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- 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 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.

- 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.

- How does Plasti Dip hold up to gasoline?  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.

- 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.

- How many coats should I put on?  DipYourCar.com always suggests a minimum of 4-5 coats.  Winter wheels, etc. may benefit from an extra couple coats for good measure.

- How should I prep my wheels or car before dipping?  DipYourCar.com always suggests using PreDip Spray 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.

- Should I mask my tires or spray dip directly onto them? 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 carefuly.

- 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.

- Could Plasti Dip damage my clear coat? DipYourCar.com has been using Plasti Dip on cars for over 5 years, and we have experienced zero damage to the cars we 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.

- Do you ship internationally?  No, DipYourCar.com does NOT ship outside of the continental 48 states at this time.  We make no exceptions, as it is illegal to ship Plasti Dip®, a flammable and hazardous material, via air.  Any items purchased and shipped to a US address with the intent to be exported will NOT be eligible for returns or refunds.

- How/Can I wash the dipped areas of my car?  Dipped items/cars can be easily hand washed with regular car wash soap.  We highly recommend our well known DipWasher and DipWash combo here available at DipYourCar.com.

- Can I use Plasti Dip® as a clear protective bra for the front of my car?  Of course!  We have hundreds of customers that use the Original Clear Plasti Dip® as a protective clear bra.  Works great!

- Can I Plasti Dip over head lights and tail lights?   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.

- Can I spray Glossifier over non-plastidipped 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.  Watch some of our videos from the Videos section to see Fonzie spray!

- Will Plasti Dip® protect my wheels 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.  

- Do you sell Plasti Dip® in Gallons?  Yes!  We sell Plasti Dip® in gallons in our Products Section.

- Can Plasti Dip® be sprayed out of a spraygun?  Of course!  We have shops and customers all over the country who spray our Plasti Dip® through all kinds of sprayers and spray guns.  Pre-thinned Plasti Dip® is available through DipYourCar.com in Gallons!  It comes ready to spray.

- 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.  Better to have extra than not enough.

- 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 sincerely recommend an extra gallon.

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