When it comes to beautifying and protecting a beloved vehicle, a growing number of people are choosing car wraps vs. paint jobs. Here are the six key reasons why:
Some people (and you may be one of them) are led to believe that when it comes to looks and overall esthetics, a car wrap is somehow inferior to a paint job. Actually, the opposite is the case: a high quality, properly installed vinyl car wrap looks spectacular. Think of it as the difference between what cars look at international car shows vs. how they look in neighborhood dealerships.
A professional-grade paint job with custom graphics can easily exceed $10,000, while a car wrap that looks just as good (if not better, as noted above) can cost well below $5,000. That’s like getting a free trip to a world class auto show.
If you’ve ever browsed through the (so-called) color options when purchasing a new car and thought “wow, could these be any more generic and ordinary?” — then you’re not alone. It’s a common complaint that, believe it or not, car manufacturers are well aware of. So why don’t they offer more selection? Simple: it’s not cost effective. That means you’re stuck with boring black, grey, white, red, blue, etc.
However, with a car wrap you can choose any color possibility, including an exact match with your favorite shade, sports team, school alma mater, or anything else that you wish. The options are literally endless.
Car wraps don’t just beautify cars — they protect them as well from everyday hazards like scratches and even UV rays. This is a level of enhanced 24/7 protection that a paint job simply can’t match (which is why the touch-up paint aisle at your local auto part store is usually full of frustrated drivers scrutinizing little bottles to find the one they need to fix the latest ding).
Car wraps are remarkably easy to maintain with water and soap. You won’t spend a fortune at the car wash waiting for your turn to get whacked by dirty brushes, and harsh detergent that does more damage than good.
Last but not least: a professional paint job can take two weeks or longer, during which time you’ll be more likely to rent a car. On the other hand, installing a car wrap takes about a day.
The Bottom Line
In light of the above, it’s easy to see that in a head-to-head showdown between car wraps and paint jobs, it’s car wraps for the win! Find a qualified and experienced installer in your area to learn more.