Different Types of Car Wraps

As vinyl-wrapping has progressed, the types of projects that shops are wrapping have improved, and there are few car parts you cannot cover. So we decided to look deeper and ask, what car parts can be wrapped?

Full Wrap

There are many vinyl wrappings, including full car wraps, material and colour changes and partial wrappings. The most common is the whole car wrap, which takes 2-3 days to complete. Car wrapping is expensive but done correctly; it can be gratifying.

The price tag comes with the best materials and high-level skills, which explains the price gap with other car wrap projects. The long-lasting benefits of professionally wrapping your car might not seem worth it at first glance, but they are if you consider that you’ll get a much better return.

Vinyl Wrapping Brakes

Although OEM manufacturers started experimenting with fabricating brake disks from composite materials in the early nineties, it wasn’t until 2004 that Formula One teams began wrapping their brake disks in carbon fibre.

Brake disks are a lot stronger now and can create a striking visual effect as they glow under braking. We have seen a lot of great examples, and with the recent increase in the popularity of calliper paint, vinyl wrapping is predicted to become even more ubiquitous.

Not only does it fully protect your vehicle from damage, but it also enables you to quickly create a new look without worrying about any long-term implications.

Bonnet Wrapping

A bonnet wrap is a good option for quickly changing your car’s appearance without spending much money or having to spend time on a big project. Let’s face it, bonnet wraps are appreciated for their high contrast and carbon fibre look that matches many car colours.

There is also an added advantage in that you are exposing your bonnet to many potential damages, and a wrap will provide an additional layer of protection.

Wrap Interior Trim

You’re not alone. This type of cover-up is a growing trend amongst car enthusiasts who appreciate the benefits of being able to customise the inside of their cars with vinyl.

It means you won’t need to pass up on buying a vehicle due to its wooden trim finish or blinding bright pink. Add vinyl wrappings will prevent minor scratches from accumulating and make your car’s interior look new again. Vinyl wrappers will also help the vehicle retain its value.

Roof Wrapping

One of the most, if not THE most popular, roof wraps is the glorious one. These add something to an already charming car, such as a Mercedes C Class or a Range Rover Sport.

Black gloss and carbon fibre wraps help to visually lower the vehicles when contrasting against white or coloured cars, which can also be a stylish choice. In addition, they keep the roof in tip-top condition by protecting it from daily wear and tear.

Wheel Wrapping

Wrapping a shape like an alloy wheel is difficult because of its complexity and the risks of wrapping vinyl. Although it’s not something you often do, some people have successfully used this method.

wheel wrapping

Applying vinyl to a surface can help you create a diamond-cutting stylist without changing the physical property of the wheel. And if you ever want to change it back, you can also do that! It is a win-win situation.

Boot Wraps

It is common for people to do a boot wrap as a single project. Other wraps often accompany them on the roof and bonnet as a custom styling package. Combined with the suitable wraps, they can look fantastic on cars like town cars.

Chrome Delete (Exterior trim)

Chrome deleting is a modern technique that effectively removes the chrome trim from cars. It’s often done with black adhesive vinyl for a stealthy and more aggressive look.

Door Wrap

As with wrapping your boots, it is unlikely that you would want to apply a different finish or colour on the doors of your car. What wrapping doors do is provide you with an opportunity to replace parts of a wrap that have been damaged. This can be especially useful in motorsport, where the wrap on an autobody or car can become torn due to direct contact with another vehicle or other accidents.

Wrapping the handles and the inside of a door can be an active part of any wrap, but it pales compared to covering the body. Wheels, Tires and bumpers can provide challenge too, but all is forgiven once that body has been wrapped.

Radiator Grill Wrap

While modern cars come with metal and chrome finishes, these can be undesirable as they are associated with vintage vehicles, so car grills are popular for a makeover to this extent.

Often seen on Audi RS models with their larger front grills, the black finish provides the most aggressive front end. Wrapping is an ideal way to change your car’s original front grills to a new colour or finish.

Door Handle Wraps

Door handles are relatively hard to wrap and must be done to match the rest of the car bodywork. Although door handles used to be all black and cheap, respecting the metal and bringing out its natural colour made them a must-have for a car-savvy owner.

You can also wrap it in a different finish or colour to the doors to add extra style to your car. Some people have even used plastic alternatives like polycarbonate.

Wing Mirror Wrapping

Many customers opt for a wing mirror wrap as it’s relatively cheap and easy to apply. They come in various colours or finishes, so you can get what you’re looking for, depending on the preferences of your car.

Manufacturers such as Audi have different options for their S-line vehicles, and now these designs are more practical than ever with opposite mirrors and a variety of bright colours, materials like carbon fibre and Chrome. This is going to help people make the right choice.

Wrap Rear Diffuser

The diffuser is an F1 car part used to create downforce during high-speed driving. This means they’re not generally seen on regular, everyday vehicles. Regarding the rear defined, automakers now appeal to a broader customer base with less expensive models.

This allows for brand value which contributes to revenue and sales. Plus, consumers don’t notice the changes, and suddenly their car has a new feature everyone can enjoy. Wrapping your diffuser in carbon fibre vinyl can give your vehicle that high-quality finish, not to mention some added style.

Spoiler Wrapping

Spoilers are still around, but they’re not as popular anymore. They’re primarily for style nowadays, rather than performance, which is fantastic. Spoiler wrapping is usually limited to matching the bodywork’s colour. We recommend using gloss black, matte black, or carbon fibre. Carbon fibre is our preferred option.

Roof Rack Wrap

You can wrap most parts of your car, not only the most prominently seen pieces. Examples are bumpers or even a roof rack you don’t see daily.

Wrapping Front Diffuser

The front diffuser is for performance, but it also offers great style. Carbon fibre or black are the most common finishes for the contemporary aesthetic, especially in modern cars.

This ensures the vehicle has a sleek, low-profile look while maintaining its shape. In addition, quality options such as Mercedes’ body-coloured diffusers allow us to try different wrap finishes like never before.

Cheryl Henson

Cheryl Henson is a passionate blogger and digital marketing professional who loves writing, reading, and sharing blogs on various topics.

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