If you are thinking about wrapping your car, you are in the right place. Below, we go over seven frequently asked questions about vehicle wraps to help you make a decision.
What is a vehicle wrap?
A vehicle wrap is a large sheet of vinyl that is adhered to the painted surfaces of your vehicle, completely transforming its appearance. Vehicle wrapping is an affordable way to change the appearance of your car, without having to commit like you would if you were doing a paint job. The vinyl has an adhesive and is available in a wide variety of colours, styles, and finishes. They can also be applied to any type of vehicle, including trucks, cars, vans, and motorcycles.
Many businesses use vehicle wrap as a way to advertise their business, with digitally printed designs that have logos, photos, and contact information. Advertising wraps are commonly made on standard printable vinyl with a protective laminate for additional protection.
How much does vehicle wrapping cost?
The cost of your vehicle wrap will be determined by a number of factors, including:
– The size of your vehicle (what is the coverage area?).
– The type and brand of vinyl material that will be used (if you opt for a specialty vinyl, the price will go up significantly).
– The surface condition of the vehicle (Does it have scratches or dents?).
– How complex the project will be (i.e. does the vehicle have more curved surfaces than flat surfaces?).
How long will my vehicle wrap last?
Your vehicle wrap should last between three to five years. The actual length of time that it lasts will be dependent on the wear it sustains from daily use and exposure to the elements.
Can I wrap a car that has paint scratches, dents or rust?
A vehicle wrap is thin and flexible, which allows it to fully conform to the shape of your vehicle. So, while it can cover minor imperfections like paint chips, remember that it will conform to them, not cover them.
How can a wrap protect my car?
A vehicle wrap can’t protect your car from accident or major damage. However, a professionally installed vehicle wrap can protect your car from minor scratches and small rock chips.
How do I maintain my wrapped vehicle?
Keep your car in the garage when not in use. If you do not have a garage, it’s a good idea to invest in a quality car cover.
Will removing the wrap damage my car?
When professionally applied and maintained well, the 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 can be safely removed from your vehicle.