Questions that are Frequently Asked
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How far does a can of Plasti Dip® go?
Good question. The 14.5 oz. liquid can covers 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 sq. ft. at 15 mils.
Why is the finish dull?
Glad you asked. Plasti Dip’s 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 can cause this. Remove at a rate of 1” every 5 seconds. If you experience these issues when spraying, move the 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 sunlight. Ideal conditions are low humidity, 70 degrees, with little to no air movement in a well-ventilated area.
Is priming necessary?
Most items don’t need priming because the coating shrinks around the item as it dries. However, in extreme conditions or when adding protective coating to a large metal surface, primer is recommended. Use Plasti Dip® Primer or a high-quality acrylic auto body primer. Do not use Rust-Oleum® primer as it is not compatible.
Is it safe to dip children’s toys, animal containment, kitchen utensils etc.?
Plasti Dip doesn’t contain any heavy metals, and when completely dry, is considered non-toxic. But, we don’t recommended using it on anything that may be chewed or put into the mouth, since it could create a choking hazard.
How thick can I apply Plasti Dip?
When following the directions, you can apply as many coats as you like. For most uses 10 – 12 mils thick 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 customize colors?
For sure! For best results, purchase a Plasti Dip Create Your Color Kit, where you can mix hundreds of colors for a unique look.
Is Plasti Dip chemical resistant?
Our resident chemist says that Plasti Dip’s protective coating has excellent resistance to acids, alkaline, and most common household chemicals. Even so, it’s best to test this before going ahead with your application. Plasti Dip does have limited resistance to petroleum-based products.
Can Plasti Dip be used to seal electrical connections?
While Plasti Dip has excellent dielectric properties (insulates against shock), our Liquid Tape Electrical product is specifically formulated and packaged for this application. So, that’s the way you’re going to want to go.
Can Plasti Dip be applied to PVC?
It depends. Rub acetone or fingernail polish remover in an inconspicuous area, then apply Plasti Dip to test for success.
Does Plasti Dip contain polyvinylchloride?
Polyvinylchloride? Heck, no.
Is there anything I can apply over Plasti Dip for a glossy finish?
Ab-so-lutely. The Plasti Dip Enhancer in the Glossifier formula provides a glossy finish on cured Plasti Dipped items. Plasti Dip Enhancers are formulated to bond only with the unique chemical structure of Plasti Dip and are not recommended for other surfaces.
Is Plasti Dip the ORIGINAL, peelable, flexible, insulating, non-slip, durable, rubber coating?