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What's Vinyl Car Wrapping?

What's Vinyl Car Wrapping?

Thursday 8 May 2014:

So you’ve heard all the cool kids talking about bringing the cool to their car with Second Skin Vehicle wraps or vinyl wraps.

So what is it? How much does it cost? And how will it make my car look unique?

Vinyl Car Wrapping is the process of transforming the overall look of your car by applying large sheets of colored, textured or custom designed vinyl film to various (or all) panels of your car.  Not only does it allow you to give your car a custom look but also it can protect your car’s original condition, or prevent your paintwork from any further environmental damage (like bird poo, tree sap and the like).

 Holden Vinyl Wrap 1

Image:  An example of a Holden wrapped with carbon fibre vinyl, with a touch of red for a very unique look!

Why would I wrap my car? And how much does it cost?

Besides wrapping your car to transform it and to express your individuality, car wrapping is also significantly cheaper when compared to other forms of car modifications. A new paint job on your car could cost you anywhere from $1,000-$10,000 depending on the quality and workmanship. Whereas vinyl vehicle wraps can cost as little as $50 (for an area like side mirror casings).  Pricing varies depending on what area/s of the car you’d like to wrap, but a typical example of a car bonnet, for instance, would cost around $350.  Costs vary depending on the vinyl wrap used, the amount of panels wrapped, and car type/size.  

What areas of the car can be wrapped?

Popular partial car wraps include:  bonnet, roof, boot…but we really can wrap any part of your car – from door handles to racing strips down the side of your car -  OR all of you car, with complete wraps! With a life expectancy of 1-10 years vinyl wrap can increase your resale value by protecting your vehicle’s original factory color and protecting your paint from natural hazards and weathering. Vinyl wrap also acts like a shield protecting your car from minor stone chips and abrasions.

Vinyl wraps are also easy to maintain.  Hate waxing your car? No problem! You’ll never have to wax your car again! All you need is soap and water to keep your wrap clean and cool, and if you ever get over your vehicle wrap (like that will ever happen!), it can be safely removed without damaging or affecting your paintwork at all.

 Car Wrapping Bonnet

Image:  This bonnet (wrapped with matte black vinyl) is protected against stone chips that can damage the paintwork.


Vinyl wraps for businesses:

Have a business you want to promote? We can use vinyl wrapping for that too.  Simply provide a design and we can make it happen!

 Business car wrapping

Image:  Promote your business with vinyl wrapping.


With Tint a Car’s huge range of vinyl wraps, experience in vehicle customisation and branded wraps the time to make your car as unique as you are is now with Second Skin Vehicle Wrapping.

Click here to read about Tint a Car’s Second Skin vinyl wrapping can transform your car.


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