Who doesn’t want their car to appear new and shiny all the time? One way to ensure this is “car wrapping.” Car wrapping involves covering the body of the car, completely or partially, with a pressure sensitive PVC vinyl sheet. The wrap can either be transparent or colored according to the car owner’s preference. You can customize any color you want.
Car wrapping is not permanent and the applied protective sheet can easily be removed. Wrapping never damages the car’s external body or paint. For best results, be sure to hire an experienced, certified professional to ensure precise application. On average, a wrap will last three to four years. Results may vary depending on how the car is maintained. If the vinyl sustains any damage during that time, the affected area can be repaired without rewrapping the entire vehicle.
Here are some benefits of a car wrap:
- If the car involved is older and needs a paint job, a wrap can provide a great look at a lower cost than a high end paint job. The average cost of a wrap is $2500-3500. While some places can paint a vehicle for less, the paint may not be of good quality and may not last as long as the wrap.
- A wrap can be customized to color preferences, including images. A wrap is a great option for business vehicles. If the company brand or colors change, the wrap can simply be redone. Vinyl wraps can be used to create looks that aren’t easily available with paint, like matte black or steel.
- Using a thick wrap can help protect the existing paint, and even the thinner wraps will provide some protection from debris and small rocks.
- Cars are often used as an extension of fashion for both men and women. Vinyl wraps allow this in a big way, and if fashions change, so can the car!
- Wrapping a leased car can help protect some of the normal wear and tear. It is possible to recoup the cost of the wrap at the lease’s end if the residual value remains high.
- Vinyl wraps come in many colors and offer options beyond original manufacturers color. It is a great way to have a one-of-a-kind car.
Here are some important things to remember about car wraps:
- If the entire color of the car is changed with a wrap, notify DOT and re-register the vehicle in the new color.
- Be sure to work with a certified technician to ensure a quality wrap application. You can find quality wrap installers at www.arlonautomotive.com.