Here at Feefy Design, we only use high-quality brands of vinyl such as 3M, Avery, Hexis and Arlon. Sure there are cheaper materials available on internet sites such as eBay and Alibaba, however we refuse to trust our reputation on these inferior materials. Out of curiosity, we have imported ‘no name’ brands of vinyl to test them and thus far none of these products have surpassed our expectations and we would not be comfortable using them on a client’s car.
It is a fact that some materials cost more than others, and the specialty vinyls such as chromes, pearls, carbon fiber, etc., will cost more than your regular gloss or matte colours.
Likewise, the quality of the installation will vary the price. Preparation is key to a good result, and before we get to laying down any vinyl a good quality wrap installation begins with thorough cleaning before removal of various trim pieces, badges, door handles, etc. Taking shortcuts in any of these stages may reduce the price as it saves time, but it also reduces the quality of the installation.
Also, when comparing quotes from various wrap shops, be sure to clarify what is getting wrapped and what isn’t. On a full colour change wrap, you should consider options such as wrapping inside the door jambs to hide the original colour completely. Again, this uses more material & takes more time and so it will cost a little more, but it offers a much better finished result.
Types of Vinyl Wrapping we can offer you:
- Clear vinyl wrapping – the most common kind of paint protection film. The purpose of this is to preserve the look of your original paintwork by preventing minor scratches and chips from reaching the paint, whilst still keeping the original colour and finish in all its glory.
- Coloured vinyl wrapping – most commonly used to revitalize older cars and change colour or finish for considerably less than the cost of a re-spray. It allows people to try fashionable styles like pearlescent or matt, or just to re-colour areas like the wing mirrors, roof or door panels for a new look. Some companies also offer stencil cut-outs, which can be used to add patterns and designs to cars.
- Advertising wraps – If your car is used for business, including your logo, contact details and relevant imagery is a way of advertising whenever you drive around. In this case, vinyl wraps are added to cars by professional sign writers.
Benefits of vinyl wrapping paint protection film
If you are the kind of person who likes to put a personal stamp on their car through modifications, or your vehicle is your passion, there are several reasons why you might want to try this approach to car care, including:
- The fact that it is so much cheaper than a re-spray of your car. Quality vinyl wrapping should cost at least £1,000, whereas a good, full body re-spray may cost three times as much
- It adds a fresh, modern style to even the oldest of cars and can look fashionable
- It will protect against stone chips and light scratches
- When the vinyl begins to look worn, you can simply replace it