Have you considered changing your car’s appearance or upgrading it? If so, there are two options to consider. You can either repaint your car or get a car wrap. A vinyl wrap, also known as a car wrap, is the practice of completely or partially covering a vehicle with a thin film to alter the color and/or design of the car. Vinyl wraps were predominantly used for advertising by businesses, however, the vehicle wrap market is on the rise, gaining popularity amongst private owners as well. Here are a few reasons why you should consider choosing a vinyl wrap over a traditional paint job.
- Custom Digital Designs
The sky’s the limit when it comes to the appearance of your vinyl wrapped vehicle. Vinyl wraps are designed using computer programs, allowing you to choose from an infinite number of graphics and designs to give your car a distinct and unique style. Compared to a paint job, custom looks are much easier to create. You can get a car wrap with a matte, semi-gloss, metallic, chrome, or even leather-like finish. A car wrap can be applied to any part of your car, such as the hood, roof, mirrors, etc.
- Easily Removable
When repainting a car, the results are permanent. On the other hand, car wraps are 100% removable and will not damage the paint job. Generally, repainting your car can have a negative impact on its resale value. By choosing to vinyl wrap, you can upgrade and change your car’s appearance without altering the original paint, resulting in higher resale value. If leasing a car, a wrap is especially a wise choice as leases often have restrictions and high charges for any alterations.
A vinyl wrap is more than a paint job. It can provide extra protection against sun damage and road debris. It provides a resilient layer of physical protection. The durability of a paint job will depend on the quality of paint used and will still be susceptible to damages from UV rays, scratching, and other hazards.
- Delivery Time
A traditional paint job can take several weeks to complete. Car repainting involves removal of your car’s old paint, application of new paint with multiple coatings, and waiting periods allowing each coat to dry, usually overnight. However, a well-executed car wrap can be done in only a few days. The logical choice is to choose the job that competes in quality and takes a fraction of the time to deliver.
The cost for a vinyl vehicle wrap is a fraction of what you would pay for a paint job. A quality paint job can cost thousands of dollars, ranging from 5,000 to 25,000. If you don’t have the funding for a top of the line treatment, a vinyl wrap can save you quite a bit of money and still look fantastic.