Questions and Answers
What is a vehicle wrap?
Wraps come in all different shapes & sizes. Wraps start as large sheets of adhesive backed vinyl film designed specifically for vehicle application made available in a variety of styles & finishes. Some wraps are a full color change in matte, satin or gloss finishes, as well as chrome, “carbon fiber” look, and beyond. Vehicle wraps can also consist of printed designs containing imagery, photos, graphics, or branded elements to represent a business or group, or as “accents” on vehicle features like trim, spoilers, hoods, roofs, and trunks. Truly, the possibilities are endless; recent advancements in vinyl production technology has also opened up the possibilities to textured vehicle wraps like leather, alligator, snake skin, or holographic & 3D films!
How much do vehicle wraps cost?
Every vehicle & application is different, so price really depends on the scope of your vehicle wrap project. A complete wrap includes door jambs, inner door frames, and sills — this level of vehicle coverage is recommended for those who desire a full color change, and is obviously the most costly. Partial wraps without jambs, frames, and sills are cheaper, but ultimately will not have the same illusion as full coverage applications. All of our prices listed are base prices, and will vary depending on the vehicle type, surface complexity, and film used. For a more precise quote, contact us with more information about your wrap project.
Does a vehicle wrap damage your paint?
No, but improper installation or removal can! A bad install means your vehicle’s paint might get damaged from razor blade scratches, and poor adhesion that ultimately leads to wrap failure. Also, if the wrong type of film is used during the application like a sign vinyl with extra strength adhesive or low flexibility, it can strip your paint and cause serious damage if & when it is not removed with care!
How long does a vehicle wrap last?
Wrap life span really depends on how well the film is cared for, how much day to day stress the wrap gets from road driving, and what quality of film was used to do the installation. Some films last longer than others, and the thicker they are the more damage they can take. We’ve wrapped vehicles that see plenty of road & track time, and their films have survived more that 5 years without needing parts re-installed or failing entirely.
Can you install my vinyl for me?
Typically we don’t install any film we’re not already stocking. There are a lot of knock off films out there that aren’t designed for vehicle wrap applications, so if you want help making a selection just contact us for a recommendation!
Can you wrap unpainted or primed vehicles or body components?
No. With primed and unpainted vehicles or body kits, the surface texture does not allow for proper adhesion of air egress vinyls, and makes the wrap prone to failure & lifting.
How do I care for my vinyl wrap?
Proper wrap care starts with the basics. Keeping your vehicle’s surface clean is the primary concern, so frequent hand washing to eliminate surface contaminates is necessary if you want to keep your wrap from getting stained or damaged from road grime. For those of you with a gloss free exterior, we offer wrap waxing services for matte & satin films to help keep them protected as well as maintain a nice soft, flat finish.
What is the difference between your satin clear & matte colors?
Primarily, the film thickness. Matte opaque options have become more and more popular for those wanting a complete color change, while our satin clear applications are more tailored to those who simply want to change their factory paint finish while also adding a layer of protection.
Will a wrap protect my vehicle?
Most opaque and textured wrap films are thin and pliable so they can stretch easily during application. Unfortunately, thinner films are more prone to failure, and typically don’t offer much paint protection. However, some wrap films are so thick that they can add a layer of protection – specifically, our satin clear applications. Typical matte colored film is around 2-4 MILS thick and wont bare too much of an impact from large rocks or chunky road debris, but satin clear is on par with standard clear bra protection at around 7-9 MILS thick, keeping your paint that much safer.
What types/brands of vinyl do you have?
We typically don’t stock much vinyl other than what is necessary for current projects. Since we work with such a diverse range of clientele with a wide array of tastes and styles, we install just about every type of film on the market (and some custom ones too!) 3M, Avery, Oracal, Hexus, KPMF, you name it, we’ve used it. If there’s a specific film you want to use, let us know and we’ll find it for your vehicle at the best price available. We can even special order a one-off film, create a custom printed design, or track down something unique if you really want to break away from the pack!
How long does a vehicle wrap take to install?
If the wrap is our primary focus, turn around time can be as short as a week or less depending on complexity. Stripes, graphics & accent pieces can typically be completed in 24 – 72 hours, but exterior wraps or full color changes with door jambs will take considerably longer. Since we’re a fully functioning detail shop with more than just wraps on our plate, installation times will vary depending on the project and when it’s scheduled. If you’re on a deadline or want to expedite your install, just let us know what the time frame is and we’ll factor it in when we set up your appointment.
Paint vs. wrap: which is more cost effective?
There are pros & cons to both wrapping or painting your vehicle, and normally a high quality paint job will cost just as much if not more than a high quality wrap. A cheap paint job is rarely a good thing, and preserving original paint is something we value, so we tend to side with wrapping. While it might be “cheaper” to do an easy respray on your vehicle for a change of color, it will ultimately damage the value and make it harder to resell down the line. A wrap can be removed easily, doesn’t run the risk of inconsistencies that come with a cheap paint job, and can potentially increase the resale value to prospective buyers if they plan on keeping it wrapped.
Are vehicle wraps road legal?
In most cases, yes. While the jury is still out on the legality of vehicle wraps in most states due to their recent rise in popularity, we have heard of action being taken to limit certain films from road use by regulating their production size. Varieties of chrome & reflective films are intended for off road use only or for minor graphical additions as opposed to total car coverage, but there isn’t a current state law barring you from changing the color of your car via vehicle wrap that we know of, or requiring you to re-register your vehicle in a new color.
Does my vehicle need to be clean before I can wrap it?
Most definitely. Dirt and contaminants on your exterior would be trapped under the film, posing greater harm to your paint and eventually causing the wrap to fail if they were not cleaned off before installation. Thus, we must require a full 24- step hand wash and clay bar decontamination before the wrap is applied.
What happens if my wrap gets damaged?
There are a few courses of action we can take depending on how your wrap gets damaged, where the damage occurred, and how extensive it is. Worst case scenario, the wrap must be removed entirely, but more than likely we will be able to pull a section of the wrap and replace it with a new piece of film that was left over from your installation. Depending on the design or layout of your wrap and where the damage is located, we may also need to reprint graphics or simply patch a spot in.
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More Questions and Answers
1. Is Immaculate Details of Atlanta a safe company?
Immaculate Details of Atlanta has years of experience in the automotive world, offering various services. We have a qualified, responsible, and professional staff who will do a guaranteed job that will enhance your car’s beauty.
We have the necessary certificates to be able to operate in the city of Atlanta. We are a leading company in this industry because of the work we do.
2. Why should I put a vinyl wrap on my car?
Vinyl wraps allow you to change the appearance of your vehicle without having to change the original paint. Vinyl wraps are cheaper than painting your car, and will also be able to protect your car paint.
At Immaculate Details of Atlanta, we offer you a complete service to have the best vinyl wrap for your vehicle.
3. Does vinyl wrap damage my original car paint?
No, vinyl wrap is safe and will not damage your car paint. Rather, it will protect it to prevent it from fading over the years and scratches. You can remove the vinyl, and the paint will be intact and in perfect condition.
This is why you should look for a responsible company that knows how to do the job and so that you have access to good quality vinyl wrapping. This way, you are sure that the vinyl adhesive will not damage your body paint.
4. What Colors Can You Find In Vinyl Wraps?
You can currently find a wide range of vinyl colors so you can choose the one that best suits your tastes. You can find matt, satin, and gloss vinyl. There are also textured ones such as snakeskin, crocodile, leather, 3D, among others.
You can also use a unique design to personalize your vinyl using landscapes, images, graphics, company branding, etc.
5. Is paint protective film safe?
The answer is yes; the protective film is high quality; it is colorless and is applied in the areas of greatest impact. It allows you to protect your car paint from scratches, stones, chips, insects, discoloration from the sun, etc.
The paint protection film is designed to fit your car and will avoid spending money in the future, repairing paint problems.
6. What is a ceramic coating for my car?
Ceramic coating is a treatment that is applied to your car after it has been polished. A product similar to a wax or a sealant but more powerful is applied to the car that allows you to protect the paint.
With this service, you will be able to avoid the deterioration of the painting by the passage of time. By choosing our ceramic pro service, you will enjoy an excellent quality coating. We offer you a transparent liquid nano-ceramic coating that will give your car shine.
7. What are Immaculate Details of Atlanta’s car detailing / paint correction service?
We offer the ultimate car detailing solution for your vehicle. We offer a full range of services for both the interior and exterior of your vehicle, whether you are after a luxury wash, decontamination and protection using high-quality waxes/sealants, or full paint correction via machine polishing to remove all surface defects restoring absolute perfect clarity and gloss
8. How much does each service offered by Immaculate Details of Atlanta cost?
The price may vary depending on the service you want to perform. It also varies depending on the size and model of your vehicle.