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Vinyl Wrap vs Dip

Why Vehicle Wrapping is Far Superior to PlastiDip

We get the question daily, should I vinyl wrap or dip my car? Plastidip is considerably cheaper than vinyl wrap so if you’re looking for a color change for your ride, why should you pony up the extra cash for a vehicle wrap? The short and sweet of it is vinyl wrap is a far superior product to PlastiDip when it comes to car, truck, or SUV color changes. In fact, our shop stopped offering full vehicle PlastiDips due to the constant issues we saw our customers experiencing with Plasti-Dip.

PlastiDip gets a lot of attention these days because it is cheaper and easier to apply than vinyl wrap. While Plasti-Dip is a great option for the DIY car enthusiast who wants to change the color of his 1995 Honda Civic, it is a terrible option if you are looking for a truly custom car that stands out from the crowd.

Here are a few reasons why vinyl wrap is superior to PlastiDip and worth the investment:


In the best possible scenario, if you baby your PlastiDip and keep it out of the elements, it could last up to 3 years. Most likely, however, you’ll be very lucky to get a year out of your investment. Vinyl wrap, on the other hand, can last up to 7 years or more.

Colors and Designs

While PlastiDip has been releasing a variety of cool colors and mixes, the color and pattern options are still limited when compared to vinyl wrap. Vehicle wraps offer a plethora of colors, textures, and finishes that Plasti-Dip simply can’t match.


With PlastiDip you get what you pay for. When it comes to a vehicle that is exposed to harsh elements, chemicals from the road or gasoline spills when filling your tank, even bird droppings, PlastiDip just doesn’t hold up. Plasti-Dip is easily damaged by any number of things your car comes into contact with and will look terrible in no time flat. We’ve had countless customers leave with a new PlastiDip ride only to return days later with chips, streaks, fading, bubbling, you name it. Vinyl wrap, on the other hand, stands up to its durability claims.

Ease of Removal

Removing PlastiDip from a trim piece or wheel is one thing, trying to remove Plasti-Dip from an entire vehicle is a whole different story. Peeling PlastDip off an entire car is labor intensive and in most cases, you’ll end up with scraps of Plasti-Dip in areas you will never be able to reach. Also to do it properly Plasti-Dip removal requires special chemicals which easily damage your factory paint if not carefully monitored. Vinyl wrap in contrast, is easy to remove in full sheets with little effort. You won’t risk cracks and crevasses that you can’t reach remaining full of rubber.


Hands down a vehicle wrap just looks better than PlastiDip. Even with all the advancements in PlastiDip technology adding glosses and new colors, Plasti-Dip just doesn’t compete with vinyl wrap in the looks department. PlastiDip is difficult to apply properly without your final product looking splotchy and inconsistent. It’s difficult to get the spray pattern, timing, and layers just right to result in a great looking end result. With Vinyl Wrap, on the other hand, you get exactly what you expect. With high-quality vinyl wrap materials like Avery Dennsion and 3M and a professional installation, it’s difficult to not end up with a fantastic looking final product.