The amount of product you need to spray your car will obviously vary based on what vehicle you are spraying, what color you are spraying, and what product you are using.
DYC took the guess work out of spraying whole vehicles in Plasti Dip. Almost all of our colors are available in all inclusive Car Kits. Each Car Kit comes in different sizes - and each size is formulated to have exactly the right amount of material you need. There is a Size Guide on each Car Kit product page as well, so click that and take a look at the different groups of vehicles. Find which grouping sounds most like your car (if you are unsure, always round up), and select that kit. Always use all of the product that comes in your Car Kit, you should never have leftover product. Remember you are trying to build up not only color coverage, but thickness as well. The product has to be thick and durable in order to get the longevity and easy removal you're looking for.
ProLine and AutoFlex:
If you're unsure how much product you need to apply ProLine or AutoFlex on your vehicle, please contact DYC Customer Service (855)847-5825
I'm Getting Tiger Stripes!
When spraying Metallics, Pearls and even Performance Series Gallons - you can get stripes or "Tiger Stripes" on your vehicle. You're mostly going to see them on horizontal surfaces like your hood, roof or trunk. In this video we walk you through the steps to not only avoid, but fix Tiger Stripes if you see them come up!
My DYC Spray Gun isn't working
If your DYC Spray Gun isn't working, there is usually a simple and easy solution.
The #1 issue complaint is "my gun is spraying air, but no product is coming out". This accounts for 99% of the troubleshooting issues we receive from customers. Luckily, this is a simply and easy fix. Please refer to the video below, it will walk you through how to identify, fix and avoid the problem moving forward.
Other issues may simply be a matter of the gun being clogged, seals failing or pieces not being reassembled correctly. It's important to clean and maintain your spray gun in between coats and after you are finished using it. If you watch the two videos below and still have an unresolved issue, please contact DYC Customer Service for one-on-one support (855)847-5825,
My Plasti Dip is coming out with a rough texture
Plasti Dip, just like any material, needs to be applied correctly to get the end result you're looking for. The way you spray the product makes a huge difference in how it looks when you're done.
The following all play a role in the end result and texture:
- Your spray gun settings
- Which sprayer you are using
- Your spray distance from the surface
- The speed of which you're moving the gun
- How wet or dry your coats are laying down
- The temperature and humidity
Sound like a lot to manage? Don't worry, it's easy to dial in. Watch this video, it explains everything with easy to understand visuals.
I sprayed my dip too thin, how can I remove it?
People make mistakes, it happens. Of course if you apply Plasti Dip correctly, you're going to have an easy time removing the coating. However if it was applied too thin, it can be difficult to peel off.
Luckily Dip Dissolver is formulated to make quick work of thin Plasti Dip. The combination of Dip Dissolver and a power washer works quickly to liquify thin dip and allow it to easily wash away. Watch these videos to see how it works.
My aerosol cans aren't spraying well
Cold weather dipping? Aerosol cans spitting, not atomizing or coming out too thick?
There's one trick that we use literally every time we dip. Doesn't matter if it's hot, cold, or in between - we always warm up our aerosol cans before we use them. Don't need HOT water, you should still be able to touch it without burning yourself. Just a couple minutes in warm water and the cans spray like butter. Watch this video and see how it works.
My dip is lifting or bubbling off the surface
Plasti Dip lifting or bubbling off a surface like car paint or wheels usually happens for a couple predictable reasons.
Moisture is Dip's enemy. Spray dip on a wet surface, or even on a car where moisture is trapped between panels can quickly lead to an adhesion failure. Never dip a wheel, car or anything for that matter that was either in the rain or washed within 12 hours. Always wash your car, then wait 24 hours until you dip it. Even the smallest bit of evaporating moisture under the dip can cause it to loose it's grip.
Dirty or Contaminated surface
The surface you're about to dip has to be perfectly clean. That means no dirt, no oil, no moisture, no wax, not sealants... nothing. It has to be bone dry and surgically clean to adhere properly. Wash every surface with PreWash 24 hours before you spray, then wipe thoroughly with PreDip Spray. If you have a small section of dip that didn't stick or looses adhesion, but the rest of the surfaces stuck fine - chances are there was something on the surface stopping the dip from adhering as it should. Peel that section, reclean it, and dip
Every chrome surface is different. There are so many different faux chromes out there, none behave the same as the others. Once in a while we will come across a chrome wheel that simply does not allow Plasti Dip to adhere as it should. It's rare, but it does happen. If you have chrome wheels and the dip doesn't seem to want to adhere, you may not be doing anything wrong, it may the be the nature of the surface.