FAQ

Got a specific question about vehicle wrapping? Or simply curious about the process? We’re here to help!

Our experienced team has found the perfect solution for a huge variety of customization requests. Read on for helpful information about the ins and outs of vinyl wrapping and vehicle protection, and contact our service team if you have a specific question in mind relating to your vehicle.

Wrapping

What is a car wrap?

Wrapping is the process of covering the surface of a vehicle with a special vinyl film. This vinyl can be easily customized to match any colour or finish. Whether for protecting the car from regular wear and tear or for overhauling the colour and style, vinyl is the preferred solution over repainting.

What is cheaper: wrapping or painting?

The total cost depends on the materials and finish being used, but a vehicle wrap is traditionally much more affordable than painting.

A full vehicle wrap may range from $2,500 to $5,000, while doing a similar effort with paint could cost as much as $3,000 and $10,000 (this assumes you have chosen a basic color for your paint job.).

If you want a matte finish or a color-shifting paint, painting your car would cost significantly more than wrapping it to achieve the same look.

 

How long do vehicle wraps last?

Depending on the quality of wrap and how well you maintain your vehicle, you can expect a wrap to last between five and seven years.

Can a wrap be removed without causing damage?

As long as the wrap was initially installed with high quality materials and is being removed by a professional team, there should not be any damage to the original paint or bodywork.

How long does it take to install a vehicle wrap?

A typical wrap install job should take between 1-3 days, depending on the complexity of the design. Contact our design team to get a better sense of how long your job will take.

What should I keep in mind when washing a car with a vinyl wrap?

For best results, hand wash your vinyl wrapped vehicle. Depending on how often you drive the vehicle and the types of conditions you are driving in, consider washing each week using a gentle automotive detergent. Dry afterwards using a clean microfibre cloth. It is better to clean bird droppings and other difficult contaminants immediately or else they may stain the wrap.

Take caution if washing a car with a vinyl wrap with a pressure washer. Keep the pressure below 2000 psi and keep the nozzle more than 12 inches from the car at all times.

Tinting

How is window tint installed?

We begin by completely cleaning the inside of the windows so that no dirt or dust will be trapped between the adhesive and the window. We then cut film to the size of the window and spray a solution on both the film and the window. Our team carefully places the film on the glass and uses a squeegee to make sure the adhesion is perfect. To finish, we trim any extra material from the edges.

How long does it take to install window tint?

The answer depends on the number of windows being tinted and the size of the vehicle in question. Plan on leaving your car for a day with us.

What are the benefits of window tint?

There are many different benefit of using window tint, including:

Stylish look: A dark tint adds to the aesthetic appeal of the car and makes you feel better about your vehicle!

Privacy & security: Tinting reduces visibility from drivers of other vehicles or passersby, so that you have more privacy while driving your vehicle. This also provides the benefit of giving more security if you have valuables visible in your car.

Heat reduction: Tint reduces a significant portion of the heat from the sun, making the inside of the vehicle more cool and comfortable for both drivers and passengers.

Protecting your vehicle interior: The harsh sun can do a number on your dashboard and seat materials, causing colour fading over time. Tint reduces the damaging effects of the sun.

How do I clean or maintain window tint?

Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners with ammonia in them as they may cause the tint to peel or be damaged. Consider using soap, water, vinegar — or any vehicle glass cleaners as long as they don’t contain ammonia.

How durable is window tint?

Worried about rips or tears in your window tint from everyday use? Fortunately, the tint material is very strong and coated with a scratch resistant for added protection. You will still need to be careful when handling objects with sharp edges, but the tint will stand up well to common activities and use. If you do experience any minor damage, this should be replaced in order to prevent further tearing.

How long do I need to wait after installing window tint before rolling the windows down?

It is best to wait for 3-5 days after tint installation before you roll down your windows. The amount of time to wait depends a bit on the temperature, but it’s a good idea to wait several days to ensure that the tint has had time to cure and properly adhere to the windows.

Clear Bra & PPF

What is paint protection film?

Paint protection film is a thin layer of polyurethane that is applied to the car to protect against the regular wear and tear experienced over a regular day. The film itself is nearly invisible, so there is no change of appearance to your vehicle after application.

What are the benefits of paint protection film?

A vehicle is an important and expensive purchase. Protective film guards against accidental scratches or dents, stones and road debris, animal droppings or stains, and other regular abrasives. Whether you are protecting your personal vehicle or a commercial vehicle, paint protection film keeps the vehicle looking its absolute best for years to come.

How do we install paint protection film?

Our team goes to great lengths when installing paint protection film to ensure the best possible coverage and durability. We use special software to plan and map how the film will be applied to the vehicle. Our team will then carefully prepare the car and remove any dirt and dust for maximum adhesion. We then apply the paint protection film to specifications using an alcohol based solution.

How do I maintain and care for my paint protection film?

Maintenance and care for your paint protection film is quite simple. Give the film a week after installation before washing or waxing, just to ensure that the film has had the proper amount of time to adhere. Avoid waxes with dyes or that contain abrasive polishes, as these can ruin the adhesion.  If you find a build up of wax, this can be removed using a lint-free cloth.

Is it possible to remove paint protection film?

Absolutely! Paint protection film can be removed without any damage to the existing car bodywork or paint. Your vehicle will look just as it was before installation.

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