Considering getting your vehicle wrapped? We have put together a guide of everything you need to know. From what a vinyl wrap even is, the types of vinyl wraps you can get, its benefits, choosing the right one, and how to maintain one. Let’s get into it.

What is a Vinyl Wrap?

A vinyl wrap offers a wide array of possibilities when it comes to design without the permanence and potential damage to your vehicle’s original paint. It’s a thin adhesive-backed material that covers the exterior surface of a vehicle. There are many colors, finishes and patterns to choose from. It allows you to personalize your car. It even helps protect your car’s paint underneath since the vinyl wrap acts as a shield.

Types of Vinyl Wraps

There are many types of vinyl wraps to choose from. Here is a list of common ones.

  • Matte Vinyl Wraps
  • Satin Vinyl Wraps
  • Glossy Vinyl Wrap
  • Chrome Vinyl Wraps
  • Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wraps
  • Metallic Vinyl Wraps
  • Printed Vinyl Wraps
  • Color Change Vinyl Wraps
  • Textured Vinyl Wraps

The Benefits of Vinyl Wraps

There are many benefits vinyl wraps provide. For one, they are super versatile. Like previously mentioned, you can choose from a wide variety of colors, finishes and patterns. Second, it protects your car’s original paint that is under the vinyl. The vinyl acts like a shield. Third, believe it or not, vinyl wraps can be way more affordable than a high quality paint job. 

How to Choose the Perfect Vinyl Wrap

Having a wide array of options to choose from can be nice but it also can be stressful. Finding the perfect one can be hard. So, we suggest the first thing you do is to consider your personal style. Consider the vibe you want to put off to the world through your car. Most importantly, consider your car’s body shape. Not all vinyl wraps will look good on your car. If you need help consult with a professional. 

How to Maintain your Vinyl Wrap

Vinyl wraps can last for quite some time. They can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years. That is of course, if you take care of it properly. We will list three important tips for you.

  • Wash your car regularly by hand and only use gentle cleaning materials. Avoid any abrasive sponges and brushes. 
  • Try to avoid high-pressure car washes. They can cause potential damage to your vehicle’s wrap. 
  • Try to park in shaded parking spots. The sun’s UV rays can cause your wrap to fade over time.


Vinyl wraps are a great way to personalize your vehicle. Understanding the basics shared above will help you make informed decisions and ensure your wrap last a good amount of years. Original Graphic Wraps is here to help you transform your car. Contact us today at (586)842-1551 or email us at to book your vinyl wrap.