: Questions about blacking out the trim



Lester Diamond
04-16-12, 07:32 PM
I picked up a raven 2012 coupe about a month ago and I've wanted to black out the trim.

However I've taken it to a few body shops. A couple of them said that paint wouldn't stick to the chrome, another said they can only use water based paints in CA, so it's a week-long process and would cost $1200. Seems nuts.

So I thought I'd go the vinyl route. But I was told that vinyl will start to peel pretty quickly because it can't be tucked under the rubber weather stripping.

So, how are all of you guys doing it? I saw the plasti-dip thread but was hoping to go a different direction.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance.

Vwagon2012
04-17-12, 05:20 PM
PlastiDip at HomeDepot $6 a can .did mine looks like factory plastic go online youtube (dip your car) lots of vids showing how to do it simple just takes time

Captain McFunk
04-17-12, 09:59 PM
Use trim brite tape. Anyone who says it peels doesn't know what they're doing. $4 for 2 rolls and it is a breeze to do.

thebigjimsho
04-18-12, 06:30 PM
Either Plasti-Dip or Trimbrite.

rgp6373
04-18-12, 09:33 PM
what about powder coating ? im pretty sure thats all the d3 noir package is , i really want to black mine out too

JOEYCTS-V
04-18-12, 10:15 PM
How can you get an electrical charge out of plastic?

rgp6373
04-19-12, 11:31 PM
i dont know but the plastic parts of my momo wheels that are on my silverado are powder coated

jaythree
04-20-12, 09:01 AM
I bought a 1'x5' roll of matte black 3M vinyl (similar to di-noc) but supposedly better for wrapping cars. My window tint guy installed it for me as I didn't trust my skills. It came out absolutely perfect. I'm sure it's the same as the trim brite, but this material came highly recommended.

Bigron
05-02-12, 10:24 AM
I tried the Trimbrite tape and failed miserably. More imperfections than I would deal with.

Mr. GoodCad
05-03-12, 02:27 AM
I bought a 1'x5' roll of matte black 3M vinyl (similar to di-noc) but supposedly better for wrapping cars.

Which 3M tape/film specifically? I got a quote of $400-500 to install 3M Blackout film on the side windows, F-506 I think. Seems a bit high, but I don't trust my skills either.

jaythree
05-03-12, 11:44 AM
Which 3M tape/film specifically? I got a quote of $400-500 to install 3M Blackout film on the side windows, F-506 I think. Seems a bit high, but I don't trust my skills either.

I think its called 3M Scotchprint. My window tint guy put mine on for $40 bucks. Total investment $80...$400-$500 is a complete ripoff

Vwagon2012
05-09-12, 08:25 PM
If you own a Vagon the trimbrite is not wide enough to cover trim around rear cargo window.So in order to get the trim to match Plastidip all the way

Captain McFunk
05-10-12, 05:34 PM
$500 is WAYYY too much. Come to Arkansas and I'll do it for 250 :) Just plastidip, i'm telling you, nothing can go wrong, and it's as easy as can be. It doesn't seem like it would work, but I PROMISE it does.

thebigjimsho
05-12-12, 02:57 PM
A Plasti-dip job for $250? hahaha

qictrk
05-13-12, 01:10 AM
Lester, if your near Santa Cruz, Ca., come over to my house and I'll do a section for free and show how easy Plasti Dip is to use. I'm about 10 miles south of there
and that will give you a start, so you can do the rest on your own. Cecil...............