A vinyl dip or a vinyl coating is applied on a surface, usually a metallic surface, to protect it against corrosion and the elements and to make the surface flame redundant. Vinyl dip is used on tool handles and more extensively in the automotive industry.
Vinyl dip has more uses, such as making the surface that has been coated resistant to abrasion, chemicals and mildew. It is used in the electrical industry to insulate wires, to waterproof outdoor connections and to repair extension cords. In games and sports, such a coating is found on decoy weights to eliminate scratching, on equipment handles to provide grip and on fly-fishing lures.