FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Will applying a vehicle wrap damage my paint?
Applying a vehicle wrap to your car will not damage your paintwork. However, if your car has had a previous paint job or touch up in an area i.e not OEM paint, stone chips or rust patches, this could result in the vinyl pulling off paint with it during the removal process.
What are the advantages of wrapping my car?
There are many advantages of wrapping your car such as meeting your customisation needs. One of the main advantages of car wrapping is the layer of protection it adds to the existing paintwork, almost creating a shield. It is completely reversible so if you become tired of the same look of your car, all you have to do is get it booked in to have the vinyl removed. If you do decide to keep the original factory colour after removing the car wrap, it will be in perfect condition, as the vinyl will have protected the paintwork underneath.
How long does a wrap last?
A wrap could last up to 5 years.
How much does a wrap cost?
As with most custom work, it is hard for us to keep a price list for a specific vehicle. The price will reflect the size of your vehicle, the vinyl material you choose and the complexity of the job. For a free quote, call us on the number provided or send us an email on the Contact Us page and we will reply within the hour.
What is the difference between a ‘full wrap’ and a ‘partial wrap’?
A full wrap refers to a wrap that completely covers the vehicle in vinyl. A partial wrap (or half wrap) refers to a wrap that is not fully covered. For instance, you may only want to wrap your roof and wing mirrors.
How does the vinyl actually stay on? Is it glued?
The vinyl, which comes on a roll, has a backing sheet that peels off – much like a sticker. The adhesive backing of the vinyl adheres to the panels of your vehicle, giving a perfectly smooth, tactile finish.
Will a vinyl wrap cover scratches, rust, chips and scuffs?
No. A vinyl wrap will not hide the imperfections of your paintwork. The vinyl itself is thin and so defects such as chips, key lines, rust and poor paintwork will show through.
Who do I need to inform about my vehicle wrap?
Your insurance company must be made aware of your vehicle wrap, whether it is a partial wrap or a full wrap. This way should you be in the unfortunate position of having an accident or need to claim on your insurance company then they are aware of the costs and materials that will need to be replaced.
The DVLA have updated their advice regarding the registration of full colour change vehicle wraps.
The DVLA have previously not considered vehicle wrapping as a permanent alteration but have now changed the requirements to include vehicles that have had their colour changed by adhesive / vinyl wrap.
The following statement had been issued by the DVLA :-
The register maintained by the driver and vehicle licensing agency (DVLA) essentially exists to assist in revenue collection, road safety and law enforcement. The Police and other enforcement agencies rely on the DVLA record for all vehicles-related investigations. It is therefore paramount that the information stored on the vehicle register is accurate and up to date.
Is the wrap easy to remove?
Yes. The vinyl we use has high quality adhesives and is easily removable within 5 years.
Is my deposit refundable?
If you pay a deposit and then change your mind about the service, we will not be able to return your deposit.
Will a wrap affect my insurance premium?
This is down to the individual insurer and whether or not they deem a wrap to be a modification. We recommend checking with your insurer first to see what their policy is.
How do I wash my car once wrapped?
We recommend washing by hand, using a high quality car shampoo and a jet wash regularly whenever the car appears dirty, ideally once a week. Contaminants allowed to remain on the wrap may be more difficult to remove during cleaning. We advise you stay away from mechanical car washes as the abrasive brushes may cause damage to the vinyl film.