• Elliot Hutchens

7 Reason to Vinyl Wrap Your Car


If you're considering a color change for your vehicle and haven't had the opportunity to experience the vast benefits of vinyl wrap first hand, you may be wondering why wrapping your car is considered a better option. While vinyl wrap has been around for a number of years, color change vehicle wraps have only become popular in recent years. There is still a lot of confusion by consumers about vinyl wrap and many people we talk to have never heard of vinyl wrap let alone considered it as a viable option for their vehicle.

To help clear up some of the confusion, here are a few reasons why you should consider choosing vinyl wrap over a traditional paint job.

Removable:

Unlike traditional automotive paint, vinyl wrap can be removed without damaging the paint underneath. If you decide you no longer like the color you chose, or want to try a crazy color like Chrome or Carbon Fiber without damaging the resale value of your car, you can simply remove the vinyl film.

Paint Protection:

Vehicles are subject to all kinds of paint damaging hazards such as weather, road debris, tree sap, even the neighborhood hoodlum who gets the bright idea to key your car for kicks. Vinyl wrapping your vehicle will provide a layer of protection to your expensive paint job from a variety of damaging elements your vehicle is subject to on a daily basis. Many of the projects we complete are brand new cars, it's the perfect solution to protect your investment while standing out from the crowd.

Delivery Time:

A traditional paint re-spray can take several weeks to complete leaving you stuck without a vehicle. Not only is paint significantly more expensive than a vehicle wrap, you also have to factor in the cost of a rental car while your car is getting sanded, prepped, and painted by an auto body shop. Vinyl wraps by contrast take a few days getting you back on the road with little downtime.

Car Wrap Cost:

A quality paint job that will match the factory paint of your vehicle will cost upwards of $10,000. If you have any special requirements like a metallic finishes which are common in today's market, your cost could even be significantly more. Vehicle wraps on the other hand are significantly more affordable at the $500 to $3,000 range and have the added benefit of protecting your original paint work underneath.

Unique Style:

When you purchase a new vehicle from a dealership, you're faced with a limited selection of paint colors, the same color options every other customer got to choose from. With vinyl wrap, not only is there a massive selection of colors to choose from, vinyl is also available in a number of patterns and styles. One of the hottest trends in vehicle wraps these days is the color shifting wraps like the Flip colors from 3M or Color Flow from Avery. From chrome wraps to carbon fiber and color changing wraps, there is simply no better way to create a unique style and look for your car, truck, or SUV than wrapping your vehicle.

Ease of Maintenance:

How many hours have you spent washing, waxing, clay baring, and buffing your paint job to keep it looking fresh? With vinyl wrap, cleaning is as simple as a little soap and water. Not only will the wrap look great with a simple wash, it will continue protecting your paint from the sun and contaminates that you have to work so hard on removing with traditional automotive paint.

Resale Value:

There is no better way to ruin the resale value of your vehicle that do re-paint it. Cars that have been re-painted, even by extremely skilled technicians, just aren't the same as a factory base paint. This is especially true if you are doing a dramatic color change, like a white to red. When a vehicle is manufactured, it is sprayed by robots over the entire body before any engine or interior parts are added. It is an extremely labor intensive job to completely strip that factory paint and get the new color. Gaps between panels, engine bays, are door jambs over leave hints of the prior color. This reduces the desirability of your vehicle and simply put, people are always wary of purchasing a car that has been repainted.

Are you ready to get your car, truck, motorcycle, or SUV wrapped? Simply fill out a quote request and will get you a detailed custom quote for your project. Still not convinced? Check out our vinyl wrap page to learn more about the process and materials we use at Apex Customs.

We offer a full range of car vinyl wrapping services for Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler and surrounding areas in Arizona.

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