Foilacar Industries, the company which innovated car paint protection and preservation in the domestic market, is all set to carve inroads once more with its latest automotive protection system. Dubbed as FoilaDip, this latest technology is sprayed on the car like paint. Once dry, FoilaDip dries up and feels like a rubberized coating that can be peeled off without damaging the material you blasted it on.
Unlike the average car automotive paint, FoilaDip does not require any scuffing, sanding or nay another normal paint-prep procedure. “This is the latest alternative that offers fast and reliable exterior protection. Unlike vinyl wrap, Autodip is sprayed on easily like paint and requires less drying time. A car or an SUV can be transformed visually in a day,” explains Jan Vincent Mercado, CFO of Foilacar Industries.
FoilaDip is a vinyl-based, automotive specific spray paint. It is available in a variety of finishes and color hues. A commercial success in the United States and Canada, FoilaDip’s propriety formula contains UV protection additives that help maintain its finish for up to two years. FoilaDip was borne out of the idea as an easy to use alternative to the popular vinyl wrapping and other rubber based spray-on coatings already being used in the automotive industry. “As car guys, we all love the concept of temporarily changing the color of your car, wheels and other accessories. We did that with Foilacar, although when it came to wheels and other body panels like the grille of a car or SUV, the foil wrapping is a bit tedious and time consuming. We were searching for a technology that would provide ease of use and offer the same protection and visual appeal of the vinyl wrap. During a trip to SEMA last year, I met up with Autodip USA and was amazed by the product. This technology was the solution that we were looking for,” adds Lester Codog, President of Foilacar Industries.
An innovative feature of FoilaDip is its ability to “self-heal”, and stay malleable from the day it was sprayed on the car and up to the time you decide to peel it off. Instead of getting hard and brittle like auto clear, the topcoats stay flexible even over long periods of time and outdoor exposure. This ability to remain flexible allows the topcoats to move and stretch with the rubber base coats when it’s time for removal.
Two years of research and development led to public introduction of the World’s first sprayable vinly wrap, and in 2014, Autodip was launched at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This technology combines the best of both Worlds to meet the needs of car guys, the high quality of vinyl wrap with the ease of application in spray-on form. “FoilaDip is sprayed on to the car using a professional air-powered spray gun. Although for DIY projects, FoilaDip will be also be offered in the retail market by way of easy to use spray cans,” says Mercado.