A vehicle wrap is a coloured graphic film that is applied directly to your vehicle by a graphics installer. It’s an easy way to add accents to your vehicle, or change the colour completely.
While costs range from a few hundred dollars for accents to a few thousand dollars for a full vehicle wrap, the final tally depends on your specific needs. This includes the size of the vehicle, how much of the vehicle is being wrapped, the film you select, the complexity of the processing, and installation.
Car wrap film is thin and flexible, which allows it to conform beautifully to the contours of your vehicle. So while it can be applied over imperfections, like paint chips, be aware that it will conform to them – not cover them. Before spending the time and money to wrap a damaged or rusted vehicle, I recommend repairing it first.
Keeping your vehicle wrap clean will help preserve its appearance. Car wraps can be washed: you can take the vehicle through a brushless car wash or hand wash. Hand waxing your vehicle wrap will also help protect it.
When used, applied, maintained and removed according to the manufactures instructions and within the product’s Warranty Period, should not damage an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) paint finish upon removal.
You should expect your car wrap to last roughly 4-6 years, depending on the finish and proper maintenance.