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Hey guys, Need your help on this. I want to paint my front reflectors black, but don't know which way to go?

Would you guys suggest doing plasti-dip or something else?
I was thinking the plasti-dip route, but then I heard that it comes off pretty easy and I wouldn't really want to be cleaning my car and have it come off...lol :facepalm:

So what are your suggestions?

Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:

....lolz, As you can see, the Orange really needs to GO! :p


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you can buy em pre-painted, or have a shop paint yours. I wouldn't plasti-dip those since plasti-dip is textured and matte. You'd be better off spray painting them and clearing them yourself.
 

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I did the side grills/gills with Plasti Dip and they are holding up fine.

I also did the handle on my shaving razor. It used to pop apart when dropped so I coated the handle. After a year it is starting to peal, but I shave in the shower so it gets wet every day.

Since you can always peal it off, you aren't risking much.

Edit: as ThatGuy mentioned, the color match is biggest question
 

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The nice thing about plasti dip is that you can use it as a base; and then apply any color you want over it.




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you can buy em pre-painted, or have a shop paint yours. I wouldn't plasti-dip those since plasti-dip is textured and matte. You'd be better off spray painting them and clearing them yourself.
I thought about buying them pre-painted, but for a facelift coupe, just 1 puts me at $70 so buying 2 for $140 + shipping just doesn't seem logical....lol :facepalm:

...and the color matching is one thing I thought about, but another question....would it look good matte if I buy matte black kidneys and I'm also painting my window trim this summer.

If i decide not to do the matte finish, what kind of paint should I get? Can I get something made in black sapphire metallic at like Home depot? lol :D

The nice thing about plasti dip is that you can use it as a base; and then apply any color you want over it.
Did not know that! Thanks :thumbsup:

So you can basically use plasti-dip as a primer?
 

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So you can basically use plasti-dip as a primer?

Yes, you can use plasti dip as primer. People have used on their rims and paint colors over it.

http://www.chicagoz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28076



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I wonder if you plastidip it and then coat it if it'll give you the results your looking for. Glossy and removable. Just a thought
 

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plasti dip it, 2 coats. i washed it at least 20 times with a power washer and it doesnt come off. trust me.
Thanks bro! I think i will! :thumbup:

Yes, you can use plasti dip as primer. People have used on their rims and paint colors over it.

http://www.chicagoz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28076
Nice to know! Ya learn something everyday, even if you don't pay attention in class :eeps: :rofl:
Thanks for the info buddy! :thumbsup:

I wonder if you plastidip it and then coat it if it'll give you the results your looking for. Glossy and removable. Just a thought
That's a great thought, I think i'm going to try that! lol Thanks broski! :thumbsup:
 

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I used VHT nightshades, blends in 100% with jet black. I can post pics if you want.

please do! :thumbsup: ....as I thought about doing VHT nighshades.
 

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If your going to plastidip and paint over make sure you do several layers of plastidip first. Also upon removal it won't just peel off nicely, it will chip off as spray paint doesn't really have flexible properties.


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