Graphic and Paint Wraps VS. Paint Jobs


Many inquiring customers often wonder to themselves, “Why should I wrap my car instead of painting it"? A traditional paint job can range from $2,000-$10,000+ depending on the quality of the materials,color choice and overall desired finish.  A  Wrap can cost $400-$5000+ depending on the size and type of  project. Typically a custom designed and installed graphic wrap is 1/4 the cost of a professional air brushed paint job and still has a 8-10 year complete outdoor life!  3M paint wraps  are typically  1/2 the the cost of a professional traditional paint job and have a 7 to 12 year complete outdoor life depending on the brand of materials chosen by the client. Along with a lower cost also comes many more benefits that traditional paint cannot offer. Paint quality can vary widely nowadays, especially while looking for a fair price with a durable finish. Cheaper paint jobs can look great at first, but within 1-2 years outdoors  can begin to fade, chip, or crack and then need to be repainted. Professionally installed vehicle graphic or paint wraps will leave your vehicle with a superior finish for years to come and cost half the price to have done! Repairs on paint wrap and graphic wrapped vehicles cost less than repairs on traditional paint jobs and have a shorter production time. There is no more buffing or hard hand waxing with wraps, just mist on polymer spray wax and wipe for a perfect deep new paint shine every time!




Benefits for Metals, Fiberglass, & Carbon
Fiber 

-Will not "spider crack"
-Helps to stop or reduce spider cracking
-Stops water intrusion that spider cracks or chips can let in
-Will not rock chip, which allows underlying surface to be exposed to the elements
-Wrap Clear Coat(over laminate) will not flake,peel,chip,crack
-More resistant to scratches and gouges
-Cost less to repair
-Faster turnaround time than airbrushing or painting
-Weighs 25% to 50% less than paint
-8 to 10 year full outdoor warranty from 3M extended to Coastal Graphics against cracking,chipping, or fading.
-clean removal up to 4-5 years(after that time a light denatured alcohol wipe will remove any little trace elements of adhesive, with no damage to top surface/clear coat)
-No more hard hand waxing, just mist polymer wax on and wipe off for a deep shine

   


6 Reasons to Wrap Any Vehicle

Cost: A high quality paint job can range from $2,000-$10,000+ depending on the color, paint shop, and quality of the paints. Professionally installed  graphic  wraps and paint wraps with high quality materials can cost $500-$5,000+ and will have a life expectancy of 8-10 years in complete outdoors with no cracking,chipping, or fading. For  half the cost of a professional traditional paint job, one can choose to paint wrap their vehicle in the same colors/styles as traditional paint jobs with the same finish as high quality factory paint job. For a quarter of the cost to professionally airbrush and paint a vehicle you can  choose a wrap that is custom designed to look like traditional airbrush work or have a  wrap designed with high definition images to make sure it is one of a kind!
Resale Value:  Wraps allow you to maintain and protect the manufacturers original paint that will keep the resale value intact for your vehicle, unlike painting a vehicle which can cause a loss in value. If your company or your personal preference is for a non factory color paint job, then it may cause problems with resale because it may not be acceptable to your potential buyers of that vehicle. Having the option to keep your vehicles original factory color will allow you to keep your resale value intact.
Countless Options: Upon purchasing your vehicle you may have wanted something unique, or possibly a color that is not available in the factory paint choices. This is where graphic wraps and paint wraps will allow you to change the appearance without hurting the resale value. With custom designed graphic wraps, or  hundreds of paint style colors and texture choices, you can transform your vehicle to the exact way your business, or you want it to be. You will be able to stand out from all of the others and have a truly one of a kind vehicle if desired. If after a few years you are looking for change color once again, just remove yourself or have us remove it for you and choose a new color! There is a wide variety of choices with paint  wraps such as clear paint protection wraps,solid colors, pearl colors ,metallic colors, kandy colors,colored carbons,colored chromes/brushed aluminum's, chameleon colors, florescent colors, various textures(snake,ostrich,woods,sand,steels/metals,brushed aluminum's,furs,etc)special effects, glow in the dark, and much more! Graphic wraps come in high gloss, matte finish, and brushed aluminum protective over laminates, while paint wraps  come with a high gloss, matte, or satin finish protective over laminate(*textured wraps have protective layer manufactured into material) that acts like a clear coat on a traditional paint job except it will not crack,peel, or rock chip(due to self healing properties and it structural integrity).

Protection: Every inch of your vehicles paint wrap is protecting your factory paint from all natural hazards and weathering. This allows your paint to age naturally and not be affected by sun exposure, road grime, rock chips, and ever increasing acidic/chemical rain in some areas of the country. Vehicle paint wraps are well structured and are a durable material that will act as a shield for your factory paint. Say goodbye to rock chips, abrasion, stains* and other natural hazards!.


Easy Maintenance: Is constantly waxing your vehicle beginning to take a toll on you or your money/profits? Paint wraps do not need to be buffed or hard hand waxed ever. Vehicle wraps are extremely easy to maintain. A quick hand washing with a small amount of non abrasive and non acidic soap and water will cleanse a wrap perfectly. Pressure or power washing is not needed,(not recommended for wraps or paint jobs.) A finishing wax can be applied by a microfiber rag and spray on Polymer wax purchased from Walmart, auto part stores or from us(use polymer wax only on wraps). Spray the wax on and wipe right off for a perfect new paint shine every time.
Long Lasting, Safe Removal: 3M paint wraps ensure a long lasting product that can also be easily and safely removed. A paint wrap is more forgiving because it will not stain or scratch as easily as paint and clear coat and is not affected by road grime and rock chips. Keeping your vehicle in the garage will allow you to maximize your wraps life to the fullest extent(19+ years), but even in constant outdoors paint and graphic wraps have a 8-10 year life! The vehicle wrap may be removed easily between a 6-7 year period after install, 7 years and up the wrap will still come off easily without damaging under surface, but may leave a little adhesive residue behind in some areas, which is easily removed with a standard shop towel and some cleaning alcohol. Many clients choose to remove the wrap themselves before they bring their vehicle to us to have it wrapped again in a different color/style. Many of our clients change the style/color of their personal or race vehicles every 2 to 3 years which allows them to have something different over and over. The easy removal,maintenance,price and protection of a paint wrap is becoming highly sought after by many businesses,teams and personal clients.

Overall 3M paint wraps continue to take the lead in the automotive color changing/restyling industry. The selection of available quality paint wrap colors rivals the color selection of traditional paint jobs. Paint wraps also come in various textures and special effects which can not be achieved by traditional paint jobs. The overall cost of an installed paint wrap is less than traditional paint, and the maintenance time and costs are less than traditional paint as well. Paint wraps have a faster turn around time, and it costs less to repair/fix paint wraps if an accident occurs. There are no worries on the colors matching on repairs with paint wraps, unlike with blending/matching traditional paint because paint wraps are digitally printed with precision not manually sprayed. Small repairs/fixes can be done on job site or at the businesses/clients home or shop, no need to bring back to us if you do not want to. Paint wraps protective over laminate is 5 times stronger than traditional paints clear coat, and resists many forms of acidic rain,road grim,rock chips and is also more scratch resistant than traditional paints clear coat. Paint wraps are eco friendly as well. Over time a paint wrap will save you time,money, and maintenance over choosing a traditional paint job.