How to Use Plasti Dip Coat to Black Out Car Emblems
Plasti Dip coating is a rubber like coating that can be dipped or sprayed on. I first remember the coating available as a dip years ago. It was first introduced as a coating used to dip tool handles in to provide a grip. However, since then, the coating has became available in a spray can. It has also became popular on car parts, such as wheels, emblems, and even entire cars.
If you like the flat or matte paint look and you like to try things yourself, then this may be something you can try on your car. Plasti dip spray is inexpensive and can be peeled of if you do not have the desired look you were wanting.
It is important to wash the surface before applying the plasti dip. This will remove all contamination that may prevent it from sticking on the emblems.
I used glass cleaner to re-clean the surface to assure the surface and emblems are free on all silicones and other contaminates.
The plasti dip does not require too much masking, but you do want to mask a square around the area to provide hard edges. This will allow for easy peel off when it's time.
Spray Coats - Once the area is masked off, spray one light coat and allow it to dry about 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat this process 4 or 5 times, which will provide 4 or 5 light coats. Make sure all edges of the emblem is sprayed well. This will require angling the spray can different angles to reach all of the edges.
Allow to dry for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Unmask around the hard edge square, which will reveal a hard edge of the plasti dip.
Starting at the hard edge, peel the plasti dip from the surface that you do not want the coating to be applied to. Carefully peel around the emblem to provide a clean cut. For area inside of the emblem a tooth pick or plastic tool to prick the coating to remove it.
That's it, now you have blacked out emblems. If you do not like the end result you can peel it off the emblems. However, it becomes harder to peel after a couple of hours.
I hope you have fun experimenting with plastidip on you project. Let me know how it works for you.