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  • Boat Wraps vs Paint

    Understanding the differences between boat wraps vs paint can help you make an informed decision about which option will work best for your particular needs. At Wrap Guys, we understand how a boat wrap can be the perfect option for transforming your boat’s appearance. That is why we offer a range of vehicle wrap options, including boat wraps.

    Boat wraps vs paint

    Why Wrap a Boat Instead of Painting?

    Some of the main reasons that boat wraps tend to be a better option compared to painting include:

    1. Easier Customization

    Unlike custom paint jobs that can be expensive and only allow you to see the final design once the boat has been completely painted, boat wraps make it easy to preview and tweak the design at any point before the wrap is installed. Boat wraps also allow for any type of imagery, colours, patterns, or messaging to be incorporated into the design.

    2. Greater Durability

    While marine paint can last for a long period of time, it may often need repairs in addition to yearly maintenance and can be more difficult to maintain than a vinyl boat wrap. This is because boat wraps can easily be repaired if they suffer minor damage and they come with a UV protection layer that prevents the colours from fading; however, the overall durability of a boat wrap will depend on the quality of the vinyl materials that it is made from, so it is important to choose a wrap company that only uses high-quality materials like 3M vinyl and Avery cast vinyl.

    3. Fast Installation

    Compared to custom paint jobs which can take weeks, vinyl boat wraps offer a much faster installation time of only a few days (depending on the size of the boat), allowing you to be back on the water in no time.

    4. Easy Maintenance

    Unlike painted boats that require regular buffing and polishing, custom boat wraps only need a little soap and water to maintain an almost brand-new look. This means having to spend less time cleaning in order to keep the boat in pristine condition.

    5. Can be Easily Removed

    One of the main advantages of choosing a boat wrap over a custom paint job is that vinyl wraps can be easily removed at any given time without damaging the underlying paint. This will allow you to switch up the appearance of your boat as often or as little as you want.

    If you would like to learn more about boat wraps vs paint, or if you are interested in one of our vinyl wrap services, please contact Wrap Guys at 604-996-6389 or by filling out a contact form on our website.