Get More Return On Your Fleet Investment!
With all the new vehicles entering the law enforcement challenges to overcome. One of these challenges is paint color and two-tone pattern options. Let’s face it—nobody wants to tell the boss, "We can't get our vehicles to match our existing fleet."
One solution to this problem is a vehicle wrap.
What is a vehicle wrap?
It is a massive decal that actually covers all or major parts of a vehicle. The wrap changes the vehicle’s appearance much like paint would. It has been done for many years in the commercial market, and the look can be quite amazing. I have seen wraps that look exactly like stainless steel, aluminum diamond plate, aircraft with rivets and food so realistic you want to take a bite.
The increased resale value of your vehicles can also be a benefit from a wrap. You can order the vehicles in a single color and simply remove the wrap at the end of a vehicle’s service life. In tough times, this can be a great way to boost your return on investment.
What is a wrap made of?
Wraps are made from pressure-sensitive, adhesive-backed vinyl. This is just a technical term for a big decal. Wraps can be printed on to create a new look or match what is currently in your fleet. The wrap is laminated with a clear film that provides protection from the sun and other elements.
Will a wrap damage the existing paint on a vehicle?
No. When a wrap is applied and removed by a professional installer, a vehicle wrap will not damage your vehicle’s factory paint.
What type of vehicle can be wrapped?
Anything, big or small; vehicle wraps are not limited by the size or shape of a vehicle. Even motorcycles, boats and off-road vehicles can be wrapped.
How long does it take to wrap a vehicle?
It does not take any longer than painting, and it often requires less time. The vehicle can go right into service after the wrap is installed if the outside temperature is within the guidelines of the wrap manufacturer.
Can additional decals be put on top of a wrap?
Yes additional lettering, stripes and agency seals or badges can be placed right on the wrap.
Can a wrap incorporate reflective material?
Yes. Wraps can be reflective but the more reflective material, the higher the cost.
What if the wrap is damaged in an accident?
Wraps can easily be repaired, or parts can be replaced. Often you can’t detect the patch.
Can I use wraps to create a whole new look?
Yes. With a wrap, the possibilities are endless. For example, photographs can be printed on the wrap to display a specific landmark in the agency’s jurisdiction.
How long will a wrap last, and what about the warranty?
Wraps can last five years or more depending on geographical region and should not fade, crack or peel. The warranty from 3M Corporation, as an example, is five years.