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Plasti Dip: The Jack of all Trades

Posted by Ashley Schwab on

Plasti Dipped vehicle interior

How many ways can Plasti Dip be used? The possibilities are literally endless. If you head over to Pinterest, you will notice a plethora of creative uses for Plasti Dip. But how did Plasti Dip come to be, and how did it become known as the ultimate DIY rubber coating?

History of Plasti Dip

This air drying specialty rubber coating was originally created in Minnesota in the ‘70s. In December ’72 in the small town of St. Louis Park, a small manufacturer started making plastisol products. Plastisol is a liquid that can be transformed into a solid plastic through heating. The company used plastisol to make toys, such as Gumby, chain saw scabbards, and handle grips. After much experimenting, Plasti Dip was created. It was originally created to improve grip on tool handles. However, over the years Plasti Dip became known as a multi-purpose rubber coating that could be used on multiple materials.

Plasti Dipped wooden cooking utensils

About Plasti Dip

Plasti Dip is exceptionally versatile. It can be easily applied by dipping, brushing or spraying. No matter the surface, there is likely a way to apply Plasti Dip. Plasti Dip also provides a comfortable, controlled grip, which is why Plasti Dip is still used for creating grip on hand tools, household items, and kitchen utensils. This flexible, stretchy formula will not crack or become brittle and is resistant to moisture, acids, abrasion, corrosion, skidding, and slipping. And this outstanding resistance is what makes Plasti Dip an ideal product. Plasti Dip is a protective coating which can be used for a broad array of do-it-yourself projects around the home, garage, garden, and elsewhere.

Plasti Dipped vehicle stripes

Plasti Dip and your vehicle

While the uses for Plasti Dip may be endless, in our minds the most important use for Plasti Dip is on our vehicles. Whether you want to add flare to interior pieces or give your rims a splash of color, Plasti Dip is an inexpensive way to customize your vehicle. Plus, any area that is covered in Plasti Dip is protected. Whether you're battling rain, rusting, acid, environmental contaminants, salts, or UV rays, Plasti Dip keeps your car safe. Plasti Dip can withstand extreme temperatures, rated at -30° F to 200° F, so it can be used on your tires and exterior without concern. In the off chance that your Plasti Dip may chip, a Plasti Dip spray can be left in the trunk to reapply as needed.

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