Who wouldn’t love to drive a car that looks shiny and like new? A car’s exterior is as much as important as its interior. It brings the aesthetics of any car and with proper maintenance, you could surely have a car that looks brand new even after years of owning it.
As time passes, it can’t be avoided that its paint job loses its natural brightness and shine. Sometimes you just get bored of the usual look of your car and want to try out a different colour or style. Getting a new paint job is one of the first things that come into your mind. However, you might want to consider a new alternative in beautifying your car – a vinyl wrap.
Vinyl wrapping uses a vinyl film to wrap the exterior part of your car, giving it a different colour, finish, or just adding some style on it. If you’re planning to give your car a vinyl wrap, here are some of the things you need to know to get started.
Protects the Paint
One of the purposes of car wrapping is it serves as a protective layer for the paint. If you just bought a car, one way to preserve the beauty of its paint job is to get a vinyl wrap. Choose a clear vinyl wrap if you just need it as protection for the paint.
More Style Variety
Aside from clear vinyl wraps, there are also plenty of style options to choose from if you want your car wrapped. From different colours to finishes, you can definitely make your car looking more stylish and cooler than it was before. You could even have your own personalized design printed on your car using a vinyl wrap.
Requires Careful Maintenance
Even if your car has been wrapped, it still needs regular yet careful maintenance to keep its beauty and shine. Vinyl wrapped cars should only be hand washed since an automatic wash can damage the vinyl. Be sure to use a cleaning product that is specially formulated to clean a vinyl wrap. When washing the car, be gentle and avoid scrubbing too hard on the vinyl surface. With proper maintenance, you can be sure that the vinyl wrap will last long and your car will look great all the time.
Application and Removal
Dents, cracks, and dirt on the car’s surface has a huge effect on vinyl wrapping. A car’s surface should be smooth and clean before wrapping to achieve a perfect surface after the procedure. Be sure to wash and detail the car first before getting it wrapped for optimum results.
Removing vinyl wrap is relatively easier than paint. If you want to try a different look on your car, the vinyl can just be peeled off and then you can have a new one applied to your car. This makes vinyl wrapping a more versatile procedure to style your car.
Just like any other procedure, vinyl wrapping is an investment that needs careful consideration. Consult with an expert to know if vinyl wrapping is for your car.