I have plenty of baits that already have a Chartreuse tail and I will still dip them in the Chartreuse Spike it.
It is for the scent mainly and it is very powerful. If the tail is already Chartreuse your not going to hurt anything by dipping it.
For my plastics that don't have a Chartreuse tail like a Crazy Angler Blue Boy, Thermocline Black Emerald Shiner, or Bobby Garland Blue Thunder they do as soon as I dip the tail. I've actually dipped a Crazy Angler Blue Boy the entire bait and it was green...it still caught fish.
Then I commence to Slinging Slabs in the boat.
You don't have to keep dipping the plastic.
I dip it before the first drop and will use it till my plastic is toast and then when I replace the plastic I will dip it before I start fishing again.
If I finish up for the day with a good plastic then when I come back to the lake whether it is tomorrow or next weekend then I will dip it again before first drop.
I buy the Chartreuse because that is my personal preference being that a lot of my plastics don't have a Chartreuse tail yet.
However, they have it in clear as well so it is just whatever you decide on personally.
You aren't going to hurt anything by putting your Chartreuse tail in Chartreuse Spike it.
I prefer the bottles of it to the spray and pens.
Be very careful when using not to spill it on you unless you want to smell like a pizza all day.
I treat it with kid gloves so to speak.
Once you use it and see the results it will probably become a staple in your boat.
If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask,