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How far will a can of Plasti Dip® go?

The 14.5 oz. liquid can will cover approximately 5 sq. ft. at 10 mils thickness. The 11 oz. spray will cover about 6 sq. ft. at 5 mils thickness, and a gallon will cover approximately 30 square feet at 15 mils.

Why is the finish dull?

Plasti Dip® protective coating has a satin finish. If you are experiencing a cloudy or hazy finish, it’s likely caused by high humidity. Avoid these conditions or add approximately 5-10% naphtha to reduce the problem.

Why is the Plasti Dip® sagging or dripping?

Removing an item being dipped too quickly usually causes this. Remove at a rate of 1” every 5 seconds. If experiencing runs or sags when spraying, move can further away from the surface and apply a lighter coat. Sagging and dripping can also be caused by high humidity, high temperatures, windy conditions, and/or direct sun light. Ideal conditions are low humidity, 70 degrees, little to no air movement in a well ventilated area.

Is priming necessary?

Most items being dip coated do not require priming because the coating is shrinking around the item as it dries. However, in extreme conditions or when adding protective coating to a large metal surface, primer is recommended.

Is Plasti Dip® safe to use on children's toys, animal containment, and/or on kitchen utensils?

Plasti Dip® does not contain any heavy metals, and when completely dry, is considered harmless. However, it is not recommended that it be used on items that may be chewed or inserted into the mouth as it may present a choking hazard.

How thick can I apply Plasti Dip®?

When following the directions, you can apply as many coats of Plasti Dip® protective coating as you like. In most uses 10-12 mils thickness is adequate (2 dip coats, 3-4 brush coats, 4-5 spray coats). Only in extreme cases or for aesthetic reasons is more thickness necessary.

Can I add colorant to the Plasti Dip® and make a custom color?

Mixing different colors of Plasti Dip® protective coating can be done to achieve other colors. Your local hardware, home center, or paint store may also sell tubes of tinting colors. Add approximately 1/3 of a 1 oz. tube per 14.5 oz. can of Plasti Dip®.

Is Plasti Dip® chemical resistant?

Plasti Dip® protective coating has excellent resistance to acids, alkaline, and most common household chemicals. However, it is best to test this before going ahead with your application. Plasti Dip® does have limited resistance to petroleum based products.

How long does Plasti Dip® last?

If properly applied, Plasti Dip® will last as long as 3 years without having to be retouched.  It is very durable and will not lose it's bond.  The spray distance when applying as well as the amount of coats applied will heavily determine the longevity of the product.  After 3 years, or during the three years if desired, a new refresher coat can be easily applied.

Will it hold up to the elements (sun, winter)?

Plasti Dip® is extremely resistant to the elements, including sun fading, winter ice, cold, salt etc.  A lot of customers actually dip their wheels and cars specifically to protect the original surfaces from the winter season.

Will it hold up to heat and racing?

Plasti Dip® is heat resistant up to 200 degrees F. Dipped wheels have a great record holding up to the heat and abuse from racing or rally events.

Does it really peel off?

Yes, Plasti Dip® really does peel off.  We always suggest a minimum of 4-5 coats, not only for durability, but to make sure it peels off in large pieces when you are ready.  Check in our videos section and you will see a video showing how it peels off of wheels, etc.  It will peel off even after a long period of time - however after extreme lengths of time (8-12 months), it may dry out a bit and come off in smaller pieces.

Will it hold up to heat and racing?

Plasti Dip® is heat resistant up to 200 degrees F. Dipped wheels have a great record holding up to the heat and abuse from racing or rally events.

Will Plasti Dip work exactly the same on every car, every surface?

Although Plasti Dip works and behaves exactly the same for most users, there are certainly specific circumstances in which the Plasti Dip could not behave as expected.  The age of the car, the condition of the clear coat, if you have already done a DIY paint job on the surface, etc. are all possible factors that could effect the way the Plasti Dip bonds, peels, or the covers.  Although most users will have a predictable and trouble free experience with dip, we suggest you do a small test spot on the surfaces you will be dipping before you begin your project.

How/Can I wash the dipped areas of my car?

Dipped items/cars can be easily hand washed with regular car wash soap.