5 reasons why you should
invest in a car wrap
A beautiful car creates a memorable first impression and is an extension of the individual. You and your car are indeed two separate entities. However, things we own directly or indirectly define our tastes and priorities.
Being inside a vehicle that is manifested from your imagination and vision could do wonders for your self-esteem. So, whether you decide to enhance the appearance of your car to stand out in the crowd or just to uplift your confidence, the point of an attractive car remains.
You do not need to empty your wallet in order to change the way your vehicle looks. There are many affordable ways to achieve this, such as Vehicle Vinyl Wrapping. Here are some vital facts about vinyl wrapping and why it may be a good choice if you’re on a budget
PAINT VS WRAP
Up until recently, paint was the only option offered to customers who wanted a fresh look for their vehicles. Although paint is a great option, it requires vast amounts of labor and effort and not to mention, it can get pricey. In the past decade, Vinyl wraps have become quite popular due to broad color choices and finishes such as matte, satin and gloss, quick turnarounds and cost efficiency. However, Vinyl wrapping does offer some additional benefits that could make it more favorable over paint.
top 5 reasons to get a car wrap
Vinyl car wrap is a blend of polyvinylchloride (PVC) Polymer, from which the word “Vinyl” comes from. This blend combined with other ingredients are then made into sheets, baked and cured. Vinyl is flexible, lightweight and resistant to ultraviolet light.
As we mentioned before, Vinyl wrapping is an affordable alternative to change the appearance of your vehicle. On average paint will cost somewhere between 650$ to 10000$. This is usually the price for basic factory paint with no additional customization to the color code or finish. Vinyl wraps however, range anywhere between $250 to $5000 depending on size of vehicle, color, finish and other factors.
2: Quick Installation
Vinyl wraps offer easier and faster installation which can save the shop and the customer valuable time. Typically, a vinyl wrap installation can be completed in about 3-5 business days. The pre-installation prep consists of cleaning and clay barring the vehicle body, ensuring the vinyl will adhere securely. Depending on the size of the job, paint may take anywhere between 5-15 days to complete due to the difficult nature of the prep and post-paint steps such as sanding and buffing.
3: Endless colors & Designs
Unlike paint, Vinyl goes as far as the human imagination. Not only you get to choose from a vast collection of colors, finishes and patterns that are offered by Vinyl Manufacturers, but you can also design your own unique pattern which can be printed out via large format printers. Other distinctive finishes such as, pearl, holographic, psychedelic and chrome vinyl are also available. There is no denying that Vinyl leaves paint in the dust when it comes to customization and individual expression.
4: Better paint protection
Vinyl wraps not only look great, but they also serve a very important purpose. Most vinyl on the market come with UV protection out of the factory. This means that your paint can catch a break from the sun, which can cause major damage to the topcoat over time. Most common sun damage prone panels are the hood, roof and trunk. There are some manufacturers out there that can offer a 5-year UV protection. If you ask us, we say that is a steel.
Like anything out there, if you take care of your Vinyl, it will take care of you. While vinyl will also experience wear and tear throughout its lifespan, it is still considered to be unbelievable durable for its price. You can prolong the life of your vinyl buy keeping your car clean, using protecting chemicals depending on the finish of your wrap and keeping it out of the sun whenever possible. It can also save you from surface scratches and rock chippings on your front bumper. The great thing about vinyl is, it can easily be removed in a day or two with zero damage to your original paint. Most vinyl manufacturers stand behind their products by offering attractive warranties to ensure the customer’s trust in their vinyl’s durability and quality.