Vinyl vehicle wrapping is a large decal or graphic that is vinyl and is applied over the original paint of the vehicle. Vinyl vehicle wrappings give you diversity in changing the look of the vehicle without having to completely re-paint. Vehicle wraps are an excellent way to advertise your business or signify your fleet of vehicles for your business.
Full or partial vinyl vehicle wrappings will be mobile business cards. Applying a vinyl vehicle wrap is done in a short period of time and you can remove the vinyl wrap when you want to. A full vinyl vehicle wrap covers the entire surface of the vehicle, except the roof. A partial vinyl vehicle wrap is where only part of the surface of the vehicle is covered.
How is a Vinyl Vehicle Wrap Made?
The first step in creating vehicle wraps, including those for fleets and buses, is the design phase. This includes measuring the vehicle and the designing the graphics to the appropriate scale. The next step is the production phase. This is when the graphic is printed and then it is laminated to add protection to the vinyl. Abrasions and UV rays can cause damage and fading to the vinyl vehicle wrapping so the lamination is an important part of the second phase. The last step is to actually install the wrapping to the vehicle.
What is a Partial Vinyl Vehicle Wrapping?
It is considered that anything less than a full vehicle wrapping is called a partial wrap. The entire rear and half way up the vehicle are called a half partial wrap. A half partial wrap can also include a vinyl logo on the hood. There is also a three-quarters partial vehicle wrap. This includes the rear and most of the way up the vehicle plus a vinyl logo on the hood. Roof wrappings are not included in either a full or partial vinyl vehicle wrapping.
Will a Vinyl Vehicle Wrapping Damage My Paint?
When a vinyl vehicle wrapping is properly applied to a vehicle it will not cause damage to the paint when it is removed. If the vehicle has chipping paint, the wrap may stick to it and pull the chipping paint off when removed. Vinyl vehicle wraps do not stick to rust and will not cause additional rust. Factory paint jobs that are in good condition will not be affected by the application or removal of vinyl vehicle wrappings.