Plasti Dip for vehicle is a popular alternative to traditional vinyl wraps or paint jobs, offering a unique combination of versatility, cost-effectiveness, and ease of application and removal. Its rubber-based formula provides a durable, protective coating that can dramatically change the appearance of a vehicle and can be removed without damaging the original paint, making it an appealing option for those looking to customize their cars temporarily.

Advantages of Spray Wraps vs Vehicle Wraps

  • Cost-Effective: Generally, spray wrap is less expensive than a professional paint job or high-quality vinyl wrap, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious individuals.
  • DIY-Friendly: Many car enthusiasts opt for liquid wraps because it can be a do-it-yourself project, unlike traditional paint jobs or vinyl wraps that often require professional application.
  • Removable: One of the most significant advantages is its removability. If you decide to return the vehicle to its original color or want to try a new color, spray wraps can be peeled off, assuming it has been applied thickly enough.
  • Durability: When properly applied, the wrap can last three – five years. It’s resistant to sun fading, winter ice, cold, and salt. It’s also a protective coating against road debris.
  • Customization: Available in a wide range of colors and finishes (matte, gloss, satin) and allows for extensive customization. It can be mixed with different colors and enhancers to achieve unique finishes.

How to Apply a Plasti Dip Vehicle Wrap

  1. Preparation: Clean the vehicle thoroughly to remove any dirt, grease, or wax. This might include a thorough wash, clay bar treatment, and possibly using a pre-dip spray to ensure no contaminants remain on the surface.
  2. Taping and Masking: Tape off and mask areas you don’t want to dip, such as windows, grills, or badges, unless you plan to remove and dip them separately.
  3. Application: Liquid wrap can be sprayed on with a spray gun or aerosol cans for smaller areas. It’s essential to work in a well-ventilated area, wearing protective gear. Apply multiple thin coats rather than a few thick ones, allowing adequate drying time between each coat. Typically, 4-5 coats are recommended for durability and ease of removal.
  4. Drying: Allow the final coat to dry and cure fully. This can take 4-24 hours, depending on the environment and thickness of the application.
  5. Finishing Touches: Once cured, carefully remove any tape and masking materials. You can also apply a protective spray or glossifier to add shine or additional protection.

Considerations and Tips

  • Weather Conditions: Applies best in warm, dry conditions. High humidity or cold can affect drying times and finish quality.
  • Thickness: The key to a smooth removal process is the thickness of the application. Too thin, and it will be challenging to peel off; too thick, and it might look uneven.
  • Patience and Practice: Especially for larger projects like a full car wrap, patience and practice go a long way. Starting with a small, less visible area can help you get the hang of the application process.

Glossifier Finish

Spray wrap has matt finish and isn’t protected against fuel or staining from day to day use. To enhance your liquid wrap further you can add a glossifier finish which provides a OEM finish.

Glossifier is a product designed to add a glossy, high-shine finish to the standard matte appearance of coated surfaces. When applied over cured, the Glossifier provides not just aesthetic enhancement but also an additional layer of protection. It’s a popular choice for vehicle enthusiasts and DIYers who prefer a shiny finish over the original matte look.

Features and Benefits of the Glossifier

  • Enhanced Appearance: It adds a glossy sheen to any item, making it more similar to a traditional paint job or a high-quality vinyl wrap.
  • Versatility: It can be applied over any colour, offering customization options to achieve the desired level of glossiness. Multiple coats can increase the gloss effect.
  • Protective Layer: Besides the visual upgrade, Glossifier also adds an extra layer of protection against the elements, scratches, and minor abrasions.
  • Easy Application: Like the base, Glossifier is easy to apply. It can be sprayed on, and no professional tools or skills are required for a basic application.
  • Removability: The Glossifier layer does not affect the removability of the underlying spray wrap. The coated item can still be returned to its original state by peeling off the wrap, provided it was applied thickly enough.

How to apply the Glossifier

  1. Preparation: Ensure that the base coat is completely dry and clean. Any dirt or oil on the surface can affect the finish of the Glossifier.
  2. Shaking: Shake the can of Glossifier well before use to mix the contents thoroughly, ensuring an even application.
  3. Testing: It’s a good idea to test the Glossifier on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it reacts well with the base coat and to gauge the gloss level.
  4. Application: Spray the Glossifier in a well-ventilated area, applying thin, even coats. Hold the can 6-8 inches away from the surface and spray in a sweeping motion to avoid drips and runs.
  5. Layering: For a higher gloss finish, allow the first coat to dry for about 30 minutes before applying additional coats. Typically, 2-3 coats are sufficient, but you can add more depending on the desired level of shine.
  6. Drying: Allow the final coat to dry thoroughly. While it might be dry to the touch relatively quickly, a full cure can take up to 24 hours.

Maintenance and Care

  • Cleaning: Use gentle cleaning solutions and avoid abrasive materials that could scratch the Glossifier surface.
  • Protection: Although Glossifier adds durability, it’s wise to protect the surface from harsh chemicals and extreme conditions that might compromise the finish.


  • Compatibility: Ensure that the base is compatible with Glossifier by performing a spot test.
  • Environment: Application conditions can affect the outcome. Avoid applying in extremely cold or humid conditions to ensure the best finish.
  • Finish Variation: The final gloss level can vary based on the base color, number of coats, and application technique. Experimenting on a test piece can help predict the outcome on a larger project.

Glossifier is an excellent way to customize and enhance the look of any spray wrapped item, combining the practical benefits of a rubberized coating with the aesthetic appeal of a glossy finish.

Spray wrap comes in a tin or as a aerosol spray. Colored plasti dip options are available within our shop.

Spray Wraps are a leading supplier of liquid wrapping products.

How long does spray wrap last?

The lifespan of spray wrap can vary depending on factors such as application, usage, and environmental conditions. On average it can last for 1 to 3 years with proper application and care, depending on finish.

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