Vehicle wraps or Custom Automobile Vinyl Wraps are much more affordable when compared to custom paint jobs and the vinyl can be removed at any time. Take a look below to see how vehicle wraps are applied:
When you apply a vehicle wrap, you normally start with the hood. The graphic is smoothed out over the hood and the professional will also make sure that there are no wrinkles present. When the hood vinyl has been applied, the vinyl is then trimmed to make sure that there is no excess film.
The next step in the process would be to apply the side panel. This is normally done by taking a long horizontal sheet of vinyl to make sure that there are no seams in the graphic. Again, the excess material is trimmed and when this stage has been done, it is time to move onto the rear bumpers. This can be tricky and it takes a lot of work to make sure that the wrap follows the contours of the vehicle without causing any wrinkles.
The final step in the wrap process would be to go over the mouldings and the door panels. The professional will look to see if any excessive stretching has occurred and they will also make sure that the areas are trimmed further to prevent any tenting. At this stage, the professional will then go over the vinyl with a smooth appliance to make sure that the air bubbles are eliminated from the vinyl surface.
Many people choose to fit the vinyl outside but because it is sensitive to heat, and it is sometimes heat that affects how it seals it onto the vehicle, it is always a better idea to apply the vinyl in a cool environment. This will give you the top result and you can reapply the vinyl at a later date if it is needed.