3M Paint Protection Film (PPF) and Classic Plasti Dip Don’t Mix

I had 3M Paint Protection Film installed on my Toyota Tundra a few months after I purchased the truck. A few months later I accidentally put a scratch in the rear quarter panel and decided to have Plasti Dip applied to the entire truck.

Some Google searches indicated that Plasti Dip could be safely sprayed over 3M film. I found this to be true, generally speaking, but it is not entirely correct.

I had the entry-level Classic Plasti Dip product applied by a professional installer in Orlando, FL. Within weeks I noticed a problem on the truck’s hood. The Plasti Dip along the film’s edge began to pull away and curl. The same occurred along the top of the windshield. Based on the problem areas, I suspect they were affected by wind resistance.

The next step is to peel and respray the hood with Performance Series, Autoflex, or another brand such as Raail.


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