Does your car’s finish look battered, and you’re thinking about revamping it? While your best option could be to repaint it, you could consider doing something different and unique. Why not get vehicle wraps for your car?
What are Vehicle Wraps?
Vehicle wraps are eye-catching graphics or luminous colors in vinyl designs placed directly on the car’s surface. The wraps are becoming increasingly common as people venture into making the vehicle exteriors more appealing. They are especially popular with marketing companies that use their cars as their business banners.
With their prices being so reasonable, car wraps have become the most preferred method of restoring a car’s image. Fortunately, you can customize them to look exactly like paint to the naked eye.
Should You Repaint or Wrap Your Car?
Whether you repaint or apply vehicle wraps, each option comes with its share of advantages and drawbacks. For example, when it comes to the application process, the waiting time may vary. Repainting may take anywhere from three days to three weeks. This is because the old paint has to be removed and new coats applied. With each layer of color, you have to wait for it to dry before applying the next.
Wraps take a lesser waiting time. After cleaning the car’s exterior, the wrap is placed over the vehicle, and heat is applied to activate the adhesive. The whole process doesn’t take more than three days to complete.
When you repaint your car, the result is more permanent until the next time you need to repaint it. In other words, you’re more likely to stick longer with the paint, which is different from vehicle wraps.
Vinyl wraps are less permanent and easy to remove after application. Besides, they don’t damage the paint underneath during removal.
Another drawback of repainting your car is that it negatively affects the resale value. Vehicle wraps only enhance the appearance of your vehicle while protecting the original paint.
How long a paint job lasts is determined by many factors. These include the paint quality, the expertise used, and maintenance. Remember that paint can also be damaged by prolonged exposure to UV rays and other elements.
Vehicle wraps are durable. They can last between two and ten years, depending on their location and color. You’ll also spend less time on the maintenance of vehicle wraps. All they require is for you to keep the surface clean by wiping it with a clean wet cloth. Dirt hardly compromises the condition of the wraps.
Customizing the look of your car is much easier with a wrap than with paint. With wraps, you can choose from a wide range of colors, designs, and styles. It’s easier to have a custom-made vinyl wrap than paint.
Vehicle wraps also come with a metallic, matte, or textured finish. All this will cost you less than it would to achieve the same effect with paint.
Vehicle wraps open a whole new world of creativity for the appearance of your car. You don’t have to work with wild graphics or striking graphics. Think of chrome accents on the mirrors or rainbow-like colors that change slightly in the sun. Remember that you don’t have to wrap the whole car if you don’t want to.
Car paint will cost approximately $500 for a low-quality paint job. However, better or high-quality paint job costs anything between $1,000 and $5,000 or more.
Professionally applied vehicle wraps cost between $2,500 and $5,000. While the prices for repainting and wrapping are almost comparable, a higher-quality car wrap is cheaper than a high-quality paint job. Wrapping is also ultimately less expensive when you have several cars to wrap.
If you’ve been thinking of enhancing your car’s appearance, you should consider using vehicle wraps for a change. They’re easy to customize, are available in different styles and colors, and easy to maintain. The wraps are also less costly and more protective of your car’s surface in the long run. However, ensure your car’s exterior is smooth for even adhesion of the wraps. Contact us for more information.