Frequently Asked Questions

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Because vinyl-based vehicle wraps are still relatively new, we receive many questions from those who are interested in whether a vehicle wrap is the right solution.

We put together this handy, informal page to answer any questions you might have. We hope it will help explain what a vehicle wrap is, what a vehicle wrap’s primary uses are, vehicle wrap pros and cons, and the key differences between wraps versus paint.

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COST: Benefit in comparison to other forms of advertising impressions. The Traffic Audit Bureau for Media Measurements reports that vehicle wrap advertising can generate 30,000 to 70,000 daily vehicular impressions. With the number of sightings per day, the cost of vehicle wrap advertising is less than a billboard in high traffic areas. IMPACT: A recent poll shows that 90% of travelers notice graphics on wrapped vehicles. 75% of consumers form impressions about a company based on the fleet graphics. 30% of consumers base buying decisions on impressions they receive from a company vehicle. LESS REGULATION: In 99% of the cases you don’t need a permit for vehicle wrap advertising. ITS YOURS! Most forms of advertising such as radio, tv, billboards and so on are rented for a certain amount of time and at a high cost. Not wraps, there yours and usually for the same if not just a little more than it would cost you to rent space or book time.
A wrap is a large printed vinyl graphic or decal that is applied directly over the original paint of the vehicle. The newly printed vinyl allows you to change the color and appearance into a powerful advertising billboard. The application is so precise it is often mistaken for a paint job.
When you begin to compare vehicle advertising has one of the lowest cost per impressions of any advertising medium. The graphics on your car, bus, truck or boat are in constant motion and reach hundreds of potential customers every day. Once R81Wraps has designed and installed a wrap onto your vehicle, they will be visible 24/7 everywhere your vehicle goes including parking lots, malls, schools, freeways and the list goes on. If you are using your boat or vehicle wrap to improve the appearance, digitally printed vehicle wraps simply can’t be duplicated by other methods such as paint.
NO, a car wrap when applied and removed correctly , does not damage your car’s factory paint. In fact, it protects it against elements.
Yes, the wrap can be removed. We always recommend you have a professional shop remove your vinyl wrap to insure proper technique and no damage to your vehicle.
Wraps will normally outlast the vehicle. Condition of the wrap depends on Sun UV exposure, acid rain and other elements of depending on where you live. You can expect your wrap to last 5 years or longer as long as you’re careful about high pressure washing. We recommend replacing or removing your wrap after 5 years for ease of removal.
Standard vehicles are virtually seamless. The exception applies to larger vehicles such as large trailers, vans etc. that require multiple panel’s making it impossible to eliminate seams.
Anything! We provide vehicle wraps, boat wraps, box truck wraps and fleet wraps, race cars or off road vehicle wraps, bus or RV wraps, mural and wall wraps, Ice chests, pool tables and much more. At R81Wraps we love and welcome challenges!
Wraps are comprised of four phases. The first Phase is measurements and before pictures for template design. The second phase is design. The third phase is the printing, laminating and cutting phase. The last and final phase is installation and finished product pictures.
Yes, a thorough wash of the vehicle 24 hours prior to delivery to R81Wraps is mandatory. This is so Wax, dust, mud, oil, tire armor and other types of products that are harmful to wrap installation can be cleaned. An extra clean vehicle will help insure that the vinyl application process moves faster with better overall end results.
R81Wraps typically takes 1-3 days depending on the size of the vehicle or boat and intricacy of wrap. Time estimates are given prior to beginning the installation process. However, the concept/Design process does take more time. Once the design has been approved it can take up to 7-10 days before installation.
Yes, any part of the wrap can be re-printed and re-installed. You do not need to re-do the entire wrap if the damage is limited to certain areas of the vehicle.
Yes, on a full wrap it is very normal to have an occasional wrinkle or bubble especially when wrapping a severe concave/rounded surface.
Hand washing your vehicle with mild liquid detergent is best. It is recommended that you avoid high pressure washes that can lift up the vinyl due to improper pressure regulation. Please speak to an R81Wraps associate for further details.