PlastiDip from hell removal

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Matthew Jeschke, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Tonyrodz

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    Probably why he dipped it--maybe.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure that's why he dipped it... Funny as hell because I believed about every other word the dude said. He told me the paint was perfect under the plastiDip lol

    Not really sure if I got a decent deal or not on the truck. I actually didn't want to buy the truck because it was very poorly cared for cosmetically. My girlfriend's kid loved it though so I bought it for him. It is a 2001 Z71 w/ 225,000 miles I paid $3500 if I recall right. Drive train functioned (minus rear end which blew up and I swapped out for $300, and radiator which also blew out, I replaced for about $120) but was his off road vehicle and beat up. Other than paint though body is in perfect shape. I've probably put a total of $1500 into it and mechanically it's rock solid, and much of the interior is fixed up. I'm more than impressed with the drivetrain on these trucks its a beast.

    The paint is actually in beautiful shape on one side of the truck. Other side is pealing. And the roof is dismally bad. I'm assuming he parked outside with the pealing side in the sunlight. Poor truck was not cared for much at all by last owner. My next step is to buff the truck and see where I get.

    I am sitting here thinking with a little effort, and far less money he could have patched up the the clear coat which is what I plan to do.

    I want to get a gravity feed electric spray gun. I see they sell them now, just not exactly sure which ones are decent. Then redo the paint job, with factory colors up top. Then bottom panel / quarter of doors in a heavy duty raptor liner or equivalent paint.

    I've seen trucks done like that and looks REALLY awesome, just not sure on a tahoe. I googled it but have yet to see somebody that did a two tone like I mentioned.
     
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    as far as my rims which are a much smaller project was just a spray with wd and some rubbing and it just flaked away. afterwards i has to hand wash a few spots as some of the plastidip spots turned back into this goo. good luck
     
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    05Single afraid of the dark Supporting Member

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    Damn that’s brutal . I can’t imagine the frustration you’re dealing with. Keep at it, just remember when you’re done you’ll never have to do it ever again :emotions133:
    I wish you luck
     
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    It is hell lol man is this stuff a mess. Thanks for empathizing. I have 4 days into this and still that film and hood persist.

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