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Liquid Tape Electrical - Di-electric Flexible Rubber Insulation Coating

  • What is dielectric strength?

Dielectric Strength refers to a material’s ability to insulate against electrical shock. Liquid Tape Electrical, being rubber based, provides excellent electrical insulation and is suitable for all types of household applications. Further dielectric information is available upon request.

  • Can Liquid Tape Electrical be removed?

Yes, carefully cut and peel Liquid Tape Electrical from the repair area. (Be sure to follow all health and safety warnings as well as local electrical codes when working with electricity).

PLASTI DIP FLEXIBLE RUBBER PROTECTIVE COATING

  • How far will a can of Plasti Dip® go?

The 429ml liquid can will cover approximately 5 sq. ft. at 10 mils thickness. The 311gram. spray will cover about 6 sq. ft. at 5 mils thickness, and 3.78 litre will cover approximately 30 square feet at 15 mils (2 coats).

  • Why is the finish dull?

Plasti Dip® protective coating has a matte 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 F, 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. Use Plasti Dip® Primer or a high quality acrylic autobody-type primer. Do not use Rust-Oleum® primer as it is not compatible.

  • 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 colourant to the Plasti Dip® and make a custom colour?

Mixing different colours of Plasti Dip® protective coating can be done to achieve other colours. We also have tubes of tinting colours available. Tints-All recommendation: Add approximately 1/3 of a 1.5 oz.(29.5ml) tube per 429ml. can of Plasti Dip®  or no more than 3% tint by volume to the Plasti Dip®.  

  • Can Plasti Dip® be used to repair a damaged dishwasher rack?

While Plasti Dip® has been used for dishwasher rack repair in the past, it is not recommended. The Performix ReRack product is much better suited for this application and works very well.

  • 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.

  • Can Plasti Dip® be used to seal electrical connections?

While Plasti Dip® has excellent dielectric properties (insulates against shock), Performix Liquid Tape Electrical is specifically formulated and conveniently packaged for this application.

  • Can Plasti Dip® be applied to PVC?

Rub acetone or finger nail polish remover in an inconspicuous area and apply Plasti Dip® to test for success.

  • Can you speed up the dry time of Plasti Dip®?

Very low oven heat (between 100° - 150°F) may be used on a conveyor. However, the part or object should first set or hang dry for 30 minutes for the fast releasing solvents to escape.

  • Does Plasti Dip® contain polyvinylchloride?

Plasti Dip® does not contain any polyvinylchloride or any other vinyl resins.

  • Is there any product on the market that can be applied over Plasti Dip® to provide a glossy finish?

Plasti Dip Glossifier 311 gram Aerosol Spray and Perfomix® Brand F-799 Gloss Top Coat will provide a glossy finish; currently available in 3.78 litre cans.   There is also a Gold and Silver Metalizer Top Coat available which also gives a glossy finish.

  • 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.   Plasti Dip® Non-UV is UV rated 3-5 years and Plasti Dip® UV is rated 7-10 years.

  • 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 acutually dip their wheels and cars specifically to protect the original surfaces from winter season.

  • Will it hold up to heat and racing?  

Plasti Dip® is heat resistant up to 200 degrees F (93.3 deg C).  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.   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.

  • How many coats should I put on?

Plastic Dips & Coatings suggest a minimum of 4-5 coats with an optimum of 5-7 coats.  Winter wheels, etc may benefit from an extra couple coats for good measure.

  • How should I prep my wheels or car before dipping? 

Plastic Dips & Coatings always suggests using the Anti-Static Wax and Grease Remover or Alcohol and a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towels to prep the wheels or car before dipping.  This will eliminate any grease, oil, dirt, debris or wax that may hinder the dip's ability to bond.  DO NOT USE PREPSOL as prepsol causes static and intefers with the application of the Plasti Dip.

  • 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, what colour your car is and what colour your Plasti Dip is, etc., are all possible factors that could affect the way the Plasti Dip bonds, peels or covers.  Although most users will have a predictable and trouble free experience with Plasti Dip, we suggest you do a small test spot on the surfaces you will be dipping before you begin your project.

  • Do you ship internationally?

 No, Plastic Dips & Coatings does NOT ship outside of Australia.

  • How or Can I wash the dipped areas of my car?

Dipped items/cars can be easily hand washed with regular car wash soap.  We recommend you use a lint-free microfibre cloth.  Usually a good washing with soap, water and a soft mitt is all the dipped area will need once a week to stay looking brand new. Car washes that use high pressure washers or hard bristle brushes should be avoided.

  • Can I use Plasti Dip® as a clear protective bra for the front of my car?  

Of course!  Use the Original Clear Plasti Dip® as a protective clear bra.  Works great!

  • Does Glossifier peel off just like regular Plasti Dip®?  

Yes, Glossifier peels off just like the Original Plasti Dip®! So do the Metalizers!

  • 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!

  • How far away should I spray Plasti Dip®?  

The usual recommended spray distance is between 4-5 inches away. 

  • Can Plasti Dip® be sprayed out of a spraygun?  

Of course!  Plasti Dip® can be sprayed through all kinds of sprayers and spray guns.  Pre-thinned Plasti Dip® is available through Plastic Dips & Coatings in 1 litre and 3.78 litre cans.  It comes ready to spray. Recommended Sprayer HVLP 20PSI and 2mil needle. 

  • 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 x 3.78 litre cans to do so.  Better to have extra than not enough.

  • How many 3.78 litre cans would I need to dip a whole car?

3 x 3.78 litre cans 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 colours (White, Orange, Yellow, etc.) - we sincerely recommend an extra 3.78 litre can.

PLASTISEAM FABRIC SEAM SEALER.

  • Can Plastiseam® be used with underwater applications?

While Plastiseam® is designed to seal against moisture penetration in sewn seams, it is not recommended for applications requiring permanent submersion in water.

SUPER GRIP - NON-SKID FABRIC COATING

  • Can I apply Super Grip® directly to the floor surface?

Absolutely not! Super Grip® non-skid fabric coating is only designed for use on most fabric surfaces to stop skidding. Do not use Super Grip® directly on wood, ceramic, concrete, or other types of flooring surfaces.

  • What if I get Super Grip® on a surface I didn’t intend to?

DAP®, Goo Gone® or mineral spirits can be used to clean up Super Grip®, but try it in an inconspicuous area first to ensure the cleaning solution doesn't affect the surface you are cleaning.

VLP VINYL LEATHER REPAIR

  • Can VLP® be used to repair damaged dishwasher racks?

While VLP® has been used in the past to recoat damaged dishwasher racks, the Performix ReRack product is specifically formulated and conveniently packaged for this application.

  • What is the difference between the VLP® and Vyna Bond products?

VLP® is specifically designed for tears and splits in vinyl and some leather while VYNA BOND® is specifically formulated and conveniently packaged for patching holes in vinyl, even under water.

  • Can VLP® be sprayed?

VLP® can be sprayed by using a pressure-pot with a conventional spray gun and airless spray equipment. Please see Technical Data Sheet available at the bottom of the page for instuctions on spraying.

VYNA BOND – Leather & Vinyl Repair

  • Can I use Vyna Bond on leather and other fabrics?

While Vyna Bond is meant for use on vinyl and comes with a vinyl swatch for patching, it also works well on other porous fabrics and materials. It's best to test the suitability of Vyna Bond for your vinyl repair application.

  • What is the difference between the VLP® and Vyna Bond products?

VLP® is Specifically designed for tears and splits in vinyl and some leather while Vyna Bond is specifically formulated and conveniently packaged for patching holes in vinyl, even under water.

  • Can Vyna Bond be sprayed?

Vyna Bond can be sprayed by using a pressure-pot with a conventional spray gun and airless spray equipment. Please see Technical Data Sheet available at the bottom of the page for instuctions on spraying.