Are Wraps Bad for Your Car?

When it comes to vehicle wraps there are many misconceptions about wraps protecting the paint or not. Here at Colographic, we work with all sorts of wraps and vinyl decals. We believe that vinyl will protect the paint if you do a full wrap and take proper care of the vehicle. Vinyl wraps can offer some level of protection to vehicles, but their primary purpose is to change the appearance of the vehicle rather than provide extensive physical protection.

How Can Vinyl Wraps Actually Protect Your Vehicle?

Vinyl wraps can act as a protective layer over the original paint of a vehicle, shielding it from minor scratches, chips, and fading caused by UV rays. The vinyl wrap takes the brunt of the damage, and the underlying paint remains intact.

Vinyl wraps can also provide a barrier against small stone chips, road debris, and other minor impacts that may occur while driving. However, it’s important to note that vinyl wraps are not as thick or impact resistant as clear bra or paint protection film specifically designed for this purpose.

While vinyl wraps offer some level of protection, it’s important to note that they are not bulletproof. They cannot protect against major impacts, deep scratches, or accidents. Additionally, poor installation or low-quality vinyl material can potentially damage the paint underneath or cause issues such as bubbling or peeling.

Vinyl wraps, when installed and removed properly, should not ruin the paint on a vehicle. However, there are a few factors that can potentially cause damage to the paint.

  • Poor Installation: If the vinyl wrap is not installed correctly, it can lead to issues such as bubbling, peeling, or adhesive residue. These problems can damage the paint when attempting to remove or reposition the vinyl wrap.

  • Low-Quality Materials: Inferior quality vinyl wraps may have a stronger adhesive or contain chemicals that can react with the vehicle’s paint, causing discoloration or damage.

  • Improper Removal: Removing a vinyl wrap incorrectly or forcefully can potentially damage the underlying paint. It is essential to follow the recommended removal process and use techniques like heat application to ensure the vinyl peels off without leaving any residue or causing paint damage.

To minimize the risk of paint damage, it is crucial to have a professional with experience in vinyl wrap installation handle the process. They will have the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to ensure proper vehicle wrap installation and removal, reducing the likelihood of paint damage.

If you’re concerned about protecting your vehicle’s paint, consider using specialized paint protection films (PPF) or clear bras, which are designed specifically for that purpose. They offer greater impact resistance and protection against scratches and chips while maintaining the integrity of the paint

Businesses should consider fleet wraps for several reasons.

Fleet vehicle wraps provide a highly visible and mobile advertising platform for businesses. By wrapping company vehicles with branding elements such as logos, colors, and key messages, businesses can increase brand awareness and reach a wider audience as the vehicles travel throughout different areas. It serves as a cost-effective way to advertise and promote the business consistently. Vinyl wraps can act as a protective layer, shielding the vehicle’s original paint from scratches, UV damage, and other minor imperfections. This protection can help maintain the resale value of the fleet, as the underlying paint remains in better condition when it’s time to sell or upgrade the vehicles.

At Colographic, we believe wrapping a business fleet provides a powerful marketing tool that increases brand visibility, enhances professionalism, and offers long-term value. The added protection of the vehicle thanks to the vinyl wrap is an added bonus.

Effectively promote your brand while utilizing their existing assets in a dynamic and mobile manner with vehicle vinyl wraps! Call Colographic today and get a quote for vinyl wrapping your fleet vehicles!