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CUSTOM VEHICLE WRAPS VS PAINT

Less than 1/2 the Cost of Paint - our vehicle wraps are much less expensive than painting your vehicles to have the same effect.

 

Better Vehicle Resale or Trade-in Value - our vehicle wraps actually help protect the vehicle's paint while they're on the vehicle and can easily be removed without harming the vehicle's finish. And when you are ready to sell or trade-in your vehicles, you will get much more money for your vehicles if they do not have your company's logos on the vehicles. If you had painted your fleet vehicles, either you or the buyer (dealership or end-user) is going to have totally sand down and repaint the vehicle in order to sell or use it. So in addition to the lower up-front cost of vehicle wraps, the overall cost for the life of the vehicle is also much less!

 

Safer Driving with Better Visibility - the portion of the vehicle wrap that will cover your vehicle's windows is transparent from one side - allowing you to see out of the vehicle while keeping the sunlight from harming your vehicle's interior. You can hardly tell there is anything on the windows at all while you are driving - making it safer for the driver and other vehicles around! If your drivers are just plain horrible drivers, we're sorry, but we aren't going to be able to help them much!

 

Easy to Update - our vehicle wraps are easy to update. If your company's name, address, phone number, web site, slogan, or products change, it is much easier and less expensive to modify or update a vehicle wrap. If your information is painted on the vehicle, that is a different story - one which your accounting department isn't going to like to hear.

 

More Creative Flexibility and Freedom - you have much more creative flexibility and freedom with our custom vinyl graphic wraps for a couple different reasons. Our auto wraps are created digitally and you can see the design before it's on the vehicle so you can makes any changes before it's final. If you have an artist's sketch, film, or other formats of your design already, we can convert it to a digital image, so that isn't a problem either. Because the vinyl graphics can go on your vehicle's windows without reducing visibility, your design can seamlessly cover virtually your entire vehicle - giving you more space and flexibility to get your vehicle's advertising message or custom design across!

Not All Wraps are Created Equal.

 

Here’s the deal: there are a lot of crappy wraps out there. We feel like it’s our job to help educate our community about wraps, and that in doing so people will stop accepting badly designed, poorly installed and cheap quality wraps as “industry standard” and start demanding quality vehicle wraps.

 

So, whether you’re on the market for a wrap, already have one or just want to add “wrap connoisseur” to your resume, we’re honored to have the opportunity to teach you more about our industry.

 

From custom racing stripes to commercial fleet lettering, vinyl vehicle graphics have long been a mainstay of the digital graphics industry. As more aspiring young sign makers get into the market, the challenges of vehicle graphics generate lots of questions.

 

Questions about the best choice of vinyl, surface preparation, and application methods can be more than a little confusing. Do you have to use cast vinyl? What kind of cleaning is required? What are the best markets to pursue?

NOT ALL WRAPS ARE CREATED EQUAL.

So, whether you’re on the market for a wrap, already have one or just want to add “wrap connoisseur” to your resume, we’re honored to have the opportunity to teach you more about our industry:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

you might be wondering why you should go with our vehicle wraps over paint. we're glad you asked! below are a several reasons why vehicle wraps are a better choice than paint:

 

A CAR OF A DIFFERENT COLOR...

 

If you're thinking of changing the look of your car, you probably know all about custom paint jobs, but have you considered a vehicle wrap?

Vehicle wraps are a growing industry, and while many people are aware of their commercial uses, not everyone knows that vehicle wraps are also a great way to personalize your vehicle.

Before you assume that a paint job is your only option, consider the facts about vehicle wraps. In this white paper we discuss the two methods side by side in four categories to help you make your decision: permanence, installation time, cost, and appearance.

  • 1. Permanence: Vehicle Wraps

    A quality well-installed and properly cared for wrap

    will last for about 5 years.

     

    Vehicle wraps are completely removable, and while they are on

    the car, they act as a protection for the car's original paint job.

    The fact that a vehicle wrap is removable means:

     

    ●By protecting the paint you're maintaining the resell value.

     

    ●You can preserve the original finish on your classic car while showing off your individual sense of style.

     

    ●You won't be negating the terms of your lease agreement by painting

    the car.

     

    ●At the end of the wrap's life you can switch to a new color with another

    vehicle wrap, or enjoy your old paint job with fresh eyes.

  • 2. Appearance: Vehicle Wraps

    If you're looking for a custom texture like carbon fiber or an

    intricate pattern snakeskin, a vehicle wrap is definitely the way

    to go. Wrap materials come in many textures and can be easily

    printed with designs and patterns without driving up cost.

    A wrap is also a good idea if you're only looking to accent parts

    of your car like the mirrors or spoiler. Popular looks include:

    camouflage, carbon fiber, patriotic flag patterns, and matte

    black wraps.

  • 3. Cost: Vehicle Wraps

    Quality vehicle wraps aren't cheap. Most likely, depending on

    the car and materials being used, it will cost between $2,000

    and $5,000 for a good color change vehicle wrap.

    You can get a vehicle wrap for less than that, but make sure

    you think about why they're charging you less before you

    commit to a cheap wrap. Do you really want bubbles or

    wrinkles marring the new sleek chrome finish on your

    gorgeous luxury car?

    A good installation from a reputable vehicle wrap provider

    will provide a much better finished product.

  • 4. Installation: Vehicle Wrapping

    Once your design proof is approved, your color change

    vehicle wrap will go into production. After we've printed

    everything or ordered your material, the wrap can be

    installed in as little as 1-2 days, depending on how

    complicated and curvy your vehicle is.

    Keep in mind, even if the installation can be done over the

    course of an afternoon, we like to try and keep the wrap

    overnight so we can keep an eye out for any imperfections

    that might need correction.

    The over all time that your vehicle is with us can be as

    little as 24 hours.

     

  • 5. Odds and Ends: Seams

    With a color change vehicle wrap there's no need to

    worry about pesky visible seams. Materials come in

    widths up to 60” - which is large enough for most door

    or side panels.

    In addtion vehicle wrap installers can work with

    dealer technicians to remove mirrors or lights, so the

    material can be more carefully tucked in.

    In the end, you have a virtually seamless vehicle wrap

    that looks as smooth as the best paint jobs.

     

  • 6. In Review:

    Wrap Benefits:

    ● Removable

    ● Quick: 1-2 day installation

    ● Protects original paint job

    ● Choice – broader selection of

    textures and patterns available

    ● Better for high end or leased

    vehicles

     

  • 7. No matter what you choose we want you to be happy! here are some tips for hiring a wrap installer:

    ●Are vehicle wraps their primary business?

    ●Are they certified? Look for certifications like Fellers or 3M

    ●What kind of materials do they use? 3M, Avery, and Oracal are all

    well known for their quality

    ●What kind of warranty do they offer?

    ●What do their customers say? Ask for a list of customers to call, or

    just try cold calling one of the numbers on a featured commercial

    wrap to ask about their experience.

     

  • 8. About VIP WRAPS.PRO

    Custom Wraps and Graphics is conveniently located within the

    greater HAYWARD, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, making it the go to source for visibility solutions in the HAYWARD, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

    We pride ourselves on our experience, design skill, and friendly

    professionalism. If you're interested in including a QR code in your next sign, banner, trade show display, or vehicle wrap give us a call!  We'll provide

    consultation and guidance on how to make the most out of your codes, as well as incorporate it seamlessly into your design.

  • 9. In Conclusion

    Wrap Benefits:

    ●      Removable

    ●      Quick: 1-2 day installation

    ●      Protects original paint job

    ●      Choice – broader selection of textures and patterns available

    ●      Better for high end or leased vehicles

     

     

    Paint Benefits:

    ●      Permanent

    ●      Pricing options range from very low to very high

    ●       Highly specific custom colors

    ● Cheaper paint jobs are a better choice for less expensive cars that don't require lasting work

  • 1. Permanence: Paint Jobs

    A quality paint job will be a permanent feature of

    your vehicle, which is great if you're committed to that

    specific shade or design for the rest of the car's life.

    A cheap paint job that hasn't been properly sanded or

    primed may result in discoloration or flaking after a

    few years and probably won't last as long as you would

    have liked.

     

  • 2. Appearance: Paint Jobs

    While many wrap materials are available, and our

    printer can create a huge array of custom colors, some

    shades are more expensive to reproduce than others.

    Are you committed to that specific shade of

    opalescent purple? Painting might be a more cost

    effective way to achieve it.

     

  • 3. Cost: Paint Jobs

    Similar to vehicle wraps, paint jobs vary in cost and quality

    too. They can range from as little as $300 to as much as

    $15,000 for very high end custom work.

    A well done paint job requires a lot of work, with priming, and

    alternating layers of paint and sanding. Cheaper paint jobs

    tend to cut out important steps, which won't be pretty a few

    years down the road.

    Quality custom paint jobs, especially those on high end

    vehicles can cost as much or more than vehicle wraps.

     

  • 4. Installation Time: Paint Job

    Again, painting time and quality varies from shop to shop.

    Because painting requires sanding between coats, it can take a

    while for paint to dry, and then be reapplied.

    Most modernized car shops now have baking equipment to

    help expedite the process, but for a custom, high end paint job

    you can expect your car to be in the shop for up to two

    weeks.

     

     

  • 5. Odds and Ends: Seams

    With a color change vehicle wrap there's no need to

    worry about pesky visible seams. Materials come in

    widths up to 60” - which is large enough for most door

    or side panels.

    In addtion vehicle wrap installers can work with

    dealer technicians to remove mirrors or lights, so the

    material can be more carefully tucked in.

    In the end, you have a virtually seamless vehicle wrap

    that looks as smooth as the best paint jobs.

     

  • 6. In Review:

    Wrap Benefits:

    ● Removable

    ● Quick: 1-2 day installation

    ● Protects original paint job

    ● Choice – broader selection of

    textures and patterns available

    ● Better for high end or leased

    vehicles

     

  • 7. No matter what you choose we want you to be happy! here are some tips for hiring a body shop.

    ●Visit the body shop beforehand – see if the area where they paint is

    clean and free of dust

    ●Check out their painting equipment – is it a modern spray booth or a

    can of spray paint?

    ●What kind of warranty is offered? Consider why one shop offers a 6

    month warranty against peeling and another might offer a full warranty

    of several years.

    ●Research your choice carefully – quality can vary greatly even in

    national chains.

     

  • 8. About VIP WRAPS.PRO

    Custom Wraps and Graphics is conveniently located within the

    greater HAYWARD, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, making it the go to source for visibility solutions in the HAYWARD, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

    We pride ourselves on our experience, design skill, and friendly

    professionalism. If you're interested in including a QR code in your next sign, banner, trade show display, or vehicle wrap give us a call!  We'll provide

    consultation and guidance on how to make the most out of your codes, as well as incorporate it seamlessly into your design.

  • 9. In Conclusion

    Wrap Benefits:

    ●      Removable

    ●      Quick: 1-2 day installation

    ●      Protects original paint job

    ●      Choice – broader selection of textures and patterns available

    ●      Better for high end or leased vehicles

     

     

    Paint Benefits:

    ●      Permanent

    ●      Pricing options range from very low to very high

    ●       Highly specific custom colors

    ● Cheaper paint jobs are a better choice for less expensive cars that don't require lasting work

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

One of the most effective testimonial “styles” is the customer story.

 

FAr-ef "rhy" F.

5/6/2016

"Back in 2009 i brought my car here  Douglas is the one who did the work on it and until now 7 years after, the tint looks like new.. Thats why yesterday i brought my new car here, i they did great as well. I love the way it looks, a lot better with tint.. They use 3m film thats why it last long..

 

Tips:

 

Pay cash so u get discount..

Call or visit for appointment

It takes 3-4 hours to get it done..

 

ENJOY

 

 

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