Month: September 2019

Will A Car Wrap Hide Hail Damage And Scratches?

Will A Car Wrap Hide Hail Damage And Scratches?

If you are going to invest time and money into a car wrap for your business, you will want to keep it free from damage and scratches to the body as well as the paint on the vehicle. Thankfully, vehicle wraps can be applied over a car even if it has suffered any type of hail damage or scratches. This includes hail damage and scratches in the paint of the vehicle. Automotive wraps can be applied over the scratches and hail damage as they are designed to shrink down and form a tight contour around the hull no matter the current condition of the vehicle. While a car wrap can be placed over damage and scratches in the hull of the vehicle, there is a good chance that the damage will show through the vinyl wrap. In fact, the vinyl wrap attaches so closely to the hull that it can make hail damage and scratches even more noticeable to the public. Automotive wraps adhere so closely to the vehicle that it will eventually conform to the groove in the vehicle created by the damage.

Should My Car Be Repaired Before Applying The Vehicle Wrap?

Here are the reasons your car should be repaired before vehicle wraps are applied:

  • A vinyl vehicle wrap is really just a big sticker. Car paint scratches are often visible under car wraps since they follow the contour of the car including any scratches or hail damage. You don’t want the damage under automotive wraps to catch the attention of customers.
  • A vehicle that has peeling paint can be a challenge for vinyl vehicle wraps as the peeling paint can cause the wrap to not properly stick to the vehicle. This can result in air pockets and wrinkles in the vinyl vehicle wrap.
  • Once a vinyl vehicle wrap is professionally installed on a car, it will prevent the vehicle from suffering any future damage by protecting the original paint job from any further dents or scratches.

Automotive Wraps Will Protect Your Vehicle

Automotive wraps protect a vehicle from outside forces such as dirt, dust, oil, road debris and hail damage that can stain a vehicle as well as dent or scratch its exterior. In addition, vehicle wraps help to keep the resale value of the car from decreasing thanks to the protection it provides the vehicle from dents and scratches on the original paint job of the vehicle. Once the decision is made to remove the car wrap, the appearance of the vehicle under a car wrap will be in the same condition it was when the automotive wrap was placed over the exterior of the vehicle.

Put a car wrap to work hiding hail damage and scratches on your vehicle by contacting our design and installation team today.

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Matte Vs Chrome Car Wraps? What’s Trending?

Matte Vs Chrome Car Wraps? What’s Trending?

Vehicle wraps continue to grow in popularity and two of the most popular options are matte and chrome. Each option has advantages over the other choice.

  • Matte vinyl vehicle wraps do not give the traditional shiny look of a vehicle wrap. Instead, matte wrapping has a sleek and non-reflective appearance that gets attention because of the understated overall appearance of the vehicle.
  • On the other hand, chrome car wraps are shiny to the point that they are almost mirror-like thanks to their reflective appearance. A professional installation team can make the finish of chrome car wraps look almost exactly like real chrome.

The care of both types of vinyl wraps involve certain tasks to keep them in their best condition:

  • Matte vinyl vehicle wraps need to be cleaned about twice a month to get rid of dirt or dust or road debris that can damage or stain the wrap. Hand washing is the best option since a car wash machine can damage the wrap.
  • Chrome wrapping is resistant to substances like oil and dirt but chrome car wraps can be damaged by scratches or cuts that are hard to remove.

While chrome car wraps look fantastic, matte vinyl vehicle wraps are a better option if the vehicle is going to be a primary mode of transportation and not a vehicle that is mostly used for display purposes.

Pros And Cons Of These Types of Vehicle Wraps

When it comes to these two vehicle wraps, each one has pros and cons to their use:

  • Pro – Matte vinyl vehicle wraps are the better choice when heading out on the road because any dirt or road debris is easy to wash off and does not damage the wrap
  • Con – Matte vinyl vehicle wraps are not as “high end” in their appearance and their appearance is subdued enough that some people only regard this vehicle wrap as a simple advertising method
  • Pro – Chrome car wraps give the appearance of luxury and provide a sleek appearance that makes the vehicle wrap look more expensive than its actual price
  • Con – Chrome car wraps can be damaged easily by scratches that appear in the vinyl since they are not able to easily be removed

Vinyl Vehicle Wraps For High-End Cars

Depending on the type of high-end cars having vinyl vehicle wraps placed on them, the cars can look even more expensive thanks to the vinyl vehicle wraps. They can give the cars a look that is expensive, sexy or professional and vinyl vehicle wraps can even make a car look brand new because vehicle wraps cover the old paint job on the car as well as any scratches or cuts in the existing finish of the car. Vinyl vehicle wraps for high-end cars can completely transform the look and feel of any type of vehicle on the market.

Contact us today to determine if matte vinyl vehicle wraps or chrome car wraps are the best options for your vehicle.

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