Does your old car require some sprucing up to do? If you are planning to give your old faithful car a new look and a new lease on life, vinyl car wrapping is the way to go! What started as an alternative to paint has now become a rage over the past few years. Vinyl wraps are a thin, flexible film formulated with adhesive on one side that seamlessly adheres to the surface of your car.
Unlike traditional car paints, vinyl wrap films come in a variety of options. From simple gloss to head-turning color change wraps, when it comes to vinyl films, the sky is the limit. Besides the wide range of textures and color options that these wraps offer, they are low on commitment. That is, they can be taken off anytime without ruining the paint underneath.
Although these vinyl wraps are low on commitment, there are a few things you should consider before getting your car wrapped.
While the vinyl is supposed to cover up the paint of your car, In order to get the best quality Vinyl Wrap, it is essential to make sure your paint is in good condition. Owing to its adhesive characteristics, a vinyl wrap does not hide the paint defects but will sometimes accentuate them. So if your paint is peeling off or there is some evident surface damage, directly applying vinyl over the surface might not be the best idea. If you are keen on giving your car a new look, it is best to get the paint fixed before moving forward with the wrapping process.
The Quality of the Material Used
It is very important that you use the best quality vinyl for your car. Low-quality cheap wraps are harder to manipulate, which results in poor installation quality, bubbles, and wrinkles. Additionally, removing low-quality vinyl can be a nightmare as they typically use poorly formulated adhesive, which damages the paint.
Maintenance and Durability
If you think your job of maintaining the charm of your beast ends at choosing the perfect color and texture, you couldn’t be more wrong. Just like a paint job, vinyl-car wrap details definitely need proper maintenance if they’re going to remain at the same dazzling quality. It is recommended that you only handwash your vinyl-wrapped car with a cleaning agent specifically tailored to these wraps. As fancy as automatic car washes sound, they could result in damaging the wrap job irrevocably.
Skills of the Installer
Your car is a huge investment, and any modifications you get done on your car shouldn’t look like a sixth grader’s DIY project. This is very much plausible if you choose to get the job done by an inexperienced installer. So you would want someone to perform a seamless installation, making sure each panel is wrapped in one piece unless it is absolutely impossible.
If you are looking to upgrade the look of your car, reach out to Picture This Wraps and Graphics and schedule an appointment today.