If properly applied, Plasti Dip® will last about 3 years without a necessity of being retouched. It will not lose its bond and is very durable. 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.
Plasti Dip® is heat resistant up to 93 ºC. Dipped wheels have a great record holding up to the heat and abuse from racing or rally events.
Plasti Dip® is extremely resistant to the elements, including sun exposure, 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. Please keep in mind however that Fluorescent and Blaze products are subject to fading after prolonged UV exposure. This only happens with these two items due to the fluorescent pigments utilized.
Newly purchased cars can benefit from not only a 2-3 month waiting period before being dipped, but also a small test area before the entire vehivle is dipped. Different manufacturers use different types of paint, and have different curing times. When considering dipping a new car, please test a small area and remove the dip after 3-4 weeks to ensure the new paint is cured enough to withstand the removal process. As far as newly repainted cars, please proceed with caution. Repainted cars can vary drastically between the quality of paints and clear coats used. Testing is always suggested before dipping a repainted or repaired car.
Plasti Dip is a solvent based coating and does not hold up to gasoline! Please be careful when filling your tank or working with gasoline around a dipped surface.
Yes, Plasti Dip® really does peel off. We always suggest a minimum of 5-6 coats, not only for durability, but to make sure it peels off in large pieces when you are ready.
We always suggests a minimum of 5-6 coats. Winter wheels, etc. may benefit from an extra couple coats for good measure.
We always suggests using "Spray BEFORE Dipping" and paper towels to prep the wheels or car before dipping. This will eliminate and grease, oil, dirt, debris or wax that may hinder the dip's ability to bond. Allow the surface to dry completely, any moisture (even if it is not visible, behind body panels or trim) could negatively affect the bonding process and lead to bubbling. A clean and dry surface is essential.
Plasti Dip, for most customers, will peel directly off the tires. How easily the dip will peel off the tires depends on how dry your tires are. If your tires look or feel dry, we suggest applying a very thin layer of tire shine on your tires before applying the dip. This will make sure the dip releases easily from the tires. Make sure not to get any of the tire shine on the surface or edge of the wheel! Tire shine stops dip from adhering to your wheel surface, so if you choose to apply it, apply it very carefully.
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 (Do It Yourself) 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.
All tests showed that there is experienced zero damage to the cars customers have dipped, peeled and redipped. However every car, and every situation is unique. Even with Plasti Dip's great track record, we still recommend dipping a small test spot on your car before dipping the entire thing. Especially consider longer test phases with cars that have been re-painted. Every paint shop will use different types and amounts of clear coat - and Plasti Dip can't possibly guarantee the exact same result on every unique paint job.
Dipped items/cars can be easily hand washed with regular car wash soap.
Of course! We have hundreds of customers that use the Original Clear Plasti Dip® as a protective clear bra. Works great!
The usual recommended spray distance is between 10-13 centimeters away for aerosol cans and about 20-25 centimeters when using DipSprayer System.
Plasti Dip® is extremely resistant to the elements, including 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.
In our experience, we have found that Plasti Dip peels easily off of most lights. However, we have found a few types of head lights or tail lights do not respond well with Plasti Dip. Our suggestion, to be safe, is to always mask off head lights and tail lights to ensure there is no negative reaction.
Of course! We have shops and customers all over the Europe who spray our Plasti Dip® through all kinds of sprayers and spray guns. Pre-thinned Plasti Dip® is available through prodip.eu in Gallons! It comes ready to spray.
Every vehicle will require a specific amount of Plasti Dip® and this amount can vary depending on the size of your vehicle, its current color and the color you would like to Dip it. We suggesting contacting us by firstname.lastname@example.org to give you the recommended amount of product for your vehicle.
When using cans of Plasti Dip®, make sure to shake well before use. The cans should not be stored below room temperature before application. Hold the cans upright and do not point lower than a 45% angle to the ground to avoid drips and splatter.
We always recommend Gunmetal Grey base coats for white vehicles. Gunmetal Grey can also improve the coverage of Yellow, Red, and in general can help extreme color transitions (a darker paint to a light Dip or light paint to a dark Dip). If you have any questions about base coats, please contact us by email@example.com.