FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1WHAT IS A VEHICLE WRAP?
A vehicle wrap is the most efficient way to promote your business, cause, event, or customize your vehicle. It is literally a huge decal applied to the surface of your vehicle. Our talented design team can take your vehicle and turn it into a digital canvas and show you exactly what your wrap is going to look like, prior to ever printing the wrap.
2HOW MUCH IS IT TO WRAP A VEHICLE?
Wraps are priced by the square foot. An average full wrap on a vehicle can range from $2,000 to $3,500+. Fleet vehicles can range from $750 - $5000 depending on coverage options chosen. That's much less than the cost of having a billboard that you must rent every month. You buy a wrap one time and it pays for itself over the span of three years or more. To get an accurate price on your vehicle, click to request a Quote. We are not always the cheapest wrap provider; in this industry you definitely get what you pay for. We invite you to stop by our shop to see for yourself what we can do for you.
3WHO IS THE WRAP FIRM?
The Wrap FIRM, located in the heart of Buffalo/New York, is the single fastest growing vehicle wrap and graphics company in the WNY region. Founded by Nicolas pearl in March of 2004, The WRAP FIRM, formally known as 716 DESIGN co. is a culmination of 14 years of experience in Marketing, Vinyl Wraps and graphic design. After working solely in the Marketing World but having an extreme passion for auto restyling , Nicolas decided to take his skills to the street and help others not only change their vehicles into realistic dreams but also help others grow their business with his knowledge of marketing communicated through stunningly designed wraps. After the first year of business The WRAP FIRM became bigger than Nicolas, we now have a great team of designers, installers, and customer service personnel. We invite you to come by the shop to see the difference for yourself.
4WHY IS THE WRAP FIRM THE BEST?
Team WRAP FIRM is driven by quality and customer satisfaction. To us quality means holding ourselves to a higher standard. We believe in doing the right thing, even if the customer doesn't know the difference. This ensures a quality product you can count on every time. Our goal is to execute your vision to it's fullest extent. Most of all, we want your business to be successful! Together with our outstanding graphic designers, state-of-the-art printers, and expert graphic installers, Team WRAP FIRM strives to create the most eye catching effective vehicle wraps in the industry. Whether your vehicle is on the road or parked, your business/ style will stand out.
5WHAT ELSE CAN YOU WRAP?
The WRAP FIRM can wrap cars, trucks, boats, helmets, 18 wheelers, car haulers, race cars, concept cars, tour buses, trailers, cargo vans, box trucks, SUVs, shipping containers, walls, windows, store-fronts, golf carts, vending machines, even buildings! You name it and we can wrap it. If you have something you need wrapped and we have NOT wrapped it before we are thrilled to have the opportunity to pioneer new wrap styles.
6WHY SHOULD I GET A CAR WRAPPED INSTEAD OF PAINT?
A vehicle wrap provides maximum exposure for your business and brings it to life with eye-catching crystal clear graphics. With a vehicle wrap, the amount of color or creativity you want is never limited. We do provide cut vinyl; however, a vehicle wrap lasts much longer than cut vinyl, and protects your paint from the harsh rays of the sun. Often when you remove cut vinyl the lines from it will still be visible on the vehicle due to fading of the paint. A vehicle wrap is better than paint because it is more cost effective, and can be changed if your company's details change. It can also be easily removed should you decide to sell your vehicle. A vinyl wrap Does NOT devalue the resale value of your car like a paint job does, if anything it will help fight against depreciation. Vinyl car wraps protect your OEM paint and are 100% removable. Warranties and/or lease agreements remain valid. Painting can void warranties, increase the cost of insurance, and is not even an option with a lease. Vinyl car wraps wear as well as, or better than paint – when properly cared for. Think of it like a skin for your laptop or a silicon cover for your phone. The vinyl can take a beating protecting the vehicle’s paint underneath. Vinyl car wraps come in any color, even custom, and can have a matte, semi-gloss, gloss, brushed steel, carbon fiber, metallic flake, matte metallic, chrome and even leather-like finishes. Expensive, color-matching paint fees are unnecessary for scratches or accident vehicles; just re-wrap the section that needs repair. It’s difficult to tell it’s not paint. Due to our wrapping technique, it literally looks like it was sprayed on. Affordably customize parts of your car. You don’t have to wrap your entire car; just your hood, roof, mirrors, stripes, etc. Matte paint jobs can be brittle, chip easily and require very specific care regimen while matte vinyls are more durable and harder to scratch. In the event that repairs are needed, the part that was damaged can be easily replaced, providing a perfect match. Hides dings or scratches and “freshens” the look of your vehicle.
7HOW LONG DO VEHICLE WRAPS LAST?
Generally, a wrap will last 3 years, more or less, depending on the care of the vehicle and environments that it is exposed to. We use Avery wrap film and laminate; the manufacturer of the material estimates the durability of the wrap to last 5 years on vertical surfaces. We recommend that you re-wrap your vehicle in 3 years. This will allow the wrap to be removed with ease. Washing the vehicle on a regular basis will prolong the life of the wrap. We recommend that vehicle wraps be hand washed as some pressure washers and automatic car wash machines can damage the wrap. Check out our wrap wash service under our store.
8IS IT REMOVABLE?
Yes. We recommend that you bring your vehicle to us or a wrap shop that is knowledgeable about the wrap removal process. Removing a wrap requires a large amount of heat and various tools, such as torches and heat guns. To avoid damage to your vehicle and injury to yourself, it is recommended that you pay a professional to remove the wrap.
9WILL THE WRAP HURT THE PAINT ON MY VEHICLE?
No. the paint under the wrap is protected from the harsh UV rays of the sun, exposure to the elements, and minor scratches. Think of it as driving around with the worlds tightest car cover. Something to consider when choosing a wrap company to complete your project is the experience of the team and leadership. Inexperienced installers and supervisors could inadvertently damage the paint on your vehicle while the installation is taking place. Make sure that the installers that are going to install your wrap know how to do so without cutting on the paint of your vehicle. This will not be visible to you until the wrap is removed. The only portion of a vehicle that we cannot warranty or guarantee for that matter is if the vehicle was repainted or has rust or missing clear coat etc. If these elements are present we will go over it with you and explain the potential risks these may bring. We, THE WRAP FIRM, are not liable for paint/rust or clear coat that pulls during install or removal.
10WHAT IF I GET INTO AN ACCIDENT OR THE WRAP IS DAMAGED?
Since your wrap is created digitally, we can reprint and install any part of the graphics that may be damaged on your vehicle. We always save your artwork in case it ever needs to be reprinted. Sometimes this is even covered by your insurance should you get into an accident. Please check with your insurance provider. If you had a custom color change wrap installed, We can always order more vinyl to fix the panels that were damaged. However sometimes the vinyl color does not match perfectly as sun may fade the colors depending on how long the wrap was installed for or the color may be printed by the manufacturer custom per order or a slew of potential other things may occur so we will do our best to match it if possible. We are not liable to rewrap old panels to match the pre-existing vinyl, We will only charge on a per panel basis to fix the damaged panels or the whole vehicle if need be.
11HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WRAP A VEHICLE?
The entire creative process can take as little as a day or two, to a couple of weeks, it all depends on how intricate the design is. Once the design is completed and the wrap is printed, a typical wrap installation will take 3 to 5 days. On average a vehicle wrap, design, print, and install takes less than 2 weeks from acceptance of invoice to completion of wrap.