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bradze 12-22-2012 06:45 PM

how to plasti-dip around emblem?
the only chrome remaining on my outback is the chrome ring around the emblem on the tailgate. it looks like crap since everything else is black so i'm going to plasti-dip it. i've never used plasti-dip before and what i've read on nasioc for going around the emblem scares me. can i just take the rear emblem off like on the front? i want it to look perfect and i dont have the patience for 6 million pieces of tape.

TheBlackPearl 12-24-2012 09:10 AM

Just mask off the inside of the emblem like you normally would.
I used one piece of 1" orange masking tape when I did mine and it came out tits. But I'm skilled wit teh tape.
For around the periphery(sp?) on the rear, you will have to use like 7-8 pieces, not six million.
You can get 1" tape to conform and "bend" like a mofo if you take your time.

TheBlackPearl 12-24-2012 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by bradze (Post 4216225)
what i've read on nasioc

Ahhh, there's your problem. ;-)

famaya26 12-24-2012 09:33 AM

Mask around the emblem, the trunk. Make it around 3-4 inches of tape. You don't have to mask the emblem when your dipping. Spray 3-4 coats and then peel the piece covering the actual emblem.

bradze 12-25-2012 09:43 AM

i had to order it from amazon, couldn't believe no one around here has it. but amazon is pretty quick. ill also be doing the front grill on my wife's impreza.

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