While vehicle wraps are a great option for businesses that are looking for a cost-effective advertising solution, there are still many common 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 dedicated team members have put together a list of 5 common myths about vehicle wraps in order to provide business owners with the information they need to make an informed decision about purchasing vehicle wraps.
Myth 1: Wrapping Car Windows is Dangerous
While many people are concerned that applying vinyl wrap to vehicle windows will impair the driver’s vision, vinyl vehicle wraps are actually 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.
Myth 2: Vinyl Wraps Damage the Car’s Paint
In most cases, vinyl wraps will not damage the car’s underlying paint; however, if the vehicle was recently painted and the paint has not completely cured or if the vehicle’s paint was not in good condition before the wrap was applied, there is a chance that the paint could be negatively affected by applying a vinyl wrap. Before applying a vinyl wrap, make sure that any new paint has had at least 90 days to cure and that there are no bubbles in the paint job.
Myth 3: Vehicle Wraps Require a Lot of Maintenance
Cars that have been vinyl wrapped require the same amount of care that a non-wrapped car does. The only difference is that wrapped vehicles should be handwashed with cleaners that do not contain any wax and should not be run through a car wash.
Learn more about 3M vinyl car wrap care.
Myth 4: Anyone Can Wrap a Vehicle
While vehicle wraps can technically be applied by anyone, only a trained car wrap professional will be able to apply the vinyl wrap so that it is bubble free and has a seamless look. It is also important to note that, if a vinyl wrap is not applied correctly, the vinyl product cannot be removed and reapplied.
Myth 5: Vinyl Wraps Do Not Last Very Long
In most cases, vehicle wraps can last anywhere from five to nine years. The lifespan of a vehicle wrap will depend on how well it is maintained and the frequency it is exposed to extreme weather conditions and abrasions.
Learn more about how long car wraps last.
If you would like to learn more common myths about vehicle wraps, or if you are interested in our car wrap services, please contact Wrap Guys at 604-996-6389 or by filling out a contact form on our website.