How much does it cost to Plasti Dip a car?

Plasti-dipping is a great way to make your car look new in an inexpensive fashion. The wholesome part is that plasti-dipping your car will help to get protection against rust and corrosion.

Anyway, the cost will be no cheaper if you are doing the job for the first time. Besides, professional interference will make the total cost even higher.

On average, plasti-dipping your car will cost anywhere between $550 to as high as $1,300. The total cost will depend on the size of your car, the accessories you will need to have, and how you are thinking about completing the process.

In this particular article, we will try to include every information related to plasti-dipping your car.

From mid-sized passenger cars to your larger SUV, this article will put together information for all types.

Without any further I do, let’s dive deeper into the discussion-

cost to Plasti Dip a car

Factors that determine the total cost of plasti-dipping a car

Some of the important factors that determine the total cost of plasti dipping your car are-

  1. Per gallon cost
  2. DIY or professional dipping
  3. Car size
  4. Accessories cost

What's the cost for plasti-dipping per gallon?

On average, the cost of any premium color will be around $50 to $60 per gallon.

That means if completing the whole color requires you to have around 3 gallons of premium colors, only the paint cost will be around $150 to $180.

On the contrary, painting a larger SUV with a bigger size may require you to have more color that will include some more bucks on your total budget.

DIY and professional paint cost

You can complete the paint job by maintaining two different ways. Either you can do the job on your own or you can think about a professional plasti-dipping that will require you to spend some extra bucks on the total cost.

On average, plasti-dipping your own car will allow you to save around $250 to $350.

On the other hand, you will need to add the same amount to your total budget when you are thinking about completing the whole process with the help of a professional.

While plasti-dipping your car on your own will require you to spend around $750 to $800, you will need to spend a total of more than $1,200 on a local shop.

Therefore, DIY painting is always a better option when you have confidence.

Car size also impacts the cost 

It is quite probable that the larger the size of the car, the higher the painting price tends to be.

An average passenger car should not require more than three gallons of paint to do the whole painting.

On the other hand, painting a larger SUV will require you to purchase around 5 gallons of paint on average.

That means, plasti-dipping a passenger car will require you to purchase around $150 to 180 worth of color, whereas the color cost will rise up to $200 for plasti-dipping an SUV.

Anyway, this much of amount includes only the cost of the color. The accessories cost has been discussed in the following section-

Accessories cost

Unless you are thinking about doing the painting job with the interference of a professional, plasti-dipping a car will require you to gather some of the accessories to get the job done.

Here are some of the important accessories that are must-have to dip your favorite car-

  • Paint sprayer
  • Painters tape
  • Spray trigger
  • Plasti dip
  • Safety accessories

If you are planning to do the job for the first time, you will need to collect these items to start the coating job.

Include additional $150 for the accessories if you are planning to do the job for the first time.

Anyway, if you have a collection of such items in your repertoire, you may cut $150 from the budget.

Calculating the total cost to plasti-dip your car

Here is the total estimation of the cost you will have to spend to plasti-dip your car. We are categorizing the total cost into two different sections.

The first section includes the estimated cost of plasti-dipping a passenger car, whereas the second section includes the estimation of plasti-dipping an SUV-

DIY plasti-dipping cost for Passenger car

Category

Price

Paint cost

$150 to $180 

Accessories and supplies cost

$150 to $350 

For premium color

Add $10 to $15 on each gallon

In total

$330 to $575 

DIY plasti-dipping cost for SUV

Category

Price

Paint cost

$220 to $280 

Accessories and supplies cost

$150 to $350 

For premium color

Add $10 to $15 on each gallon

In total

$430 to $705 

That means plasti-dipping a car or SUV will cost nearly $350 to $750 when you are planning to complete the process on your own.

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Summarize quickly...

While plasti-dipping your passenger car or SUV will take more than $1,000 on a local shop, plasti-dipping the car on your own will allow you to save around $350

Therefore, a DIY coating is the only way to save your budget. Besides, having the supplies and accessories will also allow you to save around $150. 

But if you feel like you will not be able to complete the process without facing any issues, it is better to do the paint job on a local shop professionally.

Last Updated on July 26, 2022 by j.chuton

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