The Wrap Process

Vehicle Wraps - Vinyl Graphics

1243 Greenfield drive, suite g, El Cajon, CA, 92021

With 3M wrapping vinyl we can cover your cars paint with a variety of gloss, satin and matte colors.  In the examples above you can see all 3 of the finishes.  We also do custom partial wraps. 

The first step is to get together the information you would like to display on your wrap.  Once we have that we go over the colors you want to use and what the main message of your wrap is.  Sometimes we look over other wraps to get an idea of what the style is you are going for.  To come up with a good design usually takes 1 to 3 days.

Next is production.  All of our wraps are printed in High Resolution on 3M wrapping vinyl.   Our colors come out beautiful and the clarity is spectacular.   After the wrap is done printing it is then laminated with a protective clear coat.  The lamination has the option for gloss or matte finishes.  We only use 3M wrapping vinyl & lamination for 3 reasons.  It is easiest to install, it lasts the longest and it comes off a lot easier.  A 3M wrap can be uninstalled in about 4 hours.  A wrap installed with other materials can take days.

The final step is the installation.  This is when we will need to have the vehicle for a few days.  The vehicle should be brought to us clean.  No waxing necessary just a regular wash.  On most wraps we remove parts like: door handles, lights, mirrors, antennas and emblems.  This way we can get the wrap to look as much like a paint job as possible.  Next we thoroughly clean the cars exterior with Alcohol removing all wax and debris from the paint.  Once the car is spotless we can install the wrap.  After the wrap is installed the last step is reassembling the car.

Wrapping Vinyl:  3M IJ180CV3

Lamination:   3M 8518 Gloss

                       3M 8519 Luster (closer to gloss then matte)

                       3M 8520 Matte

Lifetime: 4 to 6 years

Warranty: We warranty our wraps for 3 years.  They should last longer when cared for properly however after 4 years the colors can begin to fade.

Do's:     1.  Do keep your wrap clean (wash by hand)

              2. Do wax it a few times a year

Dont's:  1. Do not take your wrap through a carwash

              2. Do not use buffing wheels or orbitals

Note: A well maintained wrap will last for 4 to 6 years.  A wrap not maintained well will last for about 2 years however it will not clean up as nicely as it will if it is cleaned regularly.