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    Plasti-dipped Hood scoop and Rear chrome ugly thing

    Hey all, this is my first foray into plasti-dipping or anything like it. I started with the hood scoop then figured I might as well get rid of the hideous rear chrome trim. There are some minor imperfections but not bad for a first job, and they're not noticeable from more than 2 feet anyway so most people will never see them.
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    Meh, the scoop isn't my kinda thing. Looks like it's just another black ABS plastic piece that they forgot to paint from the factory IMO. But if you like it, that's what counts.
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    Mikie, I kind of felt the same way at first but the more I saw it, it grew on me. There's also another silver 08 in my area so I wanted it to stand out a bit.
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    Uh, please ignore the license plate.
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    I know what you mean. I saw it a bunch on Instagram and it started to grow on me. I think it looks better in person too

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    I know what you mean. I saw it a bunch on Instagram and it started to grow on me. I think it looks better in person too

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    Yeah it definitely does. Btw do you go to the heavnly donut meet often? I think ill make it a regular thing just cause I never have anything to do on a tuesday haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrie View Post
    Hey all, this is my first foray into plasti-dipping or anything like it. I started with the hood scoop then figured I might as well get rid of the hideous rear chrome trim. There are some minor imperfections but not bad for a first job, and they're not noticeable from more than 2 feet anyway so most people will never see them.


    I like it. I can see some of the imperfections but its plasti-dip easy to peel and do again! Nice work for the first time!!

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    I was thinking about doing this on my 2014 white hatch. You guys think black dipping my scoop would look crappy?

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    I had my scoop done for about a year, I finally took it off and I like it better without.

    Oh, and the plasti-dip damaged my paint under the top lip. This may be an area that isn't prepped good from factory or the heat from the engine bay could be a contributor...but nevertheless, it took the paint off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tesla317 View Post
    I had my scoop done for about a year, I finally took it off and I like it better without.

    Oh, and the plasti-dip damaged my paint under the top lip. This may be an area that isn't prepped good from factory or the heat from the engine bay could be a contributor...but nevertheless, it took the paint off.


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    Plasti-dippers beware, can damage paint!
    Plasti-dippers beware, can damage paint!
    I did see that thread and went REALLY light on the underside. It's not exactly highly visible anyway, and this way I should just be able to rub it off with my finger and hopefully that doesn't take the paint off.
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    The blacked out trim on the back does look good though. The chrome piece was so meh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    The blacked out trim on the back does look good though. The chrome piece was so meh.
    I actively hated it. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrie View Post
    Yeah it definitely does. Btw do you go to the heavnly donut meet often? I think ill make it a regular thing just cause I never have anything to do on a tuesday haha
    That was actually my first time. I'm not sure how often they do meets. I do plan on hitting up the naugatuck meet on Thursdays sometime though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrie View Post
    I actively hated it. Lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    The blacked out trim on the back does look good though. The chrome piece was so meh.
    Quote Originally Posted by tesla317 View Post
    I had my scoop done for about a year, I finally took it off and I like it better without.

    Oh, and the plasti-dip damaged my paint under the top lip. This may be an area that isn't prepped good from factory or the heat from the engine bay could be a contributor...but nevertheless, it took the paint off.


    Plasti-dippers beware, can damage paint!
    Plasti-dippers beware, can damage paint!
    Plasti-dippers beware, can damage paint!
    God I hate chrome

    And I knew about plasti dip causing damage to paint. But the scoops also will break down on their own eventually anyway, I've seen it a few times. I plan on either wrapping mine or getting a black painted somewhere in the future

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