If you’re looking to add a bit of style to your car, you have two options. First, you can get a new car. The second option is much more affordable—you can wrap the vehicle that you already have. This is not only a sensible option, but also an excellent way to upgrade the look of your car without spending too much. When compared to painting your vehicle, vinyl wraps are also more durable.
In this blog post, we’ll cover what you need to know when choosing the perfect vinyl wrap for your car, from the necessary protection to the best 3M premium cast vinyl.
Types of Vehicle Wraps
First of all, choosing the right material for your vehicle requires years of experience. At AirMark, we know the ropes of the industry, so we can support you through the process of choosing and applying the most suitable wrap for your car. Every car is different, so it is necessary to know how to measure it and consider its curves, taking into account the angles and deciding on the best design and material.
It’s also important you choose the highest quality vinyl. At AirMark, we are experts not because we offer the best equipment and materials on the market, but because we know that each project is different and we have the expertise to adapt.
There are three main types of vehicle wraps available:
- Full wraps: These cover every area of your vehicle with vinyl. These are usually used for promotional purposes.
- Partial wraps: This covers only specific sections or panels of your car. They are cheaper, as they are applied to a smaller area.
- Spot wraps: These are usually specific emblems, logos, or small designs which are applied on your car. These are great for adding a personalized touch to your vehicle without being too flashy.
Once you’ve decided what type of wrap is best for you, the next step is to find a professional installer who can apply it correctly. We highly suggest this, as the process requires expertise and years of experience. This process usually takes anywhere from two days to five days, depending on the size of the wrap.
Now that you have decided on your material and design, you might be wondering how to keep vinyl wrap from peeling. If you take care of your vinyl, it will last for years, and once your vehicle has been wrapped, there are several things that you can do to ensure its longevity.
- Wash: It is very common for vehicles to get dirty over time. From dirt to mosquitoes to oil, you need to regularly clean the surface of your car. Rinse it with soapy water and make sure to not use abrasive or polishing products. This will help keep dirt and grime from building up on the surface, which could damage your wrap over time.
- Park your vehicle indoors: Most vinyls can withstand sunlight and water, but the design might fade over time if they are exposed too much of either. Try to park the car in a garage or a shaded area as much as possible, and it will stay as good as new.
Choosing a vehicle wrap for your car should be carried out by someone who knows the ins and outs of the industry. For everything from car wraps to 3M architectural window film, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at AirMark–we’re happy to help!