Dare to Compare! Paint Job vs Color Change Wrap
If you’ve decided to change the look of your vehicle, but are still unsure whether to go the traditional paint job route or the wrap route, here are some factors to consider:
How will it affect the value of my vehicle?
An aftermarket paint job devalues the vehicle. This is an important consideration when making any permanent change to your car or truck. A vinyl color change wrap, on the other hand, will protect your OEM paint from fading and other minor wear and tear. When it’s time to remove the wrap, the adhesive comes off easily, leaving the original paint job intact.
How long will it last?
A paint job lasts 3-5 or more years, depending on the quality of the job, while a color change wrap or advertising wrap lasts 5-7 years. As long as you go with a quality paint job, the lifetimes are comparable; however, keep in mind that a paint job is a permanent change. When the wrap begins to show wear, you can have it removed to reveal a perfectly intact paint job. No need to re-paint or re-wrap.
How much will it cost?
A professional paint job costs thousands of dollars with some estimates coming in around $5000. There’s always the do-it-yourself route, but you may be sacrificing quality. Better to let the professionals handle any investment that big! On the other hand, a full color change wrap costs sustantially less depending on the type of vehicle.
Now get creative.
You’re not limited to one paint color. Choose a texture or special effect, or choose an image that represents you. Add matte or metallic stripes or effects or custom printing. A vehicle wrap is completely customizable.
For color changes, we use Avery Supreme Wrapping Film, a high performance, pre-laminated vinyl. Supreme Wrapping Film comes in hundreds of colors including matte colors, metallics, and textures. We can also add custom graphics to a color change wrap to really make a statement.
Bottom line, investing in a new paint job is a big commitment, and although there’s nothing wrong with going that route, the color change wrap is useful for curbing some of the major commitment issues involved with a paint job. In addition, a color change wrap saves money up front, retains value in the long run, and lasts just as long as a paint job while protecting your OEM paint. Let our experienced design team help you come up with the perfect color or design for your vehicle. Call for a custom quote today.