Common Vehicle Wrapping Myths DEBUNKED

If you’re thinking of getting your vehicle wrapped, you’ve probably already Googled and read everything you can find about vinyl wrapping. But you know, the internet isn’t always right. As the leading providers for commercial signs near New Castle County, DE, and surrounding areas, we feel it is our duty to set the record straight on some of the common vehicle wrapping myths we’ve come across. Here they are:

Wrapping Your Vehicle is Too Expensive

Have you ever seen a good-looking car with a metallic chrome finish glinting in the sun and thought, “Wow. I wonder how much that paint job cost?” 

We hate to break it to you, but that’s most likely a high-quality wrap. Modifying a car’s exterior with beautiful finishes or edgy designs is a lot cheaper to achieve via wrapping than painting. A custom paint job can cost anywhere between $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the quality of the paint and tools used. For a fraction of that price, you can get an impressive vinyl wrap that looks just as good as a professional paint job, if not better. 

Vehicle Wraps Damage Car Paint

False; vinyl wrap can actually help protect your car’s paint. How so? The vinyl wrap will act as a protective barrier between the paint and harmful outdoor elements. High-quality wrap that’s applied by professional technicians is cured so that dust, dirt, UV rays, and other damaging materials land on the wrap instead of the actual paint. 

Vinyl Wrapping is a Nightmare to Remove

It’s true that professional shops have access to industrial-grade adhesive tools designed to make vinyl wrap last forever. However, as expert technicians, we’re also trained to safely remove the wrap without damaging the paint underneath. The only time removing vinyl wrapping becomes a nightmare is when inexperienced car owners undertake the task themselves. 

Leased Cars Can’t Be Wrapped

There is some truth to this segment. Few companies don’t allow car owners to wrap their leased vehicles (probably because they believe these same myths we’re trying to debunk). However, most companies don’t have a problem with it. We recommend checking the terms and conditions of your contract before coming in to get your leased vehicle wrapped. 

It’s Unsafe to Wrap Vehicle Windows

We understand why you may think having vinyl wrapping on your windows would be a safety hazard. However, what you may not realize is that vinyl wrap does not compromise your visibility in any way. For window installations, we use a special perforated wrap, which has small holes punctured throughout the vinyl, rendering it completely see-through from the driver’s perspective. 

At Full Throttle Wraps, we’re proud to use only the finest products from the leading vinyl wrap producers, 3M. With the best technicians and tools on hand, you don’t have to worry about any of these myths becoming a reality when you get your personal vehicle or trailer advertising wrap near Philadelphia, PA, with Full Throttle Wraps. Contact us at 484-321-8284 to learn more or schedule an appointment today!