Vehicle Wrap Disasters: What to Look Out For

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Do you know what goes into achieving a flawless vehicle wrap? Or what to look out for if you suspect your wrap has been fitted by an inexperienced installer?

In this post, we’ll run through some of the things that set good and bad vehicle wraps apart so that you know what to watch out for.

Lifting & peeling edges

Cheap vehicle wraps are often rushed jobs. When a wrap installation is rushed, it’s likely that shortcuts are taken and proper techniques are not used. This can lead to lots of problems, the most noticeable being lifting and peeling edges.

If you want to avoid a shoddy result, pick an installer with plenty of experience.

Air bubbles

Air bubbles are a major vehicle wrap no-no. They look awful. Not only do they ruin the look of your vehicle, they can tear and leave you with an uneven texture and patches of your original paintwork showing through.

These bubbles don’t always show up immediately, in fact it can take a few weeks sometimes. But when they do, there’s no ignoring them. An experienced installer knows how to expertly apply vinyl to all areas of your vehicle, so you won’t get air bubbles popping up in recessed areas – or anywhere else.

Sticker effect

Once your wrap is installed it should look flawless and it should be difficult to tell whether it is actually a wrap or paint. A cut-price vehicle wrap might make your car look as though someone has applied a giant sticker to it – and that’s not a good look!

Visible seams

Overlapping sections and seams of vinyl can stand out a mile away. If the vinyl has been cut into several smaller pieces and applied by an inexperienced installer the results will be patchy to say the least.

Damage to original paintwork

It takes a lot of time, experience and training to perfect the art of vehicle wrap installation. Inexperienced wrappers put your vehicle at risk of damage from sloppy technique, such as cutting the vinyl against the vehicle and damaging the original paintwork underneath.

Professionally trained installers know which tools and techniques to use for each job, ensuring a perfect finish every time.

Messy edges

A bad trimming technique and un-tucked edges can completely ruin the look of an otherwise perfectly applied wrap. Messy edges are the hallmark of a cheap, poorly installed wrap.

An experienced installer will take the time to ensure that every inch of the wrap has been carefully trimmed and tucked away for an immaculate finish.

Choose the best UK vehicle graphics company

When it comes to vehicle wraps, you really do get what you pay for. We have over a decade of experience installing vehicle wraps and graphics and last year we achieved the status of 3M Authorised Vehicle Wrapper.

So, for a high-quality finish that will turn heads for all the right reasons, choose the award-winning team at 3SixtyWraps.

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