using Plasti-dip to Change Emblem Colors
Using Plasti-dip to Change Emblem Colors
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“I made it at TechShop” April 2012 at the San Jose Location
Now… let’s get on to the procedure:
Step 1: CLEAN AREA AND EMBLEMS
a. I recommend washing your car wash and dry if it’s really dirty, and then use rubbing alcohol
b. If not, use simple green to degrease and clean, and finish with rubbing alcohol
Step 2: MASKING OFF AREA
a. Use Blue Painters Tape, buy kind with smooth outside finish or automotive masking tape
i. Found that this tape works better then the textured tape
b. Pull tape tight and straight over emblems, top and bottom
c. Use newspaper to cover rest and tape to existing tape for easier removal
Step 3: PAINTING
a. Follow directions on can; shake for 1 minute
b. Spray 10-12 inches away, in a 45 degree angle with sweeping motion top to bottom
c. Do one light coat and then make an X, but start from the bottom to the top
i. The heavier spray you do during each coat leaves a smoother finish; but don’t overspray
d. Complete a few coats and for the last coat allow only 10 minutes to dry
i. Found that it’s easier to remove after trial and error
Step 4: UNMASKING
a. Remove newspaper and carefully remove tape with it around the emblems because you could possibly peel off the Plasti-dip
b. Remove tape slowly and watch out for the Plasti-dip lifting off the emblems. Or like below, use a plastic card, but be careful!!!
Step 5: FINAL CLEANING
a. Remove overspray between letters with toothpick or stirrers, wood or plastic
i. But make sure you don’t scratch the paint by slowly applying pressure till starts to come off
ii. Try to pull away from letters
b. Using clean rags and q-tips, dip into rubbing alcohol and wipe any left over Plasti-dip
c. Allow to dry for at least 4 hours before you do a wash around the area if you want
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