How to Plasti Dip Your Tools…

3 Materials
$7
5 Hours
Easy

I have this pair of wide pliers that I use to make fabric wristlet keychains. They are super handy but they have a tendency to scratch the metal end that I am squeezing closed. I’ve tried to attach cloth and felt and neither worked, even as a short term solution. Then I saw this plasti dip and I am hoping it is the answer that I’ve been looking for.

Here is a picture of the plasti dip and my pliers.

The directions seem pretty easy. Find somewhere to hang your item. I used a support under my table where I did the dipping. I used an S hook to actually hang it from the support. I put a flattened box with paper to protect the floor from drips. In my opinion, this was pretty fumey so I did it outside.

Stir before dipping.

Since my pliers were wider than the container, I poured some into another container with a lid. You are to dip at a rate of 1 inch within 5 seconds. I thought that was rather specific but I took it to mean dip rather quickly and purposely.

I let some drip back into the container.

I put it on the s hook. Let dry for 30 minutes between every coat.

When you’ve completed all the coats that you wish to do, let dry for 4 hours before first use.

I had a small peak left from a drip. Other than that it was perfect.

I used a scissors to snip off the peak and I’m all done.

Pretty cool, I’ll let you know how they hold up over time.

I’m pretty happy. Next time I might draw a line and dunk to the line for a more even look.

I’m so impressed with this product.

I have a ton of Plasti Dip left. What would you Plasti Dip next?

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  • Dee Dee on Sep 01, 2021

    This is a great idea. Keeps things from being damaged from the teeth of the tool. Any idea how long the dip lasts?


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