Vehicle Vinyl Wrap
What is Car Vinyl Wrap?
Vinyl has emerged as a favorite material for car enthusiasts who wish to customize the look of their vehicle inside and out. Vinyl is durable, flexible and easy to work with, and there are as many different color and finish options as the vinyl film manufacturers can dream up. When properly applied, vinyl film can produce a finished vehicle that looks every bit as good as a quality paint job, while protecting the car’s value in the process.
Applying vinyl film to the outside of your car is known as wrapping, and it provides two main benefits. The first is protection for your car’s painted surfaces, and the second is the ability to work with colors and finishes that car manufacturers would never be able to offer. Metallic, matte, carbon fiber and even chrome finish options can be combined with any color on the spectrum, and you have complete control over how much of your car you cover with it.
Vinyl film is easy to care for as well. It requires just soap and water to clean it when it’s dirty. Additionally, because the vinyl itself is the protective coating, there is no need to apply clear coat or wax. It is also quite resilient, but if a vinyl panel does sustain damage, that piece of film can simply be removed and replaced much more quickly and cheaply than you could ever fix a paint job.
Applying a vinyl wrap to your car is also less expensive and less labor-intensive than a full paint job. A seasoned professional can apply a high-quality vinyl wrap in about a day, with a bit of prep work beforehand. Once the job is done, there is no drying time required, so you’ll be able to drive your car home right away.
WHY CHOOSE 3M VINYL WRAP ?
3M™ Wrap Film Series 2080 is a newly engineered, product with revolutionary new features better conformability and easier installation. Also new on all gloss films is a Protective Film Layer which helps to reduce surface impressions. This layer can stay on during the entire installation.
Greatly reduces the surface impressions* in a finished goods roll. It remains on during installation, then is removed easily and cleanly after installation.
You can leave the Protective Film Layer on during the entire installation of film. You can even leave it on when applying film to deep recesses or difficult areas. Just remember to remove the Protective Film Layer before post-heating. 3M™ Knifeless Tape can also cut through the Protective Film Layer.
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Custom Vehicle Wraps
Car graphics and vehicle wraps are not just for advertising. Many of our customers chose to add custom graphics or wraps to their vehicles to make them truly unique. From all types of art graphics to full vehicle wraps in matte black, matte white or the custom matte color of your choice, Iconography has the solution to personalize your ride. Some of the benefits of choosing a matte vinyl vehicle wrap over paint are:
- Vinyl car wraps protect your OEM paint and are 100% removeable. Don’t devalue your investment with an aftermarket paint job!
- Cost for a vinyl vehicle wrap is considerably less than a comparable matte finish paint job
- Vinyl car wraps wear as well as, or better than paint – when properly cared for
- Vinyl car wraps come in any color, even custom, and can have a matte, semi-gloss or gloss finish.
For matte black or other matte finishes, we use both OEM cast vinyl as well as custom printed matte finishes to provide a textured effect, such as carbon fiber. We are one of the few wrap companies in the US able to offer seamless matte wrap finishes on almost any car, including exotics. Our installation process sometimes takes a bit longer than other shops. This is because depending on the vehicle, we often disassemble vehicles during the installation process in order to get a flawless, smooth finish
You can rest assured we will expertly apply your wrap to your car, truck and boat.
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.
Vinyl wraps are intended to either reduce the light output of a vehicle’s headlamps or simply change their appearance in the case of headlight tint. Covers were originally devised for wartime use in coastal cities in the US and were made from steel, tin and aluminum with downward facing grates to limit light during blackouts and brownouts. In addition, to these types of covers thermoplastic, urethane films generally applied to the painted surfaces of a new or used car in order to protect the paint from stone chips, bug hits, minor abrasions and UV damage. It does not affect appearance or aerodynamics, being virtually invisible from just a few feet away and with minimal maintenance the film will last many years, keeping your paint protected while looking great. The film is also used on airplanes, RV’s, cell phones, electronics, screens, motorcycles and in a growing number of applications.
- Wraps do not reduce the resale value of your car like a paint job does.
- Vinyl car wraps protect your OEM paint and are 100% removable.
- Warranties and/or lease agreements remain valid. Painting can void warranties, increase the cost of insurance, and is not even an option with a lease.
- Cost for a vinyl vehicle wrap is considerably less than a comparable paint job. Vinyl car wraps wear as well as paint when properly maintained. The vinyl can take a beating and protect the paint underneath.
- Vinyl car wraps come in any color, even custom, and can have a matte, semi-gloss, gloss, brushed steel, carbon fiber, metallic flake, matte metallic, chrome and even leather-like finishes. Expensive, color-matching paint fees are unnecessary for scratches or accident vehicles; just re-wrap the section that needs repair.
- Affordably customize parts of your car. You do not have to wrap your entire car; just your hood, roof, mirrors, stripes, etc.
- Matte-paint jobs can be brittle and chip easily while vinyls are more durable and harder to scratch.
- In the event that repairs are needed, the part that was damaged can be easily replaced, providing a perfect match. Hides dings or scratches and refreshes the look of your vehicle.
Yes, vinyl wraps can be removed without causing damage. In fact, this is one of their major advantages over painting or Plasti-dip.
We highly recommend that you do not pressure wash your vehicle after installation of the vinyl. Some pressure washers can potentially lift up the vinyl because of improper use of the water pressure. The wrap is an investment and should be protected.
Yes. All vehicles have to be free of dust, mud, pollen, and other agents that may interfere with adhesion or cause bubbling to occur after installation.