I'm looking for suggestions for plasti-dip types of "dip" products available in the US market. Just for personal use. Interested in first-hand observations as to durability, etc. Everything from small diameter (e.g., 1/4") tools to much larger (1" or larger).
What about the black "Gorilla" coat sprayed on truck beds? Most companies just spray the (plastic) glop on and let it set; that lasts just long enough to keep most clients happy. Rare ones pre-heat the glop, spray it on, and infra-red cure it; bonding is superior and the polymer is chemically far more stable (but harder, also).
Yeah, and it would be difficult for any "exotic" (for want of a better word) shapes. E.g., "sculpted".
"Dip" seemed like it would be ideal. Some of the "handles" I want to coat are large diameter (more than an inch) and/or non-cylindrical (or even approximations thereof). Something viscous that would cling to the surface seemed like it would be ideal.
OTOH, "dip" tends to be short-lived in terms of durability. I was hoping for something that would be a bit more robust -- yet "rubbery"
Thanks, I will pass this along to my colleague and get some different products on order. It looks like this is going to be one of those "empirical evidence" solutions :-/
Nah, I'll just buy some of the "real thing" (well, a couple of different "real things") and evaluate each... see how long they hold up, what sorts of solvents they *dislike*, how well they handle larger surfaces, etc.
Hopefully, they aren't the sorts of products that are discontinued or replaced frequently (i.e., before I can complete an assessment of their relative merits! :> )
I don't think this is going to cut it. E.g., on some of the larger diameter surfaces I am looking for a thickness of 1/4" or more (for the "rubber").
From discussions with other colleagues/acquaintances/friends, it appears that many have a similar "need". Hopefully I can find a solution that addresses all of our needs -- buy it in bulk and be able to use it up instead of storing leftovers!