What is vinyl wrapping?
Vinyl wrapping involves attaching a layer of plastic vinyl coating over the top of paintwork. It can be clear or you can choose from a variety of colours to alter the paint and make it look unique. The wrapping process is a complex endeavour and needs to be handled by a professional technician. They’ll prepare the surface of your car and apply vinyl layers to every panel.
There are three types of wrapping: clear, coloured and advertising.
Clear vinyl wrapping - This is the most common form of wrapping and can help to maintain the look of the original paintwork. It prevents scratches from occurring.
Coloured vinyl wrapping - This form of wrapping is usually used for older cars or to personalise new models. It changes the colour of the paint and allows people to try different styles, such as matte or pearlescent.
Advertising vinyl wrapping - This method is good for business purposes because the wrapping can show a logo and contact details.
Advantages and disadvantages
Vinyl wrapping does come with a range of benefits, such as updating an old car to make it feel more modern, as well as adding a personal touch. Wrapping also protects against damage. However, there are also number of points you need to be aware of. It can be easy for wrapping to be done badly, so you don’t want to go in for a shoddy service that leaves the vinyl looking thin or cheap.
The wrapping needs to be fitted correctly, otherwise water will get trapped beneath it, leading to rust. Also, as vinyl wrapping is considered a modification, you’ll need to inform your insurer.
Before getting vinyl wrapping, you should weigh up all your options. A good alternative is to get your car resprayed or repaired because it can be far more cost-effective. We offer both services at affordable rates with no obligation quotes. For more information, contact us on 01482 330147.