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Brothers...
Which one Plasti-Dip form is better for Chest armor, the spray or dip? And does it firm cowl's shape?

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Re: About Plasti-Dip


You want the spray.
Yes,it will make it more firm the more coats you use. :wink

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I prefer Spary because I can get a solid coating without brish strokes. I do not have acces to a pressure spray system, so I know I waste something by using cans but I get a solid coat.

I spray back and forth over an area building up. I continue to spray until it fills in all of the drops but not too much so that it runs. A very careful balance of a solid fill but not enough to flood (drip).



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Okay, thanks a lot. How many coats do you recommend for armor and cowl?

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I sprayed mine as well. Though there is one tiny section where it just won't seem to take no matter how much I spray on it. Any ideas?
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Hey Blackman,

   I usually only do one or two coats. It is basically a topcoat over the flexible material below.


Hey Drew,

   I'm thinking that there must be some chemical much like an Armorall that is blocking the Plasti-Dip from stick. The goal would be to remove whatever is there blocking the paint from sticking. There are differenting types of solutions but one that I like is sort of brute force. I like sandpaper. Rough up the surface to give a great surface area for the plasti-dip to grab hold of. Need to be careful though because plasti-dip is very thin and does not hide too many details. Use a fairly small grain of sand and use light pressure. Think microfiber fabric like a micro velevt instead of terry cloth like a cheap bath towel.

I hope this helps.



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Yeah... 2 coats usually covers very nicely.

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Thank you guys.

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