How Do Full Vehicle Wraps Go on and Stay on?

Full Vehicle WrapsLet’s face it, when it comes to full vehicle wraps, it’s go big or go home. These wraps are becoming the way to go when it comes to sending out a business message loud and clear via your car, truck or van. A vehicle wrap is basically a large vinyl graphic or decal that is applied right over your vehicle’s original paint. If you’re considering a full vehicle wrap, you likely have some curiosity about the process itself.

Check out these common questions about full vehicle wrap application and the answers you may be seeking:

What is involved in this kind of vehicle wrap process?

Cars, trucks, vans, buses—regardless of what the vehicle is—the process is pretty much the same. It consists of you first figuring out what design and look you want. Then your vehicle of choice will be measured to get an accurate area of application as well as accurate size of design to be applied. The design will then be printed according to those measurements and then laminated to protect your wrap graphics from scratches, scrapes, and scuffs, as well as from UV rays that can cause potential fading over time. Then, your vehicle wrap graphic is applied to your vehicle.

How are full vehicle wraps adhered to the vehicle?

Your wrap is applied to your vehicle by carefully laying it out over the surface; masking tape is commonly used to keep the wrap in place as it is applied. Professionals use temperature-controlled heat  to get the wrap to conform and stick to your vehicle. As with any laminate compound like those commonly found in vinyl, the heat is what brings on the stick. In most cases we apply vehicle wraps indoors so we can control the temperature and debris brought on by winds. We use special tools to keep the wrap smooth, minimize air bubbles, and remove access vinyl.

Will a vehicle wrap affect my paint?

If done by the right professionals, absolutely not. Full vehicle wraps do not stick to rust, the only thing that may happen is already chipping paint may come off upon removal.

How long will my vehicle wrap stay on?

Generally, you can expect a well cared for wrap to stay on around five years.

How should I prepare my vehicle for wrap installation?

When it comes to pre-wrap preparation for full vehicle wraps, cleanliness is next to godliness. Be sure to wash it carefully to remove all dirt, oil, mud, wax, and other materials, natural or otherwise, before wrap installation.

How long will it take to wrap my vehicle?

We can apply a full vehicle wrap in as little as one to two days depending on your vehicle size and shape.

Are you ready to spread your business’ message to the community with a full vehicle wrap? If so, we’ve got you covered—both figuratively and literally.

Call 404-857-5790 to contact the friendly professionals at Greenlight Graphics and Signs to get a quote for your full vehicle wraps.