The trend today is not painting your vehicle—it’s getting a brand new vinyl vehicle wrap. You have done your research and you picked out the perfect design and color. All you need to do now is choose a top-notch installer. You found the perfect installer… but you chose someone else. Why? In the interest of saving money, you opted to go the less expensive route. Do you know what to expect? Well you will definitely get what you pay for.
The foundation of any quality wrap is the amount of time and attention put into the preparation of the car’s surface. This includes cleaning all debris from every surface. Often, with a cheap wrap, the installer neglects to pay attention to important details such as the wheel wells and under quarter-panels. These areas will cause wrap failure. When road grime, oils, and tar are left under the edges, the wrap will not have a shot at adhering. When you see the edges of your wrap peeling back, ask the installer if the prep work was as thorough as it could have been.
Companies that are willing to undercut the competition do so at a cost to you. They will use the cheapest vinyl available for the scope of the job. This means they are using vinyl that was meant for other purposes like window graphics, or door decals, not total vehicle wrapping. They save money on the job, but you do not see any savings. All you see are stress marks throughout the design. Similar to stretch marks from weight loss, the stress lines will run through the graphics, causing compromised areas that will tear, especially around tricky areas like mirrors.
Cheap also means inconvenient. A certified company has a printer and will print your design in-house. The other guys send your design to a third party printer. This means added time and costs to you, and if anything is wrong, well, more time and money while they send it back for revisions. Also, if you need a repair, good luck. An in-house company keeps your design on file and can duplicate it on the spot. Not so with a cheap vinyl vehicle wrap. The odds of a perfect match are slim.
When you go cheap, quality goes too. The results can be horrible. Bubbles, gathers, and peeling are just a few problems involved. Poorly cut and tucked edges will wrinkle around curves. The gathers allow forced air, rain, and road debris to work their way under the vinyl, eventually compromising the adhesive, resulting in the wrap peeling off. Bubbles are common in bad wraps. Even if they are in an inconspicuous place, they are still susceptible to breaking, leaving holes in the vinyl, allowing it to peel.
If you want a long, lasting, quality vinyl vehicle wrap, you have to go to the expense of a quality business. At Team Acme, we respect your decision to choose the best, and we work hard to protect your investment. We also have a printer on-site. Out techs are certified and have years of experience in vinyl wrapping and graphics. Call us today and set up a consultation, (702) 566-8326, or visit our website and see what the professionals can do for you.