Is Vinyl Wrapping a Paint Replacement?
Vinyl wrapping is not a paint replacement but an alternative option to achieving a custom colour or effect that may not be possible or cost effective to paint. On top of giving you the ability to completely customise your car with branding and graphics, a vinyl vehicle wrap is removable even after many years*, providing protection for the paint underneath*. It is ideal for corporate colours, or for turning your vehicle in to something even more unique.
If your car needs panel and paint work, vinyl wrapping may not be the solution. Wrap vinyl does hide some imperfections in your bodywork, however larger chips, imperfections or cracks will show through the vinyl. The vinyl will only adhere as good as the surface it is adhering to. Rust, rough or flaky paint and poorly executed repairs are not suitable for wrapping long term.
Will It Damage the Paint Underneath?
No, the auto vinyl wrap is designed to protect the paint as it acts as a protective coating on your vehicle. If the vinyl wrap is installed professionally, once your vinyl is removed the paint will be exactly the same as the day the vinyl was installed. * We always recommend having the wrap removed professionally.
How Long Does a Car Vinyl Wrap Last?
Our vehicle vinyls are specially designed for conforming, adhering and enduring to all painted surfaces of a vehicle. Provided the care instructions are adhered to, your vinyl wrap should last up to our maximum recommended time outdoors.
Most colours (i.e. Gloss & Satin) = Up to 10 years
Carbon Fibre & Textured = 3-5 years
I’ve Seen Cheap Vehicle Wrapping Products Online, Are These the Same?
Grafico Auto Disegno only uses the highest quality materials for cars available with 3m auto vinyl wrap films sourced from France and the U.S.A. Beware of inferior, lower-grade vinyl films. These cheaper films and poor installation will invariably lead to vinyl degrading in the Australian sun, not removing properly, and sometimes damaging the paint underneath. Rushed preparation work can leave dust and debris on the surface and under the wrap causing the vinyl to lift from the car, ruining your impressive vehicle graphics.
Not removing parts means excess cuts need to be made, allowing the original colour to show through, not to mention the extra cutting that needs to be done on your vehicles paint surface.
Grafico Auto Disegno’s state-of-the-art, centrally located North Melbourne warehouse is cleaned and dusted daily to ensure no dust is present on the vehicle’s surface. We always welcome our clients to visit and discuss any part of the process with our team.
How Careful are the Installation Team?
Our qualified installation team is fastidious and achieves a perfect car vinyl wrap every time to perfectly showcase your unique branding and advertising graphics on your vehicle. Some vehicles do require joins, however, we always aim to conceal the joins so they are not visible. Your Grafico Auto Disegno team member will be able to discuss any aspects of the car wrap with you before commencing and how to get the most out of vehicle signage for delivering maximum advertising impact.
Does The Auto Vinyl Wrap Come with A Warranty?
Unlike other companies, Grafico Auto Disegno offers a 12 month* warranty on workmanship. Throughout the 12 months, the client is welcome to take the vehicle to our North Melbourne warehouse where our team will be able to assess the vehicle and provide any advice to assist with your vehicle display and signage. Additionally, the manufacturers of the vinyl car wrap also offer up to 10 years’ warranty against peeling, warping or bubbling. *
Vehicles with repainted areas are not warranted against damage during film removal, as we have no control over the preparation involved in the repaint.
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