So, the idea of getting your car wrapped seems exciting but you have no clue where to start. Hopefully I can answer some of the most common questions people ask.
How long does a vehicle wrap last?
There are many variables such as weather, the type of film being used, and how the user takes care of the vehicle but if well maintained, I would say 3-5 years before you start to notice significant wear and tear on the wrap such as fading and rock chips. However, we live in the Northeast and deal with harsh weather conditions and most customers wrap their daily drivers so it can be less.
This leads us to the next question…
How do you protect the wrap to keep it looking like new?
Wrapping your vehicle can be a costly investment and more people want it to last for as long as possible. Options include:
- Clear bra
- Waxes/sealants/spray detailers
- Ceramic coating
- Hand washing
How much is a vehicle wrap?
Every vehicle varies. Every job varies. Material cost varies. Customer expectation varies. There are no set prices for a wrap. There are several different ways to wrap a vehicle based on your budget and preference. Do you care if there are seams around the door handle area or if some of the original paint color is showing on the edges of the film?
In order to achieve a “paint like” install, door handles, mirrors, headlights, moldings have to be removed in order to prevent short cuts and failure. It may take longer and cost more but it gives a cleaner install.
To make a long story short, you’re paying for our time to provide a service. Pricing for a full wrap can range anywhere from $1,000 and up.
If you want an accurate quote, it is recommended that you stop in for a consultation and to be taken seriously.
Why is a wrap so expensive? I can get it painted for cheaper.
You get what you pay for. There are many shops out there that will provide low-cost paint jobs for a $1,000-$2,000 which results in poor workmanship. A reputable, high-quality paint job will run you $5,000-$10,000.
The benefits of getting your car wrapped far outweigh painting:
- Wrapping takes anywhere from 1-3 days on average whereas a body shop will keep your car for several weeks if done properly.
- Helps maintain resale value of your car. Painting is a permanent change and will decrease the resale value or your car.
- Wrapping is good for people who lease or change their cars often.
- Most wrap materials have a warranty.
- Options are unlimited with a wrap. Carbon fiber, textures, print, etc.
If I brought my own material, can you install it?
It really depends on the material being used. I do not warranty or guarantee any products sold from third party online retailers such as eBay, Amazon, etc.
You’re not saving much money by purchasing your own products if you’re not planning on installing it yourself.