DIY: 'DipYourCar' and Wheels with Plastic Spray Paint


Temporarily changing the color of your entire car or certain parts of it is something that crosses the mind of most drivers at one point or the other, which explains the success of foil wraps. Still, this solution can be relatively costly going upwards of a couple of thousand dollars for a full wrap.

A more economical solution for a purportedly easily applied and reversible paint job that seems to be gathering a bit of attention lately is "DipYourCar". What we have here is essentially a plastic paint that is applied via a spray can or a dedicated spray gun.

The team at DipYourCar says that if you rub on at least four or five coats on the car, the paint will last for a "very long time", without clarifying what that means. All they note is they have seen wheels, grilles and other parts "dipped for over a year without having to be touched up".

On their website, they say that 2 gallons of paint should be enough for a regular sized sedan. The basic color options are black, white, blue, yellow, red monster green, firebelly orange, gunmetal grey, florescent purple and pink, though they can also whip you up a custom hue.

Pricing for an 11oz can is $7 (€5.4) while professional kits that include a Wagner spray gun along with 2 gallons of paint, thinner, blue masking tape, washer and other items start at US$243 (€187) for a small car, US$307 (€237) for a large car and US$357 (€275) for a pickup truck or an SUV.

And for those that are not the handy type, DipYourCar says it cooperates with select shops in certain states that can do the job for you.



Snowninja1 said... »May 11, 2012

neat idea. the non permanence of it.

klowik said... »May 11, 2012

if there is a chip on the paint, is it easier to repair the plastic paint surface?

Jay said... »May 11, 2012

I actually tried doing this to a smart fortwo I had a few years back.. but I used a wrap instead. Failed miserably.

Guest said... »May 12, 2012

Great for robbers!

SBT Japan said... »May 12, 2012

Wow, didnt know that!!!!

BazZtarD said... »May 12, 2012

It might be more economical, but it also looks like a lot of work. Plus not everyone has a paint booth in his garage so letting it done at the local paint studio will also not be cheap... I am skeptical yet cautiously optimistic...

Beverley Bucketfanny said... »May 17, 2012

Wow, he's hot! Oh yeah, the paint is cool too... or something . I wasn't paying attention. You think he works out? ;)

Grijze Pilion said... »June 01, 2012

Is that related to cars? And no, i don't think he works out.

castors said... »June 26, 2012

I guess that was indeed a good idea since it makes your vehicle looks new and stronger.

Anonymous said... »July 27, 2012

Idk... How long will this last?

Robin Hood said... »August 14, 2012

I have searched everywhere online for
the color paints for my uncle’s car and I found Car Touch Up Paint having the
best deal for the spray paint kits.

martinvebber said... »September 13, 2012

how to find the Car paint codes for each and every different car manufacturers?


MKW Wheels said... »March 25, 2013

Looks like a lot of work for a short time effect/use.

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