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  1. Appearance and Body
    Plastidip is fun! It allows you to do all kinds of projects. My latest one was to blackout the hood of my Venetian Red Crosstrek. The color contrast is frickin awesome!! I created a video detailing the entire process for anyone who might be interested in doing the same thing or to just learn...
  2. Appearance and Body
    So, I posted this in the "New Members" forum, but figured I would post it here in case any of you are considering doing this to your XV (especially Dark Grey Metallic), or if you may have any questions about the process I used/what I learned in the process. (Disclaimer: This was my first time...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I've been on the forum for a few weeks now. I've read a TON of your posts to get the info I needed to buy the perfect XV Crosstrek. I've now owned my 2014 Dark Gray XV Crosstrek (Limited) for 10 days, and am absolutely loving it! I did a couple of mods this week: led license plate...
  4. Appearance and Body
    Tried my hand at plasti dipping the emblems on the back of my 2016 Hyper Blue... it turned out ok, but there was no hope for keeping it on the PZEV badge, it just came right off since there are no hard edges. I love the black look and plan to plasti dip the grill as well, what are your thoughts...
  5. Appearance and Body
    hey newbie here just want to get opinions on the paint job i did on my xv. im not a professional so its a far from perfect job. would appreciate any feedback! thank you and glad to be part of the xv community!
  6. Appearance and Body
    in automotive design there is a term called "dead-cat hole" which is the space between the top of the tire and the wheel opening. This is particularly apparent on pickup trucks and many SUVs. While the Crosstrek's tires fill the openings satisfactorily, I feel like the body-side cladding...
  7. Appearance and Body
    Going to Plasti Dip my crosstrek soon. I'm thinking about using Knifeless Tape for the grill, side molding and the very bottom of my rear bumper. Anyone have any experience with Knifeless Tape? I've been doing a lot of research on Plasti Dip and I've come to the consensus that it's going to be...
  8. Appearance and Body
    My hybrid hasn't arrived yet so I've been attempting to satisfy my Crosstrek hunger by browsing forums. My latest fascination is all of the pics people have posted of their plasti dipped crosstreks. I'm thinking I definitely want to do the back bumper in black. I think that looks really nice...
  9. General Discussion Forum
    So just picked my new cross trek about 3 weeks ago. I am loving it, handles well in snow, great gas milage. After looking through many threads I have started to customize my subaru a little bit. Stole a couple ideas I saw on here, sorry just looked to good to pass up. I need to take some...
  10. DIY and 3rd party Maintenance, How To's & Tools
    Hey guys! Here more DIY stuff from Lima I bought some cans of plastidip smoke because I wanted that dark appeareance of the tail lights At the end it was not what I wanted so I removed them, but here some information about how to do it and the appeareance of the product. Hope it help! (First...
  11. General Discussion Forum
    I am hoping this wasn't discussed before, I did do a search but couldn't find anything. I apologize if it was. I am curious to see if anyone who has used Plasti-Dip can comment on the durability? I can see some really great uses not only on the XV but other things as well. I have used it before...
  12. Wheels and Tires
    Thought it would be different to just plasti dip the line on the rims. I did mine blaze orange. Took a lot of time to mask off around the lines but overall very pleased with the outcome. Anyone else do something similar?
  13. DIY and 3rd party Maintenance, How To's & Tools
    My OEM Subaru trailer hitch has some rust on it because I got stuck in a rain storm with my bike rack attached last summer and I guess I didn't clean it well enough after, because after that it started to show some rust on my hitch and the bike rack. I was wondering if PlastiDip was a good...
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