Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Beautiful Denver, CO
The plasti dip looks great and is a close match for the factory plastics, but it started to peel quickly. I removed all the plasti dip, sanded all the pieces (rear sets, passenger peg brackets, and heat shield) with 400 grit sandpaper. I painted the passenger peg brackets and rear sets with Rustoleum Professional primer and then 3 coats of Rustoleum Pro flat black. I gave the heat shield 3 coats of Rustoleum flat black engine enamel. Since painting I've put on about 1500 miles in rain, light snow, road salt and dirt roads with absolutely no peeling or chipping, but I have a few scuff marks on the right rear set. The whole painting process (removal, sanding, primer, paint, dry times, reinstallation) takes about 3 hours with about 1-1.5 hours of actual work time.