Lowcountry’s Duster Wrap ‘Plum Crazy’

Jun 11, 2014

He recently made a mark on the Pro Mod circuit-a big, purple mark-when Metzger and his team wrapped a modified Plymouth Duster using ORACAL 970RA Premium Wrapping Cast Film.

He selected color 406 violet metallic for the body, which is a near-exact match for Mopar’s signature color for Plymouth vehicles: “Plum Crazy” purple.

ORACAL 970RA film is a 4-mil, premium wrapping cast PVC film with a built-in protective clearcoat layer to simulate the appearance of factory-applied paint. It conforms over curved surfaces, rivets and corrugations, and does not require an overlaminate.

The film was developed for long-term, complete wraps of fleet and motorsports vehicles and is available in 96 colors including gloss, matte and metallic finishes.

“The ORACAL 970RA film was easy to work with, compared to other vehicle films I’ve used in the past,” Metzger said. “Because of the film’s RapidAir Technology, installation was quick and easy. With one person’s assistance, I was able to wrap the entire car in about two days.”

ORAFOL RapidAir Technology includes an advanced, air-release liner to facilitate quicker, easier application, according to the company.

“Because the car is racing at speeds of more than 200 mph, it’s important to have as few seams as possible, so there’s a reduced risk of separation,” he added. “The RapidAir Technology made it possible for us to use the entire width of the vinyl-meaning we had as few pieces as practical-and it was easy to install.”

Mopar, a leading supplier of parts and tools designed expressly for Chrysler automobiles, sponsors vehicles in the National Hot Rod Association’s Professional Modified (NHRA ProMod) Drag Racing Series throughout the United States. The Mopar ProMod Team modified the Duster to add a 2,000-hp engine and a custom carbon-fiber body made specifically for competition.