Whether you’re tired of your current color, want to protect healthy paint, or raise your trade-in or resale value, vinyl wraps provide an affordable solution. They’re durable, easy to clean (but avoid washing them with abrasive scrubbers or harsh chemicals), and customizable.
However, not all wraps are created equal. Low-quality materials can look dull, fade quickly, and damage your paint when removed.
How to Choose a Color
Color plays a big part in how people perceive your business, so choosing a wrap color that reflects your company’s brand is essential. But how do you decide which color will best compliment your vehicle? Luckily, we offer a pre-visualization service that can help.
Choosing the right vinyl wraps color for your car can be tricky, but it’s worth the extra effort. Whether you’re going for a full or partial wrap, our team can help you create the look that perfectly embodies your business.
For example, white wraps symbolize cleanliness and simplicity, while yellow represents optimism. Silver and gray wraps can convey professionalism, while black wraps can add a sense of power. Regardless of your choice, we can guarantee that it will be eye-catching. Consider carbon fiber vinyl if you’re looking for something even more unique. This fantastic film emulates the look of natural carbon fiber, giving your car a high-tech and sleek aesthetic.
How to Choose a Design
A car wrap offers a more giant canvas for design than a paint job, which allows for a greater variety of colors and graphics. The options are almost limitless, from simple logos and text to full-body car graphics.
When designing a wrap, make sure the fonts used are easily readable and high-resolution to avoid distortion when printed. Also, remember that color changes can affect the legibility of a wrap. For example, reds fade more quickly than other colors.
A car wrap typically lasts three to five years, so it’s easy to replace if you change your mind or want a new look. Be careful using quality vinyl—lower-grade wraps can damage the underlying paint when removed. Choose a reputable brand to ensure longevity. And don’t forget to clean your car regularly so dirt and debris aren’t accumulating under the wrap. It will help prolong its lifespan.
How to Install a Wrap
A wrap is a cost-effective alternative to a custom paint job and can be installed in a fraction of the time. Wraps are durable, and if maintained properly, they will keep your vehicle looking fresh for four to five years.
Before your car can be wrapped, the shop will prepare the surface by washing and detailing it thoroughly. They will also remove obstacles interfering with the process, like bumper covers, mirrors, trims, headlights, and tail lights.
If your car has minor scratches, dents, or chips, they will show through the vinyl and look unsightly. A wrap will not hide these imperfections, but it can significantly improve the appearance of your vehicle.
Working on a warm day is essential since the vinyl and the adhesive are temperature-sensitive. The vinyl could tear or not stick well if it is too cold. If it is too hot, the vinyl could melt or bubble.
How to Remove a Wrap
Vinyl wraps are an excellent option for changing your car’s color without damaging the original paint. If they are properly maintained, they can also protect the paint underneath from corrosion and sun damage. However, like any product, vinyl wraps degrade over time. They may need to be removed in the future for a variety of reasons:
You will need a heat gun and adhesive residue remover to remove your vinyl wrap. Spray the area with the residue remover and allow it to work for about a minute before you begin to peel. Use a plastic scraper to help pull the vinyl off and work in a warm, indoor space for best results.
Aim to remove your vinyl wrap at a 45-degree angle so it doesn’t tear. Be patient and keep your pressure, angle, and speed consistent to avoid tearing or damaging the vehicle. Then, rinse off the vinyl residue with water and a cloth.