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If you are one of those lucky folks who are getting VIN numbers and picking up your Cybertruck, congratulations! When we first got our Cybertruck a few weeks ago, I personally thought the stainless steel look was pretty sick. However, now that I’ve had it for a bit, I see how hard it is to keep clean.

People touch the car all the time, and those fingerprints are so hard to get off. On top of that, to really give it a good clean, you have to use bar keepers or a prep wash. So, that’s when wrapping it becomes more appealing.

Whether you want to change the color or simply make it easier to clean and keep clean, there are several options out there to wrap your Cybertruck. Let’s go over them.

Vinyl Wraps

Vinyl has been around actually for decades, which means they had a lot of time to develop thousands of different colors. It’s made out of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) and is significantly thinner than PPF. That’s because the purpose of it is to change the color and that’s it. It typically lasts around 5-7 years if taken care of. 

It’s typically a dry install, while using a squeegee with a felt tip. If you mess up, you can simply peel it up, heat it to revert it back to it’s original shape, then apply again. That’s what’s cool about vinyl: The film is memory based, making it pliable and easier (in my opinion) than PPF to install.

We have DIY vinyl wrap kits for the Cybertruck that include everything you need to install, plus step by step video courses. We’re working on the PPF kits right now, so stay tuned!

Paint Protection Film – Gloss, Matte, Colored

Gloss and matte PPF has been around for quite a bit. But lately, in the past few years, colored PPF has become more popular. PPF is made of  TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane), a more durable construction than PVC. This is because PPF was made to protect your car’s paint. It has self healing abilities, hydrophobic properties, and in general keeps your paint in good shape for up to 10 years. 

In terms of the Cybertruck, it doesn’t have paint to protect. The best reason for opting for PPF over vinyl would be the hydrophobic properties that make it easier to clean and keep those fingerprints off. So, it’s really up to you and what your goal is for the wrap. Another thing to consider is the price difference. PPF is way more expensive than vinyl.


In the video above, Ji installs each vinyl and PPF option so you can really see the sheens of all the films. For vinyl, you have matte, satin, gloss, and (the newer) high gloss options. For PPF, you have gloss, matte, and now color. Check out how they are installed and compare the options with Ji above.