Can’t decide whether car wrapping is better than having your car repainted? Say no more! We’ve listed 8 reasons why car wrapping is not just an economical choice for you, but a wise marketing investment as well!
Easily Update The Look of Your Car
The biggest drawback when purchasing a car is the limited selection of colours. Car wraps solve that problem! Either you want it glossy, matte, or chrome, Style My Ride can wrap your car the way you wanted it. And we see to it that the vinyl car wrap exactly matches the colour of your choice before we start working on your car.
Protection Against Scratch And Abrasion
Your car paint can get scratched from a simple body rub, using inappropriate cleaning tools and from pet scratch marks. Other common causes are the following:
- Tools that are hard on the surface like ice hammer snowbrush, snow broom, ice scraper, and car dusters.
- Scrub mitts, wash sponge and terry towels made of cheap materials will scratch the paint because they are hard on the surface.
- Your watch, your ring and your bracelets could accidentally brush against your car’s door.
- Bike racks or roof racks if not installed correctly could also scratch, if not dent, your car.
Worrying about all of these factors is daunting, and you simply don’t have time for that! What you needed is a vinyl car wrap – it’s a high-quality material that we use for all our car wraps and it’s made of high-density urethane vinyl film.
Advertising Opportunity for Business
According to a marketing study a car wrap, on an average, generates about 32,804 to 75,897 views a day, and 30% of which are your potential customers. Mobile advertising is undeniably a force to reckon with. Even big corporations have their utility vehicles wrapped with ads.
Furthermore, Arbitron, Inc., An international marketing research firm found that 96.5% of the first world countries’ (i.e. United States, Australia and Europe) population owns a vehicle and travels at least 6 days a week either driving or seated on the passenger’s seat.
Individuals who are frequently on the road are rarely reached by newspaper and television advertising. Therefore, it’s a great opportunity if you can target these market spaces with a car wrap advertisement on the go.
Economical Than Repainting
On the other hand, a paint job would cost $3,000 – $20,000 and that does not include disassemble and reassemble cost and other hidden fees.
Design wise, a 3D car wrap design would range from $1,000 to $3,000 at best and you can have whatever design you prefer. A show-room quality custom paint job’s price starts at $10,000 going up and that’s not even a guarantee that you’ll get a flawless paint job. If your car has dents and rust expect the price to go a little bit higher as well with a paint job.
Business wise, repainting your SUVs and Minivans would take weeks to finish versus a couple of days when you opt to wrap your car with either a carbon fiber car wrap or a car vinyl wrap. Another factor to consider is that repainting your vehicle lowers the resale value of your car over time, considering the wear and tear and abrasion on the car’s paint, while wrapping your car with a urethane vinyl film doesn’t.
Last Longer and Durable
Not only that it protects your vehicle from depreciation, car wraps are easily removed when the right time comes.
But how do you look after your car wrap?
The straight areas of your car wrap are susceptible to particles and smog, which is abundant in congested areas. When these contaminants get wet overnight they form an acid solution that zips into the vinyl wrap and causes it to deteriorate if left on. But constant washing removes those contaminants on the surface of your car’s wrap, and the most effective way of cleaning, by far, is by hand washing with a non-aggressive detergent and warm water. Here’s how:
- Rinse the car with clean water to smoothen the surface.
- Then apply the detergent mixed with water using a car cleaning cloth or a sponge. Start from top to bottom and do not over scrub.
- After which, rinse the car and make sure the detergent soap is completely removed.
- Dry it with a terry towel or let it dry on its own.
- Cover your car when not in use during the day to protect from UV exposure and at night to prevent dew from forming that could damage the vinyl.
- See to it that you’re cleaning your car in a shaded area because working under the sun causes more streaks.
Waxing is an added UV protection, but heed the following:
- Make sure it does not contain petrollium distillates.
- Wax causes shiny spots on a matte vinyl car wrap and a carbon fibre wrap. Instead, use a solution of 50% water and 50% isopropyl to clean your car.
- You can also use natural shining protectant for gloss vinyl and carbon fibre wrap, but don’t use it on your matte vinyl because it will gloss them out.
- For concentrated spots like bug splatters, an all-purpose cleaner should do the trick for you. If not, damp a clean towel on a soapy hot water and put it on top of the stain for a couple of minutes and wipe it afterwards.
- If you spill fuel onto the vinyl, clean it right away.
- If the wrap is a gloss laminate use a premium liquid wax for added protection.
Do these tips and you can keep your car wrap in great condition!
Protects Your Car’s Resale Value
The thing is, most secondhand buyers would prefer the original finish of the vehicle the first time you bought it. That is because the resale value is also preserved and it is highly likely that basic colours are more saleable than the custom ones. Is your favourite colour yellow? Or is your boutique’s theme colour pink? Vivid colours could literally narrow down your list of potential buyers.
Opt for a red Kia Rio or a silver grey Suzuki Swift and have it wrapped with a vinyl film with whatever design you wanted. Then when you feel the need to sell it, you can have your red or silver grey car back anytime you wanted. It’s definitely a wise choice because not only that it’s a lot cheaper, but it keeps the look fresh, new and you can keep up with car fashion which changes every 5 years.
You Can Rewrap Individual Parts
Whether it’s an upgrade or replacing individual panels, matching the colour of the original build is a challenge.
Car wrapping makes it easier too, since you only have to match the current wrapping on your car, and you don’t have to rewrap the whole body. If you do happen to scratch the door and you still have some extra vinyl films from the first installation, you can do it yourself in no time.
Repainting, on the other hand, is timely and costly. You would have to pay for the disassembly and reassembly of panels. If there are rusty and dented areas you would have to pay a bit more too. On top of that, it usually takes days to get the job done and you’re without a car for a few days and that’s a hassle.
Design Choices and Colour
Car wrapping comes in various colours and custom design of your choice and you can customize the interior to match your exterior design too.
Custom paint job requires a certain level of commitment. As you may have known, it takes weeks to spray paint the car from the bonnet down to the strips. What’s worse is that a slight mistake could ruin your plans for the next car show in town.
Car wrapping takes away all of those worries. You can work with professionals to print your design on a vinyl film and have them install the vinyl car wrap on your ride within a day or two. It is error proof and it’s fast and easy to make those corrections right away.
Either you want to go for a metallic look or carbon fiber vinyl wrap or red glossy chrome matte, the choices are limitless. Sticker bomb car wrapping is also a masterpiece to consider. Car wrapping is a head turner wherever you go.
In a nutshell…
Car wrapping has a lot to offer on the table! And when it comes to different looks and style, car wrapping beats an expensive paint job by a mile. Whether is for personal taste or for marketing your business, car wraps is the best choice for your hard earn money and time.