Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Need a Facelift?

Are you looking for a less expensive way to change the color of your truck? You may want to look into Plasti Dip. Plasti Dip is a flexible, rubber coating originally used to coat tool handles. This innovative product has now been enhanced with additives to be used as an alternative finish on vehicles. Not only is this process cheaper than a new paint job, it is also a non-permanent way to change the color of your truck or van. This flexible coating’s most alluring feature allows for you to peel it off later for another color or design.

Even though once used for just covering tools, auto applications are now the number one use for Plasti Dip. According to representatives at Plasti Dip, it’s best to apply three to five coats to a vehicle, making it easier to peel off later. The thicker the coat, the easier it is to remove. Also, one thing to keep in mind is to be careful filling up at the gas station. Gas will stain the surface of the Plasti Dip finish.  To help avoid this, a gas guard can be purchased online at for around $9.

If it’s graphics you desire, stencils can be applied and Plasti Dip rolled over top; though this method is recommended on matte finishes. As far as vinyl graphics being placed on a Plasti Dipped vehicle, such as a business logo, it will work as well. However, if the graphic is removed the coating will peel, according to Chicago Dipped co-owner, Jameson Emling.  Plasti Dip can even be used to update other items such as dashboard components, rims, grills, trim and bumpers.

Plasti Dip does offer a primer that will make this product more permanent if you are not interested in the peeling feature. Plasti Dipped vehicles and items can be pressure or hand-washed. This product is an affordable way to change your truck without affecting its resale value.

Another way to protect a truck's resale value, and even keeping with the non-permanent theme, is with a Fleetwest transferable truck body. At Fleetwest we offer innovative service bodies, in steel or fiberglass composite, that transfer on and off your pick-up truck fully loaded in minutes. All of this made possible with a no holes drilled installation. Other benefits of transferability include:

·         Reduces downtime
·         Flexibility and security
·         Increase technician job satisfaction
·         Better return on investment (ROI)
Call a Fleetwest representative today for a quote toll-free in the US at (866) 497-7200

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