Car Wrapping vs Paint – Which Comes out on Top?

Car Paint Job

When it comes to pimping your ride with a partial colour change, complete remodel or commercial branding, the two main options on the table are an old-fashioned paint job or an ultra-modern car wrap.

There are a variety of factors you’ll want to consider and ultimately every situation is different. However, nine times out of ten, opting for the car wrap can save you time, money and effort, as well as offering a range of other benefits.

Why? Read on to find out…


Generally speaking, a typical full-body wrap with 3SixtyWraps will cost anywhere between £900 and £2,500. Now, we’re not saying that you won’t be able to get a paint job completed more cheaply, but will you be sacrificing on quality? Anything flying under that price bracket might look good initially, but it’s likely that the wheels will come off (excuse the pun) before too long.

On the other hand, a full-body paint job of comparable quality to the custom graphics and car wraps we offer at 3sixtyWraps will be far higher in cost. As such, it makes prudent financial sense to wrap it up – and perhaps spend the excess money on painting the town red, instead.


With a paint job, you’re somewhat limited by the types and colours of paint in stock at whichever dealer you choose to use. With a customised job from 3sixtyWraps, you can let your imagination run wild! If you’re one of those creative types, simply draw up your chosen design and show it to our team and we’ll take it from there.


Commissioning a complete repaint job of your car basically involves you sacrificing the use of it for a week at the very minimum and more often than not, over a fortnight. However, with good pre-planning, a wrapping project can be completed within three days, meaning you can get back on the road with a car that feels like brand new in next to no time!


Our car wraps are guaranteed for a minimum of one year and have been proven to endure for as many as five! When it comes to paint, you might find that a high-end, professional job can last for longer than that period – but only if you shell out the big bucks for the operation AND nothing untoward happens to your car in the meantime. In theory, you could splurge on the most expensive paint deal, only to suffer a crack, chip or dent the very same day!

With car wraps, that danger is entirely removed. The vinyl involved is a hardy, resistant material which will absorb any minor bumps and scrapes, as well as protecting your car from the damaging rays of the sun. What’s more, it couldn’t be easier to maintain! Dirt and other stains can be simply wiped away with nothing more than soap and water, meaning you can wave goodbye to the wearisome task of waxing.

Resale value

If you’re looking to brand the car with commercial advertising or have a particularly outspoken colour change in mind, you might well depreciate the value of the car in the event of a resale if you choose to paint it. Meanwhile, the beauty of car wraps is that they can be safely, quickly and easily removed, returning the car to the state it was in when you first clapped eyes on it with no damage or effect to the exterior whatsoever.

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Still unsure? You can speak to a member of our friendly, dedicated team with more than 10 years experience in the business to obtain a quote or simply some free, impartial advice. Give us a call on 01604-645-826 or drop us a line at today and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We’re just a click of the mouse away!

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