Wrapped Vehicle or Painted Vehicle?
Florida Car Wrap wants to help you definitively answer the question: “Wrapped Vehicle or Painted Vehicle?” It’s a good question and one that we get asked likely more than any other. Chances are that you’re already familiar with the basic idea behind painting a car, what it is, and why you’d be asking this question. Maybe you’ve seen a wrapped vehicle or two before on the highway and thought ‘man that looked cool, but how does that hold up?” Perhaps you were wondering what it really is, why a wrapped vehicle is different than a painted one, and what are the pros and cons of each. Well, read on and learn all about what we do at Florida Car Wrap, south Florida’s #1 auto styling shop!
So painting is a very viable way to alter the color and therefore the look and feel of your car, truck, or motorcycle. As you probably already know, all these vehicles come from their respective manufacturers and factories painted. However, paint does have some drawbacks to it that might not make it the best option for every person who wants to change the way their car looks. In fact, there are several reasons why getting a wrapped vehicle instead of a painted one is a great idea. We’re going to explain what a wrap is, and this will give you a really good idea of why it’s so beneficial.
A wrapped vehicle has gone through the process of having its exterior encased in a flush, tightly stretched 3m semi-adhesive vinyl material. This is some of 3Ms best quality vinyl material, and it can be preprinted with a nearly innumerable amount of colorways designs, artwork, and finishes. Paint doesn’t offer nearly as many options and also requires a much greater nearly permanent commitment to the choice you make. For a car to go through the repainting process, this removes the current paint from the car forever, sanding it down to the bare metal. From here new paint, primers, and fishies are applied. That’s it, if you want to go back to stock you’ll have to pay all over again and redo the paint job.
A Wrapped vehicle, on the other hand, has its stock look protected by its new look. That’s right, underneath your awesome, great-looking new wrap lies the original paint you’re brought it into Florida Car Wrap with. Our wraps protect and ensure the stock look of your car, so when it comes time to sell- you can have the wrap peeled off by our professional techs revealing a stock vehicle ready for the market! Come on in today to see what we’re all about!