What is a wrap?
A color change wrap is like a large sticker applied on the entire painted surface of the car. The material used to cover the paint is a pressure-sensitive conformable vinyl that comes in different colors and finishes (matte, gloss, brushed, chrome, etc). “It looks like paint” we usually hear from our clients.
How much does it cost?
Because every wrap job is unique, the prices will vary. Elements like: type and size of the vehicle, original color, the type of vinyl used, custom lines or color combos, make the pricing process to be complex. The cost of a full vehicle color change wrap starts at $1500 and can go up to $6000. For more details, please contact us.
How long does it take to wrap my vehicle?
Considering the fact that the vehicle must be prepared properly for a high quality wrap (cleaning and disassembling of some parts) and also post heated after the vinyl is applied, it will take us 3-7 days for a complete job.
Is a wrap permanent?
Depending on the type of the vinyl used and the conditions in wich the car is driven, stored and maintained, a wrap can hold from 3 to 10 years. Vinyl can be removed without leaving any residue glue, so you can return to your original look of the car. The paint will not be affected by the vinyl.
Is it normal to have wrinkles, bubbles and lifted vinyl?
NO. That’s what separates a DIY installer from professionals. Using the proper methods to install vinyl and the attention to details are critical.
Wrap VS Paint VS Plastidip
Some custom colors and design ideas are not possible if you choose to paint or plastidip your car, as opposed to wrapping it.
A high quality custom paint job is more expensive than a wrap and it affects the value of the vehicle. The vinyl on the other way, protects the original paint.
It takes more time to do a good paint job.
You can always go back to original color of the vehicle, if you choose to wrap it.
You can re-wrap only the section that needs repair if you’re involved in an accident. No color matching issues.
Plastidip can get in some areas where it is difficult to be removed.
Plastidip will have a lower quality finish up-close look compared to vinyl.
How do I wash/detail my wrapped vehicle?
Hand-wash is recommended with water and car wash soap. Brush car washes may be too rough on the film, degrading it and causing peeling and lifted edges. Car shampoos with wax must be avoided for matte/brushed/carbon/satin vinyl (we recommend Chemical Guys Meticulous Matte Auto Wash). Rinse vehicle with clear water after washing. Minimize water spotting by using a silicone squeegee or chamois to remove water. Dry with a clean microfiber cloth.
Clean bird droppings and difficult stains immediately. Letting them sit for too long will make them harder to remove and may permanently damage the wrap. Soak the affected area for a few minutes with warm, soapy water to loosen the contaminants. Rinse completely and dry with a microfiber cloth. For stubborn contaminants, use 70% isopropyl alcohol and rinse after with water or use Magic Eraser with water and a gentle touch. Letting a fuel spill stay on the wrap too long will degrade the vinyl. A quick wipe with a wet paper towel at a gas station will clean the fuel affected area decently enough until you can get home to wash that area.
Aftercare products are available. On every wrap job we offer a free bottle of aftercare product specially formulated for your specific wrap. We recommend applying this product every two weeks or after each wash. The vehicle will look better, will be easier to clean and the wrap will last longer.
Excessive amounts of time under the sun or other outdoor elements (rain, smog, debris and road pollutants like brake dust) can degrade the wrap on the roof, trunk lid and hood. These horizontal areas are a magnet for pollutants, which are intensified by UV ray exposure. Try your best to park your car in a garage or under a shelter. If you must park it outside for prolonged periods, look for shady parking areas.
The wrap on the vehicle will last longer if it is maintained properly!
Why restoring your headlights?
Weather elements contribute to the oxidation and discoloration of the headlights, affecting their ability to project light. Restoring your lenses will allow your lights to shine brighter and farther and will increase the resale value of any vehicle, by making it look newer.
Headlights/tail lights vinyl tint
The cheaper DIY route like spraying VHT Nightshade is not always the best option when it comes to “smoke out” your headlights/tail lights. The most important factor to consider is safety. Spraying will affect the output of your lights, putting you and others in danger. Transparent vinyl film doesn’t dull your outgoing light.
Transparent vinyl film looks professional, lasts longer (you don’t have to re-spray) and it’s easy to remove (as opposed to the VHT). On top of that you have a large variety of colors and shades to choose from.