Car Wrap vs Respray

Whether you have an older car you wish to spruce up or a new model you’d like to give your own personal touch to, do you car wrap or respray?

Car wrapping techniques have improved dramatically over the last decade or so and there are some highly skilled artists out there (that would be us!) who really know what they are doing. Your decision, of course, will come down to what you want to achieve but there are definitely plenty of benefits to vehicle wrapping that now make it the first choice over a simple respray. First of all, a skilfully applied car wrap looks indistinguishable from a standard paint job. You have to look very, very closely and be an expert to tell the difference. It is also more durable and there’s a great deal of flexibility in your design choice.

Car Wrap vs Respray

Here are some pretty good reasons why you should choose car wrapping over a respray:

1. Car Wrap is Removable and Reversible

You certainly get a lot more flexibility when it comes to a car wrapping. Wrap can be added and removed without damaging the underlying surface of the vehicle, for a start. If you have something like an advertising slogan or marketing blurb on your van, for example, it’s fairly simple to change your design for something different or update your details without damaging the underlying vehicle.

2. Wraps can be Applied in a Variety of Textures and Finishes

Whereas a paint respray simply gives you a one-dimensional finish, with car wrapping you have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different textures and finishes. This is one area where the technology has certainly evolved and something that can help transform your vehicle exactly the way you want it to look.

3. Car Wraps are Cheaper

Whatever the design, you get more bang for your buck with a vehicle wrap. Wraps are now cheaper than your average full-body respray, especially if you want to include an intricate design. Not only that, you don’t end up with a finished product you can’t change and have to put up with if you don’t like the result.

4. Car Wrapping can be Done Quickly

Compared to a respray, your wrap can be fitted quickly and your vehicle should be ready to go within a few days – even for more complex jobs. This is particularly important if you have a fleet of commercial vehicles that you need wrapping to match your branding but want to get on the road as quickly as possible.

5. Car Wraps Protect your Paintwork

Another aspect of vehicle wrapping that often isn’t considered is the fact that it protects the underlying paintwork of the vehicle from scratches and chips. This will help you to maintain more of the vehicle value should you later wish to sell your car, van or truck.

6. Car Wraps are Long-Lasting

Vehicle wraps are durable and made to last. This means you won’t find yourself having to peel off and update a wrap because it hasn’t stood the test of time. Many companies and garages offer car or fleet wrapping as an add-on to their normal services which means you can’t be 100% sure about the quality of the end product.

At WrapUK, vehicle wrapping is what we do. We’re focused on each job individually and we bring a great deal of expertise and artistry to the table with fully trained creative teams on board. Whether you want to add graphics and advertising for your fleet, or simply want a one-off design for your car, contact us online or give us a call on 01243 908 007 to find out how we can help.