A custom paint job can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 or more depending on the quality and intricacy of the job as well as the materials used.
Vehicle wraps can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000 or more depending on the size and complexity of the project as well as the materials used.
So aside from cost, why should you choose a vinyl wrap over paint?
Limitless Design Options
With paint, you’re generally limited to a single color or two. Vehicle wraps have no limitations. Whether you choose a single color or an intricate design, text or imagery, you can turn your car fantasies into a reality. You have the flexibility to create a truly unique, eye-catching look.
Paint Takes Longer
When you paint your vehicle, you’ll be without transportation for two weeks or more. A vehicle wrap can be installed and ready for pick up in less than a week.
A vinyl wrap will protect your factory paint from all natural hazards and weathering, which allows your paint to age naturally without being affected by prolonged sun exposure. Vinyl film is an extremely durable material that acts like a shield around your car, preventing stone chips, abrasion, etching and other natural hazards.
Maintaining the manufacturer’s original paint will keep your resale value intact. So if you prefer a bright, exotic color but know that a neutral factory shade will sell better when the time comes, you can get the best of both worlds by having a wrap installed over the neutral factory color and keep the resale value intact.
While vinyl film is designed to be a long-lasting product, it’s also designed to be safely removable. The useful life of vinyl film is ultimately determined by how much time it spends in the sun. Heavy exposure can cause it to fade a little faster, but still typically has a life expectancy of 5-8 years (depend on the quality of the film, of course). But as long as you remove the product when it starts to fade or by the end of the manufacturer’s warranty, there will be no issues when it comes time to update your graphics or sell your vehicle.
Okay to Use on Leased Vehicles
And because they’re easy to remove, they’re okay to use on leased vehicles. Just be sure to check the terms of your lease agreement before you have one applied.
Include Your Windows in the Design
You can maximize your impact and create a truly custom look by including your windows in the design. Perforated vinyl allows you to include your windows in the design, maximizing the impact your design has and giving you added advertising space.
Vehicle wraps are much easier to maintain and don’t require the frequent waxing a new paint job would. A little soapy water and some elbow grease will keep it looking brand new.
If you’re interested in adding a new design to your vehicle but aren’t convinced that vehicle wraps are your best option, give Team Acme a call and let’s talk about it!