Everyone has their own distinct personality, which they try to showcase by way of the products they own. Whether it’s the latest mobile phone or the latest fashion they sport.
You can now add your vehicle to that list too!
Nowadays our roads are filled with too many similar looking cars with their color being the only distinguishing factor. However, there is a growing trend of car customization wherein more and more people are going in for a complete makeover of their vehicles that catches attention and makes them stand out.
Car wrapping is a fairly new trend catching up in India. This is a quick and cost-effective solution to give a complete new look to your otherwise old car.
What is a Car Wrap?
Car wraps are special cast vinyl sheets that can take many shapes, colors and sizes.
A full wrap covers the entire surface of the car. Vehicle wraps are done with vinyl materials (think of it as a large decal) that conform to the shape of your vehicle. They can be done in solid colors as “paint replacement” or can have digitally printed designs on the vinyl to really make your vehicle stand out.
Does it affect the paint on my car?
These car wraps materials are formulated with removable adhesive that does not harm your cars paint. In fact, many people find that by wrapping their vehicle, it can possibly assist in keeping a higher resale value on the vehicle due to the protective benefits of the wrap to the underlying car paint.
Why Paint it?
Traditional Paint process is long and cumbersome. The vehicle needs to be sanded, primed and then painted. Then it needs to be polished to bring about that shine and remove any paint defects/irregularities. Just like other processes, the quality of the paint can make a huge difference.
On the other hand, a car wrap is removable. Wrapping a vehicle means you can include various visual tricks you can’t achieve with paint. This might mean a logo vehicle branding or digital logo images. Wrapping a vehicle also allows you to go in for special colors, finishes, textures, etc. The best thing about it is that when you grow tired of that color or look, have it removed and try something else.
Article Courtesy: Ankit Prashar
Ankit Prashar is Co-Founder of IDE|AutoWorks™ which is a car design studio based in Gurgaon that specializes in vehicle graphics, vehicle wrapping and personalized design solutions. He can be contacted at Ankit@IDEautoworks.com