How does your car wrap NYC service work?
The first step is to get in touch with us. We will provide you an initial price once we have a basic understanding of your vehicle(s), timetable, and design demands, whether you call or send details via the form. This quote is subject to vary after we have the opportunity to inspect and measure your car in person.
If you choose to proceed, please bring your car to our New York City, NYC location, where we will measure it and make sure it has no damage or changes that would prevent us from wrapping it. It takes about 30 minutes to do this task. You have the option of leaving your vehicle with us or waiting 30 minutes for us to finish measuring it and then taking it with you.
We will contact you with a formal price for your car within 24 hours of this on-site visit (s).
After we receive payment, we will assign you to one of our skilled graphic designers to begin the design process.
We will call you to schedule an installation date after the design has been finalized. The balance of the formal quote must be paid before we print your design and schedule an installation date. This is non-refundable after it has been paid.
You will bring your clean vehicle to our facility on the scheduled installation day. After that, we’ll put your vinyl wrap in place. Typically, this process takes 24-72 hours, although most vehicles are ready the next business day after being dropped off. Please note that there is a modest fee for vehicles that are not washed when they arrive.
Congratulations! When your vehicle is done, we’ll phone to let you know and you may pick up your newly wrapped vehicle! We’ll have you sign a few last papers before you leave, and then you’ll be good to go!
When it comes to wraps, how long do they last?
Wrapping a vehicle lasts roughly 3-5 years on average. However, the length of time the wrap lasts is mostly determined by the environment and situations it is exposed to on a regular basis. A car cover that is only exposed to the sun for a small portion of the day will endure longer than one that is exposed to the sun for long amounts of time. Similarly, extreme climatic changes between places (for example, San Diego vs. Boston) will affect the longevity of your wrap. Regardless, the wrap is designed to survive every type of weather, including rain, snow, heat, and cold. A vehicle wrap can last up to 8 years if properly cared for. Your wrap’s lifespan will be shortened if it is exposed to severe elements for an extended period of time.
How much time does it take to wrap my car?
A standard vehicle can be wrapped in 1-3 business days, however, the total process time will vary due to the various procedures involved. Depending on the complexity and scale of your design/project, the design phase might take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Printing and installation are usually completed in one business day. As a result, the entire procedure normally takes a few weeks from start to end, but in an ideal scenario, it can be completed in as little as three business days.
The entire turnaround time for a custom car wrap can be extended due to a variety of circumstances. These criteria include, but are not limited to, wrapping many vehicles as part of your request, larger or more complex vehicles and wrap requirements, distance from our NYC installation site, the design process, and more.
What is the wrap made of?
3M 180C is the name of the material we chose for our automobile coverings. It’s made of cast vinyl, which means it’ll last a long time. It can tolerate extreme temperatures and conform to a variety of shapes and contours. 3M is a well-known manufacturer of wrap materials. When comparing estimates, make sure that the other companies are utilizing 3M products; many shops will use lesser materials that will give you a lower upfront price but will give you poor long-term outcomes.
How long does the wrap come with a warranty?
The wrap is backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, which covers any manufacturing flaws.
What is the best way to look after my vehicle wrap?
Heavy-duty 3M vinyl is used for vehicle coverings. Keeping your wrap clean and clear of dirt and grime will help to protect and extend its life. Although you can take your wrapped vehicle to a car wash, it is recommended that you handwash your wrap. For more information about car washes, see the following question. For the best results, hand washes with a damp, non-abrasive detergent. Thoroughly rinse with clean water. Then, to dry and prevent water spots, use a silicone squeegee and/or a clean microfiber cloth.
How much does it cost to wrap a car?
Wraps for automobiles come in a range of shapes, sizes, and levels of sophistication. A simple partial car wrap can cost as little as a few hundred dollars, while a more elaborate vehicle that is completely wrapped can cost upwards of $5,000. You should expect to pay between $2,000 and $5,000 for a fully wrapped vehicle.
What goes into determining the cost of a vehicle wrap?
You are basically paying for three things when purchasing a vehicle wrap: printing, material, and labor. Each of these is influenced by a separate set of elements. Ones that are larger cost more than vehicles that are smaller. Vehicles with more curves or sophisticated embellishments, which need more care and time, will cost more. Of course, the number of vehicles will have an impact on the price.
What is the best way to look after my vehicle wrap?
Heavy-duty 3M vinyl is used for vehicle coverings. Keeping your wrap clean and clear of dirt and grime will help to protect and extend its life. Although you can take your wrapped vehicle to a car wash, it is recommended that you handwash your wrap. For more information about car washes, see the following question. For the best results, handwash with a damp, non-abrasive detergent. Thoroughly rinse with clean water. Then, to dry and prevent water spots, use a silicone squeegee and/or a clean microfiber cloth.
Is it possible for my vehicle wrap to be washed?
Yes, your wrapped vehicle can go through a car wash, however as previously said, hand washing will extend the life of your wrap; hand washing is the suggested maintenance option. Your warranty will be void if you wash your automobile in a machine. If you do decide to wash it, stay away from high-pressure washers and brushes with dense bristles. Vinyl wraps work best with brushless car washes. Brush car washes can dull, scrape, or lift the edge of your graphics, which can be detrimental to your vehicle wrap.
Are the windows covered by the wraps?
We can’t use a wrap to cover your windows because it’s against the law. However, with the exception of the front windshield, we can apply a perforated car window decal (one-way vision for windows) to any window. We’ve got you covered if you want to keep that wrapped look all the way around your car.
Do the headlights get covered by the wraps?
No, we are unable to conceal your vehicle’s headlights and/or taillights due to legal restrictions. Any lights that your car may have will be cut out of the wrap.
What sections of the vehicle does the wrap cover?
Any area of your car that is already painted can be covered with a vinyl wrap. This covers the doors, roof, hood, bumper, and any other paint-covered elements. As previously stated, a perforated window decal can be used to cover windows.
What areas of the car are not covered by the wrap?
We can’t use the vinyl wrap to hide the windows or headlights since it’s against the law. A perforated window decal can be used to cover the windows. Wraps typically do not attach well to porous surfaces, such as plastic or rubber trim. A full wrap will cut out around the vehicle’s trim sections.
Is it possible to wrap vehicles other than automobiles and trucks?
Yes! We can provide coverage for a wide range of vehicles, including cars, semi-trucks, and trailers. If you have any additional questions about a specific wrap, please contact our customer service staff at 888-222-4929.
Is it possible to add text to my wrap?
Absolutely! Your design can be changed in any way you like. You are free to use as much or as little text as you desire. If you do include text, make it large enough for people to read as you’re driving by. After all, enhanced visibility for your brand or business is one of the main reasons for getting a vehicle wrap!
Is it true that vehicle coverings chip like paint?
Wraps for vehicles do not chip. In fact, they aid in the protection of your paint from chipping! They can, however, peel if your car is not properly maintained or if it is involved in an accident. Wraps also have the advantage of being able to be replaced in sections. If only a section of the bumper is peeling, for example, it can be replaced rather than the complete wrap, saving you money while preserving the clean, professional appearance of your graphic.
Is it possible for me to remove my car wrap?
Yes, but we recommend having it removed by a professional. Removing a car wrap incorrectly can cause harm to your vehicle’s paint. Give us a call at 888-222-4929 if you need professional help removing your vehicle wrap.
What are the advantages of covering a vehicle rather than painting it?
The most significant advantage of a vinyl wrap is its complete customizability. You may customize multiple colors, text, and designs with a wrap. A paint job may be less expensive if you want to alter the color of your car from red to blue, for example. Another advantage is the increased visibility that a personalized car wrap provides for your company. Car advertising has been demonstrated in numerous studies to be a very cost-effective means of reaching clients, which is another benefit to consider when wrapping your company’s vehicle or fleet.
Is the wrap sewn together?
Yes. The wrap isn’t big enough to cover a whole car in one piece. We print many pieces to cover your vehicle, then overlap them to eliminate gaps between them. The seams will be visible if you look closely enough, however, the graphics on each piece will line up and the seams will not be visible from a typical viewing distance.
Is it true that wraps harm the paint on my car?
Assuming your vehicle’s paint is in good shape, with no chipping, scratches, or other flaws. The paint will not be harmed by the wrap. If there is any harm, it will occur after the graphic has been removed, not during installation. If your paint is already flaking, removing the wrap will most certainly take off even more paint. Every car we install a graphic on is thoroughly inspected, and we will notify you if there are any difficulties with the paint.
Is it necessary for me to wash my car before installation?
Yes! Please bring a clean vehicle to the meeting. Simply take it to an automatic car wash right before you come in to make sure it’s clean.