Will Wrapping My Car Ruin the Paint?

2 Apr 2020 Vinyl Wraps

At Wrap Guys, we understand that choosing to wrap your vehicle can be a big decision and that you will want to be as informed as possible about the entire car wrap process. That is why our team is always available to answer your questions, including common questions like “Will wrapping my car ruin the paint?

Can Vinyl Wraps Ruin a Car’s Paint?

In most cases, vinyl wraps can be installed and removed from vehicles without causing any damage to the underlying paint. In fact, vinyl vehicle wraps that are installed properly will actually add an extra layer of protection to the car’s surface, protecting the quality of the paint underneath; however, there are a few factors that will affect whether or not a car wrap can be safely removed from a vehicle, including:

Quality of the Vinyl Wrap Material

One of the most important things to take into consideration before having a vehicle wrap installed on your car is the quality of the vinyl wrap material being used. While it may seem like a good idea to try to save money by having a lower quality vinyl used to wrap your car, using a lower quality wrap can result in damage to the underlying paint. Instead, make sure to choose a car wrap company that only uses 3M vinyl or Avery cast vinyl products, as these can be safely removed without causing any damage.

Vehicle Wrap Warranty

Make sure to pay attention to the vehicle wrap warranty provided by your car wrap company. In some cases, having a car wrap removed long after the warranty has expired may make it more difficult for the wrap to be removed without causing any damage to the paint underneath. This is because, over time, certain vinyl wrap adhesives can become harder to remove.

Quality of the Vehicle’s Paint

While vinyl wraps can be applied to any kind of vehicle, it is important to keep in mind that the quality of the vehicle’s paint will affect whether or not a wrap can be removed without causing any damage. Most car wrap companies will recommend only wrapping vehicles that have the original factory paint or have a high-quality paint job.

If you would like to learn more about whether or not wrapping your car will ruin the paint, or if you are interested in one of our custom car wrap services, please contact Wrap Guys at 604-996-6389 or by filling out a contact form on our website.