In one sense, wrapping a vehicle is pretty simple. You take high quality printed vinyl, apply it to the vehicle, and adhere the film. This leads some people to try DIY vinyl wrap kits, only to realize partway through that they’re in over their heads. The finer details of a vehicle wrap set the great ones apart from the mediocre (or even disastrous) ones. Here are three car wrap challenges that justify getting your vehicle wrapped by trained professionals.
Complex Curves – When you’re applying a vinyl car wrap, curves require significantly more precision than simple flat surfaces. Car graphics are generally 2D, while compound curves are 3D, so they need to be considered even in the graphic design process. The more curvy the body panels of your vehicle are, the more precise the application needs to be.
For especially complex curves, our experts will often pre-stretch the vinyl wrap material and/or use heat guns to increase its malleability (while being careful not to burn it). The result is a precise bond between the wrap film and the original paint job. For a clean wrap that you won’t need to redo anytime soon, go with a reputable company like Prima.
Crevices and Edging – When applying a vinyl vehicle wrap, “problem areas” exist on every vehicle. It requires considerable experience and know-how to wrap door handles, for example, which require a lot of detail and edgework to be covered fully. The same goes for vinyl wrapping side mirrors, which can require some careful disassembly.
A key consideration when vinyl wrapping doors is how far the coverage should go; a qualified professional can make it look seamless. Throughout the application, fine edging is done using a utility knife; it takes a lot of precision to avoid scratching the paint. Rather than taking the time to learn how to vinyl wrap your mirrors, door handles, and other challenging surfaces, you can trust our qualified team.
Existing Cosmetic Damage – Cast vinyl is designed to follow each contour of a surface, which means that any existing gouges or scratches will likely show through. The Prima team will prep your vehicle with a thorough car wash and fix any noticeable minor blemishes.
If the paint is starting to peel or bubble, the wrap won’t be able to adhere smoothly and could even damage the paint even further when removed, so it’s important to clear up the area. Regardless of the damage, our team will make sure your car is properly prepped to be wrapped.
When vehicle wraps are done correctly, they can be an excellent advertising tool and reduce the maintenance you need to do on your company fleet. The team of wrap professionals at Prima Graphics is qualified and experienced to make sure your vehicles portray your brand in the best possible light.
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Prima Graphics is a Vancouver, BC based company with 16 years of experience in custom vehicle fleet wraps. We help brands to maximize the impact of vehicle advertising, leaving a lasting impression on potential customers. Along with our eye-catching custom graphic designs and attention to detail, we also pride ourselves in our knowledge of branding and marketing.
To uphold our promise of high quality, Prima Graphics uses industry-leading 3M and Avery Dennison vinyl wraps, guaranteed to last at least 9 years. Always putting our customers first, we offer budget flexibility through partial wraps, full wraps and vehicle decals.
Want to learn how your business can advertise with fleet wraps? Contact us today to get a free quote!