$535 Plasti Dip vs. $3,000 Vinyl Wrap | HiLow

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  • Published: 08 January 2020
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    $2600 vinyl wrap vs $500 DIY Plasti dip kit. Is the wrap worth the cost?

    We bought two identical 350Zs and have been modifying them to be FUN, daily drivers that you can take to the track. James Pumphrey and Zach Jobe are on Team Hi, and their car gets the expensive parts. Nolan Sykes and Aaron Parker are on team Low. Their car gets the cheap ones.

    Then we test them to see which components are actually worth spending the money on.

    If you want to “paint” or change the color of your car, you basically have three options- A traditional paint job, a vinyl wrap, or plastidip. The gloss of a paint job is intoxicating, but a perfect paint job like that is not only ridonkulously expensive, but it takes forever. There is so much prep work involved with a paint job like!

    So Hi Team is taking the happy medium route: they're getting Hi Car professionally vinyl wrapped. $2600 bucks. A quality wrap job is the best of every world. Hardly any prep work. It only takes a few days to get one done, though if you’re doing it yourself, put your patience-pants on.
    It protects your paint --if it’s worth protecting, it’s totally reversible --for when you change your mind, and you can have any sort of graphic screen printed onto a vinyl wrap.

    Team Low will be plastidipping their car by hand. Plasti dip offers many of the same benefits as vinyl-wrapping, but for a fraction of the price. We bought this plasti dip kit from “dip your car” for $500. It is California compliant, so that might make it worse. But on the bright side, it is relatively easy to do yourself (or so Nolan thought), there’s very little prep work, it’s totally reversible, and it’s easy to fix damage or mistakes. The only downsides are that it’s never going to look like a great paint job, it’s not that durable, and Team Low has to do it themselves

    Does it look $2000 better? Let's find out!

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  • HD_Postal_Gaming
    HD_Postal_Gaming  28 minutes back

    Why didn't you get the Plasti Dip professionally applied like the vinyl wrap? The ending result for both products can be complete garbage if not installed by someone that knows what they are doing. Was funny to watch though.

    • marc st laurent
      marc st laurent  5 hours back

      Low cars colour makes me think that’s it’s the same shade as The Blue mans Group vomit may look like .

      • alwayzAngry
        alwayzAngry  6 hours back

        Did y’all purposely sabotage the plasti dip job? I was excited for the results and now I feel tricked into watching an infomercial for the wrap

        • Granjacia
          Granjacia  9 hours back

          just what we need, more plastic

          • Viktoras K.
            Viktoras K.  15 hours back

            But if they professionally wraped it, why not professionally plasti dip it?

            • Gothic
              Gothic  15 hours back

              Exactly why you don't directly aim the pressure washer at the paint, any chip will become a much bigger chip if you do it that way

              • XxDeLu5ionaLxX
                XxDeLu5ionaLxX  16 hours back

                The spray gun you used had a lot to do with it too! I work at Home Depot and we sell those there. People always return them complaining about how they don’t spray well and sometimes just spit out the paint.

                • zerodiaz21
                  zerodiaz21  17 hours back

                  4:35 5:22 8:04 Mr. Jeremy Clarkson. Some say when he's not filming for grand tour he makes voice appearances on car YouTube channels

                  • Iver TM
                    Iver TM  17 hours back

                    Nolan go see a dentist

                    • ki koy
                      ki koy  23 hours back

                      Bunch of rich kids trying to figure out things on their own..

                      • Sarmad Malik
                        Sarmad Malik  23 hours back

                        It seems as if they deliberately show the cheaper car as the worst.... I mean u planned this for months and didn't order the product on time ? Mate..

                        • Derek Andre
                          Derek Andre  1 days back

                          Why plasti-dip, just do normal paint

                          • Scar Face
                            Scar Face  1 days back

                            Yall should of hired a Mexican to mix it right n paint it

                            • ItsMasonic
                              ItsMasonic  1 days back

                              R u guys Father N Son???

                              • roflcoppter117
                                roflcoppter117  1 days back

                                That billboard money pit ad.

                                • soxfantony773
                                  soxfantony773  2 days back

                                  First coat of dip should always be a light tack coat, they went way too heavy.

                                  • Joe Shopper
                                    Joe Shopper  2 days back

                                    Does it only come in that ass-ugly color?

                                    • Mustapha Jawara
                                      Mustapha Jawara  2 days back

                                      Fonzie shoulda been in on this episode... oh well what can ya do, right?

                                      • Jose ricotaconachoquesadillamandillajones

                                        Wheres the seat vid?

                                        • justicewing
                                          justicewing  2 days back

                                          9:30 wait til your next episode about turbo.

                                          • Suhh Dudee
                                            Suhh Dudee  2 days back

                                            "Aint the plasti dips fault"

                                            • ZeinEddin Soufan
                                              ZeinEddin Soufan  2 days back

                                              Make a high low episode on accessories

                                              • az zahar
                                                az zahar  2 days back

                                                Why not just put on clear bra on low car?

                                                • H. J. the Hedgehog
                                                  H. J. the Hedgehog  2 days back

                                                  Paint->"This is the worst thing I've ever done."
                                                  Me: Hold my beer.

                                                  • Kendall Perkes
                                                    Kendall Perkes  2 days back

                                                    My doors that I did with rattle can plastidip look better than that z does

                                                    • Nou Long Moua
                                                      Nou Long Moua  2 days back

                                                      Low car is the of being a ricer

                                                      • Chandler Groves
                                                        Chandler Groves  2 days back

                                                        Best show on YouTube. Love to be a #boostcreep

                                                        • Matthew Johnston
                                                          Matthew Johnston  2 days back

                                                          I love that Jeremy Clarkson impression at 4:34

                                                          • Tom Sun
                                                            Tom Sun  2 days back

                                                            11:37 at double speed

                                                            • KG
                                                              KG  2 days back

                                                              i am already excited for the next season of this series, cant wait for James to have the low car. and i think im more excited to see what route is taken for the new cars used. Either early 90s JDM or just flat out beater junkyard car with more parts than you paid for it.

                                                              • INTR1NSIC RULES
                                                                INTR1NSIC RULES  2 days back

                                                                You would think they would be at least decent at painting being that much into cars

                                                                • AppleBottemGs
                                                                  AppleBottemGs  2 days back

                                                                  Hey I love my Plasti Dip, i did my wheels green and they lasted for more than a year

                                                                  Not sure why you filmed with the wrong materials, should of just waited

                                                                  • Sugar Mist
                                                                    Sugar Mist  2 days back

                                                                    reuploaded video?

                                                                    • Uncletaco supreme
                                                                      Uncletaco supreme  3 days back

                                                                      To be fair yall shoulda let a professional put the plasti dip on. Because yall didnt know what you were doing at all. Lol

                                                                      • Ben
                                                                        Ben  3 days back

                                                                        DUUUUUDE should of went to dipyourcar.com they have a youtube channel dedicated for dipping cars

                                                                        • Rui Pires
                                                                          Rui Pires  3 days back

                                                                          the white with that rims was so good why they do that :((

                                                                          • Lekha Pratap
                                                                            Lekha Pratap  3 days back

                                                                            The full everything package.

                                                                            • Elle Sea
                                                                              Elle Sea  3 days back

                                                                              So many triggered Dip fans. Look, plastiDip is a great product, but your savings are coming from somewhere. Here, in this video, that's where. You still need a skilled hand on the spray gun.

                                                                              Frankly I have been into miniatures on and off for 20 years, and I still haven't gotten confident enough with a spray gun to commit using one for miniatures, let alone a car.

                                                                              • Mohd Aiman Azrie
                                                                                Mohd Aiman Azrie  3 days back

                                                                                Lmao i worked at a mod shop before, and that plastidip job is terrible & disappointing 😂 you can always do it again though, and do it in a closed space + the right equipment (not in an open area like that tent)

                                                                                • Mr Lebanon
                                                                                  Mr Lebanon  3 days back

                                                                                  So if plastidipping is a thick layer of elastic paint, why not make transparent ones? It would protect our expensive paint jobs

                                                                                  • Aidan amaki
                                                                                    Aidan amaki  1 days back

                                                                                    Mr Lebanon can’t get clear gloss coat of it. Will just look mint

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                                                                                  1:59 💘
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                                                                                  • William Atmur
                                                                                    William Atmur  3 days back

                                                                                    Ok here’s the thing. Plasti dip is prone to all kinds of problems, including chipping and fading, especially black. However, this was terribly amateur and 10 year old paint and wrong equipment definitely doesn’t help.

                                                                                    • John-Henri
                                                                                      John-Henri  3 days back

                                                                                      Aren't you suppose to sand paper your car first?

                                                                                      • sanju2
                                                                                        sanju2  3 days back

                                                                                        I stopped plasti dipping at wheels. This is why.

                                                                                        • deathtripp013
                                                                                          deathtripp013  3 days back

                                                                                          #BoostCreeps 🤘

                                                                                          • Will Esco
                                                                                            Will Esco  3 days back

                                                                                            This is the best car series ever!!! Is fun and is a blast seeing u fellas working on your cars. Keep it up

                                                                                            • firelizard2
                                                                                              firelizard2  3 days back

                                                                                              This is really just competence vs. incompetence. You could have bought $500 worth of vinyl wrap.

                                                                                              • Sic Semper
                                                                                                Sic Semper  3 days back

                                                                                                this would have been better if the low team actually gave a F*. There's literally 1000's of videos on how to properly plasti dip, down to the angle of your wrist. 5 minutes of youtube could have saved the low car from looking like a melted mess. I get the point is to show what comes with a budget and installation comes with that budget, but how can you compare the paint methods if one is completely applied wrong. defeats the entire purpose of the series/episode