1. ClubCivic is now on Instagram! Follow us at clubcivicdotcom. Want your photos features? Tag or DM us, use #clubcivicdotcom, or email us your photos to photos@clubcivic.com

OFFICIAL DIY: Rear Bumper Plasti-Dip

Discussion in 'Exterior / Detailing / Bodywork DIY How-To's' started by 2slo4u, Jan 25, 2012.

Welcome to ClubCivic a Honda Civic Forum

Club Civic is an online Honda Civic forum and community for all Honda Civic enthusiasts. Whether you own a Honda Civic Si, Ex, Type R, Dx, Lx, Cx, Dx, Vx, or even a hybrid you will find valuable information and honda civic car parts on this site. Take a look around to view Honda Civic discussion; including a photo gallery, maintenance information, tech tips, as well as ways to get better performance from your Honda Civic. Visit the Members Ride's to view and rate other member’s Honda Civics. Click here to start viewing the Honda Civic Forums. Before you start posting on this site you will need to register. If you are already registered and not logged in, please login here.

Browse the forums by generation by clicking below or browse all honda civic forums.

  1. 2slo4u

    2slo4u wait4me Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Blacking out the bottom of the rear bumper

    Applicable Years: 2006+

    Difficulty: 1 of 5

    Estimated Time: 1 hour Spray time, 1 hour dry time

    Required Tools:

    -Black Plasti-Dip. One should be plenty.
    -Masking Tape
    -The un-used coupon/ad's in the mail/news paper.


    1. As when painting anything, make sure the area is clean! I cleaned the area with rubbing alcohol.

    2. Tape the bottom of the bumper following the concaved portion of the bumper


    3. Tape the newspaper around so the overspray will not get on the car...Although Plasti-Dip is peelable it just makes for a faster, easier to clean process.

    4. Wrap some newspaper around your muffler/muffler tip and tape it down

    5. Spray a light coat on the bumper and let it sit for 20 minutes.

    6. After letting it dry for 20 mins come back and spray a heavier coat of the plasti-dip. Plasti-Dip doesn't run that easily but that doesn't mean you should just hold it in one spot.

    7.Repeat Step 5 for a total of 4 coats



    Plasti-dip is very easy to use and work with. It withstands most washing methods as well. I'm not sure on how it'd withstand a power-washer as I have never tried. From past readings, you can also do this to the middle of the front bumper which I've seen people do. Just follow the same steps basically. The great thing about plast-dip is that it can be removed whenever you'd like to after it has dried and it wont harm the paint below(thats what the makers of Plasti-dip says). I haven't had to take mine off yet so I have no reviews on that part. But I've sprayed Plast-dip on some painted pieces of my old car that I have left over before I did this to my new car and it came off perfectly fine and paint below was still the same
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 26, 2012

: official diy

Share This Page