Although vinyl wraps have become a popular choice for modern vehicles, few owners consider them for vintage or classic vehicles. While classic cars undoubtedly turn heads due to their vintage aesthetic, it can be difficult to keep their paint in optimal condition. To maintain the classic look of your vintage vehicle without spending hours upon hours caring for it, consider a quality vinyl car wrap. As leading providers of durable wraps for all types of vehicles, the team at Wrap Guys knows that you can wrap classic or vintage cars for personal and business use. Though a vinyl wrap can enhance the appeal of your classic vehicle, there are several considerations to keep in mind to ensure the best possible results.
Read about some tips for choosing the right vinyl wrap design.
What to Consider When Wrapping an Older Vehicle
When wrapping an older vehicle from the 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s, there are many considerations to keep in mind to ensure optimal results and lasting durability. These considerations include:
Preparation and Installation Time
Classic vehicle wraps often require additional preparation and can take longer to install, potentially increasing installation costs. This is especially true for vehicles that have been recently waxed as they will need to have the wax removed. Another challenge associated with vintage car wraps is the fact that all dimensions need to be manually measured as they are not typically in a provider’s system. To ensure that these challenges are fully addressed, be sure to partner with a skilled vinyl wrap provider.
The Condition of the Paint
Before starting the design process, your wrap provider will need to examine the condition of your vehicle’s paint. Whether your paint is original, or your vehicle has been repainted can affect the amount of required installation time and the quality of the finished product. Any paint damage, chipping, and rust will also show through the wrap and can create air bubbles, reducing durability and appeal. In addition to installation, the condition of the paint will affect the removal process of the wrap if you change your mind down the road.
The Design of Your Wrap
Most wrap designs and materials work well for modern vehicles, but some options may not be the best choice for vintage cars. For example, a chromatic wrap with a complex pattern may clash with the design of a vintage car, van, or truck. Be sure to choose a wrap material, colour, and pattern that suits and enhances the design of your vehicle. A skilled wrap provider, like Wrap Guys, can work with you to design and produce a wrap that is perfect for your personal or business needs.
To learn more about our vinyl wrap solutions and how they can modernize the appeal of your vehicle, get in touch with the team at Wrap Guys. We can be reached through our online contact form and will work with you to design the perfect wrap for your needs.