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Old 02-27-2013, 02:40 PM
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Throw-down Vinyl vs. Wrap vs. Paint experience

What are everyone's thoughts on wraps???

This is a shot of one of the old trucks I've been told the wraps can give that depth and "paint like" look without the cost of actual painting.

I don't think it looks bad in vinyl but I'm looking to improve the look of the logo on black trailers and soon to be newer black trucks as well lol giving it a more clean and 3d look.

Interested in all input and pictures on what you guys have to say about three different styles, I'm most curious about the wraps
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:45 PM
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Sorry having issues getting the pic uploaded
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:55 PM
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With wraps your paying for material, with vinyl your paying for installation. I was having conversation with my guy the other day and hands down they would rather do a wrap cause it is less work. Like anything else you get what you pay for. The wrap we have has held up well cause we wax it and they used good material or ink. I've seen wraps start looking bad in as little as 3 years. Vinyl has a life of about 5-7 years. We just stripped a vinyl truck and the letters were brittle, but held the color the same for 8 years. I've had vinyl stickers do all sorts of weird stuff in half the time, they must have used good material.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:14 PM
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On my truck they wanted 8k to paint, 2500 to wrap and 400 for printed vinyl. If the paint was in bad shape i would have wrapped it bit my guy gives a 9 year gaurantee.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:24 PM
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You also have to take into account the general condition of the vehicle and how long you plan to keep it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:05 PM
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Don't forget to add the cost of commercial insurance before throwing down.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:11 PM
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Why would the commercial policy rate go up after lettering it? But wow that is quite a difference in price! Although a 9 year guarantee isn't bad at all.

I guess i need to see how nice the wraps come out looking compared to the vinyl and paint, its gonna be on a new vehicle so plan on having it around a while lol.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:15 PM
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I should have pics of mine tomorrow. Its not single color cut vinyl, they have a large printer that does full color
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:21 AM
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Why would the commercial policy rate go up after lettering it? But wow that is quite a difference in price! Although a 9 year guarantee isn't bad at all.

I guess i need to see how nice the wraps come out looking compared to the vinyl and paint, its gonna be on a new vehicle so plan on having it around a while lol.
Goofy thinking by insurers. They feel a vehicle that is identified for business purposes is more likely to be targeted for a fraud accident. Fraudsters think deep pockets and target commercial vehicles.
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Either way the truck is registered commercial
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