Plasti Dip, review on rims, and painting front grill
Background track AC/DC-Back in Black(the obvious choice) :]

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    • Paul Medina
      Paul Medina

      Were those rims silver before ?

      about 3 months ago
    • Paul Medina
      Paul Medina In reply to Paul Medina

      Gage Robinson one last thing.... are break calipers plasti dip able ?

      about 3 months ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Paul Medina

      Good luck,
      wear a air respirator, this stuff smells nasty

      about 3 months ago
    • Paul Medina
      Paul Medina In reply to Paul Medina

      Gage Robinson appreciate your help. I’ll let you know how mine turns out

      about 3 months ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Paul Medina

      Haha dont worry, happy to answer

      so i used 1.5 cans of plasti dip per wheel. Per coat you only need to wait like 5 mins max.. it dries fast. basically by the time your done painting a coat on the other rim your nearly ready to paint the next coat on your first rim. I used the actual plasti dip brand. Before you paint use dish soap, or any soap with NO traces of wax or polishing compound. I did paint with wheels off so i could spray the back side. i did one side at a time so i didnt have to have the whole car on jack stands. by painting both sides you allow the plasti dip to grip as one solid coat and since the rims have large gaps i felt like you would see thru to the unpainted area and it would look crappy. Also just spray the tires also, when jts all dry you can peel the paint off the rubber tire with no issues, just make sure to really spray good in the wheel lip area.

      nice note is now i need to re paint maybe 3 new coats only on the front side, because thats where all the wear is from driving/car washes/rocks....cause the back side is still all good as new.

      about 3 months ago
    • Paul Medina
      Paul Medina In reply to Paul Medina

      Gage Robinson I got the same exact rims then. How many cans did all four need ? And how many coats. How long do I wait in between coats.which brand works best ? Do you recommend taking tires off ? I’ve seen other you tubers tape off areas with tires still intact.

      Sorry for all the questions

      about 3 months ago
    • lemi angel
      lemi angel

      Great video, Tks.!

      about 7 months ago
    • Joshua Villanueva
      Joshua Villanueva

      Did you add glossifier to the rims? Or did you just leave it matte black ? I have the same exact car. Wondering if I should add gloss or not

      about 8 months ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Joshua Villanueva

      so.. did i do glossifier. no. would i .. yes .

      as it sits the matte finish matches really well with the fender and body plastic thats matte black so it works well. but i think having the plasti dip glossifier on would add a more "well finished" look. Having said that its been 2 years and our rims still look good.

      about 8 months ago
    • Shelley and Tracy Films
      Shelley and Tracy Films

      how long is the interval in between coating the grill?

      about 9 months ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Shelley and Tracy Films

      happy to help

      about 9 months ago
    • Shelley and Tracy Films
      Shelley and Tracy Films In reply to Shelley and Tracy Films

      @Gage Robinson Great! Thanks bro!

      about 9 months ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Shelley and Tracy Films

      1st very light coat was 5 mins.. then 10-15 minutes for every other coat. Then let it sit over night. or full day if available before going freeway speeds to let it cure.
      its been 2 years since this video and my paint still looks great. just small small dents in paint from bugs hitting it but no chipping or cracking.

      about 9 months ago
    • AirsoftLogic
      AirsoftLogic

      How much would it cost to have someone do this?

      about 9 months ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to AirsoftLogic

      not sure. for 1 can of plasti dip its like 6 bucks and the tape and tarp are very cheap. probably just materials is 15 bucks. Really easy to do your self and if you mess up or over spray you can rub it off because it isnt permanent.

      practice on the badges. like the jeep logo on the back or the logo on the side and get the feel for it, then move to the grill. someone else had mentioned you can just remove the grill ovals and paint them off the jeep to make things alot easier

      about 9 months ago
    • Alexander Tietz
      Alexander Tietz

      Nice video! Have you done anything else to the jeep to make it look a bit more rugged? I just got a 2017 Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk and I'd love to make it look less like a mom car and more of a rugged vehicle

      about 1 year ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Alexander Tietz

      Alexander Tietz
      Im actually still rolling on my stock tires since they are warranted. Once they are up i plan on putting a 2"lift to the front and adding some bfgoodrich all terrains. Not too big dont wanna burden the little engine and kill my mpg, but it will address the stance.
      Also wanna add a roof rack with a led light bar. Maybe do some more fun plasti dip and paint on the hood decal that the trailhawk has. But other than that.. i recently installed the k and n air filter . And did notice the engine reving up to a higher rpm and a little more umph. Getting onto the freeway. So id say it was worth the 40-50 bucks. Probably make it sound way cooler adding the full on cold air intake assembly but my wife primarily drives this and she wouldnt really appreciate it all the same as i would lol

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Lucero
      Daniel Lucero

      So your window trim and rails were already black?

      about 1 year ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Daniel Lucero

      I just got a little Chevy cruze that has chrome trim around the window. I was gonna hit that with some plasti dip. Along with other trim. I'll probably post a vid on how that goes

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Lucero
      Daniel Lucero In reply to Daniel Lucero

      Gage Robinson damn ok yea my Latitude has the chrome window trim and grey roof rails. The window trim is the one area I don’t think I have the skillz to do myself

      about 1 year ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Daniel Lucero

      Yes sir, which made the plasti dip I did match really well because the window trim was that matte black color. And all my fender well and side panel trim.

      about 1 year ago
    • steelersfan0714241
      steelersfan0714241

      Have the same car and really want to black it out

      about 1 year ago
    • David Barker
      David Barker

      How easy did that plasti dip peel off the tires? I am doing this over X-Mas Vaca, whole car, I have the exact same jeep but with that HUGE V6..lol..This video offered some good insight, I thought that stuff would be hard to get off paint...thanks man!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to David Barker

      Oh yeah you will be solid, I was think "whole" Car haha. And yeah I definitely wanna hear and see the final project. Good luck amigo, and thank you! Have a great Xmas your self and enjoy your time off.

      about 1 year ago
    • David Barker
      David Barker In reply to David Barker

      If/when I get it done I might post ya some pics.

      about 1 year ago
    • David Barker
      David Barker In reply to David Barker

      Not too big of a job, attack the wheels 1 night, and the chrome the next day!! Thanks for the fast reply!! Hope you have a good Christmas, and thanks again..

      about 1 year ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to David Barker

      Sup man, that sounds like a big project. ! And as far as the plasti dip peeling off the rubber, it was super easy. If you paint very thick coats towards the end then you get a nice layer that doesn't break into small pieces. And it pulls off in one big chunk. I've learned to the wetter you paint the last coats the more smooth finish you get. If you mist at all you get that sandpaper texture. My rims kinda have that effect on some spots. But it works cause the jeeps base trim is that rough matte black plastic trim.

      Just make sure you don't wash your car with car wash soap, use like laundry soap or dish soap. Car soap has some wax mixed in and your paint won't stick.

      about 1 year ago
    • Irvens Belton
      Irvens Belton

      What type of Cherokee is it? Is it the latitude? Is it The sport ?

      about 1 year ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Irvens Belton

      Brian Mason , do it to it bratha. It's pretty easy ..don't get intimidated on painting a brand new car. This stuff is removable and leaves no residue. And If you leave it on its shows to be pretty durable, I've had no issues and it's almost been a year

      about 1 year ago
    • Brian Mason
      Brian Mason In reply to Irvens Belton

      i'm an 2018 owner and i wanna black out my rims and badges

      about 1 year ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Irvens Belton

      Our model is the sport edition. Basically base model for 2016

      about 1 year ago
    • turtle19dad
      turtle19dad

      How does the plasti dip hold up to weather and washing? Debating between that and buying the lettering. How much for a can of plasti dip?

      about 2 years ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to turtle19dad

      turtle19dad , yeah I was worried about that too, but we probably wash our car in the big car wash about once a month. So far so good. All the chrome badges may be held on with just heavy duty 3m double sided tape. And I've seen guys use like a hot air gun to help melt the tape and just peel em off. And the new ones come with the new tape on the back. Honestly be just faster to paint it lol and if it last a year id call it a win and just re apply it

      about 2 years ago
    • turtle19dad
      turtle19dad In reply to turtle19dad

      Gage Robinson Thanks because I was just thinking of purchasing the black letters and numbers instead of having the stuff fall off in the wash. Just not sure of how to remove the chrome ones.

      about 2 years ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to turtle19dad

      It's almost been a year since I did that and even with all the bugs you get and all the elements the front plasti dip looks exactly the same. Very happy with it. Same with the rims. If your looking to do the grill and all your letters front back sides. 1 can is all you need. And that goes for $5.50 to $6.00 depending where you go. If you wanted to leave it matte black just do that. If you wanted to take it a step further they also sell the clear coat for added life and that you can get in a gloss to add some shine to it. Just make sure whatever you clean your car with doesn't have added wax in the soap. That Windex I used worked great.

      about 2 years ago
    • John Forge
      John Forge

      nice song choice, did you get burs in the grill area?

      about 2 years ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to John Forge

      Just felt right to have that song for this lol. and not at all. I think since the grill honey comb was already plastic this paint sticks really well and contours well to the curves. been on alot of long road trips with bugs and all that and everything has held up great, even with the regular car wash drive thru.

      about 2 years ago
    • Alex Mclean
      Alex Mclean

      There are two nuts on the back of each hood vent which easily allow you to take them out to plastic dip. Alot less work than taping up the whole front.

      about 2 years ago
    • R Smith
      R Smith

      Great job Gage, I have done the wheels and emblems on my Cherokee but never thought of doing the (Back Side) of the wheels?? So thanks for yet another job I didnt need and I have to add to the list that must be done now....Lol

      about 2 years ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to R Smith

      Randy Smith , that's funny , sorry about that lol. yeah I just figured not to leave any seams on the plastic dip and hopefully it will grip the rim better on both sides. Thanks for the comment !

      about 2 years ago
    • Aaron		 Cortez
      Aaron Cortez

      How many cans did you use ?

      about 2 years ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Aaron Cortez

      if you wanna get crazy with it you can add in the can of clear coat, but mine has held up perfectly so it's really just a added protection against all the bugs that will be hitting your front end.

      about 2 years ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Aaron Cortez

      Aaron Cortez , just one can did all that, and probably still have extra to do the logo on the side doors and back hatch door.

      about 2 years ago
    • Dreich
      Dreich

      I just dipped my grill inserts but also added expanded aluminum mesh to the grill inserts check it out (I also dipped the emblems after these pics)
      http://img273.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=031353842__29_4_122_514lo.jpg

      about 2 years ago
    • Demi D
      Demi D In reply to Dreich

      Where are you getting the aluminum mesh from?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dreich
      Dreich In reply to Dreich

      Thanks man it was very easy, your black looks nice as well (I took my inserts out of the grill to paint them, it took less than a minute). I might put a larger pattern aluminum mesh on the grill below the bumper as well.

      about 2 years ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Dreich

      Dreich , that looks super clean !!!

      about 2 years ago
    • John Vale
      John Vale

      What about the honeycomb grill inserts? It looks as if no air is getting in there now...

      about 2 years ago
    • Jollyfalla
      Jollyfalla

      Kick ass job!! But why not just buy the altitude?

      about 2 years ago
    • Jollyfalla
      Jollyfalla In reply to Jollyfalla

      Understood sir....

      about 2 years ago
    • Gage Robinson
      Gage Robinson In reply to Jollyfalla

      Jollyfalla , thanks for the comment! ! and we played the buying game at the dealership. I wanted that magical monthly payment and didn't wanna go a penny more. so this baby was the model and trim to get where I wanted. I usually buy new for my wife so I get all the warranties and never have to worry about her not being in a safe reliable car.

      about 2 years ago
    • Talal Alsaad
      Talal Alsaad

      Nice job !

      about 2 years ago