Vinyl vehicle wraps are a great option for businesses that are looking for a cost-effective advertising solution. Despite the many benefits provided by a well-designed and properly installed car wrap, there are many common and widespread myths about vehicle wraps that deter businesses from using them. At Wrap Guys, we understand how beneficial vehicle wraps can be when used effectively. That is why our team has put together a list of 4 myths about vehicle wraps to provide you with the facts you need to make an informed decision about your business advertising.
4 Common Misconceptions About Vehicle Wraps
When it comes to vinyl vehicle wraps, the following misconceptions are extremely common:
1. Vinyl Wraps Can Damage Paint
Many people believe that vinyl wraps will fully adhere to a vehicle’s paint and cause flaking or severe damage upon removal. The truth is that vinyl wraps will cause no damage to the underlying paint when they are properly installed so long as there is no rust, flaking paint, deep scratches, or other existing forms of damage. If you are looking to wrap a brand-new car or a vehicle that has been recently painted, you will need to ensure that the paint has had at least 90 days to properly cure.
2. Wrapping Car Windows is Dangerous
While some people are concerned that applying vinyl wrap to vehicle windows will impair the driver’s vision, vinyl vehicle wraps are perforated with tiny holes in the areas where they cover window glass. These tiny holes allow the driver to see through the glass as well as they would be able to if the window was not wrapped.
3. Vinyl Wraps Require a Lot of Maintenance
Vinyl wraps are often regarded as less durable and more difficult to care for than paint, though this is not the case. In most cases, wrapped vehicles require the same amount of care—or less—than a non-wrapped car does. The only major difference is that wrapped vehicles cannot go through automated car washes and will need to be washed by hand instead. When properly maintained, a vinyl vehicle wrap can last for 5 to 9 years.
4. Wrapping a Vehicle is Easy
While wrapping a vehicle may look like a simple task, this could not be further from the truth. Although anyone can install a vinyl wrap, it is best to leave it to a professional if you want the job done right. A professional has the knowledge and equipment required for a seamless and bubble-free appearance, making them well worth the cost.
To learn more about our vinyl wrap design and installation services or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Wrap Guys. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.