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 stop your car wrap from fading

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In this article, we will share some top tips on how you can stop your car wrap from fading: 1) Make sure the car wrap you choose is UV stable When choosing the right vinyl for your car wrap, always go for the best, don’t just pick the cheapest vinyl. Make sure your vinyl is […]

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When to Use Paste Back Wallpaper

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Looking to bring more life into your space? Wallpaper is a great way to achieve a gorgeous look; whether it’s a one-of-a-kind mural, or a common pattern you want to extend throughout your space. When it comes to wall coverings, wallpaper provides many benefits something like vinyl wall wrap many not. That said, within the wallpaper category are many different types of wallpapers. Here we will discus when to use paste back wallpaper.

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First, What Exactly is Paste Back Wallpaper?

Past back wall paper is, quite literally, when you apply paste to the backside of non-pasted wallpaper. Then—with the paste on the paper—you stick your wallpaper to the wall. This is different than adhesive backed wallpaper which is applied almost like a sticker. It also differs from pre-pasted wallpaper because it doesn’t need to be soaked in water and then applied after the paste is ‘activated’.

How to Install Paste Back Wallpaper

The process to install paste back wallpaper is fairly straightforward. While the steps sound simple, don’t let that fool you. Installing any type of wall covering—especially wallpaper—is an unforgiving and difficult process to master.

  1. Measure, design, and print the wallpaper itself. Plot and cut wallpaper appropriately. If purchasing a pre-made; measure your walls and buy accordingly.
  2. Clean the installation area thoroughly and let dry. Clean areas mean minimal contaminants.
  3. Unroll your wallpaper on installation day and apply a healthy layer of paste to the backside or “application side” of the non-pasted wallpaper.
  4. Carefully move your wallpaper to the wall where it will be installed. You have some time to position it once it is on the wall, but move fast and efficiently.

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The Pros and Cons to Paste Back Wallpaper

Like all building materials, paste back wallpaper has a set of pros and cons. We will list those out here now in order to help better set the stage for when this type of wallpaper will yield the best finished product.

The Pros of Paste Back Wallpaper

  • During installation, it can slide around to get the perfect alignment.
  • Wallpaper is a thicker material, and can hide wall imperfections.
  • Can ensure all edges and corners get a proper amount of paste.
  • Less costly accidents when compared to pre-pasted wallpaper.
  • Can be custom printed to best suit your design requirements.
  • Less mess when compared to pre-pasted wallpaper.
  • Paste can fill in any imperfections in the wall.
  • It is quite permanent, so won’t easily peel.

The Cons of Paste Back Wallpaper

  • Using too much or too little paste can affect installation quality.
  • It is quite permanent, so removal isn’t going to exactly be easy.
  • Takes some skill and experience to get the right consistency.
  • Tends to be more costly than other types of wallpaper.
  • Messier than adhesive-backed wallpaper.

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When to Use Paste Back Wallpaper

So with all this information, when then would be the best time to use a paste back wallpaper? As a wall covering company, we work with every type of wall covering available from wallpaper to wall murals. As such, our job is to help our customers find the best material for their installation.

When it comes to paste back wallpaper, one of the best uses is when a wall is in rough shape: dents, scratches, dings. This is because the paste can fill in those slight imperfections. In addition, the thickness of the wallpaper itself also helps to cover up those issues.

Another great time to consider paste back wallpaper is when you know you want a more permanent solution. Adhesive-back vinyl wall graphics are now lasting longer than ever, but they will never live up to the longevity of professional wallpaper.

Your Local Wallpaper Company

AP Graphics is your local wallpaper installer. If you ever find yourself search for wallpaper installers near me, then know that we are the right fit. We provide quality first installations of all types of wall coverings at a fair and honest price. Our customers commonly find that they simply need to come to us with an idea, and a set of problems, and we help work with them to find the best end product for the budget.

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The Entire Printing and Car Wrap Process | AdGraphics | South Florida

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This video, produced by KingGraphicArts.com shows the entire step-by-step process of wrapping a car; all the way from design concept, printing, laminating vinyl, cutting the graphics, and the complete installation.
AdGraphics has seen a lot of car wraps done by “the other guys” who do it for less, and that’s exactly what the customers got — LESS! Be certain that you have the BEST, join the leader who pioneered the car wrapping business, the ones with a 3M (written) warranty, the ones with experience and the reputation to back it up.
We also employ our own sign installers, which give us complete control of scheduling and pricing. But most importantly, control of quality and service. We’re proud of our professional installation team’s performance, we’re confident you will be too!
Our 3M vinyls will not damage paint surfaces either. Installation is usually finished in one day. AdGraphics uses only the best to protect your investment.
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3M Vehicle Wrap Techniques

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Hi Team, here's a quick vid from 3M Commerical Graphics on special techniques when applying vehicle graphics. It covers surface preparation and application techniques for complex contours, as well as removal of graphics. 3M films 180c, IJ180Cv3 and IJ380Cv3 are available from Computaleta. Primer is not required for IJ380Cv3!

Video length: 11:00
Category: Autos & Vehicles
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Tint World Vehicle Graphics

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Tint World provides professional-grade vehicle graphics to promote your business or event, create a professional image, or just give your vehicle a custom-look. Tint World offers full wraps, partial wraps, perforated window graphics, and even a wide selection of pre-designed graphics.

Whether you're going for personal or professional, go to http://bit.ly/eqGUZd and see how you can customize you vehicle today.

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Category: Autos & Vehicles
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Vehicle Wrap Workflow | CorelDRAW for Windows

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This video takes you through the unique workflow capabilities available for vehicle wraps designs, in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Mo Jogie, explains how to access the Transportation Pack, available in the CorelDRAW's Welcome Screen, as well as how you can quickly manipulate vehicle templates and add your personal touch.

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Grayers Graphics Give Big7 the full works - Vehicle graphics - signs - window frosting & more

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a Fantastic review from Linas of Big7 & Big7 express.

it's been a pleasure to work with Big7, we have supplied a range of products from vehicle graphics & signs, to flags, window graphics, cards & clothing. Completely transforming their brand image to properly reflect their company ethos.

At Grayers Graphics we do more than just make signs. Our number one goal is to help your business achieve great things through visual representation, ultimately giving you the tools to bring in new customers and drive your business to new heights

if you are looking to enhance your business image, get in touch with us today to see how we can help:
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Netherworld Vehicle Graphics

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Channel: Pinnacle Custom Signs  

In August of 2013, we were contacted by Ben Armstrong to update the car wrap on their Chevy HHR since the old wrap was in need of repair. Ben also had a step van that needed to have graphics added to it that were consistent with the car. Both items needed to be wrapped in time for Dragon Con, the world's largest fantasy/Science Fiction convention, held annually in Atlanta, GA, on Labor Day weekend.

This video shows the condition the HHR was in when it arrived and its transformation, as well as the addition of graphics to the step van. For more information on car wraps and truck wraps by Pinnacle Custom Signs, please go to http://www.pinnaclecustomsigns.com/business-signs-products/vehicle-graphics/

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Category: Autos & Vehicles
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How to create a car wrap that delivers the most impact

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When it comes to free advertising, there’s nothing quite like a car wrap to grab attention and get customers rolling in. From tradespeople to retail, exclusive services to professional solutions, a vehicle graphics wrap can be a powerful way to get your point across when done correctly. If you’re considering investing in a car wrap […]

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