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This is a discussion on My 2013 WRX 5 Door within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by mrrogers747 Yeah I would plasti dip the fender badges black, that's what I did on mine (same ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrogers747 View Post
    Yeah I would plasti dip the fender badges black, that's what I did on mine (same color/year/hatch.) Just overspray enough above the badge, and a tad below it so you can just peel excess off easy
    I was just wondering if this was something I could accomplish myself and here you went and posted it. Thanks!
    Do you need to cover adjoining areas with paper or something? I mean, like you would when spray-painting.

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    has anyone had any issues taking their car through a car wash? .... I hate laser washes because they do absolutely nothing but a quick rinse.
    Guilty! On occasion, when I don't have time. If it's just dust, no biggie. And I'm definitely not going to hand-wash it in the winter, forget that! But then, my paint nearly 10 years old. I like the no-contact washes only, and I leave the motor running. I despise the ones where you line up your wheels in a rail that pulls your car. Not sure what a laser wash is...?

    There's also places where you can wash your car yourself, they look like a row of carports, you pay for the time, some places have the soap etc. built-in to the water hose and you can choose the setting, there's usually some kind of brush/washer attachment available, and some places you bring your own soap and bucket (haven't seen one of those in a while though)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    I was just wondering if this was something I could accomplish myself and here you went and posted it. Thanks!
    Do you need to cover adjoining areas with paper or something? I mean, like you would when spray-painting.
    Yes you need to cover areas to avoid too much overspray; HOWEVER, it's much easier if you allow for some overspray directly around the badge/area you're going to be dipping, because you'll very easily be able to peel excess off. Assuming we're talking about the chrome fender badge, I'd give a couple inches above the badge itself, tape off and throw newspaper above that. The area below it is slightly tricky because it has that bend, but leave just the area above the bend exposed, tape off and cover below that and of course everywhere else. Placing a newspaper diagonally from the wheel area will give you a perfect cover in the area towards the wheel well, but again allow a very slight amount to be sprayed onto the car itself so you can peel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrogers747 View Post
    Yes you need to cover areas to avoid too much overspray; HOWEVER, it's much easier if you allow for some overspray directly around the badge/area you're going to be dipping, because you'll very easily be able to peel excess off. Assuming we're talking about the chrome fender badge, I'd give a couple inches above the badge itself, tape off and throw newspaper above that. The area below it is slightly tricky because it has that bend, but leave just the area above the bend exposed, tape off and cover below that and of course everywhere else. Placing a newspaper diagonally from the wheel area will give you a perfect cover in the area towards the wheel well, but again allow a very slight amount to be sprayed onto the car itself so you can peel. [...]
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