While we apply a protective powder coat finish to all of our podiums when they’re manufactured, we realize it’s a problem for some of you that after wear and tear (especially those of you near the coast), the coating on your podiums wear out and they start to look a little rugged.
We recently talked with Pat Higgins over at East Coast Valet about how he’s refurbishing his podiums and he dropped us a hot tip that we just had to share.
Plasti Dip is a rubberized and protective foam coating that creates a stretchy, rubbery protective coating when sprayed on.
It’s gotten popular with some car guys since it can be applied to cars and motorcycles while being 100% removable, long lasting, and having zero affect on the car’s OEM paint and clear coat.
Plasti Dip lets you cover an entire podium in it and paint it any color you’d like.
If you’re looking to refurbish one of your podiums, you can find a distributor near you using Plasti Dip’s distributor finder.
You can see a video of someone using it to coat their entire car below:
How to Apply Plasti Dip to Your Valet Podium
We reached out to Plasti Dip for a quick overview for how to use Plasti Dip to refurbish our valet equipment. Here is what they had to say:
“Plasti Dip is a multi-purpose rubber coating used for thousands of applications and can easily be applied by dipping, brushing or spraying. It protects against acids, abrasion, corrosion, moisture and weathering. You will want to prep the surface with a mild soap and water or rubbing alcohol to make sure it is free of any dirt, debris, oils, grease and waxes. Allow 30-40 minutes in between coats and 24 hours to fully cure and dry. We do recommend testing this application in an inconspicuous area to make sure it meets your expectations.” – Tiffany S, Customer Service, Plasti Dip