Many car owners wonder whether they should wrap their vehicles or have them painted. Wondering the same thing? Learn the details and differences between what paints and wraps can do for your car — and your wallet.
For one, wraps are cheaper compared to paint. If you are working on a tight budget, the quality of paint may be compromised. It may look great at first, but will lose its luster after a couple of years. Eventually, you’ll need to get the paint job redone.
Here are some reasons why you should choose a wrap over a custom paint job.
Car wraps are cheaper compared to custom car paint. If you want a high quality paint job, you must be willing to spend more. It could cost you around $3,000 to $10,000 depending on the quality. When it comes to car wraps, the highest quality materials only cost as much as $5,000 and last for as long as 10 years.
Shorter installation time.
If you haven’t had your car custom painted before, you need to know that it can take longer – more than one week – to finish. There are several steps of prep work that have to be done before the actual painting. If you can’t afford to be without your car that long, you might want to consider wrapping instead.
With wrapping, you won’t have to wait for a week long to get your vehicle back. The design is done using a computer and the installation only takes one whole day. It means that you can get your ride customized in no time.
Intact resale value.
When vehicles go through repainting jobs, the resale value decreases. But, if you go for car wraps and maintain the manufacturer’s original paint, you can keep the resale value intact.
Are you the type of person who enjoys changing the look and the color of your car? Make it happen with car wraps. Want something different after a year or not happy with the color of your vehicle upon purchasing? You can have it customized right away and you can do it as often as you want. You can have the kind of vehicle that suits your personality because you can have it transformed every few years.
The material used in car wraps is also easier to maintain. It is the same material used on billboards which has another layer of protection that blocks UV rays. With vinyl car wraps, you don’t have to wax, because the only thing it requires is a simple wash with water and soap.
Safe to remove.
Vinyl car wraps are durable and long lasting. They are safe to remove when you decide to take them off or have them replaced with another wrap. Want to extend the life of your vinyl car wrap? Keep your car protected from long exposure under the sun and park it in covered spaces or garage. Even after 5 to 10 years, if you decide to have it removed, know that it will not affect your current paint.
Car wraps provide an added layer of protection to each part of your vehicle, especially the factory paint. Your original car paint is protected against weathering, prolonged sun exposure, and other natural hazards. The car wrap acts as a shield because it is made of a thick material. Having it on your car means that you won’t have to worry about stones or pebbles leaving a scar on your vehicle. Vinyl car wraps are also known to resist oxidation and fading.
Want to make your car look gorgeous and give it the added protection it needs? Contact a Sparks vehicle wrap installer now.