From Bigfoot to UFO’s, rumors and myths abound. With the growing popularity of vinyl vehicle wraps, myths and misconceptions have grown right along with it.
Let’s do some myth busting, shall we?
People will shy away from a wrap because they think they won’t be able to afford it. The hard truth is, when compared to having your vehicle painted, a quality wrap can save you hundreds of dollars over the cheapest paint job.
This is a widespread myth that really needs busting. When done by qualified professionals, the wrap will actually protect the original paint job. The wrap seals over the paint and takes the abuse of everyday driving while preserving the paint as well as the body.
Again, wrong. When you are ready to change your wrap or simply go back to the original look of the car, a certified tech can remove the wrap with no problems. The paint underneath will be as pristine as it was on day one. In addition to this, you now have a vehicle that is higher in resale value.
A good vinyl wrap will only take a day or two, whereas a paint job can take up to two weeks. In the grand scheme of things, being without your ride for a couple of days is a small price to pay for the amazing results you will see.
The hardest work you will put into caring for your vinyl wrap will be washing it. Only washing by hand is recommended, and if you are a multitasker, you can work on your tan while washing the car. Your glossy wrap will not even need waxing, but if you have a matte or flat finish, you can use a gentle wax. Positively no car washes. The high-pressure water will be forced into edges and seams causing bubbles, peeling, and even stripping the wrap graphics.
The belief that a vinyl wrap is nothing more than a big sticker deters many people. In one way, it actually can be classified as a sticker, but these wraps are not your kid’s stickers. The adhesive is a specially designed high tack formula that gives the wrap its longevity. This, along with a high-quality vinyl, allows you to enjoy your wrap for years to come. A well cared for wrap will last anywhere from five to 7 years without any issues or failures.
This concern originated in the racing community. Adding any weight to a vehicle causes it to lose its aerodynamics and will use more gas to carry the weight. Actually, in comparison, a good paint job will add approximately 40lbs while a quality wrap only adds about 25lbs to 28lbs depending on vinyl thickness.
Since 2000, Team Acme has been perfecting and providing the best vinyl vehicle wrap service. Our highly trained installers and designers know all the tricks of wrapping and how to avoid problems. Give us a call at (702) 566-8326, or visit our website, and let the Team Acme professionals bust all the myths for you.