Applying Plate Blocker is a simple process, but drips and uneven coverage can be avoided if you take your time and know what you're doing. Here are some general tips to make sure you get maximum effectiveness.
Work in a well ventilated area
Outside is best. Try to work out of direct sunlight and wait for a day that isn't too windy to prevent dirt and debris from blowing onto the wet surface. If you need to apply Plate Blocker inside, open your doors and windows and cover every visible surface to prevent accidental overspray.
Cover up any exposed areas
Use newspaper or drop cloths to block everything you don't want to get covered. You'd be surprised how far aerosol spray will travel. If you're not careful, you'll find a light coating of paint on everything around you.
Wear a mask and gloves
Inhaling aerosol spray isn't very pleasant (and usually not healthy), so it is a good idea to wear a mask. Throw on a pair of disposable gloves if you don't want to get spray on your hands.
Prep your surface
To get nice, smooth coverage it is essential to start with a clean surface. Remove any dirt or dust with a residue-free cleaning solution and make sure your license plate's surface is completely dry before applying Plate Blocker.
Shake well before using
As with any aerosol product, it is very important to shake the can really well before using and also throughout the application.
Don't spray too close or too much
Test the nozzle on your drop cloth or another item first. Sometimes, nozzles can sputter a bit and need a spray or two to get going. Spray 6 to 8 inches away from your surface and do a thin, even coat while moving the can in a sweeping motion from side to side. Several thin coats will look much better than one thick coat and will help prevent drips.
Let it dry thoroughly
Be patient and let your license plate's surface dry for as long as the can suggests before applying additional coats. Before reinstalling on your vehicle, be sure your license plate is completely dry (usually at least a few hours).