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Anybody plasti dip chrome bumper and grille, long term durability?

How does the plasti dip look and adhere to the chrome? I'm thinking about doing it to my chrome bumper and grille but wondered if the spray can truck bed liner would be more durable. It says on the plasti dip can you can peal it off if you're not happy with the results, which makes me question it's durability, thanks.
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The plasti- dip should adhere just fine. When they say you can peel it, they mean you can peal it off all In 1 swipe. You have to pry at a corner to get it going and start peeling. As long as the corners don't come loose you are fine. It is the most economical way to paint over chrome imo.
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My avitar shows my dipped front end, door handles, fender flairs,and mirrors. I hate chrome. Dip holding on pretty strong. Use atleast 4 coats or youll be pissed trying to remove it.
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I did my rims, did 6 coats and should have done more. Had a tire replaced my DT and they did even damage.
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I would think the key to good adhesion to the chrome is in the prep, I would lightly sand the chrome finish first for a good grip otherwise would think the plastidip could peel off pretty easy.
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I don't understand why people see plastidip as a sensation. TBH, if your truck is driven offroad in any way shape or form, its going to be a headache.

Just paint it, and if it gets scratched up do some touch up. easy as can be.
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I dipped the bottom of my truck 1.5 years ago, and haven't touched it up at all. I also did my side mirrors and headlight bezels, and its holding up fine. The secret is to clean it with alcohol or wax and grease remover, and do several light coats. Too few coats and it'll be a pain in the ass to remove, the more coats, the easier it peels. Sure, it's worn and chipped in some spots, but it's nothing 10 minutes and some plastidip can't fix. As a whole, it's held up damn well, only showing wear where my boots hit getting in the truck and where it's rubbed up against stuff off roading, which is impressive considering I don't have any mudflaps. Its easy to touch up and actually comes clean when you wash it compared to Bedliner, which still shows dirt and mud stains even after a stiff brush. And yea, it holds up to chrome just fine
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Here's my Lexus grill after 6 months
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I would think the key to good adhesion to the chrome is in the prep, I would lightly sand the chrome finish first for a good grip otherwise would think the plastidip could peel off pretty easy.
DO NOT SAND THE BUMPER! The purpose of plasti dip is to have a temporary solution to remove chrome. it is heat resistant & abrasive resistant. Now I wouldn't go hitting it with a hammer BUT I did dip my; bumpers, grille, side steps, wheels, and the exhaust tip of my 08 Tundra. had to re do the front bumper after a cross country drive from VA to CA. If you sand it it will be a bitch to peel off. and if you have to re do it ever you will have a huge headache. If you want a perminant fix, Do like they said before and prep sand and either paint or bed line it.... Dip is excellent for a quick fix tho!
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