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What is a Vehicle Wrap??

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A wrap is a vinyl product, produced to be a solid color, with many shades and finishes to choose from, that can be applied to your vehicle and a number of different objects. The vinyl product can range in thickness from 3-4mm for color change wraps. The material has an adhesive that compliments each other to be heat and pressure activated to conform and contour to your vehicle.

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What Are The Advantages of Wrapping My Vehicle?

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Wraps can almost instantly give your vehicle a new and fresh look without the need for an expensive paint job. In the same token, a wrap can instantly provide your vehicle with: paint protection for any OEM paint job, protection from UV and acid rain fading or weathering, bug splatter and bird dropping build up, gasoline spillage etc. Although it is not a bubble around your vehicle, it is the next best thing you can preserve your vehicle's state it's in when brought to us.

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How Much Does a Wrap Cost?

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Cost is determined by several factors: How much of the vehicle is being wrapped, the film you select, the complexity of the project, style line and installation. Costs range from a few hundred dollars for custom stripes and accents, to a few thousand dollars for a complete full wrap (this is lower end, basic pricing). Each project is unique and different. ACW is not the cheapest wrap shop you will find, only because we simply believe in the words, “you get what you pay for’.

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How Does a Complete Wrap Compare to New Paint Job?

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Wrap film is not permanent, making it fast and easy to change your style up quickly and easily, without damage to the current OEM factory paint. In many cases, the film can be the less expensive option. Not only is there a possibility of a significant price difference, but the timing of job completion is quicker, which mean less downtime, the maintenance of a wrap is very little, and you are given a warranty on the product and the install. Another great benefit is the replacement. Heaven forbid, but if you were to be in an accident, or something happens to a panel of your vehicle, for example, a door ding or something scratches or chips the wrap, your vehicle is protected in it’s original state under the wrap. Then we simply replace that panel, and there is no need for blending surrounding areas, as you would have to do with paint. As for Racers, a wrap is on average, 11-13 pounds lighter than a paint job (hence why NASCAR uses wraps and decals instead of custom paint jobs)

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How Long Does It Take To Wrap a Vehicle?

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Simple Stripes and accents take a few hours to install, while a full wrap can take up to 3-5 days depending on the complexity of the vehicle's job, size and detail of the car, and install. Each job is different. Drastic color changes can take longer to ensure covering up the underlying color. The disassembly and reassembly of the vehicle can also change the time frame.

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How Long Does a Vehicle Wrap Last?

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The expected performance life of a new wrap is 5 years. We use 3M 1080 and Avery SW900 for our solid color wraps, which are durable and will uphold their color and luster for up to 7 years if properly maintained. However, we do not recommend this. Over this time period the sun, acid rain or any other factors that come in contact with your car have an effect on your wraps' life expectancy. While you do not need to wax or use specialty products to clean and maintain the wrap, we do offer some vinyl specific products to help the life of your wrap. We do not recommend wax products for the Matte, Brushed, or Carbon Fiber materials, it will alter their appearance. We offer a 3-5 year warranty* on product and install ACW provides.

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Will My Vehicle Retain It’s Value If I Wrap It?

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Absolutely! When a wrap is installed correctly and professionally, there is no need to stress of any underlying damage. Here at ACW, we take care of each vehicle that we touch, and properly prep each vehicle and properly install the vinyl from training and specs provided by the manufacturers of the product. All OEM paint is warrantied and guaranteed that if the wrap is properly removed, there will be no damage done to the cars original state it was in when brought to us. If there are paint and or clear coat issues with your vehicle when you bring it to us, we will address each issue, letting you, the customer, know the possibilities that could happen if you do not have OEM certified paint. You are Protecting your investment with style while customizing at the same time.