What Is A Car Wrap?
A car wrap is a fairly new customization technique for vehicles where sheets of vinyl are applied to the painted surfaces of the car.
In the past, it was used primarily for commercial vehicles as a way to advertise the company's logo and services. Today, however, car wrapping is used in a variety of situations and has become increasingly popular in the consumer market as an alternative to traditional paint and the more recent plasti-dip or liquid wrap products.
While car wrapping is still a popular choice for businesses, more and more consumers are choosing car wrapping as an affordable, reversible, and relatively easy way to customize and change the color of their vehicle.
Here at Tintix, we pride our self in what we do. We have all different types of Wraps for our clients to choose from. We do normal vinyl or carbon hood and roof Wraps or you can choose one of our designs.
CAR WRAP Benfits
Applying a vinyl wrap to your car can be a means of protecting your investment, but it can also be an excellent way to improve the visual appearance of your vehicle.
Applying a protective vinyl layer to your vehicle's painted surfaces will help maintain its resale value and keep your car's paint job in good condition. Road debris and UV rays in sunlight can harm your cars paint and accelerate the ageing process.
By wrapping your car with vinyl, you are combating both of these threats, and both your car and its next owner will thank you for that.
Wrapping your car will provide many benefits for you and your vehicle.
Car wraps are an investment, but they also significantly cheaper than custom paint or other methods of vehicle customization at a reputable shop.
Car wraps are completely reversible! Unlike a custom paint job which requires sanding your factory paint and applying new paint over the top, vinyl wraps are removable with little risk of damaging the paint underneath.
Car wraps provide options where traditional paint is not an option. For example, most vehicle leases will not allow you to change the vehicle's paint color. Because a car wrap is removable, they provide an excellent way to customize the vehicle without violating the lease agreement or warranty.
Businesses love car wraps because they are a cost-efficient way to reach new customers. As a bonus, using your company vehicle for advertising is a less intrusive way to reach customers than some other forms of advertisement, such as commercials interrupting your favourite TV program!
Wrapping your car, truck, or SUV will protect the expensive OEM paint underneath the vinyl material. From harsh UV rays and paint damaging elements to rock chips and sand, a vinyl wrap will provide a durable layer of protection for your vehicles paint.
Enhance Your Vehicle's Appearance
Car wraps come in a huge selection of colors, textures, patterns and finishes. When a wrap is applied by Tintix professional installers, only a trained eye will be able to tell that the vehicle is wrapped in vinyl.
Maintain Vehicle's Resale Value
Because car wraps protect the paint underneath from dings and scratches, the resale value of the vehicle stays intact. While a worn finish can dramatically decrease the value when you decide to sell or trade-in your vehicle, you can simply remove the car wrap and your vehicle looks like the day you bought it.
CAR WRAPS Options
What are your options for wrapping your car? Do you have to commit to wrapping the whole vehicle from bumper to bumper? Of course not!
You can focus on individual panels to protect against specific dangers or to achieve a particular look.
The vinyl film is applied one panel at a time, so you have complete control over how much of your car is covered.
Here's a look at some different options you have when it comes to applying a vehicle wrap to your car
If you want absolute protection for your car's painted surfaces, you can cover every body panel with a full car wrap option. This would prevent damage all the way around. You can also decide on a unique color scheme or finish to give your car a more distinctive look.
A matte finish is a popular option for sportier cars, but carbon fiber and metallic finishes can be eye-catching as well. You can also expand your options and explore complex designs with digitally printed vinyl (more on that later).
Maybe you are only concerned with protecting your car's hood and front bumper from road debris, or you are working on a limited budget, and a full wrap is out of the question at the moment.
In either case, a clear vinyl wrap for your car's front end can keep your car's paint protected for a fraction of the cost.
If you are modifying your car to boost performance and you want to make a visual change to go along with it, you could apply a carbon fiber-patterned vinyl wrap to your car's hood. Real carbon fiber hoods are a common weight-saving measure for race cars, but you can get that sporty look without paying through the nose for an actual carbon fiber hood.
Or maybe you long for the days of the Pontiac Trans Am, and you want to bring hood designs back into style. Whatever your imagination, you can get it printed on a vinyl wrap and apply it to your hood by our professional's installers here at Tintix
Roof Only Wrap
Contrast is essential in good design, and some automakers apply this principle to great effect. Using a contrasting color for the roof creates a striking visual look that helps to break up the boring sea of gray and black cars. If your car's manufacturer didn't offer this option, however, you'll have to do it yourself.
Luckily, vinyl car wraps make this quite easy to do especially with Tintix professionals. White and black are the two most common options for a contrasting roof color, but your options are endless. You could even use vinyl to create a custom design for the roof of your car.
Why Get A Car Wrap?
There are plenty of reasons for wanting a car wrap. It’s commonly used for advertising, as a custom wrap can display your business’s logo, contact details and graphics as you drive around.
Car wrapping can also just be used to personalise or freshen the appearance of a car. Often, a vinyl wrap proves cheaper than re-spraying a car. You can also experiment with different patterns and designs for a unique look
And If one of your vinyl panels is damaged, you can simply replace it without worrying about the rest of the car. Vinyl doesn't fade over time, so you won't have to worry about mismatched body panels. A paint job provides no such convenience. If your paint job needs a repair or a refresh, you are committed to repainting the entire car, which will cost you a considerable amount of time and money.
As an added benefit, a vinyl wrap will instantly make your car look like it rolled out of the showroom.
Regardless of the condition of your car's current paint job, a vinyl wrap will make your car look brand new. Depending on your style, it could even make it look better than new. Since the demise of the infamous Chrysler PT Cruiser, we can't think of a single car that can be ordered straight from the factory with a flame accent paint job.
If you want to create a whole new look, either with a crazy color, a different finish, or a unique design, a custom vinyl wrap is going to be much easier to apply than a custom paint job would be. Furthermore, it will be much more cost-effective, easier to maintain, easier to repair and much easier to resell.
That custom design you loved so much would undoubtedly limit the resale market. With a vinyl wrap, however, you can remove it, restore the car to its original appearance, and tap into a much larger potential group of customers.