A vehicle wrap is effectively ‘wrapping’ the car with vinyl.
It is a process where some or all of your cars’ surface areas are covered with a high-quality self-adhesive vinyl. Style wise the wrap may consist of a full-colour digitally-printed design or any of the solid type colours that are available.
HOW LONG WILL A VINYL WRAP LAST?
Typically vinyl wraps should last at least 3 years
However it depends on the installer, exposure to the weather, type of vinyl and how well you maintain the wrap.
Vinyl manufacturers such a 3M, Avery, Arlon, and Hexis suggest that the vinyl material will last up to 5 years on vertical surfaces, however specialist products such as chrome have a shorter life expectancy (1-2 years). Bonnets, roof or boot lid of a car, will generally show signs of wear first eg colour fading. Hand washing and storing your car in a garage out of the elements of the weather can extend the life of your vinyl wrap
DOES A VINYL WRAP DAMAGE THE PAINT ON MY CAR?
The wrap actually protects the paint from the harshness of the sun, exposure to the elements, and minor scratches
Assuming the car has original paintwork and that the paintwork is in good condition, there is little chance the wrap will damage the paintwork.
If your vehicle has been repainted then there is no guarantee that when you remove the vinyl wrap the paint will still be perfect
WHAT IF THE PAINT IS IN BAD SHAPE?
A great wrap needs to be applied over a great paint job. In fact all imperfections in the paint such as stone chips, scratches, dents, etc. will show right through the wrap.
Any loose or flaking paint on a vehicle is detrimental to the success of the wrap. Adhesion fails as the vinyl sticks to the paint but the paint is not sticking to the vehicle.
Oxidized paint has a dull, sometimes powdery look to it, and this does not allow for proper adhesion of the wrap. This problem need to be fixed before the vinyl can be installed, otherwise there will be failures
CAN I REMOVE THE VEHICLE WRAP?
Absolutely! But it is recommended letting a professional remove the wrap
To remove the wrap requires a large amount of heat and different tools. Adhesive residue may be left behind once the vinyl is peeled back which we use special citrus-based cleaners to remove this without harming the paintwork.