#liquidvinyl PHOENIX, AZ

PlastiDip Q&A

 



How long does liquid wrap and plastidip last?

When properly cared for and professionally installed, Halo EFX and PlastiDip can last up to 3 years without retouching or respraying. It is very durable and will not lose its bond. The spray distance when applying as well as the amount of coats applied will heavily determine the longevity of the product. One of the benefits of liquid wrap and plastidip is when damage occurs it’s easy to touch up or peel and re-spray the part.





Will plastidip or liquid wrap damage the paint on my car?

​In general no, plasti dip and liquid wrap will not damage the paint on your car. Both liquid wrap and plastidip are a rubber/vinyl product that is easily removed by peeling off the surface of your car without damage to your vehicle. If plastidip or liquid vinyl is improperly installed, there have been reports of plastidip pulling off the vehicles paint during removal. This is generally limited to aftermarket paint that was applied without the metal being properly prepped. Another potential risk is vinyl wrap and plastidip has a tendency to end up in cracks and crevasse it wasn’t intended to be. This can make removal extremely difficult leaving you will scraps of rubber in places you will never be able to reach.

At our Phoenix plasti dip shop, we made the decision a few years ago to stop offering complete vehicle dips. We ran into too many issues with the performance and longevity of the product. As a result we only apply liquid vinyl and plasti dip to parts and wheels that can be removed from the vehicle.





Will Plasti Dip and Liquid Vinyl hold up to heat and racing?

PlastiDip is heat resistant up to 200 degrees F. Dipped wheels have a great record when it comes to holding up to the heat and abuse from racing or rally events. There are many amateur race vehicles that have Plasti Dip and Liquid Vinyl applied to various parts on the vehicle.





How does PlastiDip and Liquid Vinyl hold up to gasoline?

Plasti Dip is a solvent based coating and does not hold up to gasoline! Please be careful when filling your tank or working with gasoline around a dipped surface. If your plastidipped part does come into contact with gasoline, we recommend peeling the entire surface of the part and reapplying a brand new coat as reapplying PlastiDip and Liquid vinyl over a part that has been exposed to gasoline can cause issues with durability and longevity.





Does Plast Dip and Liquid Vinyl really peel off?

Yes, Plasti-Dip and Halo Efx does peel off. We always suggest a minimum of 4-5 coats, not only for durability, but to make sure it peels off in large pieces when you are ready. It will peel off even after a long period of time – however after extreme lengths of time (8-12 months), it may dry out a bit and come off in smaller pieces.





Will Plasti Dip and Liquid Vinyl work exactly the same on every car, every surface?

Although PlastiDip and Liquid Vinyl works and behaves exactly the same for most users, there are certainly specific circumstances in which the Plasti-Dip does not behave as expected. The age of the car, the condition of the clear coat, if you have already done a DIY paint job on the surface, etc. are all possible factors that could impact the way the Plasti-Dip bonds, peels, or the covers. Although most users will have a predictable and trouble-free experience with dip, we suggest you do a small test spot on the surfaces you will be dipping before you begin your project.





Could Plasti Dip or Liquid Vinyl damage my clear coat?

DipYourCar.com has reported using Plasti-Dip on cars for over 7 years, and we have experienced relatively minor damage to the cars we have dipped, peeled and re-dipped. However, every car and every situation is unique. Even with Plasti-Dip and Halo Efx’s great track record, we still recommend dipping a small test spot on your car before dipping the entire thing. Especially consider longer test phases with cars that have been re-painted. Every paint shop will use different types and amounts of clear coat – both Plasti-Dip and Halo Efx can’t possibly guarantee the exact same result on every unique paint job.





How should I wash the dipped areas of my car?

Dipped automotive parts can be easily hand washed with regular car wash soap. We highly recommend a well-known DipWasher and DipWash combo which is available at our shop for sale.





What colors can I choose for my car’s vinyl wrap?

Vinyl Wrap can come in almost any conceivable color, finish or texture. Check out the 3M selection of colors and finishes here.





Can I use Plasti Dip or Liquid Wrap as a clear protective bra for the front of my car?

Yes, many customers have utilized the clear Plasti-Dip product as a protective clear bra with great success. While it doesn’t offer the same longevity and durability that 3M clear bra material offers, Plasti Dip is a good potential affordable option for protecting the front painted surfaces of your car, truck, or SUV.





Can I PlastiDip or Liquid Wrap over head lights and tail lights?

In our experience, we have found that Plasti-Dip can be applied to and does peel easily off most lights. However, we have found a few types of head lights or tail lights do not respond well with Plasti-Dip. As always, we recommend that you apply a small amount of PlastiDip to your light for testing before spraying the entire light assembly.





Will Plasti Dip or Liquid Wrap protect my wheels from the salt and snow on the roads during the winter?

PlastiDip and Halo Efx are both extremely resistant to the elements, including winter ice, cold, salt etc. A lot of customers actually dip their wheels and cars specifically to protect the original surfaces from the winter season.





Since PlastiDip and Liquid Wrap are easy to peel off, will it come off on the highway?

No, PlastiDip and Liquid Wrap create a chemical reaction between the vehicle. The coats of liquid wrap will allow it to adhere to the surface and create a strong bond. It will only come off when it is forcefully peeled off. Some examples of things that could happen to your PlastiDip or Liquid Wrap: hitting a guard rail, curb rashing your wheels, someone keying it, scrapping against a jersey wall, or actually peeling it by hand to go back to your original paint.





Can I cover a black car in white Plasti Dip or Liquid Wrap?

Yes, many customers have dipped a black car white. It just takes more product to do so which could mean a higher cost. If you plan on dipping your black car white, prepare to go through at least 3 gallons to do so. Better to have extra than not enough