Traditional Paint Job vs. Vinyl Wraps

With ever growing and updated technology many things in all spectrums of life are changing or improving.  Including the way automobiles are built and how they run in general.  Think self driving cars, electric cars, better GPS systems, reverse cameras, etc.  So why wouldn’t technology allow for better ways to customize your car that don’t include the traditional paint job!  These days you can embolize your car with your business/company logo.  You’re literally a driving advertisment for your business. Does a traditional paint jop offer this benefit?  Not exactly, and if some how it did that paint job would take for ever and propbably cost a lot of money.  To reverse it would be another story!  Enter in vinl wraps.  One of the trending and growing ways to update the look of your car without actually changing the original paint job.  In fact vinyl wraps have been proven to protect the life and quality of your original paint job.  If you decide you don’t like your vinyl wrap anymore, you may simply have it removed with no damage to the underlying paint!  As an automotive tips & advice blog we strive to provide the best advice and techniques when it comes to automobiles.  We think in a nut shell that vinyl wrapping is probably one of the best things to happen to the automobile world.  Why? Beacuse literally you can wrap just about any transportation device.  Jet ski, boat, moped, food truck, semi, company fleet of cars and more!  We thought  we would give the breakdown on traditional paintjobs vs. vinyl wraps!

Lower cost-  A traditional paint job can be pricey especially depending on the quality and type of paint used.  You also have somewhat of a color spectrum to stay within.  Vinyl wraps on the other hand are ½ of the cost of a traditional paint job and look great when installed by a professional. You can also customize your wrap with pretty much an colors or graphics that you may desire.   

Resale Value Is Higher- YOu will have a higher resale value when deciding to sell your car.  Because of the protection that a vinyl wrap offers compared to a traditional paint, as well as the fact that the factory color of the vehicle is still intact on the car you will have a higher ROI. So you are saving money on a paint job and gaining more money when you sell your car.  Seems like a GREAT benefit to us!

Customization-  Like we touched on above, you can pretty much have any graphic, color, logo etc. printed and wrapped on your car.  Many businesses are using vinyl wraps as to establish their brand and market their company while the vehicles in their fleet are on the rode. In fact oys is one of the most effective marketing techniques available right now.

Save Time- A traditional paint job can take 2 weeks or longer to complete.  That means you are without your vehicle for more than 2 weeks.  A vinyl wrap on the other hand only takes 3-5 days to complete.  We’d say that’s a lot of time saved.

Protection Factor-  A vinyl wraps offers protection on the entire vehicle wherever vinyl covers.  A vinyl wrap is essentially a protective barrier that eliminates the scratches, nicks , and imperfections that happen from normal wear and tare.  Think small rocks hitting your car,sunlight deterioration, scratches and dings from other vehicles.

Easy Maintenance- To keep a traditional paint job looking shiney, new and fresh you have to regularly wash and wax your car.  With a vinyl wrap simply washing by hand with soap and water will restore it back to its natural polished appearance.  Although it is suggested that you park in a garage whenever possible to avoid fading from the sun, the same can be said with cars with traditional paint jobs.

Risk Free Removal-  Having your existing vinyl wrap removed by a professional within a 4-10 year span after installation will guarantee NO harm to the underlying factory paint job.  Thus if you decide you want to go back to the original color, sell your business you were once ,marketing etc., you simply have the vinyl wrap removed and its as good as new and back to normal!

You can wrap anything-  That’s right what about boat owners out there? You can vinyl wrap your boat as well with the same benefits and pros that come with vinyl wrapping your car.  You i’ll find that many vehicle vinyl wrapping businesses are able to do boats as well as food trucks, semis and buses!   

Although we sound pro vinyl wrap in our debate against traditional paint, we think it’s a great avenue for those wishing to update their car or boast appearance! It’s cost effective risk free and not a complete commitment like a traditional paint job can be!


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