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Can a Car Wrap Damage Paint?

There are so many myths and misconceptions about car wraps. Here at Brand It, Wrap It, we think this is a shame—especially when they hold people back from wrapping a vehicle. You may have heard, for instance, that car wraps can damage paint. Today, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t believe this misconception!

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One of the most pervasive misconceptions about car wraps is that they can damage your paint job. Here’s why you shouldn’t believe it!

No, A Car Wrap Won’t Damage Paint

There are a few exceptions to this that we’ll get into later, but we’d like to start out by saying that this is by and large a myth. Under ordinary circumstances, a car wrap won’t damage paint. In fact, the opposite is the case.

Vinyl wraps don’t damage paint; they paint them. This is one of the unexpected benefits of wraps for many people. Most people are drawn to vehicle wraps because of their appearance. Or perhaps they’re looking for an affordable and effective way to advertise their business. While wraps are great for both of these purposes, you’re bound to get extra satisfaction from the knowledge that your paint has an extra layer of protection from damage.

By the time you remove the wrap, you’ll be delighted to see that your paint is just as pristine as it was the day you had it installed.

The Exception: Poor Paint Jobs

We do have to address the one exception to this rule: poor paint jobs. In virtually all of the instances in which car wraps have ‘damaged’ paint, it’s due to the quality of the paint, not the wrap.

When vinyl wraps are tested, they use factory-fresh vehicles as their test subjects. This doesn’t mean that your car has to be brand new to be wrapped. But, if it’s been repainted, then it needs to have been done professionally and with high-quality paint.

One of the issues that tends to emerge with low-quality paint is that it doesn’t properly bond to the vehicle. This makes it easier to lift off during the removal of a wrap.

Instances of a vinyl wrap damaging paint on a vehicle are quite rare, and—we have to emphasize this again—are always due to poor paint quality. But don’t let this discourage you from wrapping a vehicle. Your paint wasn’t high-quality in the first place, so it’s something you should get redone anyway.

Contact Brand It, Wrap It Today

If you are looking for a cool custom way to decorate your vehicle or advertise your business, make sure to check out Brand It, Wrap It, Custom Signs, and Vehicle Graphics. We are a full-service sign and wrap company that provides excellent quality signage for businesses both big and small throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. metro area. We provide customer service, use the best and latest sign printing technology, and pride ourselves on our attention to detail. To see how we can help your business shine, give us a call at 301-838-9727 or visit us online for an estimate. For more tips and articles like this, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.


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