Installing a Vehicle Wrap
There are many who do not know what vehicle wrap is and how it is installed. But, since you are reading this article, then you can get all the information that you need here. Here, then, is a discussion about vehicle wraps and how to install them.
As the term itself implies, vehicle wrap is a material you wrap around your vehicle. You can apply graphics and art wok to your vehicle wrap. Vehicle wraps are cost-effective and a high quality alternative to custom car painting. The good thing about vehicle wraps is that you can easily remove it when you have accomplished the purpose for which you have installed it. This is best if you are leasing a vehicle.
The material to use for your vehicle wrap is the first thing you need to decide upon. There are two types of materials commonly used in vehicle wrap. The wrap material that you will choose will depend upon your budget and the needs of your project. Here are the two materials you can use and why you should choose it over the other.
Vehicle wraps are installed for the purpose of mimicking the look of a custom paint job without having to actually painting it. A common material to use for your vehicle wrap is cast film. Using cast film is great because your car will look like it is newly painted. This material con forms to the shape of the vehicle being wrapped. Cast film is around two millimeters thick so this give you a painted look to your vehicle. This type of material is also extremely durable and lasts up to five years. However, the price of cast film is higher than the other materials used for vehicle wraps.
Vinyl is the other material used for vehicle wraps. Vinyl is not used for full vehicle wraps but for individual graphics. And this is why it ism ore affordable. This wrap is affordable and can be used for low-budget projects. The problem with this kind is that it is not very durable and it can have aesthetic abnormalities. Though not a long term solution, it can still do a good job.
The first thing to do before applying the wrap is to clean your car’s exterior. Waxes and other substances applied to the car exterior should be removed so that the car wrap will stick. It would easier to install the wrap if it is done under optimal temperature. You need to tape down the vinyl wrap first with a masking tape where you want it to stay. With a squeegee, apply the vinyl before removing the tape. If you want to release air bubbles trapped inside, you need to use an air release tool. If a full vehicle wrap, you need a very sharp blade for cutting and trimming around door handles, wheel wells, etc. If you want to have fun, then you can make it a DIY project.