What Is Vinyl Wrap?

Vinyl wrapping is a process designed to protect your car’s paint and provide a wide range of customization options. Vinyl is a thin film that is applied over the paint of your car. Think of it like a giant decal. You’ve probably encountered a vehicle with a vinyl wrap of some sort, even if you didn’t realize it. Many new cars are offered with some clear protective film applied to the front bumper and leading edge of the hood. The film offers a protective barrier against rocks and other debris that the front of the vehicle is subjected to on a regular basis. It keeps the paint underneath from taking the brunt of the impact and keeps the car looking newer, longer. A vinyl wrap takes the same concept and applies it to the entire vehicle. Instead of wrapping just the front of the car, you wrap the whole car. You’re not limited to clear protective films, either. Companies have developed a wide range of colored vinyl, offered in a large number of finishes, to give you virtually unlimited options when it comes to the exterior of your car.

Why Choose Vehicle Wrap?

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There are many great reasons to choose a vinyl wrap for your vehicle. Let’s take a look at some of the pros.

Low Cost
The cost of a vinyl wrap is one of its most appealing features. Compared to a quality paint job, a full vehicle wrap will cost a fraction of the price.

Variety of Options
Vinyl wraps offer a larger variety of color and finish options than paint. Any color you can paint a car can be matched with vinyl. Many companies offer color-shifting wraps that transition from one color to another depending on the angle of the light. Each color can also be given different finishes such as gloss, semi-gloss, matte, or satin. You can even use vinyl to mimic other materials such as carbon fiber, chrome, stainless steel, or even leather.

It’s Removable
If you decide you want to go back to the original paint, or a whole new color, the vinyl can be easily removed and replaced. This allows you to change the look of your car more often.

Protects Your Paint
Wrapping your car with vinyl also provides protection for your original paint. When it comes time to sell your car, you can remove the vinyl to reveal the pristine paint underneath.

It Heals Itself
Vinyl has self healing aspect too it. As vinyl naturally wants to return to its original shape, when it is heated it likes to fix itself. It won't heal major damage but it is really quite magical to watch scratches and swirls go back to normal with a bit of heat. 

Easy To Clean
Unlike some other removable colour change options, with vinyl wrap you can clean your car with ease. You can clean your car just like you would with paint (with some minor limitations)

Digital Design
Vinyl wraps can be customized with digital printed designs. This allows you to create an unmistakable appearance for your car. A quick search of Google or Instagram will show some incredible examples of the designs that can be printed on vinyl. You can find examples of cars wrapped to look like old war planes to brand new super cars wrapped to look like they are covered in the patina of sitting in the California sun for decades. Digital designs are also a cost-effective option for advertising with your car.

modified from source: https://www.apexcustoms.com/pros-and-cons-of-vinyl-wrap

How Much Is A Wrap?

This is a common question amongst people new to the community of vinyl wrapping. A car wrap's price is dependent on many factors. To answer the question $1900-3500 is generally the range a full car wrap. Here are a few of the common things installers look for when estimating jobs.

Vinyl Choice
Reputable vinyl wrap studio's use high quality vinyl in this day and age for multiple reasons. Quality vinyl comes with technology built into the film that improves installation, colour, longevity, finish, removal, healing technology and more. There are many different vinyl choices that all specialize in their area of technology. If you are struggling to understand or choose a vinyl, please don't hesitate to talk to our friendly team and they will help you out.

Vehicle Size
It goes without saying that a small car will tend too be cheaper than a bus to wrap. The amount of vinyl and time needed to wrap something large is likely to be more expensive than to wrap something smaller and not as time consuming.

Vehicle Complexity
A vehicles complexity is one of the more important factors when pricing a vinyl wrap. I previously stated that the smaller the vehicle, the cheaper the vinyl wrap tends to be; But this is not the case in all scenarios. Take a motorcycle for example. They are small, not very much vinyl is needed to actually wrap the bike but due to all the complex compound curves, careful disassembly and reassembly they can be often considered one of the hardest things to vinyl wrap; To the point that a very large number of vinyl wrap studios don't take motorcycle jobs. Bike vinyl wrap Sometimes a vehicle can be deceptively difficult to the average eye and without a professional looking over it you may not know what to look for. Please message us your vehicle and we can talk more about it if you have any questions.

Paint Condition
All car wraps are reflected by what is under the vinyl. What do I mean by this? Vinyl wraps go over your current paint job. If your paint job is peeling, bumpy, uneven or has stone chips and imperfections, you are going to see it through the vinyl. This means that before the vinyl is installed the paint may have to be touched up, fixed and removed in extreme cases. If you have had your vehicle repainted in its life you MUST tell your installer before booking a vinyl wrap. If you are concerned about your paints condition please contact us, so that we can go over it with you. 

"So How Much Does A Wrap Cost?"
If you are interested in wrapping your vehicle and would like to know how much it costs, please don't hesitate to contact us or request a call back. We will get back to you as soon as possible and answer any questions OBLIGATION FREE.

Where Are We?

You can find us at:
6/38 Parkway Drive in Rosedale, Near to Constellation Park & Ride and North Shore Police Station.