Mopar, supplier of parts and tools expressly designed for Chrysler automobiles, sponsors vehicles in the National Hot Rod Association’s Professional Modified (ProMod) Drag Racing Series, and wanted its Plymouth Duster to win big and stand out. The ProMod team added a 2,000-horsepower engine and custom carbon-fiber body to beef up speed and tone down weight. Mopar also commissioned Lowcountry Wraps LLC, North Charleston, S.C., to wrap the Duster in the signature color for Plymouths,
“Plum Crazy” purple.
Frank Metzger, a seasoned installer who recently turned his passion for wrapping friends’ vehicles into a business venture, selected ORACAL® 970RA Premium Wrapping Cast Film with RapidAir® technology for the modified drag racer. The 4-mil PVC film features a built-in protective clear coat layer to simulate the appearance of factory-applied paint. It conforms over curves, rivets and corrugations and does not require an overlaminate. The body was wrapped in purple and the bumpers in a chrome color, but the hood remained unwrapped because it was likely it would come into contact with fuel that would discolor the film.
The RapidAir technology includes an advanced, air-release liner to ease application and minimize the number of seams that could separate at 200-miles-per-hour speeds. The vinyl film, when installed, is approximately half the weight of a paint job and costs less, giving the drag racer an additional edge. For more on the purple job, visit www.lowcountrywraps.com. For details on the Oracal wrapping film, visit www.orafol.com.