After spending most of the day Sunday at an outdoor event, I now find myself with a toasty red sunburn on certain areas of my person. This is par for the course for summer, as we all know, and I really should have been a bit more liberal with my sunscreen (apparently, spray-on sunblock can’t be trusted like the good ol’ lotion variety can). All this leads me and my poor, charred epidermis to a very salient topic: how to remove Plasti Dip.
“What does that have to do with a sunburn?” you ask. Well, like a bad sunburn, the best way to remove Plasti Dip is to peel it off.*
The Plasti Dip team has seen a lot of questions on Twitter, Facebook, and the like, asking if there’s a trick to removing Plasti Dip from coated surfaces, or if there’s a recommended solvent that will make the process easier. The short answers: there’s no “trick,” per se, and Goo Gone® works very well—the Plasti Dip International crew uses it regularly around the factory, and can vouch for its awesomeness.
Plasti Dip, in all its variations, is designed to adhere to almost any surface—metal, wood, glass, rubber, concrete, fiberglass, fabrics, rope, etc. And, while it also peels off most surfaces cleanly and easily, it is always best to apply a little bit o’ the ‘Dip to an inconspicuous area to test it first if you’re unsure what the results might be for your particular application.
Often, the reason Plasti Dip is difficult to remove is because it’s simply too thin, strange as that may seem. A too-thin layer of Plasti Dip will rip into many small pieces as it peels off, which can make removal a real pain in the tush. Though it seems highly counterintuitive, a good way to make removing Plasti Dip easier is to add another coat—Plasti Dip adheres to itself better than anything else, and the added strength of another layer will allow you to get the nice all-in-one-piece peel-off you’re looking for.
And, though we often say that Plasti Dip “peels off quickly and easily,” or some variation of that line, “easily” is, of course, a relative term. It’s certainly harder than ripping the wrapping paper off a Christmas gift, but it’s far easier than removing, say, dried spray paint.
Be sure to visit PlastiDip.com for more tips, tricks, and useful information about original Plasti Dip and all of our Performix brand products. And keep those questions and comments coming—we aim to address every Plasti Dip user’s concerns in as effective and helpful a manner as possible. We don’t want anyone getting burned** by a lack of knowledge!
* This is NOT the recommended treatment for sunburn. It’s probably really bad for you, in fact.
** See what I did there?