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john G
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I have heard that they do the same thing Is that true because plastidip is way cheaper
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It is true that they "sort of" do the same. I have used both side by side and the plasti-dip does not hold up as well and is very noticable.

As far as cost Plasti-dip is cheaper but you get what you pay for. SF is only "very costly" on the initial purchase but remember you get the product, you get a gaff card wallet ($20 value) a dvd with directions and several routines ($30-$40 is what most dvds go for) You get templates for spraying different areas of the card without getting everywhere.You also get a complete Gaff Deck ($15 and a good bit of the gaffs can be used with Bikes) So you are really getting a deal on your first can. You also receive a registration code for "members only" but it also gets you future cans of SF at a big discount. Many see the $100 price tag and look past "the big picture". It just depends on how you look at it.
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I lecture on rough and smooth and this question comes up a lot.
To the point where I now keep 2 packets of cards for comparison, one with SF one with PlastiDip. I just say "there's a great way to tell if they're the same, buy a can of each..." then pass the packets round so people can see for themselves the difference between the 2 finishes.

They do the same thing in the same way a deck of cards from the pound shop and a deck of gold standards do the same thing.
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On Jul 19, 2018, TheGreenT wrote:
To the point where I now keep 2 packets of cards for comparison, one with SF one with PlastiDip. I just say "there's a great way to tell if they're the same, buy a can of each..." then pass the packets round so people can see for themselves the difference between the 2 finishes.

That is great that you are able to show it around side by side to many. Unfortunately, my testing can only rely the couple retired guys in my magic club that I showed the difference to and the folks on this site that "trust me".

I recently purchased a few decks of Phoenix cards with the new "Large Pips" and one of the decks was an "Invisible Deck" made with SF spray. I find it to be way better than the old roughing fluid decks I used to buy and / or later make myself. Plus, only half the cards are treated. (another plus for SF spray)
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It is true that they "sort of" do the same. I have used both side by side and the plasti-dip does not hold up as well and is very noticable.

As far as cost Plasti-dip is cheaper but you get what you pay for. SF is only "very costly" on the initial purchase but remember you get the product, you get a gaff card wallet ($20 value) a dvd with directions and several routines ($30-$40 is what most dvds go for) You get templates for spraying different areas of the card without getting everywhere.You also get a complete Gaff Deck ($15 and a good bit of the gaffs can be used with Bikes) So you are really getting a deal on your first can. You also receive a registration code for "members only" but it also gets you future cans of SF at a big discount. Many see the $100 price tag and look past "the big picture". It just depends on how you look at it.


I bought Science Friction a few years ago, never registered. I did not realize you can get a discount on future purchases. For anyone that buys it, definitely keep that information!
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Platidip is good but I've not found the same results as I have with science friction.
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I’m a science friction guy all over!
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The only downside in the UK now is that you cant ship seasons through the royal mail. Smile

But Kristan from Card Shark has brought some over for Blackpool in the past.
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I bought Science Friction a few years ago, never registered. I did not realize you can get a discount on future purchases. For anyone that buys it, definitely keep that information!


On the cap of the spraycan is a sticker with a code number. That is all you need for the cheeper refill.
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Can someone point me to a link or URL to purchase Science Friction?
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Can someone point me to a link or URL to purchase Science Friction?

http://www.card-shark.de/index.cfm?lang=en
http://www.card-shark.de/index.cfm?page=......rtID=178
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SF hands down. Great customer service also.
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Plastidip is my fav and I have had and tried them all including 2 cans of SF Olly
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For the cost of PD you can’t go wrong
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I hoped SF worked better for me, have had trouble with it and found that it's reliable only really when hiding a card in a fan. Doubles etc. are way too unreliable. Haven't tried Plasti-dip though.
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I use it for doubles all the time. It makes Red Hot Mama look flawless on the double turnovers. Applied and used correctly, SF works exactly like it is supposed to.

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I hoped SF worked better for me, have had trouble with it and found that it's reliable only really when hiding a card in a fan. Doubles etc. are way too unreliable. Haven't tried Plasti-dip though.
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That's what I keep hearing. I've played around with SF a lot with no luck and believe I've applied it right. Now its just sitting on the shelf.

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I use it for doubles all the time. It makes Red Hot Mama look flawless on the double turnovers. Applied and used correctly, SF works exactly like it is supposed to.

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I hoped SF worked better for me, have had trouble with it and found that it's reliable only really when hiding a card in a fan. Doubles etc. are way too unreliable. Haven't tried Plasti-dip though.
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I'm sure you realize that SF is not that complicated to apply or use. If you've not had any luck after repeated attempts, it might be possible that you got a bad can of spray. Contact cardshark and inquire about a replacement.

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That's what I keep hearing. I've played around with SF a lot with no luck and believe I've applied it right. Now its just sitting on the shelf.

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On Dec 16, 2018, Kaliix wrote:
I use it for doubles all the time. It makes Red Hot Mama look flawless on the double turnovers. Applied and used correctly, SF works exactly like it is supposed to.

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On Dec 12, 2018, Ihmemies wrote:
I hoped SF worked better for me, have had trouble with it and found that it's reliable only really when hiding a card in a fan. Doubles etc. are way too unreliable. Haven't tried Plasti-dip though.
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PD is utter junk compared to SF.

No comparison. Zero.

I was the first USA beta tester of SF upon release. This goofy question care up at that time and was debunked many times back then b
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SF is the best I ever tried, hands down
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