From October 30 through November 1, Plasti Dip International took part in AAPEX 2012, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Setting up camp at booth #3453 in the Sands Expo Center, the Plasti Dip crew was busy as beavers from the show’s start on Tuesday morning through the closing bell on Thursday evening.
As part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, over 100,000 attendees, um, attended AAPEX 2012—representatives from automotive parts distributors, service chains, retailers, and more came out in full force. Judging by how busy we were, we must have talked to at least 75,000 of them! We got plenty of visits from Plasti Dip users and fans, some of whom were kind enough to share stories and photos of past Plasti Dipped projects.
Our brightly colored booth saw plenty of traffic, as attendees clamored to learn more about the wonders of Plasti Dip and the Performix Brand lineup. As is our usual tradeshow M.O., the Plasti Dip International team brought along a few conversation-starting Plasti-Dipped items, including a Blaze Pink-coated motorcycle wheel that couldn’t be missed!
As usual, our newer products were all the rage with our visitors. Plasti Dip Enhancers were especially popular, particularly our Gold and Silver Metallizers and Pearlizer, as were our four new Plasti Dip Blaze colors and a few yet-to-be-released products that made their debut at AAPEX 2012. (Copper Metallizer,* anyone?) Look for more news on these still-in-the-works additions to the Plasti Dip family soon!
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and AAPEX 2012 was no exception. It felt like no time flat between the Plasti Dip team’s arrival in Sin City and our flight back to Minnesota. Apart from a minor airport snafu caused by a final-week campaign stop by President Obama, the whole trip was a rousing success. We’ve already got big things in the works for AAPEX 2013, so be sure to catch us if you’re there next year.
If you attended AAPEX 2012, please share your stories and photos with us via Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments section. And don’t forget to visit PlastiDip.com for more info on Plasti Dip International and all our fine products.
Thank you Las Vegas, good night!