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Insurance and Your Vehicle Wrap – What You Need to Know

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 8:47 am

Sprinter Wraps by CanawrapUsually, most insurance carriers will cover the 3M vinyl wrap on your vehicle. Therefore, let your insurance company know about the installation. You will need to provide an invoice that shows the worth of the car wrap, the kinds of materials used, and the date on which the car or truck was wrapped. Obtain all the information you need from the car wrapping company.

Car Wraps Are Just Like Other Updates

In actuality, a car wrap is not any different than including a custom modification or adding aftermarket parts to your truck or car. Some of these customization’s or updates include:

  • Changes to the audio system in your car
  • The addition of chrome to the chassis
  • The installation of leather upholstery
  • Modifications to the engine
  • Fuel saver modifications for better energy efficiency
  • Custom bumpers or rear spoilers

 

What You Should Tell Your Agent

Just like the above enhancements, a car wrap can be added to an insurance policy. Besides including a detailed invoice for the car wrap, also let your agent know how long you plan to keep the wrap. For instance, if you plan on keeping your vinyl wrap for the length of your vehicle loan, then notify your agent. Also, let the insurance company know that the wrap on your vehicle, is entirely removable and is made to protect and preserve the paint.
If you are using vehicle wraps to brand your business on a fleet of vehicles, you need to make sure the auto insurance company adds the investment to your company’s auto coverage policy. Make sure the wraps are applied by experts in the field, who also carry their own liability insurance.

Take Photos for Your Files

Once your vehicle is wrapped, take photographs of the car, and keep the photos in a safe place with the original invoice. You may also want to provide a copy of the photos to your insurance company so they can be used for a pre-repair estimate, if it occurs.

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References:

https://www.sunrisesigns.com/our-blog/bid/58419/Will-My-Auto-Insurance-Cover-My-Vehicle-Wraps

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What Should I Do If My Wrap Is Damaged?

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

Van Wraps by CanawrapTypically, a car wrap can withstand damage quite well. However, if you do find that your wrap is damaged, because of scratches or corrosion on the car, you need to take the wrap in to have it fixed. Sometimes, a rookie installer will cause the vehicle wrap to become damaged or not stick properly as well.

In fact, many wraps that were installed improperly at other vinyl wrap companies show up at Canawrap. That is because Canawrap makes sure its installations are made to stick and last. If you need to have a repair made then, Canawrap is the place to go to remedy the problem.

When the Adhesive Fails to Stick

For instance, if a car’s paintwork is not properly degreased or cleaned, the vinyl wrap’s adhesive will not stick properly to the car’s finish. The only way to have this issue fixed is to re-wrap the car.
It takes skills and delicacy to trim a 3M vinyl wrap after application. If a knife is applied too firmly, then scores will appear over a car’s painted surface. The scores will need to be resprayed or touched up before the vinyl can be replaced. Every part of a vinyl wrap must bond to a flat and unblemished surface.

Applying a Wrap with Care

One of the attributes of vinyl is its elasticity. Therefore, it is a flexible material. Two vinyl pieces, carefully overlaid then, can reduce the tension of applying a vinyl wrap. Otherwise, the vinyl can eventually lift off of the vehicle.
Some of the edges can also peel back if the installer fails to make sure that the car wrap is laid out flat. If the vinyl has to be added to detachable body part then, the part should be removed so the vehicle wrap can be configured, once again, to a seamless and smooth surface.

Why 3M Vinyl is Better

It is also important to remove any air bubbles in the wrap. That means gently pushing each bubble out from the center of the panel to the edge. This can be accomplished by using a non-abrasive squeegee or the pressure of a finger or the hand. Typically, a 3M vinyl wrap is a preferred wrap as it is of a higher-quality, and therefore provides a longer-lasting finish. The bubbles in this kind of wrap can also be more easily removed.
To prevent any damage to your car wrap then, never scrape the surface with an ice-scraper in the winter. Treat the wrap as you would the paint on your car or truck. Also, do not use a high-pressure wash when cleaning your car. Wash and/or rinse your auto with a soft stream of water from a hose.

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References:

http://solutions.3m.co.uk/wps/portal/3M/en_GB/3MGraphics/GraphicSolutions/News/Latest-News/?PC_Z7_U00M8B1A00A710AIANRF8CNPA1000000_assetId=1361835104950

http://www.digitalgraphicsolutions.com/index.php/2014/11/10/will-cold-weather-or-snow-damage-my-vehicle-wrap/

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Can Vehicle Wrapping Damage A Paint Job?

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm

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While you must always obtain permission to wrap a vehicle that is rented, a car wrap, when applied over paint, will not hurt it – as long as the paint is the original factory finish. In fact, vinyl that is applied over OEM paint, will protect it!

An Excellent Return on Investment

However, if your vehicle’s paint is already chipped, a wrap may pull off the chipped paint when it is removed. The wrap may also lift off some of an aftermarket paint if the paint job is not of a high standard.
Still, a car or truck wrap is considered an excellent way to preserve the integrity of your vehicle’s surface. So, if you want to advertise your company with a wrap, you will find that your return on investment will reap you many rewards with regards to the responses you receive as well as maintaining your car.

Wash Your Car Thoroughly before A Vinyl Wrap Installation

When the vinyl wrap is applied, you need to wash your vehicle thoroughly before installation. That means all cars and trucks should be free of mud, oil, and dust. That is because this kind of residue can prevent a vinyl wrap from adhering to a surface. Also, make sure the surface is free of rust. A 3M vinyl wrap will not adhere to a corroded surface.

Free of Rock Chips and Scratches

Once the car is cleaned, the wrap is applied to the surface, placing a protective barrier between the paint and the environment. While a vinyl wrap will not safeguard your vehicle from dings or dents, it will protect the paint of a car that features the factory original finish. Happily, when you remove a 3M vinyl wrap from an original painted surface, the vehicle is free of the both rock chips and scratches.

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References:

http://www.roadragedesigns.com/wrapfaqdamagemypaint.html

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http://www.canawrap.com/gallery/

 

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