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jbiggs2

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Got this done right after Christmas. Weather has been terrible here and I finally got to wash it. It's Avery Lightning Ridge wrap.
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Mr X

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Very nice looking job!

Seeing more and more "wraps." Just wonder if anyone knows the lifespan of a wrap as opposed to conventional paint??

Rich



5-7 years before it starts fading I was told


Don't know if I'll have my car that long to be able to see if that starts happening. 1 year in so far so good


I have a glossy wrap, so I do have scratches and some swirls from cleaning


Next wrap I'll do will be satin so it will basically show no scratches or swirls
 
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Kat Jacks

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Sep 26, 2020
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I like the dark trim on the blue. I've seen it on white ones, which also looks good. For me, the original trim looks great with red. I can relate to the weather's preventing washing it. I just washed mine today after two weeks. :eek:
 

Hayden

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5-7 years before it starts fading I was told


Don't know if I'll have my car that long to be able to see if that starts happening. 1 year in so far so good


I have a glossy wrap, so I do have scratches and some swirls from cleaning


Next wrap I'll do will be satin so it will basically show no scratches or swirls
You can reheat the wrap and the scratches will com out.
If you take care and keep the car in a garage it will last 4 years, outsite abouth 2 to 3 years.
 

Premiertint

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Sep 6, 2018
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There are multiple factors in pricing a "wrap" for a vehicle. Vehicle size, complexity of the specific vehicle, wrap material, prep work needed for the specific vehicle, longevity and durability expectation will also play a part in what material/cost will be used. My shop starts around $3,500 for a basic full color change wrap with a lifespan of 1-5 years, using standard films like the 3M 2080 series products. The lifespan depends on how the vehicle is stored, how well it is maintained, frequency of use and so forth. Now, there are some folks that want the highest quality of films, combined with extremely detailed installation that literally simulates a new paint job. This will bring the same vehicle to $12k-$17k for a wrap. The result will have 10 year warranties, protect the original paint job, have minimal seams/overlaps and will fool 98% of the car loving world that it is painted, not wrapped.
 

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