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    Getting to know the pros and cons of wrapping a car can help you make an informed decision about whether or not buying a custom car wrap is the best option for your particular needs. At Wrap Guys, we offer a selection of vinyl car wraps that are custom made to suit the needs of each customer and are designed to help protect the vehicle’s underlying paint from scratches and dings.

    Pros and cons of wrapping a car

    Advantages of Car Wraps

    Some of the main advantages of car wraps include:

    Car Wraps are Customizable

    Since all car wraps are custom made to suit the tastes of each individual customer and can be designed to incorporate any colours, messaging, images, or patterns imaginable, more and more people are opting to wrap their vehicles rather than getting custom paint jobs. Choosing to get a custom vehicle wrap for your car can provide you with the freedom of having a car that is completely unique.

    Vehicle Wraps Protect Your Paint

    Vinyl vehicle wraps can work as an extra layer of protection for your vehicle against small chips and dings, as well as damage from sun exposure. Protecting the underlying paint on your vehicle can help preserve the car’s resale value and help you avoid having to pay for any minor repairs to the paint job.

    Vinyl Wraps are Removable

    One of the main pros of wrapping a car is that vinyl vehicle wraps can be removed at any time without damaging the underlying paint. Car wraps can also be replaced at any time, making it easy for business owners to change their company branding or messaging or for car lovers to change the exterior look of their car more often.

    Car Wraps are Cost Effective

    Compared to paying for a custom paint job, full vinyl car wraps allow you to change the exterior appearance of your vehicle for a fraction of the cost without lowering the overall resale value of the vehicle.

    Vinyl Wraps Offer Minimal Downtime

    While custom paint jobs require a lot of time for prepping, priming, and drying between coats and can take several days or even weeks to complete (depending on the quality and complexity of the job), vinyl car wraps provide a much faster turnaround time. In most cases, vehicle wraps can be installed in as little as one to two days.

    Vehicle Wraps Come in a Range of Options

    Vehicle wraps are available in a wide range of different colour and finish options, including colour-shifting wraps that transition from one colour to another due to the angle of the light. No matter what colour you want your car wrap to be, you will also be able to choose from a selection of different finishes, such as gloss, semi-gloss, or matte. Vehicle wraps can also be finished to mimic other materials like carbon fibre, chrome, or stainless steel.

    Disadvantages of Car Wraps

    Some of the disadvantages of car wraps include:

    You Get What You Pay For

    If you are looking for a way to wrap your vehicle on a budget, it is important to note that you get what you pay for. Purchasing a car wrap that is made of lower quality vinyl or trying to wrap a vehicle by yourself can often result in a less than desirable finish than if you purchase a high-quality vinyl product and have it installed by a car wrap professional.

    Drastic Colour Changes

    While completely changing the colour of your car with a vehicle wrap may look great initially, if the wrap suffers any scuffs or scratches, the original colour of the car may begin to seep through the wrap. This will result in the wrap losing its overall finished appeal, while also diminishing the protective element the vinyl wrap has to offer.

    If you would like to learn more about the pros and cons of wrapping a car, or if you are interested in one of our vehicle wrap services, please contact Wrap Guys at 604-996-6389 or by filling out a contact form on our website.