Choosing a wrap company that you can trust is the key to a lasting and beneficial business relationship. Team Picture This has put together a list of important questions for your vehicle wrap company and took the time to plug in our own answers so that you can make the most informed decision for your company.
What types of materials do you use?
We use mostly 3M vinyl and laminate. If the customer is looking for a color change and cannot find a color they like from 3M we can also get Avery Materials
Are you using vinyl specifically for use on vehicle wraps?
YES! All of our vinyl is graded for vehicle wraps in order to not damage the underlying paint!
Do you laminate your printed wraps and graphics?
Yes! Because we take pride in our work, we want it to last! By using a laminate, we are able to have our wraps out in the hot Louisiana sun much longer than if we did not.
What certifications and experience do you have?
We recently got 3M certified and are one of only 2 shops in Louisiana that holds that certification as well as one of only about 6 on the Gulf Coast with that distinction! Which means that we went through several rounds of rigorous testing on everything from our insurance to design to installation. On top of that, our main installer grew up doing vehicle wraps and graphics and has over 20 years of experience in the field.
What is the life expectancy of my wrap?
We like to recommend that you only keep your wrap on for about 5 years, however, you can get about 7 years out of your wrap, your removal just may be more expensive due to the challenges with the glue at that time.
How will my wrap affect my paint?
As long as your paint is in good condition when the wrap is installed(not peeling, no clear coat failure, etc.) Your wrap should actually protect your paint when the correct material is used. That is why it is so important that we use material MADE for vehicle wraps!
How can I keep my wrap looking new?
You want to make sure to keep your wrap clean. There are washes and polishes specifically made for wraps, however, we like to use dawn dish soap and a non-abrasive brush or washcloth. While it is not recommended because it can cause peeling or scratches, you can take your vehicle through a car wash-just don’t do it often!
Will there be bubbles, wrinkles, or other imperfections? Or will my vehicle wrap be “show quality”?
There may be bubbles at first but, they vinyl we use does allow the air to escape when heated up, like outside in the sun! If after a couple of days there are still bubbles, DO NOT try to fix it yourself. Please swing back by and one of our installers will address it with the correct tools. As far as other imperfections, there may be a couple around harder areas. If you are looking to have a “show quality” vehicle wrap, we can do that. However, due to the fact that it takes about twice the time and requires us to dismantle parts of the vehicle, the cost is usually about double or triple depending on the vehicle. We are happy to do this for you if you let us know ahead of time that you are looking for “Show Quality”
When my wrap is removed, will there be cuts on my vehicle?
To avoid cutting on your paint, we use knife-less tape, which allows us to cut from underneath the vinyl instead of on your paint!
What can I do to best prepare my vehicle for a wrap?
We recommend the vehicle is hand washed the day before with no wax or Armor All Spray, as that could negatively affect your install. If it is an issue to get the vehicle hand washed, we are happy to do it for you for an additional charge.
Why should I choose Picture This as my wrap company?
We hope it is obvious that we are the best company for you! But here are some of the highlights for you!
We are 3M certified
Our installer has over 20 years of experience
We have been around long enough to have removed some of our own wraps, which is important because our customers can tell you how the wrap held up for them and that the paint was safe!
We love our job! We are a team that loves what we do and that passion really helps us give you the best wrap possible!
If you have any other questions for us, please give us a call at 504-684-1114 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to help!