Myths, lore and urban legends…life would be so boring without them. Every society, nay, every facet of human life has its fair-share of stories that are based on little evidence if not…nothing. People tend to believe anything as long as it can hit them on an emotional level, which is why “facts” such as an average human can only hope to use 10% of his/her brain unless they learn some secret meditation technique, or you will catch a cold in the rain are still prominently doing rounds out there.
Despite the comparatively short time they have been around, vinyl wraps too have earned some myths to their credit which keep holding people back. Here we take a look at four of the most common myths about vinyl wraps which we keep hearing.
Myth 1: Vehicle wraps can damage paint: Let’s face it, the fact that someone is going to be doing some heavy work right on your vehicle is cause for concern, and of course taking those wraps off need to be done carefully. But these days, installing and taking off wraps is so easy that such issues don’t really come up. In fact, vinyl wraps can protect your vehicle paint from UV light, dust and other contaminants adding to their life!
Myth 2: Vinyl wraps need constant maintenance: Now periodic maintenance is a good idea any day; however, you need not slave hours away to keep a wrap in good shape. How often your wraps require maintenance depends upon where you live. A lot of snow, dust or rain can cause damage to your wraps; but it makes little sense to be driving around in very inhospitable conditions anyways. As long as you take your vehicle out in good driving conditions, a vehicle wrap will easily last between 5 to 7 years before needing replacement.
Myth 3: It’s expensive: While the old adage you get what you pay for holds true here as well, compared to paint jobs, vinyl wraps are actually much cheaper. A car wrap for instance along with installation can cost $2,000 to $5,000, while a basic custom paint job will run north of $10,000! Vehicle wraps even outdo traditional media such as TV, radio and newspaper when pitted against them on a pay per impression basis, generating between 30,000 to 70,000 impressions per day when used properly.
Myth 4: Vinyl wraps are not suited for windows: A typical vinyl wrap can make it difficult to see through, which is why perforated vinyl graphics are used on windows. These have small holes in them which permit good visibility. That being said, the front windshield along with the driver and forward passenger side windows should never be covered with graphics as they can be too distracting. Perforated vehicle graphics are best suited for the rear windows and windshield.
Have you heard a vinyl fact which is keeping you on the fence? If so then give us a call and we will be happy to clear any queries you might have!