8 Things To Know About Vinyl Car Wrapping
Everyone enjoys the thrill of entering the scene in a brand-new car. Many people are turning to the trendy trick of vinyl car wrapping, and they would recommend it without hesitation. Vinyl car wrapping is less expensive than buying a new car and more flexible than paint. There is something you need to know before having your car wrapped.
Vinyl car wrapping costs around the same as a fresh paint job. Depending on your modifications and whether the work is a partial or full car wrap. As a result, everything is dependent on the customer’s requirements. A full car wrap won’t cost less than $2,000, but neither will a good paint job. There are always cheaper possibilities for paint if a customer is unwilling to pay for quality. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Vinyl car wrap just like a paint job requires regular cleaning in order to maintain its beautiful appearance. It’s recommended hand wash at least once a week with a cleaning chemical designed specifically for vinyl wraps. Having your car in an automatic wash may lead to irreversible damage to the wrap. It’s a hefty job that takes a long time, but it’s well worth it to keep that car wrap looking brand new. It also extends the wrap’s life, allowing you to get the most out of your investment.
If cared for properly, a car wrap can last a very long time. A car wrap can last up to 7 years if professionally installed and properly maintained. Customers may notice a difference in quality at the 5 to 6-year mark. Like the colour, shine, and feel begin to show their age. However, these imperfections are minor and natural. It doesn’t mean you had a bad workmanship flaw. Such as bubbles, wrinkles, and premature wrap lifting due to dirt. Overall, vinyl car wrapping is a worthwhile investment that will pay off in the long run.
Car wrapping has so many choices available such as colours, patterns, and appearance. It’s all up to you. Like colour-changing wrap material that appearance changes with the light, chrome wrap material that looks like stainless steel. And there’s a wide range of finishes to choose from, including satin, gloss, semi-gloss, and matte. There’s also the option of digital printing a custom design. When it comes to car wrapping, the design options are practically limitless.
5. Advertising Opportunities
Vinyl car wrapping is a fantastic way for any company that wants to get their products in front of the public. From pizza delivery vehicles to landscaping companies, having a vehicle decorated with the company logo, colours, or slogan is a great method to get it seen and remembered. It also opens up options for folks who have a regular driving route; some businesses will pay to have their products or services advertised on someone’s car.
Some people mistakenly believe that having their car wrapped will hide dents, rust, or paint splatters, making it looks like a shiny, new-looking vehicle. The wrap will protect the original car paint from minor dents, salt corrosion or UV exposure. But in order to have perfect protection from vinyl car wrap, the surface of a car must be as smooth and clean as possible before applying vinyl wrapping. Otherwise, the vinyl will not adhere properly, resulting in bubbles and wrinkles and showing every flaw beneath it. Before having their car wrapped, it is recommended that they have it completely washed.
Vinyl car wrapping can be removed if you decide to sell your car or simply want to try a different look. However, depending on the previous maintenance, a vinyl wrap can be removed in one of two ways. If the wrap is intact structurally, removal will be simple. If the removal becomes complicated, with the wrap falling apart as a result of being baked in, the labour time and cost will certainly increase.
8. Protection For Paint
Vinyl car wrapping can do two things for a car with a high-quality or factory paint job: cover it and protect it. There’s no need to be concerned about scratching the paint. In fact, the vinyl will act as a barrier between the paint and the weather, including rocks and other debris, as well as the wear and tear that comes with time. When properly applied, the vinyl will not leave a sticky residue when removed.
To learn more about different type of vehicle wrap finishes, please contact ACME Graphics by filling out a contact form on our website. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.