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Wrapping a Car vs Painting

December 18, 2017

Unhappy or bored with the current colour of your car? The first thought people have is to get their car resprayed with a new paint job, but in recent times more and more people are choosing to have their car wrapped in vinyl instead.

Vinyl wasn’t actually invented until the 1920’s and car wrapping to change the colour didn’t become prominent until the 1990’s. Before, vehicles had to be repainted in order to change the colour and it’s a very messy, lengthy job for people to do. We spoke to several of our clients to find out why they chose to have their car wrapped in vinyl, rather than given a new paint job. In the end, it boiled down to four main reasons:

 

 

 

 

Wrapping a Car vs Painting – Cost

Every person we spoke to included cost as one of the main reasons for choosing a vinyl wrap over a new coat of paint. Wrapping a car can cost as little as half the price of a respray. That’s something a lot of people clearly appreciate! Clearly, if vehicle wrapping existed in the Grand Theft Auto game series, your character would be much richer!

 

Wrapping a Car vs Painting – Lifespan

Normally, a cheaper cost is associated with a lower quality of product. However, it’s actually quite the opposite when it comes to wrapping a car. While a new paint job can show signs of wear-and-tear after 2-3 years, a car wrap can last closer to 10 years.

 

Wrapping a Car vs Painting – Protection

Not a lot of the people I spoke to actually realised this, but those who had researched before committing to a vehicle wrap explained their knowledge on how a car wrap can actually provide protection. While it won’t stop damage in a high-speed collision, a car wrap can protect your bodywork and the paint underneath from sun fade, minor scratches and scuffs.

 

Wrapping a Car vs Painting - Resale Value

Keeping with the idea of protection, a few of the clients I spoke to wanted to preserve the original paint of their car in order to be able to sell it afterwards. A vinyl wrap was perfect for their needs. The wrap protects the paint underneath, making it look brand new on the outside when removed, and also comes off really easily. No mess, no fuss, no hassle.

 

Wrapping a car is becoming more popular every year and if you’re looking for a cheap, high-quality way to protect your car from minor damage or preserve the original paint for resale, please give us a call and we can discuss your needs with you:

 

01293 553 333

info@bluelizardsigns.co.uk

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