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    Plasti dip rear audi rings?

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    Hi,I plan i plasti dipping the rear audi rings in black and i also want to finish it with glossifier. How many coats would of plasti dip would I need and same goes for the glossifier?

    Any help would be appreciated :)

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    Senior Member Three Rings Tiggy's Avatar
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    Dont do it. They make rear emblems that are already gloss black. Just make a square out of masking tape around the logo, take the old one off and stick the new one on. Would be 100x better
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    Id do 3 or 4 coats base- with plastidip the more the better. Glossifier 2. Maybe more but see how it looks as you go. Its cheap so give it a go.

    Worst case as Tiggy said it doesn't look good but I'd at least try as emblems can be surprisingly pricey.

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    Agreed, had mine dipped for a short time but buying a gloss black emblem is a lot nicer and they're not very expensive.

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    Established Member Two Rings jdfelda's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggy View Post
    Dont do it. They make rear emblems that are already gloss black. Just make a square out of masking tape around the logo, take the old one off and stick the new one on. Would be 100x better
    I 100% agree. The glossifier never really looks glossy enough for me, and the gloss black emblems are not expensive. I had mine dipped for a few months and it just didnít look very good compared to the ones I bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggy View Post
    Dont do it. They make rear emblems that are already gloss black. Just make a square out of masking tape around the logo, take the old one off and stick the new one on. Would be 100x better
    Where can I get and do they have matte black available? Thanks!

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    Senior Member Three Rings Tiggy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostkeyz View Post
    Where can I get and do they have matte black available? Thanks!

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    Established Member Two Rings lostkeyz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggy View Post
    eBay works the best


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    I just want to make sure I'm getting something authentic. I know some of these fake emblems are not the same dimensions as the OEM ones. Thanks!

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    Senior Member Three Rings Tiggy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostkeyz View Post
    I just want to make sure I'm getting something authentic. I know some of these fake emblems are not the same dimensions as the OEM ones. Thanks!

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    They dont make authentic black emblems that i know of. Its just plastic, Look up the dimensions of the OEM one and then search ebay for them.
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    plastidip will work fine, but yeah you won't get that high gloss look, unless you are already experienced with dip and know how to spray it properly. glossifier can give you a high gloss look on a small surface like the emblem, but you'd have to spray it very well. otherwise you'll still get a decent semi gloss/satin black, and honestly it's not as noticeable on an emblem so if that's easier for you go ahead. i would do like at least 5-6 coats of the black, and like 2-3 more of the glossifier (careful spraying the glossifier, it's alot thinner and can run easier). or you can do it in matte black that would be alot easier with dip.

    but otherwise if you're comfortable with taking off the emblem and think you can re-glue the new one on perfectly again that would be the best for a high gloss emblem. and make sure you store away the original emblem, the black ones are aftermarket so who knows the quality of the piece, in case it corrodes or cracks or something down the line.
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