What do I need to know about car wraps?

What is a wrap?

A wrap is a large vinyl graphic or decal. It is applied directly over the original paint of the vehicle. The application of the wrap allows you to change the vehicle’s appearance in a very short period of time and in turn allows you to remove the wrap, returning the vehicle back to its original condition if necessary.

What is the process of getting my car wrapped?

Car and vehicle wraps, including bus wraps and fleet wraps, are comprised of three phases. The first is the design phase which includes getting accurate measurements for the vehicle and actual design of the graphics to be applied. The second is the production phase where the graphic is printed and then laminated to protect the vinyl from abrasions and UV rays that can cause graphics to fade over time. The third phase is installation where the vinyl is actually applied to your vehicle. In some cases there may even be a fourth phase, the removal of graphics if requested.

What's a "partial wrap?"

Anything less than a full wrap is normally called a “partial wrap”. A half partial wrap normally includes the entire rear of the vehicle and halfway up the vehicle, and includes a hood logo. A three-quarters partial wrap normally includes the entire rear of the vehicle and most of the way up the vehicle, and includes a hood logo. Typically, a full wrap includes the entire surface of the vehicle. No roof, roof wrapping is additional.

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Will a wrap damage my auto paint?

No. In most cases vehicle wraps will not damage factory paint jobs. Wraps do not stick to rust. If your vehicle has chipping paint, a wrap may pull the chipping paint when removed.

Do I need to wash my car before you wrap it?

Yes. All vehicles have to be free of dust, mud, wax, oil, armor-all type products, and other agents that may prevent the vinyl from adhering to the vehicle surface during the installation process. We will do a quick wipe-down before applying the vinyl, but this is not a "wash."

How long does it take to wrap a vehicle?

In general, it takes a couple days, but can take up to a week.

What happens if I get in an accident? Can you replace part of the wrap?

You can normally have the damaged pieces or panels of your vehicle wrap replaced after your vehicle is repaired. Usually, you will not need to redo the entire wrap if the damage is limited to certain areas of the vehicle.

Are bubbles and wrinkles normal?

Yes, on a full wrap it is normal to have an occasional wrinkle or bubble. There are many techniques to reduce imperfections when wrapping, but even the best vinyl-wrappers can’t eliminate all wrinkles on severely concave or rounded surfaces. Normally on flat surfaces, there should not be any wrinkles or bubbles.

What is your warranty?

We will replace any panels that are defective at no charge for up to 2 years. If you get into an accident etc. we can replace any panels, but you or your insurance company will have to pay for any replacement. We cannot warranty wraps on small curved channels, wraps on plastic, silicon, rubber areas, or on chrome as the material is not meant for these surfaces. We stand behind all of our work, so if there are any issues we will give you our full attention.