DIY - Matte Black Emblems - Plastidip, no emblem removal required! - Page 76 - Club Lexus Forums


Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013)
Log In 

     
Old 01-07-15, 04:10 PM
How-Tos on this Topic
 
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:

Browse all: Exterior Guides
Print Wikipost

DIY - Matte Black Emblems - Plastidip, no emblem removal required!

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-20-14, 11:46 AM   #1126
boogielex
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: ca
Posts: 10
Default

how old are those shocks and struts you have WeareGiant? if they still really good I might be interested. would they fit a 96 sc400? let me know
boogielex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-14, 03:31 PM   #1127
IS25006
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
IS25006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Colorado
Posts: 12
Default

Did this today for the back of my IS. Went surprisingly well. The rubber tears off pretty easily around the emblems, helps to cut a bit around it before you start to peel. I did have a couple little areas of a little coming off but it's barely noticeable. Thanks for the idea!
IS25006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-14, 06:52 PM   #1128
WNYX
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
WNYX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: IL
Posts: 19
Default

Well, count me in. I'm not sure about the spoiler yet (but the fact that there are white spots where I missed might make my decision easier). Also, the AWD has a little part of the chrome peeking through.
Removing the excess material from the middle of the A was so tough! And some of my letters have tiny nicks from where the toothpick hit it while I was trying to remove the excess material. The good thing is that it's relatively easy to do, so no problems redoing it later.

A quick question for those that have already done this. When I tried to remove some of the excess material, it wound up snapping underneath the emblems. In the future, if I decide to remove the Plasti Dip, will the material underneath the emblems come along? I'm worried about it being stuck under there.

Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial, wearegiant.
Attached Thumbnails
DIY - Matte Black Emblems - Plastidip, no emblem removal required!-20140628_192958.jpg  
WNYX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-14, 07:41 AM   #1129
xZhongChen
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
xZhongChen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Alberta
Posts: 46
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WNYX View Post
Well, count me in. I'm not sure about the spoiler yet (but the fact that there are white spots where I missed might make my decision easier). Also, the AWD has a little part of the chrome peeking through.
Removing the excess material from the middle of the A was so tough! And some of my letters have tiny nicks from where the toothpick hit it while I was trying to remove the excess material. The good thing is that it's relatively easy to do, so no problems redoing it later.

A quick question for those that have already done this. When I tried to remove some of the excess material, it wound up snapping underneath the emblems. In the future, if I decide to remove the Plasti Dip, will the material underneath the emblems come along? I'm worried about it being stuck under there.

Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial, wearegiant.
I the same model as you, and now i want to make the spoiler black... I think i might almost be done with my first can of plastidip. Its unfortunate that plastidip doubled in price since last year here...

In the mean time, I finally got around to plastidipping my front grill. No more chrome!

Click the image to open in full size.

I shouldnt have bothered removing the excess from the rubber piece between the hood and the grill... theres a tiny silver lining you can see if you look closely
xZhongChen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-15, 12:44 AM   #1130
Dylan7458
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: michigan
Posts: 1
Default

Works great! Not on a Lexus but works on any emblem obviously. Takes a lot of patients but good turn out
Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.
Dylan7458 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-15, 01:56 PM   #1131
andper10
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 96
Default

Not going to read 76 pages. Anyone with pictures and/or experience with black plastidip and glossifier? Planning to black out my chrome but I don't like the matte finish.
andper10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-15, 02:18 PM   #1132
Ants350
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (1)
 
Ants350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ny
Posts: 524
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by andper10 View Post
Not going to read 76 pages. Anyone with pictures and/or experience with black plastidip and glossifier? Planning to black out my chrome but I don't like the matte finish.
I used the glossifier after plasti dipping. It faded pretty quik for me didn't stay glossy.
Ants350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-15, 05:19 PM   #1133
dc5423
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: il
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xZhongChen View Post
I the same model as you, and now i want to make the spoiler black... I think i might almost be done with my first can of plastidip. Its unfortunate that plastidip doubled in price since last year here...

In the mean time, I finally got around to plastidipping my front grill. No more chrome!

Click the image to open in full size.

I shouldnt have bothered removing the excess from the rubber piece between the hood and the grill... theres a tiny silver lining you can see if you look closely
How did you get the clear piece of the front emblem?
dc5423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-15, 10:32 AM   #1134
cristy
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3
cristiim
Default

Looks good, I'm going to try doing it again. I had tried it before with my IS but when I plastdipped it it kept going behind the emblems. It could be that the emblems aren't secured properly to the car. I tried white the first time, but I think I will be going with black! thanks for the step by step tutorial!
cristy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-15, 09:04 AM   #1135
AlexiaMom
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
AlexiaMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 62
Shanique Hunter 2classy2flyy classyflyy
Default

Hmmm I might do this in purple
AlexiaMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-15, 03:58 PM   #1136
CarDesignr
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: MI
Posts: 8
Default Plasti dip silver metalizer

Hey guys, I tried dipping the front grille and emblems, but I didn't like the matte black finish, so I tried out the silver metalizer. I did 4 coats of matte black with 4 coats of silver metalizer on top, here's how it turned out:
Attached Thumbnails
DIY - Matte Black Emblems - Plastidip, no emblem removal required!-dip1.jpg   DIY - Matte Black Emblems - Plastidip, no emblem removal required!-dip2.jpg   DIY - Matte Black Emblems - Plastidip, no emblem removal required!-dip3.jpg  
CarDesignr is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY - Black Window Trim ApokC IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 42 04-29-15 07:08 PM
Tutorial: DIY "Black Pearl" style Emblems PureDrifter Automotive Care & Detailing 170 03-16-15 11:02 AM
Post ONE picture representing the most creative shot of your SC O. L. T. SC- 1st Gen (1992-2000) 907 12-24-14 02:34 PM
Repairing/replacing door weather stripping/glass run/gasket DIY Oro ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 0 09-18-14 12:33 AM
Black emblems (plastidip) and roof rack removed - RX'10 j0emama RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 60 10-29-13 10:53 PM


Tags
blck, car, clublexus, dip, emblem, feel, is250, is350, lexus, like, matte, plasti, plastic, plastidip, roof, sanding

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:57 AM.

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info