HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WRAP A VEHICLE?

Fitting vehicle wrapping into your schedule can be a little complicated. There is quite a process involved (and it isn’t something you want to rush), and to make matters worse, you likely really, really need to have your car available.

It’s not like you can leave the body in the shop and drive the rest around while it gets worked on, and you’re even less likely to not need to get around during this time. But understanding what goes into wrapping a car, and how long it will take, will arm you with what you need to prepare for it.

THERE IS NO SET FORMULA
The thing about vehicle wrapping is that ETAs vary from job to job. The time taken will depend on a number of factors such as the complexity of the design being applied, how much of the vehicle is being wrapped, the size of the vehicle, and even the intricacies of its dimensions.

The more complex and sizeable the job gets, the longer it is likely to take. For the purpose of this article we will work on a general-time taken, to help you estimate it more closely.

DESIGN TIME
The process of designing the wrap (in its digital format) can be lengthy, especially if you keep making changes to it. The design stage must be handled carefully, and should be done thoroughly to ensure that no mistakes ruin the final outcome.

WRAPPING THE VEHICLE
The vehicle wrapping stage should also be done carefully (which is why DIY is almost never recommended). Mistakes on this step can be costly (since prints will be wasted), and so generally a time of between 2 to 3 days should be given to apply the wrap to a car. For larger jobs such as trucks, the time may increase by a few days.

GIVING TIME TO DRY
Once the wrap has been applied, it needs to be given a little time to settle, so that it doesn’t become tarnished as you use the vehicle. This pushes the time up to somewhere just under a week on fairly standard jobs.

CONTACT MEAN WRAPS FOR DETAILS
If you would like to learn more about our offers on vehicle wrapping, or to see examples of our work, visit our website or contact a representative from Mean Wraps today for further details.

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