Vinyl Wrapping Your Car

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Did you know that you can have your car wrapped in plastic? Yes you can.

Are you asking why would anyone want to do that? Well, you’re in the right place because we are going to look at this amazing and different car service and find out what it’s all about.

What's The Story?

Very simply put, vinyl wrapping your car is a great way to dramatically change the look of your car very quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

If you want a dramatic effect, a specific pattern or different colours on your car, it used to be the case that you would have to take the car in for a re-spray.

Re-spraying your car is expensive due to the difficulty involved. Paint is also permanent and once you’ve painted, there’s no going back.

Vinyl wrap comes in rolls. There are many different types but the basics are the same – it’s a vinyl plastic roll with weatherproof adhesive on one side.

The wrap can be stretched and smoothed onto the car to give a glossy, wrinkle free application.

Vehicle wrapping has actually been around for a long time, but only recently has it become so popular.

Ease Of Application

Vinyl wrap is great for so many reasons, not least of which is the ease and speed of application.

You can take your car into have it’s wrap put on and be on the move again in a few hours time. Compare that to a lengthy, expensive paint job.

Lots To Choose From

Literally, the world is your oyster. A quick browse online will confirm to you that you can pretty much have any colour or design added to your vehicle.

Gloss or matt, solid colour or gradients, patterns or pictures – all are available to you when you consider vinyl wrap. Carbon fibre is a common look that is very effective.

Vinyl wrap is also ideal for parts of your car as well. If you wanted to just have the roof wrapped, then you can do so. It’s also perfect for advertising if you wanted to just have one panel on the vehicle changed.

You will also need to make your choice of what type of wrap you have applied. Different materials and glues will end up having an effect on the price.

Obviously, you will end up getting what you pay for, and the longer lasting and weather resistant wraps are going to cost you more.

Interior And Exterior

Wraps are suitable for different applications. Exterior wraps will tend to be thicker and more hard wearing, and also more difficult to apply.

Interior only wrap is available in smaller quantities, and if you wanted to dip your toe in the water, then this would be a great place to start.

Do It Yourself

Vinyl wrapping your car is a great do it yourself project if you are confident with your skills. There are plenty of tutorials online that will give you all the information you need if you do decide to go it alone.

You’ll need a very clean car and a garage to apply it in, otherwise you could end up with a less than satisfactory finish.

Final Thoughts

Go ahead and give it a go. However you approach this, you’re bound to end up with something very unique!