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    I did plasti dip on my ZHP. It didn’t hold up to the heat of Alabama summers and bubbles up. The best way is to use lacquer thinner (wipe liberally and leave “wet” for a few seconds) which will bubble the oem clear coat and then sand with 220 grit sand paper and then 400. Rustoleum flat black or even duplicolor vinyl and fabric dye is a pretty good topcoat. Just remember that most paints take 7 days to reach full “cure” so be gentle until that time has passed. I just did my grey interior in black and grey two tone. The dash and carpets are OEM Black, but the console area lower door handles and door sills are rustoleum flat black. Holds up quite well after curing. Prep is key!
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    This may sound dumb, but i kind of want to retain the oem soft rubbery feel of the trim, so I bought a can of plastidip and will try it out to see how it looks/feels/holds up. Will do the the aux and cigarette lighter mod into the center console while I am at it. I am in Seattle and it can get up to the 90s here for a few weeks in the summer, but I park in the garage and am getting my windows re tinted to 15%, so I am hoping for the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by papa_g View Post
    This may sound dumb, but i kind of want to retain the oem soft rubbery feel of the trim, so I bought a can of plastidip and will try it out to see how it looks/feels/holds up. Will do the the aux and cigarette lighter mod into the center console while I am at it. I am in Seattle and it can get up to the 90s here for a few weeks in the summer, but I park in the garage and am getting my windows re tinted to 15%, so I am hoping for the best!
    Go for it. But buying OEM is a better route if you want OEM feel. The plastidip is also too tacky (as in sticky) and grabs lint like a mother.

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