the vehicle wrapping process, explained

  1. Permaletter works on vehicle wraps for businesses and individuals. We wrap everything from a trailer to the local Baskin Robbins truck. First, we’ll work with you to create a design that makes sense for your brand and looks great. Once you’ve approved the final design, we’ll get to work producing the wrap. Every wrap design is client proofed before printing.
  2. When your vehicle wrap is ready, we’ll schedule a time for the installation. We’ll have you drop off your freshly washed vehicle the afternoon before the install. Wraps apply best and last the longest on auto paint that is in good condition–rust, oxidation, or other damage can make the installation impossible.
  3. Before the wrap is applied, we may remove or disassemble minor parts of the vehicle that may impede the seamless application of the material (mirrors, handles, etc).
  4. We’ll then apply the wrap panel-by-panel, trimming away excess material, until the whole wrap is complete. Most passenger vehicles take 1 to 1.5 days to fully wrap (larger vehicles and trailers will take longer). After the wrap is applied, we’ll re-install anything we removed.
  5. The morning after the wrap installation, we’ll complete a final inspection and check all the details before you pick up your vehicle.

Here’s what the process looks like:

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Vehicle Wrap Maintenance

A wrapped vehicle requires little additional maintenance, but to keep your wrap in great condition, keep the following in mind:

  • Wash your vehicle gently. Hand-washing is best, but brushless car washes are effective and preserve the quality of the wrap, as well.
  • Avoid pressure washing, as this can cause the vinyl to lift along the edges.
  • No wax is needed for wraps.