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    I've been watch some videos of people "painting" their emblems with this Plasti Dip stuff. Does anyone here have any experience with it? I wanted to do my trunk emblems in black. The front grill emblem I'll replace with a painted one off ebay.

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    Apparently a lot of people have been going through a plasti dip phase is what everyone is calling it.
    But plasti dip works really good and is really easy to apply and take off if needed.
    All it really is, is a rubber compound in a can. It's really easy to apply. Just clean whatever you are painting. Then tape off anything you don't want to get overspray and spray. That's it really. Usually 3-4 coats of plasti dip is recommended. But it's really good stuff to use.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sku11vw07 View Post
    Apparently a lot of people have been going through a plasti dip phase is what everyone is calling it.
    But plasti dip works really good and is really easy to apply and take off if needed.
    All it really is, is a rubber compound in a can. It's really easy to apply. Just clean whatever you are painting. Then tape off anything you don't want to get overspray and spray. That's it really. Usually 3-4 coats of plasti dip is recommended. But it's really good stuff to use.


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    Alright I'll get a can of it and try it out. I've seen how easy it is to take off so if I hate it, I'll just take it off.

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    Yea it's better of you try it first yourself.
    But it is pretty easy to take off.
    I have plasti dipped my rims before and had it on for almost a year. I did have to do touch ups here and there but when it came to taking it off. It was pretty easy. Just time consuming thanks to my spokes on my wheels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sku11vw07 View Post
    Yea it's better of you try it first yourself.
    But it is pretty easy to take off.
    I have plasti dipped my rims before and had it on for almost a year. I did have to do touch ups here and there but when it came to taking it off. It was pretty easy. Just time consuming thanks to my spokes on my wheels.


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    Yeah I'm just gonna do my front emblem,trunk emblem, and jetta emblem. I don't have a 1.8T so thats all that is back there. I just saw they have white paint and a glossifier (spelling?) Might do white instead of black. My car is black btw.

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    Oh ok.
    You shouldn't have any trouble if you take the emblems off.
    Having them on you can do it too.
    But you will need an exacto knife if you go that route.
    And yes they do have a spray over that makes the plasti dip have a gloss finish instead of a flat black. And I think white would look good. Won't really know until you try it though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sku11vw07 View Post
    Oh ok.
    You shouldn't have any trouble if you take the emblems off.
    Having them on you can do it too.
    But you will need an exacto knife if you go that route.
    And yes they do have a spray over that makes the plasti dip have a gloss finish instead of a flat black. And I think white would look good. Won't really know until you try it though.


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    I'll get a can of black and a can of gloss. Since I plan on getting black wheel. White wouldn't flow now that I think about it. I'll take off the front emblem since it is easy, but the other two I'll leave on. Thanks for the advice.

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    A moment of silence for my grammar...

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    I'll get a can of black and a can of gloss. Since I plan on getting black wheel. White wouldn't flow now that I think about it. I'll take off the front emblem since it is easy, but the other two I'll leave on. Thanks for the advice.
    The rear 'VW' emblem is really quite easy to take off, and could save you a mess, all ya gotta do is take trunk liner off, undo 3 screws, unlcip the power and it should pop right out with some minor playing

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    I did plasti dip on my rims and on my friends rims (Rx + emblems for him, the emblems where pretty easy, first clean everything and make sure its dry.
    1) put some tape around like a box around the emblem (rear) and then put some paper to the sides to cover up any spray...
    2) apply 3 - 5 coats with like a 2 - 4 min between each.
    3) let it dry for about 10 - 15 min
    4) using a sharp edged plastic or even one of those small screwdrivers for lenses use it to cut the plasti dip coat from the outside of the emblem, make sure not to scratch your car paint (plastic is way better to do it with) and then peel off the outer wall.

    Its fairly easy and to be honest we even did it so he would take the inside parts of the emblem to show the cars paint from the mazda the result was pretty nice.

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