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Vinyl Car Wrap
« on: May 14, 2021, 05:26:20 PM »
Anybody have any experience with having a car wrapped? Somebody did some minor paint damage ($1600 estimate from the body shop) in the high school parking lot to my daughter’s car.

His family wraps cars and has offered to wrap the vehicle to avoid turning over to insurance since they could only be out material and eat the labor.

My daughter would love the fun of a color change, but what kind of longevity am I looking at with this?

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Re: Vinyl Car Wrap
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2021, 05:59:01 PM »
Might look good for a year or so but my guess is it would eventually bubble up and look like shit assuming we are talking about covering up some heavy scratches. Might even end up causing some rusting issues.

Also have to take under consideration the long term resale value of the car. What your daughter likes might not jive with the next owner who doesn't see the value in the wrap.

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Re: Vinyl Car Wrap
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2021, 08:19:25 AM »
Let me know what happens here. My 99 4Runner runs like a top but paint and trim is bad.  Thinking of a wrap.


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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2021, 11:41:05 PM »
Paint it. Yes it will cost more to have it wrapped but that doesn’t mean it’s going to last long. They have to take a lot of stuff off a car to do it or it doesn’t look good.

If it’s in a garage it will last longer but sun, rain, snow, and pollen can make areas peel.

If it’s a busy graphic design it will look better when areas peel up.


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Re: Vinyl Car Wrap
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2021, 06:20:38 AM »
Is there a headliner option?

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Re: Vinyl Car Wrap
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2021, 07:20:47 AM »
Anybody have any experience with having a car wrapped? Somebody did some minor paint damage ($1600 estimate from the body shop) in the high school parking lot to my daughter’s car.

His family wraps cars and has offered to wrap the vehicle to avoid turning over to insurance since they could only be out material and eat the labor.

My daughter would love the fun of a color change, but what kind of longevity am I looking at with this?
If they don’t want to deal with an insurance claim then they can pay out of pocket. Wrapping instead of repairing sounds like a terrible idea.