Will a Wrap Hide any Dings or Dents?

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One of the most common questions we get in regards to vehicle wraps is around how well it can hide dents and dings. Sadly, the answer most folks want to hear is a resounding YES! But the truth of the matter is a vehicle wrap will not be a good method to hide any dents or dings on your vehicle. In some instances it can work, it others it will do quite the opposite. Here is more.

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Usually, a Vehicle Wrap is going to Highlight Any Dents.

With a tired, older vehicle, scratches dents and dings will be acceptable because the rest of the vehicle looks older. When you wrap a vehicle, and give it basically a brand new exterior, all the little dings are less ‘hidden’ with the entire look of the vehicle. That said, as we’ve mentioned above, if it’s only a couple spots it won’t be the end of the world. Like one of our wrap specialists so perfectly put it: if you’ve been driving it this long and it doesn’t bother you, wrapping it won’t change that.

That Said, a Vehicle Wrap Can Help Hide a Dent.

First off, yes a wrap will cover the dents. But it will not make those imperfections go away. This is because a wrap follows the contour of the vehicle. That said, if you have a single spot on your vehicle which has a couple small dents, we could mask the appearance of those dents with some smart design.

A wrap with a lot of busy elements (see picture below) will be able to create an illusion that helps mask the look of the dent. Another method is by using less glossy materials in the wrap itself. Matte vinyl and matte over-laminate will not reflect as much light; and it is the light reflection which highlights the dent’s contours. So less gloss will me less reflection coming from the dents.

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Why a Vehicle Wrap Won’t Hide a Dent or Ding.

The material used in a vehicle wrap is going to be applied directly to the entire surface of your vehicle. It is a thin material which follows all the contours of your vehicle—including any dents or dings. So while it will be applied on top of the dent, it will not make it any less of a dent. It’s important to note, you want this to happen. This is because any vehicle wrap material which does not make direct contact can lead to issues of tearing, bubbling, and more.

Will a Wrap Cover any Scratches or Paint Chips?

Along the same lines as above, a vehicle wrap will follow the contours of any scratch on your vehicle. Small scratches will be shallow enough though that a new wrap will provide an obvious improvement to the look. Additionally, a vehicle wrap will be covering the scratch up so any potential future issues from rust will be completely solved. Along these lines though, any sharp edges (which could cut the vinyl) need to be repaired before a wrap is applied.

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Get Any Imperfections Fixed Before Wrapping your Vehicle

Small dents in your vehicle can usually be popped out fairly easily. More difficult dents are also going to be the ones which are more visible before and after a wrap is applied. If you can, try and get as much of your vehicle fixed and repaired before wrapping it. That is, if these dents and things bother you.

Similarly, and share edges, rust spots, or chipping paint will definitely need to be repaired. A vehicle wrap applies directly to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle. If that surface is sharp it can rip the wrap. If that surface is peeling or flaking off, the wrap itself will have a tough time of staying adhered to the vehicle itself.

Your Dedicated Vehicle Wrapping Company

AP Corp is the leading provider of fleet graphics and fleet wrapping solutions. We’ve wrapped every kind of vehicle you can think of, and we’ve been doing it since 2001. So if you’re looking for a partner who can help you find the best possible solution for your budget and goals, we can help.

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How to make a Vehicle wrap template in Corel Draw

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Channel: Steven Jackson  

A walk through of making a vehicle wrap template using Corel Draw and an established vehicle outline.

Video length: 7:52
Category: Education
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Auto Detailing Vehicle and Trailer Wraps Printing and Installation by Rightlook Creative

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Channel: Rightlook Creative  

In this video Stephen Powers explains the trailer and vehicle wrap process and tours the Rightlook and Rightlook Creative wrap and vehicle graphics printing facility. Video shows a Rightlook auto detailing customer trailer in the process of getting wrapped.

Video length: 2:47
Category: Autos & Vehicles
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Mixed-Vehicle Fleet Graphics are Very Effective

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Syndicated by One Source Media, Long Island City, New York

Are you stretching your vehicle wrap design across a couple different types of vehicles? Curious to know if this is a good or bad strategy? Whether your fleet is 100 vehicles or three, having a variety of different vehicle types isn’t bad from the standpoint of fleet graphics.

The important thing is, all your vehicles look consistent! That said, in what ways can a mix-matched fleet be just as effective as a fleet of uniform vehicles?

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First, It’s Affordable

If you work with the vehicles you have, you will obviously be spending a lot less money. The obvious reason is the alternative is selling off the one-of vehicles in order to replace them. Not ideal. So if you have a fleet of service vans, but maybe your estimator’s vehicle is a sedan, it’s probably better to keep all said vehicles and wrap them.

Makes Your Fleet Look Larger

A mixed-vehicle fleet tends to give the impression of a larger company. If a customer see’s a couple different vehicle types with a professional wrap on them, they may assume your business is much larger than it already is. After all, different vehicles may mean a different need or use for each vehicle: estimators, service technicians, emergency service, and management to name a few.

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No Vehicle Wrap is Worse than a Mix-Matched Fleet Wrap

Are you waiting to maybe get a more uniform fleet to get a vehicle wrap? Well, the risk of not wrapping your fleet is much worse than any incorrectly perceived issues with wrapping a mixed-vehicle fleet. The average vehicle is seen by 30,000 – 80,000 people on a daily basis. So why wait on getting that type of exposure?

Vehicle Wraps can Conform to any Vehicle Type

A common question we get is: can my vehicle wrap design be applied to a different type of vehicle? Long story short, yes. A vehicle wrap design, when done right, can be easily altered and adjusted to fit any type of vehicle! The important considering factor is whether the design was craft with mixed-fleet use in mind. Most quality fleet graphics companies know their clients will have different vehicle types over time, but it’s always good to mention it.

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You Get to Wrap More!

Some businesses will only wrap their service vans, but then estimator cars will remain unbranded. Hopefully the points above give you the confidence to give yourself the permission to wrap more of your fleet. At the end of the day, the more vehicles you have wrapped, the more exposure your company will have. this is espeically important if you are looking for ways to create brand awareness in a local market.

Your Mixed-Vehicle Fleet Graphics Company

AP Corp is your local fleet graphics company. We have the experience, certifications, and on-site ability to deliver the highest quality fleet wraps for any size (or type) of fleet. For more information, get in touch with us today!

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* This article was originally published here
The Wrap Shop Co is a car wrap shop in Memphis, Tennessee.

Find is on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=624519131304914146

Mixed-Vehicle Fleet Graphics are Very Effective

Syndicated by The Wrap Shop Co, Memphis, Tennessee

Are you stretching your vehicle wrap design across a couple different types of vehicles? Curious to know if this is a good or bad strategy? Whether your fleet is 100 vehicles or three, having a variety of different vehicle types isn’t bad from the standpoint of fleet graphics.

The important thing is, all your vehicles look consistent! That said, in what ways can a mix-matched fleet be just as effective as a fleet of uniform vehicles?

Mixed-Vehicle-Fleet-Graphics-are-Very-Effective

First, It’s Affordable

If you work with the vehicles you have, you will obviously be spending a lot less money. The obvious reason is the alternative is selling off the one-of vehicles in order to replace them. Not ideal. So if you have a fleet of service vans, but maybe your estimator’s vehicle is a sedan, it’s probably better to keep all said vehicles and wrap them.

Makes Your Fleet Look Larger

A mixed-vehicle fleet tends to give the impression of a larger company. If a customer see’s a couple different vehicle types with a professional wrap on them, they may assume your business is much larger than it already is. After all, different vehicles may mean a different need or use for each vehicle: estimators, service technicians, emergency service, and management to name a few.

Mixed-Matched-Fleet-Graphics-Branding-is-Very-Effective

No Vehicle Wrap is Worse than a Mix-Matched Fleet Wrap

Are you waiting to maybe get a more uniform fleet to get a vehicle wrap? Well, the risk of not wrapping your fleet is much worse than any incorrectly perceived issues with wrapping a mixed-vehicle fleet. The average vehicle is seen by 30,000 – 80,000 people on a daily basis. So why wait on getting that type of exposure?

Vehicle Wraps can Conform to any Vehicle Type

A common question we get is: can my vehicle wrap design be applied to a different type of vehicle? Long story short, yes. A vehicle wrap design, when done right, can be easily altered and adjusted to fit any type of vehicle! The important considering factor is whether the design was craft with mixed-fleet use in mind. Most quality fleet graphics companies know their clients will have different vehicle types over time, but it’s always good to mention it.

Maryland-Mixed-Vehicle-Fleet-Graphics-in-maryland-are-Very-Effective

You Get to Wrap More!

Some businesses will only wrap their service vans, but then estimator cars will remain unbranded. Hopefully the points above give you the confidence to give yourself the permission to wrap more of your fleet. At the end of the day, the more vehicles you have wrapped, the more exposure your company will have. this is espeically important if you are looking for ways to create brand awareness in a local market.

Your Mixed-Vehicle Fleet Graphics Company

AP Corp is your local fleet graphics company. We have the experience, certifications, and on-site ability to deliver the highest quality fleet wraps for any size (or type) of fleet. For more information, get in touch with us today!

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How To Design A Vehicle Wrap in Illustrator

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Channel: Ryan Haworth  

This video is a tutorial, a detailed walkthrough for creating a Vehicle Wrap Project in Adobe Illustrator CC. I've simplified it for ease of use. The focus here is on the Pen tool, and using the Pathfinder to properly create the vehicle outline. From the outline, you can easily create the clipping mask that becomes the completed wrap design.

File for creating the Vehicle Wrap are located here:
http://www.ryandoeseverything.com/tutorials/adobe-illustrator-cc/how-to-design-a-vehicle-wrap-in-adobe-illustrator/

Here's the video for setting up the Vehicle Wrap Design File: https://youtu.be/V5H40omVQa8

This is another lesson in my course "Fundamentals of Industrial Design Software" taught at University of Idaho in Idaho Falls. In the course we cover the basics of Adobe Illustrator CC, Revision 2015, for designers, artists, and illustrators in the various areas of industrial design. The objective of the course is to help beginners and those with little experience with Adobe Illustrator CC become more familiar with the tools and their use in order to improve their current work, and/or move into positions that demand more Illustrator expertise.

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact University of Idaho in Idaho Falls.

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How To Apply Vehicle Graphics

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Channel: eyedeamm  

In this video, you are shown how to apply vehicle graphics to cars.

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Video length: 2:47
Category: Howto & Style
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Vehicle Wrap Template Setup

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Channel: Aurora Graphics Inc.  

This week we are going to be getting into vehicle wrap templates. We will discuss which vehicle templates we use and why we choose vector based templates over photographs. We discuss lens distortion, template scaling and how to double check your measurements.

Website: https://www.auroragraphics.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuroraGraphicsInc/

Video length: 13:07
Category: Howto & Style
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Abarth pearl metal yellow by car wraps mx

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Channel: Car Wraps Mx  

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Video length: 4:08
Category: People & Blogs
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'Before you get a chrome Car Wrap'' (Watch This)!

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Channel: ITS THE BENZMAN  

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In this video I show everything you should be considering when getting a chrome wrap for your car. On my CL550 i have avery chrome red. As stated by multiple sources any chrome is hard to install and take care of. You should always get the best chrome available if you are going to get chrome colors for your car. always go to the best quality shop that you can.

Video length: 10:30
Category: Autos & Vehicles
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