Wrap - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Vehicle Wrap

Car wraps can take many shapes, colors and sizes. A full wrap covers the entire
surface of the car or vehicle. A partial wrap covers only a specific portion of the
vehicle and uses the vehicle’s paint scheme as the backdrop for the full design.
Vehicle wraps are done with vinyl materials (think of it as a large decal) that conform
to the shape of your vehicle. They can be done in solid colors as “paint
replacement” or can have digitally printed designs on the vinyl to really make your
vehicle stand out.

How effective are vehicle wraps as advertising?

A quick comparison in typical advertising mediums suggests the following:

  • Radio attracts 900,000 listeners in six weeks with 10 to 12 30-second spots.
  • Value Pak mailings offers a reach of 600,000 with 100,000 addresses per drop and your client is just one of many advertisers included in the packet.
  • Direct mail reaches 20,000 names with one post card mailer.
  • Seven city buses get 600,000 impressions in two months.
  • Billboards receive 700,000 impressions in one month.
  • An ad in the yellow pages can cost up to $15,000 per year — with your competitors listed right there next to your ad.
  • The same is true for pay-per-click advertising — at an even higher cost per month.
  • Car or vehicle wraps have the potential to garner thousands of impressions each day, they last up to three years and cost, on average, between $2,000 and $4,000 for a standard vehicle.

Does it affect the paint on my car?

Avery Dennison vehicle wraps materials are formulated with removable adhesive that
does not harm your car's OEM paint - as long as it is in good condition. . In fact,
many people find that by wrapping their vehicle, it can possibly assist in keeping a
higher resale value on the vehicle due to the protective benefits of the wrap.

How long does a vehicle wrap last?

On average, Avery Dennison vehicle wraps that are properly installed will not fade,
crack or peel for up to 5 years in most locations. Refer to the product's data sheet or
product bulletin for more detials. Contact your sales rep to have the ICS Warranty of
your wrap explained to you.

Does it matter what color my car is?

No, a car wrap is not translucent; you cannot see through it.

It looks like there are graphics on the windows, will I still be able to see
through the windows?

Yes the window graphics are printed on a perforated vinyl that allows you to see
through the rear and side rear windows.

Can you wrap the front side windows?

No, state laws prohibit the use of wraps on driver and passenger side windows, as well as the windshield.

Can you wrap the roof?

On most automobiles the roof is included. Generally roofs are not wrapped (vans,
trucks or SUVs), unless it is requested by the customer.

Can you wrap a fiberglass or chrome bumper?

A painted plastic bumper can be wrapped without any problems. In the case of
fiber-glass or chrome bumpers, application of vinyl on these areas are not
recommended or guaranteed to adhere for the duration of the life of the wrap.

Can you wrap my hubcaps or rims?

No, wheels are not wrapped.

Can you wrap trailers, trucks, vans & SUVs?

Absolutely! If it rolls or floats, we can wrap it!

Can you produce vinyl signs and graphics?

Absolutely! Ask to see a sample of vinyl display ads. Most installers manufacture
many types of vinyl signs, posters, POP displays and wall and floor graphics.

What if I plan to change my company logo or phone number in the future?

Not a problem. Most wrap providers can print and install graphic overlays, so
that information may be removed or replaced if you need to change or update
your car wrap.