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Paint Job vs Vehicle Wrap

Paint Job vs Vehicle Wrap – What is best for you and your budget?

When it comes to changing the color of a vehicle or wanting to do some advertising for your company on your vehicle, people think just painting their vehicle will do the trick. This is where they are wrong, vinyl wrapping has become more and more popular when it comes to choosing a more cost effective and eye catching form of advertising. Not only are vinyl wraps more atheistically pleasing, they are more affordable, have a shorter installation time, are more durable and have more possibilities.


The cost of a new paint job can be anywhere from a few thousand dollars upwards to $10,000, depending on the type of paint job that you want done. A vehicle wrap costs around $3,000, a one-time cost that will last for many years to come.

Vinyl wraps also help the cost of your vehicle’s resale value. If you decide to sell your vehicle, a vinyl wrap will protect the original paint job of your vehicle. Also, if you had your vehicle painted, you can only really sell to people who like the color of your vehicle. With a vinyl wrap, you can remove the wrap and still have the original paint which will allow you to sell to a wider range of people.

Installation Time

mid car wrap jobA brand new paint job can take a couple weeks because of all the work that goes into prepping and sanding and priming and painting. With vinyl wraps, the installation process can take two days or less, depending on the size of the wrap that you want installed. You don’t want to be without a vehicle for longer than you have to. Vinyl wraps will get you back on the road in no time with a beautifully wrapped vehicle.

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The Possibilities are Endless

Whether you just want to change the color of your vehicle or add super cool decals, vinyl wraps are the way to go! You pick the design and the colors and leave the rest to the vinyl wrap experts!


Vinyl wraps are more durable when it comes to protecting the exterior of your vehicle. Think about it, when you are driving on the road and a rock hits your vehicle, you can usually see exactly where the rock hit. With vinyl wraps, your original paint underneath will stay protected.

The colors that are on your vinyl wrap will stay as clear and vibrant as the day you first had to wrap installed. Vinyl wraps are printed on 3M certified vinyl which repels UV sun rays and protects the colors of your vinyl wrap.

Vehicle Wrap Advertising

Vinyl wraps are also perfect to advertise for your company or services. You want your company to stand out against the competition. With all the many different vehicles and companies that are out there on the road advertising, you want to be able to reach out to as many potential customers that you can amidst all the other companies out there. Vehicle wraps can be very beneficial for your company and help your brand recognition.

1st Impressions is a vehicle wrap shop that has been in the auto wrap advertising business since 1994. We can help turn your company’s vision into a professionally designed vehicle wrap in little down time! Give us a call today at 602-253-3332 or send us an email at for any further questions or a quote on your vehicle(s) today!

About the author: Dan Deary is president of 1st Impressions Truck Lettering, a 3M Certified Vehicle Wrap shop located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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1st Impressions Truck Lettering has been providing quality vehicle wraps in Phoenix, AZ since 1994. We take pride in wrapping cars, truck, vans and even buses with a very high focus on detail and quality workmanship, we are one of a limited number of 3M Certified Vehicle Graphics Installation facilities in Arizona and this allows us to provide a warranty on your installation backed by 3M.
345 North 15th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: 602.253.3332

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