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ReRACK Vinyl Rack Repair

When ReRACK is completely dry, is it harmless?

Yes, ReRACK is non-toxic once completely dry.

What is the dry time for the ReRACK product?

ReRACK dries to the touch in 30-40 minutes. Wait 30-40 minutes in-between coats. Allow 24 hours for complete cure time.

Plasti Dip – Protective Rubber Coating

How far will a can of Plasti Dip® go?

The 14.5 oz. liquid can will cover approximately 5 sq. ft. at 10 mils thickness. The 11 oz. spray will cover about 6 sq. ft. at 5 mils thickness, and a gallon will cover approximately 30 square feet at 15 mils.

Why is the finish dull?

Plasti Dip® protective coating has a satin finish. If you are experiencing a cloudy or hazy finish, itís 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 1Ē 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, 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 colorant to the Plasti Dip® and make a custom color?

Mixing different colors of Plasti Dip® protective coating can be done to achieve other colors. Your local hardware, home center, or paint store may also sell tubes of tinting colors. Add approximately 1/3 of a 1 oz. tube per 14.5 oz. can of 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. Our 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), our Liquid Tape Electrical product 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°) 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?

Yes, the Plasti Dip Enhancer in the Glossifier formulation provides a glossy finish on cured Plasti Dipped items. Plasti Dip Enhancers are formulated to bond only with the unique chemical structure of Plasti Dip and are not recommended for use on other surfaces.

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 didnít 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.

Plastiseam – Protective Coating

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.

VLP - Vinyl Repair

Can VLP® be used to repair damaged dishwasher racks?

While VLP® has been used in the past to recoat damaged dishwasher racks, our 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 contact your distributor or Plasti Dip International for more information.

Liquid Tape Electrical

What can I use to reduce Liquid Tape Electrical if it becomes too thick or if I need a thinned down Liquid Tape coating for my application?

You can add 10% to 20% of either Naphtha or Toluene depending on your particular situation or application.

What is dielectric strength?

Dielectric strength refers to a materialís 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).

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 contact your distributor or Plasti Dip International for more information.




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