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Plasti-Dip Failure... Help with Window Trim Please

Morning DA.. So I made my first attempt at plasti-dipping my chrome window trim this past weekend but turned out unsuccessful. When removing the excess dip, it pulled the dip off of the chrome I think because of the rubber seal that goes around the trim piece was "grabbing" the plasti-dip and wouldn't allow it to separate at the joint between the rubber and chrome the way it did between the paint and the rear emblem or the front grille.

Do any of you guys have experience removing and re-installing the chrome window trim on an 8th gen coupe? I'm wondering if I might be better off removing the trim pieces, dipping them and then re-installing.

It was also a failure because my last can of plasti-dip wasn't spraying correctly. It was coming out in blobs instead of a nice steady mist so the last coat came out very textured and didn't look too good.

Was kind of a bitch removing the excess dip off of the rubber pieces around the door and window but I got it all after a couple hours of finger rubbing and a microfiber to remove it.

Any help would be appreciated, if I cant take off the trim without damaging it, I might just try over but really mask all of the rubber pieces a lot better than my first attempt.

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Here's another thread of a member with a coupe who just did his.

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It should be neater if you take the trim pieces off to plasti-dip them and then put them back on. I took off the silver trim at the bottom of the windows before, and it's quite easy. (Just secured by screws)
Look through the service manual and there are definitely instructions on there! Good luck!
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Mine did the same, and all I was trying to do was the silver "H" on the front and back. After the second failed attempt, and prepping it obsessively, I gave up and said they look good chrome... I think it is due to the "H" emblems being so thin, there just wasn't much to stick to..

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Thanks for the replies guys.. I didn't even think to look in the Service Manual

If it is only secured by a few screws, i will probably go that route. I HATE taping things off and this way I can ensure a nice even coat along the entire trim pieces..

Mikeyd, I did exactly that, but for some reason it wasn't peeling off of the rubber pieces very easily, then it would stretch past the seam along the rubber and chrome trim (where I would expect the dip to rip in a nice neat line like it did with my emblems) but for some reason it just kept peeling in 1 piece..

Unfortunately my next 3 weekends are going to be SO busy that I probably wont get around to it for another month, but I will post my finished product when I'm all done.

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Could you take a razor blade and LIGHTLY score the plastidip along the edge where you plan to peel it off?


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Tried using a razor but the plasti-dips rubbery effect made the blade sort of "jump" as you slide it across.

So I wasted $10 on a can of plasti-dip and a 9x9 plastic tarp.. Hopefully the next attempt goes much smoother. I don't have the patience for a 3rd attempt, so if #2 fails I am just going to stick with the chrome look as much as I hate it..
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Well, if you hate the chrome that much, why bother with dip? Just properly tape it all up, lightly sand with 800 grit and paint it black permanently...the key is in even light coats...then lots of clearcoat layers.
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Lol, I was thinking the same thing but I'm scared

Plasti-dip is so FOOLPROOF that even when I mess up, I can just start over.

If I mess up on painting them permanently, I'll be kicking myself in the ass for it..

If I can easily remove the trims without damaging, I might just decide to go with a more permanent option like painting. Have to see how much window trim will cost me first just in case I mess up
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Sometimes guys warm up the can in a bucket of warm water - then shake it 500 times to really mix it up. Do a test spray before the car parts.

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Don't know why the 2nd can of dip that I had wound up spraying globs out of it instead of a fine mist.. I followed instructions on the can from the storage instructions all the way to shaking in between sprays during use. Seemed like something may have gotten clogged up in the sprayer tip which wouldn't allow the dip to flow the way its supposed to.
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what kind of wheels are those? what brand? are those 18's?
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Car looks great I wanted to do this but Idk how durable it is and if it would get in the way of
the visors and are those honda oem visors ? They look smaller
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Car looks great I wanted to do this but Idk how durable it is and if it would get in the way of
the visors and are those honda oem visors ? They look smaller
they look like the weathertechs. pretty sure the oem visors actually cover a bit of the chrome where these do not
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Plasti-Dip is a product that isn't really expensive. If you didn't mess up your car(its incredibly hard with plasti-dip) just try again. I plan on dipping my chrome wheels soon, and I don't really know how to do it. I'm just gonna buy a lot and try till I get it right. Most of the things we do to our cars have learning curves, some more expensive than others. Plasti-dipping is on the low cost side.


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