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Please don't let me insult anyone here, but I've never quite gotten the purpose of dipping or wrapping the car. I know it's popular these days, but it always looks kind of dull (matte?) to me.

Is there a practical purpose for it, or is it just a preference in appearance?
 

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Please don't let me insult anyone here, but I've never quite gotten the purpose of dipping or wrapping the car. I know it's popular these days, but it always looks kind of dull (matte?) to me.

Is there a practical purpose for it, or is it just a preference in appearance?
I have clear wrap (Called Clearbra) on the parts of my car that are most susceptible to stone chips in order to protect the paint below. Other than that, it's mostly a cheaper and temporary alternative to painting the car for special events or advertising. I don't really like the matte look either, but to each his/her own, I guess.
 

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I think in the case of the January "Wrap of the month" hazzy finish makes the car look like it's covered in Armor, almost like the Batmobile. The nice thing about Plasti-dip, as I consider it for my wheels, is that it is relatively easy to take off and it seals any imperfections and helps prevent any rust bubbles that a serious chip could cause. I know we aren't likely to get bubbles on our aluminum cars, but for other cars. You can literally just grab a corner/edge and peel off the skin. I'll likely apply the metalizer and clearcoat plasti-dip finish to make it look like glossy paint. I won't be committing to the color, like I would be with paint. A few other new cars, like the Designo series options on Mercedes, are offering non-glossy finishes.
 
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