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Top 5 Uses for Removable Car Paint

Removable paint has been on the market for years now and the uses for a paint that can been removed keeps on growing. So, lets go over the best uses for removable car paint.

Painting your car

This may seem like the most obvious use for removable car paint. So naturally we had to put it first on the list. What makes removable car paint better than normal automotive paint? Removable paint, often called liquid wraps, are much cheaper than classic automotive paint. Removable car paint is also available for Do – It – Yourself users. Products like ProLine and Plasti Dip are thicker than normal paint and can be sprayed without the need for a large compressor and gun setup. On the other end of the spectrum, there are professional level products like Halo EFX and AutoFlex. These brands carry clear coats that can be wet sanded, buffed, and waxed. This leaves an OEM glossy finish that can still be removed.

Painting your rims

Rims are one of the most customized things on cars. They also take quite a beating from break dust, debris, curb rash etc. I am sure you have seen your buddies car (or your car) with a super cool set of matte black rims /sarcasm. Removable paint has come a long way and you now have much more options when it comes to color and finish. Mix in some pearls and spray your rims from a gun setup, or simply use a rattle can. Either way you are protecting your rims and who doesn’t like changing the color of their rims?

Black Out Everything

If you have ever wanted to do a chrome delete or blackout your tail lights, removable car paint is the product for you. By being able to remove the paint, without leaving any residue, you can see what your car would look like without the chrome. Blackout your trim and emblems and if you hate it, just peel it off. This mod will only cost you a few rattle cans of removable car paint and will make your car look completely new.

Personalize your Yette

Our friends over at Dip N Coat 318 have been spraying custom Yette cups for their customers and the results are amazing.

removable paint yette cup

Fix broken headphones / charger

All it takes to save a good pair of headphones is a can of Plasti Dip, and a little time, and you can re-seal stripped headphone wires with a firm seal that won’t break again anytime soon.

Just pour the removable paint into a plastic cup or Tupperware container, and either submerge the part of your headphone wires that’s stripped, or use a small paintbrush to brush the liquid plastic around the area where the cable has started to pull away from the headphone assembly and reveal the wire beneath. Smooth it out with a toothpick, and let dry. Re-apply as many coats you think you need.

We hoped you enjoyed our blog and found some useful uses for removable car paint. Be sure to share!

Paint Shop Owner? Learn how to start installing AND SELLING liquid wraps aka peelable paint!

If you haven’t heard of the term “liquid wrap” you may of heard of the popular DIY Plasti Dip. A removable paint that doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind when you peel it off.

The market has grown quickly and professionals are starting their own liquid wrapping shops and earning a living doing so.

There are professional products on the market that were built to be professionally installed, in a paint booth, with a gun and compressor setup.

Products like Halo EFX True Gloss and AutoDip “Sprayable Vinyl Wrap” are extremely popular due to the fact that they can be wet sanded, buffed, and waxed just like real paint. When installed correctly, liquid wraps will also protect your car from moisture, salt, debris, and other elements. True Gloss and Autodip last 2-5 years depending on various circumstances.

True Gloss is installed the same way regular automotive paint is applied, only slightly wetter/heavier in some cases. View our installation manual to get a better understanding of the installation process.

Liquid wraps are a great addition to your list of services, the product is cheaper and you appeal to new and growing markets.

Vehicle Pricing Guide Gloss Finish – from 304Dips.com based in West Virginia

  • $1500-$2000 Compacts
  • $2000-$3000 Most Cars, Small SUV
  • $3000-$5000 Large Trucks, Vans

*Matte Finishes will cost less, but are not fuel resistant or scratch resistant like the Gloss Finishes listed above.

Wheel Pricing Guide Up to 22″

  • $250-$350 Matte Finishes
  • $350-$500 Gloss Finishes

Here’s some photos of professionally installed liquid wraps:

Liquid Wrap Background
wrx true gloss liquid wrap front view ZTZ over Steel Blue 4 hyper black gangsta black true gloss truck side

Want to start installing True Gloss and other liquid wrap products?

Browse our online store. We carry the latest professional liquid wrap products.

Mecca of Car Shows: Seoul Auto Salon Featuring Halo EFX Liquid Wrap

Halo EFX making waves at the Seoul Auto Salon and in news outlets which you see attached. Eye Candy Customz is proud to have had the opportunity to assist throughout the process and into the future.

There are roughly two ways to change the color of a car. You can do ‘wrapping’, painting with different colors or attaching different color sheets.

However, at the 2016 Seoul Auto Salon, there is another way to change the look of your car.

It is painted like paint, but it can be peeled off like ‘wrapping’.

JCA Auto Nomus, a liquid wrapping company for automobiles, occupies a booth in the Seoul Auto Salon held at COEX in Seoul. It has a domestic alliance with HALO EFX PERFORMANCE COATING, which is headquartered in USA. Recently, Halo EFX introduced the technology it had in Korea. Vehicle liquid wrapping products.

Seoul Auto Salon 2016 – Post Event

Lightning McQueen Liquid Wrap Design

Checkout this custom Corvette ZHZ Special Edition by 304 Dips.

Maintaining Liquid Wrapped Rims

Video by Bruce from 580Dipped

Taking care of your liquid wrapped rims:

Products Used:

Foam Gun, http://a.co/cZHWNIB
Soft Bristle Brush, http://a.co/cQxMfoG
Detail Spray, http://a.co/egsE82O
Meguiars Wheel Cleaner, http://a.co/9B2PSTX
Purple Power, http://a.co/hPx9uZ0
Meguiars Tire Dressing, http://a.co/08wr3ZL
Microfiber Hand Applicator, http://a.co/df6fAfs
Microfiber Towels, http://a.co/g945BKNDon’t

Things to note:

  • If you need to scrub the rim, use a soft bristle brush.
  • Not all cleaning products are safe for your liquid wrapped rims.
  • Only use Meguiars Wheel Cleaner on gloss rims.
  • Finish with Hydro Coat to protect your liquid wrap.

What is Peelable Paint?

Peelable Paint, is often called Plasti Dip, Plasti Coat, Plastic Dip and more commonly liquid wrap.

Peelable paint is a reversible polymer coating offers a smooth yet tough exterior shell-like finish combining the latest advancements found in modern sealants and adhesives. You can completely change the look and feel of your vehicle, while also protecting the factory OEM finish.

With peelable spray paint, it’s easy and affordable to customize your rims as often as you’d like. Here’s how we painted our rims in a few steps.

  1. PREPARE: Before you start, wash your rims with soap and water, rinse, and then let them dry completely. This ensures that your paint applies evenly and removes correctly. Next, weave a garbage bag behind the spokes of each rim to protect the caliper, brake pads, and brake rotors from paint. Then use painter’s tape to cover the lug nuts and air valve stem. To protect your tires, drape a garbage bag over the whole tire and use a utility knife to cut a hole around the rim. Be careful not to cut into the tire. Tape the bag in place to cover all of the tire. Then, place index cards overlapping between the rim and tire for a clean line around the rim.
  2. PAINT: To start painting, first shake your can of Peel Coat for one minute after the mixing ball starts rattling. To apply your first coat, hold the can 8-12” away from your rim and spray in a back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. You should aim for about 50 percent coverage on your first coat, meaning you can see about half of the rim through your first coat of spray paint. Then, apply four or more additional coats (allowing five minutes in between each) to build the coating. The more coats you apply, the easier it will be to remove the paint when you’re ready.
  3. FINISH: Immediately after applying your final coat, carefully remove the painter’s tape and index cards from the tire. Then, wait for the paint to dry to the touch before carefully removing the garbage bags. Let your new rims dry for at least 24 hours before taking them out on the road. Once dry, your new rims will withstand rain, car washes, and regular wear and tear from driving.
  4. REMOVE: When you’re ready to remove the paint from your rims, slowly rub an outer edge of the paint until it starts to peel up. Once you get the edge started, peel away the paint working from the outside of the rim toward the middle. For easiest removal, we recommend peeling the paint within six months.