Why a wrap and not a respray?
A wrap is intended to be a short-term solution to colour change. A respray on the other hand, is very permanent. A wrap allows you to enjoy your car in any given colour, but then remove the wrap if you wish, for example, to re-sell it in the original paintwork. For instance, it would be easier to sell a red Ferrari than a blue one.
Do I need to inform the DVLA if I have a colour change wrap?
Yes – it is a legal requirement to inform the DVLA of a colour change. The process involves updating your registration certificate (V5C).
Here are the benefits on Wrapping your Car.
- Reversible: One of the main advantages of car wrapping is that it is completely reversible so if you become tired of the same look to your car, you can change it!. You can reverseback to the original factory colour or choose something else to have it wrapped in to give it an up to date look. it will be in perfect condition as the vinyl will have protected the paintwork underneath.
- Room for error: If you scratch your 70Y or someone dents your precious ride at all, a new panel can be wrapped easily to maintain the same colour. This reduces the overall cost as you don’t have to respray the entire car to keep a uniform and even finish.
- Long term investment: The vinyl wrap has a product life of 3 to 5 years, so the paintwork underneath will have been protected for that time, meaning a well-used cars paintwork can still look showroom fresh once the vinyl is removed
- Just as good as paint: Car wrapping also offers many more customisable options than having a car sprayed because not only can you have the finish and colour changed, you can have the effect on the wrap changed too