Lots of people ask us about pricing when it comes to a vinyl vehicle wrap.
As with any important financial decision, it’s important to weight the pros and cons when thinking about a custom paint job or vinyl vehicle wrap. And it’s important to make sure you have the facts straight before you decide. We’ve compiled a few of the most common discussions we hear, and our perspective on what your best options might be.
A vinyl vehicle wrap is less expensive than a custom paint job
When thinking about a custom paint job or vinyl vehicle wrap, cost is a consideration. Can you get a car painted for less than it costs to get a quality full wrap on a vehicle? Definitely! Would you want to drive that car anywhere to show it off? Nope. The truth is, a great quality paint job is going to cost you far more than a vinyl vehicle wrap. And that’s just a one-color paint job that doesn’t take into account any airbrushing or detail work you may want. And a paint job certainly won’t provide you with the graphics and other options that a custom vehicle wrap can offer.
Let’s run the numbers:
- A basic, high-quality paint job on an average sedan will cost you around $5,000
- A basic, high-quality vinyl vehicle wrap will cost around $2,500. That’s only half the cost!
A vinyl vehicle wrap lasts longer than a custom paint job
So much of the custom paint job or vinyl vehicle wrap equation is determined by the quality of the paint used on a custom paint job. Let’s assume you’re willing to avoid the cheap paint options. Even with this type of foresight, your paint job will begin to show signs of wear and tear after just a few years. (If your current paint job is chipping or rusting, a vinyl wrap won’t adhere properly, so in these cases we recommend paint as your best option. And then a beautiful wrap on top, of course.)
Here are the facts:
- A high-quality paint job will stay looking good for several years. If it’s a cheaper paint, wear and tear will start to show in as little as 2 years.
- A high-quality vinyl vehicle wrap will last for years. (We guarantee our wraps for 5 years, although most last much longer.)
- Think About This: a well-designed vehicle wrap, whether it’s for personal enjoyment or a business marketing decision, will help you stand out from the crowd.
A vinyl vehicle wrap is more flexible than a custom paint job
A vinyl vehicle wrap is incredibly flexible. This is hands down a true statement! And an important one in the custom paint job or vinyl vehicle wrap debate. A vinyl vehicle wrap is limited only by your imagination. Today’s technologies allow us to print graphics on vinyl, which leaves you with the sky as the limit to what can be adhered to your car. This flexibility with messaging, imagery, and color can help you stand out from the crowd with a completely unique look for your vehicle. (We also have textured vinyl, carbon fiber vinyl, and chrome viny. And vinyl that changes color, too!!) We’ve designed some pretty unique vehicle wraps in our 20 years of experience. And we love to help our clients dream up eye-catching designs on a weekly basis. Give us a call, and we’ll brainstorm the right wrap for you.
No matter what your situation, there’s a good likelihood that a vinyl vehicle wrap is the most cost-effective solution. And with the visibility of a well-designed vehicle wrap, your investment will begin making money the moment you leave our shop. That’s a win on all fronts! Call us, and we’ll start brainstorming some ideas for you this week! We at Cascade Wraps are up to the challenge.