Show them how it's done
#50606
NO EMBLEM REMOVAL REQUIRED!!!

Just wanted to share this with ya... found this on the Lexus forum




[QUOTE=wearegiant;5816370]Hi everyone. This is my first post here. I'm
not sure if this was covered here. I searched but didn't find it. If it was im sorry for the double post.

This is my first lexus and I'm digging it.

Problem: After searching long and hard, couldn't find any matte blackemblems to purchase for the IS350... The black pearl emblems are out of the budget so I decided to just do it myself. Like most folks I hate the idea of having to use fishing line or something else to uninstall emblems then reinstall with new 3M tape.


SO here goes.. shooting black emblems with PlastiDip!

Materials
1. Can of PlastiDip purchased from Home Depot
2. Small plastic pick/spackle thing.
3. Masking Tape
4. Newspaper
5. Patience
6. Rubbing Alcohol, Soap, water
7. Cotton Swabs
8. Clean Towels
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Steps

1. Clean around your emblems. Use soap and water if your car's real dirty. Then make sure you get down into the cracks. Dry it off and get back in there with some cotton swabs & alcohol. Again make sure the surface is dry before you even think about painting.

2. Mask off the area with some masking tape and newspaper in case of overspray.

3. Now you're ready to spray.. WHAT? NO SANDING? Right.. no sanding. Plasti Dip is a multi-purpose air dry, synthetic rubber coating that can be easily applied by spraying. Its been used on grills by BMW, Audi and many lexus owners too. Do a search and you'll see.
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4. Make sure you shake that can up and do a test pass on some newspaper so you see how much comes out of the nozzle. From there shoot a thin coat on your emblems.
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5. Wait a few minutes and make a darker pass.
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6. Then give it 15 minutes or so then apply a second coat. I went and did a 3rd coat. I didn't want it to appear too thick.
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7. I let it dry for about an hour before i decided to pull off my masking tape. Some folks say 30 minutes. The can said an hour. :)
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8. Now peel off the masking tape.. You'll notice the rubber want to pull off with the tape, thats no problem, just don't go rubbing it too fast. Thats no fun. when the rubber breaks and u have to get into the little cracks of the emblems to pull it off.
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9. Now with your fingers, just begin peeling it back. The PlastiDip will peel off your paint no problem and it begins breaking around where the emblem adhere to the car.
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10. To get into the middle areas, just use a plastic pick or your finger nail (if you have access to small fingers?) and pick at it.. It'll just peel off like dry elmer's glue again.
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11. Enjoy your new emblems.
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FAQ
How long does it last especially without any prep work like normal paint?
Again, its a synthetic rubber spray.. It requires no prep besides a clean surface to adhere to. The plastidip does last long, and if there is a blemish, peel that stuff off your emblems, mask and repeat.

Have you used it before? How do you know?
I've sprayed my BMW front grills and emblems and they've held up for a couple years without any chips. Car washes are fine too :) Also do a search, you'll find a lot of people using plastidip.

Remember, to each their own. This look isn't for everyone. I have matte black wheels so I decided to go this route on the car. Enjoy!



Enjoy![/QUOTE]
Last edited by BLKSpecV101 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#50608
fuckin amazing sir. thank you
#50613
Here are some other ideas too.... grills and window trims

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[QUOTE=mikemoto81;5824238]Did my rear emblems, front emblem, and the grille surround.....super stoked on how it turned out. I sprayed 5 coats on each.....check out my pics :D :

PREP WORK

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FINISHED BACK EMBLEMS

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LEXUS EMBLEM

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"L" EMBLEM

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IS350 EMBLEM

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FINISHED FRONT (with a touch of editing lol...)

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GRILLE CLOSE-UP

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"L" CLOSE-UP

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LASTLY....(if you plan on not removing the grille) Make sure you take the painter's tape off carefully, or else the Pastidip will tear off the chrome (as seen below). I used an exacto knife to help, but I still wasn't careful enough. Mine wasn't that bad tho...

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ALSO....It helps a WHOLE lot peeling the excess Plastidip off with more coats, it doesnt rip as easy.[/QUOTE]
#50615
Ok.. last Plastidip idea for ya

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[QUOTE=kikkomanrj;5821279]I heard about this on the Bimmer forums when guys wanted to recreate the Frozen Grey 3 series. Check out PlastiDip on a Bugatti, GT-R, and Rolls Royce.

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All plastidip everything![/QUOTE]
#50667
Yea i found it on the lexus forums today... Seems to be the new craze now.

A set of black pearl lexus emblem set cost $200 +.. i even considered at one time to pick up a set for my Lex.. but yea, fuck that... soo now I'm gonna pick some Plastidip when i get a chance and do my emblems... seems simple.
#50683
Chitown_B16 wrote:After seeing this i ran out to get a can and am doing it right now to the emblems on the back. I'll let you know how it turns out.

dude i love you lol. i would but i'm too pooped from work right now....
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