Use Vehicle Wraps for Custom Paint Jobs

by Bob Chapa on October 18, 2012

Vehicle wraps are another specialty of SIGNARAMA. A vehicle wrap is the marketing practice of completely covering a vehicle, kind of like a mobile billboard. A vehicle wrap is also a great way to jazz up a plain vehicle and not necessarily use if for advertising, but for personal use. Some examples of vehicle wraps might be boat wraps for bass fishing tournaments, or sponsor showcase vehicle wrap for a racecar.

We’ve also done other vehicle wraps for people who just want a different look for their car. We were recently asked by a Detroit Lions player to do a vehicle wrap that looked like snow camouflage.

A well-done vehicle wrap is going to cost the same or less than a high-quality paint job, but if a customer wants to do cool graphics or change their color scheme, a vehicle wrap will be much more cost effective.Kid Rock Bad Ass Beer Truck, tailgate

For example, if you had a boring white pick-up truck, and you wanted a cool burnt-orange look, we can wrap your truck in that color, and it would probably cost less than the paint job. A benefit of a vehicle wrap versus a custom paint job is we can also remove it if you don’t want it later on down the road. The removal cost is a fraction of a new cover-up paint job, and your car can be restored to its original color.

SIGNARAMA Troy/Madison Heights has done custom work, for example flames on the hood or side of a car or truck. We have even done work for some of the race car guys, although we don’t do it as often as we should.

SIGNARAMA did a really cool vehicle wrap for a sprinter van in a matte black finish (no gloss) with a cool etched vinyl appearance. It was a very high-end look for a local window tint company.

Another cool feature of a vehicle wrap is that it can even provide weather protection. As long as the right material is used, all vehicle wraps have a 3 – 5 year manufacturer’s warranty on the particular materials, as well as a 3 – 5 year life span. All the materials have a second layer that’s a clear laminate that’s been installed at the same time. This protects the vinyl from fading from the sun, and also protects it from snow, rain, and mud. It also helps maintain the original paint underneath, and keeps it easy to clean.

The big thing is the vehicle wrap will keep moisture out as long as the car is in good shape. Of course, we couldn’t do a vehicle wrap over anything that has already seen some damage (i.e. accident or rust damage), but over an undamaged car, this can really keep the body clean and free of weather damage.

For more information about vehicle wraps or custom pain jobs, visit our SIGNARAMA store locator.

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is president of the Troy/Madison Heights and Southfield SIGNARAMA locations. He specializes in corporate signage packages, national brand roll-outs, and project management of sign conversions, particularly with mergers of large companies. Bob is also a loyal Tigers fan, and is looking forward to the 2014 season, and a return to the playoffs.

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Larry October 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Did this recently to my fun and I love the way it came out.

SIGNARAMA October 21, 2012 at 7:20 am

John, the price will vary based on how much surface will be covered and other variables. Call your local SIGNARAMA for a quick and accurate quote:

John Redd October 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

idea of price to wrap a 2001 Chevy silverado /or partial wrap

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