Now there is an even more colourful way to seal frayed rope ends, cover tool handles, garden implements or even old steering wheels.
Plasti Dip was introduced to New Zealand last year, and quickly took off as a novel and ingenious way to cover just about any surface with a synthetic rubber coating that protects and insulates.
The multi-purpose air-dry, synthetic rubber coating can easily be applied by spraying, brushing or dipping and, because it remains flexible and stretchy, it doesn’t become brittle or crack.
Previously available in just red, blue, yellow and black, the latest version of Plasti Dip includes a Create Your Own Colour Kit, which comes as a clear base in a new 22oz container, along with five specially formulated tints.
By mixing the tints it is possible to create thousands of difference colours. Or Plasti Dip clear can just be used as a clear coating, so that the original material remains visible.
Plasti Dip is the invention of an American company, and was originally developed to apply plastic coatings to replace worn grips on hand tools such as pliers, wrenches and cutters.
Provided they are dry and free of rot/rust, surfaces coated with Plasti Dip will resist moisture, weathering, corrosion, abrasion and some acids. It is claimed to be UV-stable for between seven and ten years, and can withstand significant temperature extremes.
Once dried, Plasti Dip is very durable and will not slip, pucker or peel off the surface to which it has been applied.