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Frequently Asked Questions
A vehicle wrap is a process whereby pressure-sensitive vinyl – in almost any color or finish – is applied by hand onto a vehicle’s painted surface. It is a self adhesive film that is made with air channels backing to allow airflow and prevent a 100% adhesion to a painted surface. It’s like a big, high quality sticker that can change the color and finish of a vehicle. Wrapping is the newest and most innovative thing to hit the customizing world in years. Wraps can also be installed on boats, wave-runners, trailers, walls, floors, furniture, laptops or just about any surface.
PPF is best know to protect painted surfaces prone to high impact debris such as; road rocks, gravel, salt, bug stains.
As with almost all custom work, it is hard to say exactly how much your project will cost. It will depend on the size & shape of your vehicle, the vinyl material you choose, the complexity of the job, and more. Get your FREE ESTIMATE and let’s start something today!
A wrap typically last for 5-10 years depending on the material used and conditions in which the car is driven and stored. The vinyl film can be removed completely without leaving any adhesive residue, returning the car to its original color and condition. A much easier and cheaper alternative to painting! Most manufacturers have 3 year in horizontal and 5 years warranties.
Vinyl can come in almost any conceivable color. There are a variety of different finishes or textures (matte, brushed steel, gloss, carbon fiber, chrome, etc).
Installations vary according to the complexity of the project. A basic wrap job takes about 1-2 days. Due to the nature of the adhesive vinyl and the curves to which it’s applied, we include an extra 24 hours after the application to allow for the film to fully adhere to the vehicle, and for us to see how it will react in the sunlight.
Your best option is wrapping it with a matte paint protection.
Care and Maintenance
You can bring your wrapped vehicle to an automated brushless car wash, though hand washing is safer and more thorough. Brush car washes may be too rough on the film, degrading it and causing peeling and lifted edges. If a car wash uses water spray and no brushes, it should be safe for most wraps, but use at your own risk!
If you want to pressure wash your vehicle wrap, make sure to keep it below 2,000 psi. Use a spray nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern and keep water temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the spray nozzle at least 12 inches away from the car edges, as being closer may cause damage.
Never, EVER use any of the following cleaning products on your wrap:
- Oil based cleaners
- Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaners
- Oven cleaner
- Orange Oil
- Engine Degreaser
Depending on the amount of damage your vehicle endures depends on the ability of our wrap professionals to fix the surface. Typically most dents and dings can be fixed with minimal amounts of work. Since we save all of your files on our computers, we are able to print and produce patchwork of any size.
While we recommend having our highly skilled design team create the artwork for your wrap, we have also worked with designers in the past to produce vehicle wraps that demand attention. We are familiar with a vehicles intricacies (such as gas tank door, molding placement and more) and design our wraps accordingly.
Here are is a list of files that we are able to accept
• .eps – most vector data is acceptable, provided all artwork is converted to curves (Corel), or outlines (Illustrator). Illustrator artwork must be saved backwards to Illustrator CS
• .tif, .psd, .jpg – these bitmap/raster files must be a the exact dimensions of the vehicle and cannot have a resolution lower than 72dpi. We prefer to have a layered .psd file with the text layers rasterized.
Since all of your artwork is saved on our computers, we are easily able to make a patch to your existing vehicle wrap. This happens on a regular basis as well, and the process is typically very easy to remedy.