There are a lot of questions with our ceramic and industrial coatings. We try and answer them here. Of course if you have any additional questions you need answers to feel free to contact us and we will do our best to get the information you want. So see our list of frequently asked questions and gain some knowledge.
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.
Do you ship this product or only apply it at your shop?
At this time we only apply this product at our shop or sell it for pickup at our SLC, Utah store. It is not lawful to ship this product via air or into certain states that have VOC compliance regulations.
Is Plasti Dip chemical, weather, heat, and gasoline, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Will Plasti Dip protect my wheels or vehicle paint from winter salt/snow?
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. There are videos out there of people coating their entire car for the winter then peeling the Plasti Dip off restoring the original paint for spring driving, and the peeling is fun…
Does this product 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.
Can I spray Glossifier over non-plasti dipped areas?
Yes, Glossifier can be sprayed over non- Plasti Dipped areas and will add a glossy finish. It also will peel off afterwards!
Can Plasti Dip be sprayed out of a spray gun?
Of course! Customers spray Plasti Dip through all kinds of sprayers and spray guns. It comes ready to spray in gallons.
How far away should I spray Plasti Dip?
The usual recommended spray distance is between 4-5 inches away.
Can I cover a black car in white Plasti Dip?
Yes, many customers have dipped a black car white. It just takes more product to do so. If you plan on dipping your black car white, prepare to go through at least 3 gallons to do so. It is recommended to use a base coat before spraying final color.
How many gallons would I need to dip a whole car?
3 Gallons is usually enough to cover most standard size cars; however if this is your first time dipping a whole car, or if you’re using one of the lighter colors (White, Orange, Yellow, etc.) – we recommend an extra gallon.
How/Can I wash the dipped areas of my car?
Dipped items/cars can be easily hand washed with regular car wash soap. We do not recommend high pressure washers or strong cleaning chemicals. Wax and scratch removers will ruin the finish.
Plasti Dip International and all its Performix ® Brand products are NOT intended for AIM specific applications and are intended for manufacturing use only. Use all products within local, state and federal regulations and guidlines that apply to your specifc application.
Plasti Dip ®, eccs ®, Performix ® and logo, PDC® ,HCF ®, VLP ®, Super Grip ®, and Plastiseam ® are registered trademarks of Plasti Dip International, Blaine, MN.
Before we can powder or ceramic coat your parts there are a few things you should know;
1. All parts should be dis-assembled before they are sent in, this includes removal of brackets and other parts that are bolted together.
2. All baffling should be removed.
3. Any rubber pieces or thin metal should not be included as it will melt in the process.
4. If you have any places where the coating should not be applied it should be marked clearly with a permanent pen in black.
5. Weld splatter, deep scratches, and casting marks can show up underneath the coating, so it should be removed prior to coating.
6. All prep work will be performed by us. You do not need to clean or sand blast the product we will take care of that.
If you have additional questions on how to prepare your parts for coating please call one of our coating experts at 801-872-7976
The coating has the tendency to discolor under higher operating temperatures and it requires constant maintenance. If you don’t want to run the risk of discoloration or failure of the coating due to the lack of maintenance then you should not get a polish ceramic coating. Go with bright silver, satin black, or another high temp ceramic coating.
Be sure not to use anything abrasive to clean the polished aluminum finish. All of the other coatings don’t really require any maintenance besides a spray off and wipe down with a rag. If anything gets on the coating you shouldn’t use anything abrasive to clean them or you run the risk of scratching the coating. See more about maintenance on our coatings here.
Another thing to mention is the coating is also not meant for sealing up substrates in any way shape or form. The coating is designed to protect the substrate from breaking down and to perform. These sorts of imperfections will need to be taken care of before processing. If you want a smooth finish it would be wise to clean or smooth out these imperfections before you send your parts in for coating.