This article is obviously for those who don’t have a big enough garage with adequate ventilation and are forced to spray outside.
It was a bit cold in New Jersey when we were plasti dipping our cars, so we had to do a few things to ensure that our matte finishes were immaculate.
Here’s why… when Plastidip Aerosol cans get cold they don’t spray properly. The dip comes our looking clunky. What you want is a misty spray that sprays on smoothly and evenly.
The best weather to plasti dip a car is between 60 and 80 degrees. Anything colder and you’ll have to do these simple steps. Anything hotter and you’ll have to wait for a chilly morning or cooler evening to start spraying.
Simple Steps to Plasti Dip in Cold Weather
1. Plasti dip aerosol cans should be placed in a bucket with warm water in between coats. This isn’t an alternative to shaking the can; you still need to do that. This is just so that dip stays at a warm temperature.
2. If you don’t have access to warm water, turn your car on and blast the heater. Hold the plastidip can on to the heater for a few minutes in between coats and then shake it. Remember to always test the spray before spraying the car/wheels.
3. Have a dry clothe around. The last thing you want is a water falling on your dipped car and messing up the finish.
4. As far as the spray gun goes, you won’t have much of a problem unless it’s really cold. In that case, just set the hopper and sprayer in the car so that it goes down to room temperature and then continue spraying.
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