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TheJDMan
11-26-2012, 05:41 PM
For those who have never heard of Plasti-Dip, it is a coating that can be sprayed on a clean smooth surface like paint but unlike paint it can be peeled off later leaving the original surface undamaged.

A lot of the tuner scene have been using Plasti-Dip to paint their cars and wheels for a while now. Here is a video of how they paint a car with Plasti-Dip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNY9Dx617N8

The problem with Plasi-Dip is that it was not designed for cars and wheels and it has a limited color selection. Enter Alsa Corp. spray on wrap. This stuff comes in virtually any color you can imagine, it can be brushed, rolled or sprayed on, it is safe to run through a car wash and it is guaranteed to last for at least 2 years because it is specifically designed as a vehicle wrap.

http://www.alsacorp.com/paint_wrap/paint_wrap.html#pw_video

As an example, I have a set of chrome wheels on my Duramax and my plan is to coat those wheels to protect the chrome from winter road salt then peel it off next spring. It occurs to me that given the high cost of our custom wheels this spray wrap might be a good product to use to protect them as well, not that I plan to drive my Camaro in the snow. This spray wrap is also an inexpensive alternative to traditional paint and if you get tired of the color just peel it off and change it.

Just for the record, I'm not associated with Alsa Corp. I'm just a satisfied customer and I wanted to share this with the PT community.

Motorcitydak
11-27-2012, 06:05 PM
Interesting.....Put up some pics and thoughts when you spray those wheels. I had been contemplating using something like this on my Charger, just never liked how there are limited colors available and nothing glossy

GeoffP
11-27-2012, 06:15 PM
Might also be a good solution for protecting paint and such while participating at events... One of my ROH wheels has a nice black stripe on it from cone rash from RTTH that won't come off. Seems like a great suggestion to me!

TheJDMan
11-27-2012, 06:28 PM
I liked the idea of Plasti-Dip as a surface protector but was not impressed with the color selection. Then I ran across the Alsa spray wrap and was amazed at the color and finish selection. They also sell stretch wrap films including chrome which I thought would look neat on my helmet.

srh3trinity
11-27-2012, 07:36 PM
Add some pics when you get the wheels done. I have thought about doing something like this when I get my car straight. I have always wanted a flat white car, but I don't want it forever. Would also be a good option for track days.

vette427-sbc
11-27-2012, 07:49 PM
I liked the idea of Plasti-Dip as a surface protector but was not impressed with the color selection. Then I ran across the Alsa spray wrap and was amazed at the color and finish selection. They also sell stretch wrap films including chrome which I thought would look neat on my helmet.

I used their chrome wrap on a bumper... nice product but good luck stretching it over a helmet!
https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2012/08/72F22014AF63407FB45F44DC50C229C930987000-1.jpg

Mr Nick
11-27-2012, 08:38 PM
That would be a good way to temporarily test out whether or not I want a vinyl roof on my car!

Tony_SS
11-29-2012, 02:45 PM
Plasti dip is great.... but this stuff looks just amazing.. thanks for posting it up!

Mr.VENGEANCE
11-29-2012, 04:02 PM
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