What is a car wrap? A car wrap is simply a customized series of plastic decals which are applied directly to the car’s body panels, thus allowing you to drastically alter its overall look. The classic style choices include a regular, glossy black color, full-on black with flames, silver-metallic, matte black, and chrome metallic finish. Some car wraps feature graphics from your favorite sports team, restaurant, or movie character.
A car wrap’s basic concept is quite simple; the top layer of plastic is peeled off of the car and then a matching decal is fitted to the top portion. Usually, the graphics are stretched to fit over the entire vehicle and can be secured by clips or magnetic closures. You can either choose to get a vehicle wrap with one large graphics, or several smaller ones for a more personalized look.
Another popular style of car wrap graphics is on Vinyl wrap. This style is very similar to the car wrap concept, except the graphics are applied to a vinyl-suede material liner. Because a vinyl wrap is an open weave, the colors will not run into one another unlike an actual vinyl wrap which runs along a surface. However, this option does have a few drawbacks such as the need to continually repaint the graphics if the vehicle’s color gets dull or if there are scratches or tears in the material.
There is also a technique known as pinstriping, which uses a clear coat of paint with a thin metallic liner. The metallic coating gives the car wraps an overall cool and sophisticated look because the metallic reflect light. Another technique is called clear tinting which uses a clear coat of paint with a very thin metallic layer. These two techniques are applied to create striking results. The clear coat gives the wrap a cool, clean look because it reduces reflected light. On the other hand, a thin metallic layer provides a rustic or antiqued look.
One last option that car wrap aficionados have for adding unique car wrap graphics to their vehicles is to apply a matte finish. A matte finish looks very sleek, shiny, and flat. The vehicle’s original paint job is not usually affected by a matte finish. This type of wrapping process requires a steady hand and professional equipment used at Denver Window Tinting. Although many people prefer a matte finish, others find it to be too harsh. Besides, a matte finish can actually ruin the original paint job of a car.
Some people also like to add window decals to their car wrap. Window stickers are applied to the windows in a straight line. They can either go up the entire window or onto each plexiglass window. Window stickers are great for adding a custom touch to your car wrap without changing the color of the wrap. However, since they are stuck to the glass, it may be difficult to remove once the car has been wrapped. If you would prefer to have your window stickers removed, then the best solution would be to use a special epoxy glue.
Once the car wrap has been applied, it must be allowed to dry thoroughly. After it has dried thoroughly, you may spray the wrap with either gloss or matte topcoat. Gloss paint will give the wrap a more reflective look while matte paint creates a more matte look. Either way, both types of paints to create a great, clean, professional look.
If you are looking to change the look of your vehicle at any time, consider purchasing a high-quality automotive vinyl wraps. Automotive vinyl wraps are designed to withstand high-quality paint jobs and provide a clean, professional look over many years. These types of wraps are available at most auto body shops and are easy to apply. They can also be applied in-home if you are comfortable applying them yourself. High-quality car wrapping kits are typically made with high-quality materials that will not chip, crack, blister, or fade in the sunlight.