When you’re looking to make some modifications to your vehicle’s exterior, be sure you have really done your research on the various options available to you. There is usually some confusion associated with vinyl wraps and Plasti Dip because there are so many similarities between the two techniques. However, there are also a few very important differences between the two methods, which will ultimately determine your decision making process.
Plasti Dip is a relatively new product on the market. It is a rubberized protective coating for your vehicle applied by way of a spray gun or spray can—similar to the way a body shop applies paint to a vehicle. Vinyl wraps are vinyl decals that cling to your vehicle and are applied to the finish of your vehicle. Both vinyl wraps and Plasti Dip are removable and both can protect and retain the original paint of your vehicle.
Some of the most common reasons people use these vehicle modification methods include:
If you are looking to restore the finish of your vehicle, you’ll either need to do plenty of research and ask many questions, or send your vehicle to a professional. Restoring the finish of a vehicle using vinyl wraps and Plasti Dip is possible, but the exact condition of your vehicle will determine if, and how much prep work will be necessary to achieve the desired results.
Each method requires some prep work. For instance, it is not recommended that Plasti Dip be applied to rusty surfaces, so possible sanding and priming will be needed first. Vinyl wraps must be applied to painted surfaces for optimal adhesion and application, so primed and unpainted vehicles will need to be painted and properly dried prior to application.
For those who are looking to add branding or custom printing and designs to their vehicle, vinyl wraps are the proper choice. Vinyl wraps can be custom colored and printed to add just about any design to just about any part of the exterior of a vehicle. A custom designed vinyl wrap can be used for more than just one vehicle—it can be duplicated for an entire fleet. On the other hand, Plasti Dip is better suited for solid color applications where intricate custom designs are not needed.
There are pros and cons to both methods and you’ll need to weigh the differences to determine which is best for you. The pros at Team Acme can help you by taking a look at your vehicle and telling you about the solutions that will work for you while staying within your budget. Call us today at (702) 566-8326 to find out more about how our professional team can assist you.