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Credit Card Battery Cover

Step 8: Introducing Plasti-Dip

This stuff is great for lots of things but this may well be one of the most practical uses that I have found for it.

This is not going to be a step by step on the application of Plasti-Dip as the can explains the process well.

First we are going to get out our alligator clip and attach it to the very edge of our Credit Card Cover.

Next we open up our Plasti-Dip and slowly dip our cover in. Make sure that you have coated the whole thing and then slowly pull it back out.

Now simply attach the other end of you alligator clip helper to something that can support it so it can dry. Notice that I have placed a piece of paper under the dipped cover to catch any thing that may drip off of the cover. This stuff sets up on the outside fairly quick but there is the chance that you could get some running.
You will notice that when your cover starts to dry it will form a "skin" of dried plastic. Now is the time for you to press on the "skin" to smooth out the coating as there will be a couple of high spots on the surface.
To cure this unevenness there is another way that I have found, its gonna seem silly but it works. My centrifuge. After the initial skin has formed, take your alligator clip end and attach it to something that is going to create some additional gravity. As you can see from the pic it doesn't take much as I've used a cheap clock. You can use a ceiling fan set on a low setting.
 
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