Plasti-dipped my 2011 grille - Jeep Compass Forum
 3Likes
  • 2 Post By BeDevil79
  • 1 Post By IRSmart
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 23 Old 06-24-2012, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BeDevil79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 308
 
Garage
Plasti-dipped my 2011 grille

Removed and plasti-dipped my chrome grille inserts today, looks like the Altitude version now.... wheels next! I'll take some better pictures over the long weekend.



______________________________________
2011 Jeep Compass North 4x4 Cherry Red
Options: OWL tires, Sun & Sound, North All-Season
Extras: Magellan GPS, Hidden Hitch Class II, iPAD 2
Traded for '13 Ford Edge



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

______________________________________

Last edited by BeDevil79; 06-27-2012 at 11:08 PM.
BeDevil79 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 06-24-2012, 07:58 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 18
 
Looks real mean. My compass is the same color. How did you get the chrome inserts off?
compassygp288 is offline  
post #3 of 23 Old 06-24-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BeDevil79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 308
 
Garage
Thanks, I like it - got to do badges, roof rails and wheels next. Wish I could afford to do powder coat

To get the chrome insets out:
  • Reach through narrow gap in bumper under grille
  • Feel for plastic tabs above
  • Push to loosen each piece
  • Use plastic pry bar or masking tape covered flat head screwdriver
  • Pry out bottom clip
  • Move to sides to pry out clips
  • Pull down to free top clip

I have bruised knuckles to show for it!


______________________________________
2011 Jeep Compass North 4x4 Cherry Red
Options: OWL tires, Sun & Sound, North All-Season
Extras: Magellan GPS, Hidden Hitch Class II, iPAD 2
Traded for '13 Ford Edge



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

______________________________________
BeDevil79 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 23 Old 06-25-2012, 04:43 AM
Senior Member
 
ronjr8102's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 148
 
Garage
Looks sweet!! I don't like Chrome, that's y I took off my badges. If I had known about Plasti-Dip before that I would have just painted them. I like the way it came out.

2007 Jeep Compass 4x4 Limited (black)
2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS (blue)
ronjr8102 is offline  
post #5 of 23 Old 06-25-2012, 07:02 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 18
 
Thanks, I think I may go the extra chrome route , don't like bruised knuckles.
compassygp288 is offline  
post #6 of 23 Old 06-25-2012, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BeDevil79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 308
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by compassygp288 View Post
Thanks, I think I may go the extra chrome route , don't like bruised knuckles.
More sore than bruised

The other option is to mask them off and paint them in place, but for these I thought it would be better to get them off. For the roof rails and badges i'll have to do in place.


______________________________________
2011 Jeep Compass North 4x4 Cherry Red
Options: OWL tires, Sun & Sound, North All-Season
Extras: Magellan GPS, Hidden Hitch Class II, iPAD 2
Traded for '13 Ford Edge



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

______________________________________
BeDevil79 is offline  
post #7 of 23 Old 06-26-2012, 01:08 AM
Senior Member
 
w4rh4wk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 278
 
which plastidip is that? The Flat Black Vinyl or the Black Rubber Coating?

18 Redline Pearl w/Two–Tone Paint Compass Latitude 2.4L, 4x4, Auto Mods/Addons:
Eonon GA2168K Android 10.1" Screen Double Din Car Multimedia Center
Previous Cars:
11 Mineral Gray Metallic Compass Sport 2.4L, 4x4, Auto
08 Red Compass Sport 2.4L, 4x4, Manual
w4rh4wk is offline  
post #8 of 23 Old 06-26-2012, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BeDevil79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 308
 
Garage
It's this one, the rubber coating spray - $6 in US, $22 here!

Home Hardware - 11oz Black Plasti Dip Rubber Coating


______________________________________
2011 Jeep Compass North 4x4 Cherry Red
Options: OWL tires, Sun & Sound, North All-Season
Extras: Magellan GPS, Hidden Hitch Class II, iPAD 2
Traded for '13 Ford Edge



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

______________________________________
BeDevil79 is offline  
post #9 of 23 Old 06-26-2012, 05:31 AM
Senior Member
 
ronjr8102's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 148
 
Garage
^Wow that's a lot of $$
For the emblems and roof rack it should be easy. From what I have seen just mask off around the emblem, paint, let dry and the extra around the stuff should just peel off and separate around the emblems and roof racks. If the parts are separate the plasti-dip will come apart nicely like u cut it with a razor. It seems to be harder to get a clean edge when there is one surface.

2007 Jeep Compass 4x4 Limited (black)
2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS (blue)
ronjr8102 is offline  
post #10 of 23 Old 06-27-2012, 05:49 PM
Administrator
 
Cherokee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,362
 
That looks great! Next to VHT, Plastidip has to be the best stuff ever put in a spray can! I'm anti-chrome myself so I can appreciate the work you put into it!

- Cherokee





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My 2007 Jeep Compass Sport, Bright Silver Metallic, 26E, CVT II, Driver Convenience Group, Sunroof, Trailer Tow Prep Group, 4x2

1991 XJ Cherokee Sport 4X4 4.0 H/O I6
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST, SWB Reg Cab, Bright Silver Metallic, Trailer Tow Package

JEEP - Just Enjoy Everything, Period.....
Cherokee is offline  
post #11 of 23 Old 06-28-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BeDevil79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 308
 
Garage
Thanks for comments, some more pics



Naganooch and Gustavo Mata like this.


______________________________________
2011 Jeep Compass North 4x4 Cherry Red
Options: OWL tires, Sun & Sound, North All-Season
Extras: Magellan GPS, Hidden Hitch Class II, iPAD 2
Traded for '13 Ford Edge



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

______________________________________
BeDevil79 is offline  
post #12 of 23 Old 06-29-2012, 02:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Westminster, MD
Posts: 339
 
Garage
take the headlights apart and do them black too, that's the last detail to make it look like an altitude. it changes the whole front end of the car. we have a deep cherry altitude here on the lot and it looks sexy!
IRSmart is offline  
post #13 of 23 Old 06-29-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BeDevil79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 308
 
Garage
Would love to do that but it's a bit beyond my ability i think! And replacement parts would be $$$

I saw a red altitude on autotrader and it looks smart, difference being the gloss black which i like more, especially the wheels


______________________________________
2011 Jeep Compass North 4x4 Cherry Red
Options: OWL tires, Sun & Sound, North All-Season
Extras: Magellan GPS, Hidden Hitch Class II, iPAD 2
Traded for '13 Ford Edge



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

______________________________________
BeDevil79 is offline  
post #14 of 23 Old 06-29-2012, 05:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Westminster, MD
Posts: 339
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeDevil79 View Post
Would love to do that but it's a bit beyond my ability i think! And replacement parts would be $$$

I saw a red altitude on autotrader and it looks smart, difference being the gloss black which i like more, especially the wheels
there aren't any replacement parts involved. you just put your headlights in the oven to losen the glue, take them apart, paint them, and put them back together with a strong glue. my father did it to his tacoma and everyone thinks they're factory, including the body shop that worked on his truck after his accident. they were confused as to why they couldn't find speedway blue headlight replacements, only chrome

Updated Pics "After The Crash" - Tacoma World Forums

Naganooch likes this.
IRSmart is offline  
post #15 of 23 Old 06-30-2012, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BeDevil79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 308
 
Garage
With replacement parts I was more thinking if I could just buy the altitude part no. headlights to swap out, that would be expensive

Does painting the housing reduce the light output by removing the reflective surfaces? Would HIDs make up for it?


______________________________________
2011 Jeep Compass North 4x4 Cherry Red
Options: OWL tires, Sun & Sound, North All-Season
Extras: Magellan GPS, Hidden Hitch Class II, iPAD 2
Traded for '13 Ford Edge



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

______________________________________
BeDevil79 is offline  
post #16 of 23 Old 01-18-2013, 12:03 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 6
 
I know I'm reviving a very old thread...

Picked up a 2012 black sport 5spd last week and am looking to do the grille in gloss black or maybe gunmetal for some mild contrast. Has anyone has tried to sand/prime and paint the grille inserts? I figured the plasti dip would require similar prep as paint to get it to stick to a glossy plastic surface

If the grille goes well, may try to do the badging to match. I already did the tint in front and weathertech floormats, but its time to start making my own True North version!
tybikes is offline  
post #17 of 23 Old 01-27-2013, 04:12 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 68
 
looks nice and might do it myself, but the cool thing is you could had left those on and sprayed the plasti dip on it and pulled off what wasn't needed.
robert3108 is offline  
post #18 of 23 Old 05-17-2013, 07:19 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 7
 
Garage
I already plasti dipped the all the chrome on my 2012 limited 4x4. It came out great, again its just the headlights left. I'm wary of the angry wife if I use her oven to bake my headlights. The dealership here can't find a part number for the black bezel headlight assembly.


Last edited by RCAF_JP; 05-17-2013 at 07:20 PM. Reason: Updated info
RCAF_JP is offline  
post #19 of 23 Old 06-05-2014, 08:38 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
 
Hey, sorry to hijack your thread, but I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how to remove my headlights so I can paint the inside housing black? I've tried looking online and I can't seem to find any step by step instructions and from what I can see, it looks like I have to remove my front bumper to get at the headlights? I'm a newb so any help would be really appreciated.

thank you
kfederico is offline  
post #20 of 23 Old 06-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Super Moderator
 
Tyler-98-W68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 530
 
Garage
It appears you have to remove the front bumper cover to remove the headlights, when we had the front bumper off to install my winch it looked like there was a bolt under the housing that needed to be removed.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2012 Red FDII Jeep Compass Limited
235/75/15 Wranger Territory AT
WK2 Headlight Swap
Magnaflow Muffler

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Full Interior LED's + Front/Rear Signal & Backup LEDS

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tyler-98-W68 is offline  
post #21 of 23 Old 06-07-2014, 08:26 PM
Senior Member
 
LordReddawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 286
 
Garage
heres a question no one asked how many cans did u use to do them all and how much u have left
LordReddawg is offline  
post #22 of 23 Old 06-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Senior Member
 
LordReddawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 286
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeDevil79 View Post
Thanks, I like it - got to do badges, roof rails and wheels next. Wish I could afford to do powder coat

To get the chrome insets out:
  • Reach through narrow gap in bumper under grille
  • Feel for plastic tabs above
  • Push to loosen each piece
  • Use plastic pry bar or masking tape covered flat head screwdriver
  • Pry out bottom clip
  • Move to sides to pry out clips
  • Pull down to free top clip

I have bruised knuckles to show for it!
like u said it was very easy and fast on taking them off I removed the 7 screws and the 4 plastic plugs up top under the hood on the shield on top and bam they was right there push clips and pull down easy
LordReddawg is offline  
post #23 of 23 Old 12-22-2014, 02:25 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 12
 
Garage
there is 3 clips, if you push the bottom clip in first the two side clips are much much easier to push in. saves your fingers and knuckles
alanizulysses is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Compass Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome