Building my Adventure Van (2011 NCV3)

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08 Sprinter 2500 170wb
Looks great! I have a couple of questions. Are three coats enough for an easy peel later on, if needed? How come you decided to leave the bumper un-dipped, wouldn't the plastidip stick well enough to the bumper too?
 

chromisdesigns

New member
Looks great! I have a couple of questions. Are three coats enough for an easy peel later on, if needed? How come you decided to leave the bumper un-dipped, wouldn't the plastidip stick well enough to the bumper too?
I think the green and black looks great.
 

Geek

New member
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I did four coats on everything and six coats on the hood and front fascia. I really wanted some protection ;-)

I could have dipped the bumber and the trim but I'm reality I'm constant rubbing/scratching those up with trees and bushes when I go to the back country locations I enjoy.
Plastidip can snag and tear and I just don't want the hassle of having to repair/touch them up when that happens.

:cheers:


.mobile
 

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08 Sprinter 2500 170wb
It definitely looks good and you can't beat the functionality of this combo. :thumb up: It's also "Finnish army approved"
 

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Onefin

Well-known member
The OD looks awesome.
The kids on the plastidip forums are going to freak out when they see how massive a sprinter is vs. a BMW!
Looks like all the prep work is going to be worth it.
Keep us posted with progress.
The black bits tie it all together.
 

Cole

OUTLAW SPRINTER!!!
looks awesome. i can't wait to dip mine.

(going with "graphite" with black bumpers/accents)

That was essentially my plan. Would like to leave a red accent stripe somewhere to tie the inside and outside of the van together. There is a natural spot for it but I'm wondering how well the "edge" will hold up?
 

Geek

New member
mask.mask.mask.

Hopefully more spraying tomorrow :popcorn:

If I can get the rear doors treated I'll be a happy man. Then all of the breached paint has been sealed.
It'll be a bonus if I can get the rest sprayed before the snow flies so the van doesn't look like the Clampetmobile :D

Removed the badges:


I was going to mask around this...

but 2 screws in 30 seconds:


Pulled the tail lights


The difference in "clean" - right side has been scrubbed. Also removed the license plate and the license plate mounting bracket


Masking begins:


Spend a bunch of time on top of this:


Masking things like this:


I have no idea what to do with these :idunno:
 

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