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Car Wrapping: 10 Things You Should Know

Changing the colour of your car can get very expensive. Why not try Wrapping? Watch this Epic Wrapping session on this 2022 Volkswagen Polo. Being different from the norm makes you stand apart. Painting a car in your favourite shade can be expensive. However, car wrapping is a cheap and viable option. Watch the transformation of this VW Polo from candy white to pearl white.

  1. How long does a wrap last on a car?

    A typical vehicle wrap installation can take 7-9 hours or longer, depending on the size of the vehicle. It is common to take 2-3 days to complete a full wrap. The installation is completed indoors, requiring the vehicle to be left at the installation premises typically.

  2. Is wrapping cheaper than painting a car?

    Cost is a likely factor in a wrapping vs painting decision: is it cheaper to wrap or paint a car? Paint jobs run from rupees 25,000 (low quality) to 50,000 (high-quality). A professional wrap runs between rupees 15,000 to 20,000. 

  3. Is it better to wrap or paint a car?

    Vehicle wraps are generally more durable than paint. While a top-tier paint job can last the life of a vehicle, standard paint jobs typically only last a couple of years. A high-quality vehicle wrap will last up to 5 to 8 years.

  4. How much does a car wrap cost in Delhi?

    Wrapping can vary in price as per the material used, coverage required as well as the size of the vehicle. The price varies from as low as ₹10,000 to as high as ₹1,00,000 for good quality products.

  5. Is wrapping well for your car?

    Wrapping averts wear to your car’s colour by shielding the vehicle with vinyl. These vinyl vehicle wraps are more extensively resistant to risks and dangers than paint, helping your car maintain its look for a long time.

  6. Can you vinyl wrap over old paint?

    It is advised that car vinyl should only be applied on factory-painted vehicles; nevertheless, if you choose to have your car wrapped even though the paint is peeling, the paint will require to be feathered or filed by a body shop first to ensure a smooth installation and to stop bubbles.

  7. Why would you wrap a car?

    The paint on a car can often be scraped by road debris or wither as time passes. Vinyl adds a layer of defence to the bodywork and helps to maintain the car’s retail value.

  8. Is it legal to wrap a car in India?

    Vinyl or body wraps are legal car changes in the Indian market as they do not impede the car’s structural rigidity. Most external changes that cover only the exterior are allowed by regulation.

  9. What are the cons of wrapping a car?

    While your red car with black vinyl will initially look great, another ‘con’ is the eventual colour shift when the vinyl suffers any scuffs or scratches. As the wrap experiences more deterioration, the colour will start to seep through, becoming more prominent and losing its overall finish.

  10. Can you wash a wrapped car?

    Take your wrapped vehicle to an automatic brushless car wash, though hand washing is more secure and detailed. Brush car washes may be too harsh on the film, spoiling it and causing peeling and raised edges. It should be secure for most types of vinyl if a car wash uses water spray and no brushes.

Karan Rawat
Karan Rawat
Confucius did not specify moto-journalism when he penned everything in the 6th century B.C. Nevertheless, a proverb from him loosely rendered reads as "fancy something you love, and you will never have to work a single day in your life." My love for anything with wheels is like the moth's desire for the stars, the obsession with something beyond one's reach and means, and in part, we are all remains of unfulfilled dreams.


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