Vehicle Vinyl Wrap | OCDetail | Puyallup (2022)

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Have you ever been washing your car or cleaning out the interior and wonder if the products you're using are any good or if you're doing it right?

Don't worry, we're here to help!

Maintaining your vehicle should be fun and easy. With our expertise and experience, we've put together a complete list of all the products we use or recommend using for the interior and exterior of your car or truck.

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Hand selected and tested by our professional detailers, these products are designed to use whether it has a ceramic coating, paint protection film or you just want to keep it looking nice on a budget.

Don't waste time and money testing products just to be disappointed. We've tried almost everything out there, so we know what works and what doesn't. We've made a list of products we use every single day. Click on any photo below to purchase directly on Amazon.

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INTERIOR DETAILING PRODUCTS

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EXTERIOR DETAILING PRODUCTS

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OUR FAVORITES WHEN MAINTAINING THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR RIDE

Chemical Guys wash bucket bundle - with grit guard, lid, wash mitt & car soap all in one easy to use kit. Great for the 2 bucket method when washing your vehicle. Order 2 of these and get the wash mitts and 2 buckets you need.

Chemical Guys Clean Slate - pH neutralcar wash soap. Great for a deep clean of your ceramic coating and/or PPF on your vehicle. Works great if you don't have a coating, but want to strip any old waxes in order to prep for a new sealant.

TriNova Foam Cannon - cover your vehicle in a thick layer of foam, making it fun, easy and fast to clean the exterior surfaces. Save time while having a good time washing your car!

ProSol Bugs'n'All - the most amazing, non-toxic and easy to use bug remover there is. Just spray, let sit for 1 minute, and rinse off. Watch bugs melt off the surface with ease. Great for bird droppings and road grime too!

The Rag Company Gauntlet Drying Towel - designed to dry your vehicles faster, with ease and without scratching or marring the surface. Save time and use a squeegee first, then the towels to finish drying your vehicle.

One Pass Classic 18" Waterblade - This squeegee is a quick and safe way to efficiently dry your vehicle. Remove about 90% of the water on your vehicle and then use the drying towel to retrieve the remaining water, saving time and towels.

Chenille Premium Scratch-Free Microfiber Wash Mitt(2 pack) - These wash mitts are tride and true. We've been using them from day one. They're soft, hold lots of soap and water and machine washable. A great buy if you have your own buckets and just need a pair of good wash mitts.

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Chemical Guys Big Mouth Foam Cannon - If you want the best big foam cannon money can buy, this is the one to get. Easy to mix with the clear container and massive thick foaming action to lift and wash away dirt with ease. Plus its fun to use!

CarPro Lift - Pre-treat foam wash that is highly concentrated to use in your foam cannon and lift away dirt and grime completely touch-free. Spray on, allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse off, before using your soap of choice. Perfect for a pre-wash on your ceramic coating and/or PPF.

CarPro Reset - Intensive car shampoo specially formulated for nanotechnology based sealants and coatings. Highly concentrated for economical cleaning. Perfect for your ceramic coating and/or paint protection film maintenance.

P&S Professional Brake Buster Wheel Cleaner - Non-acidic, easy to use brake dust remover and wheel cleaner. Safely removes accumulated brake dust, oil, dirt, stains and light corrosion from premium quality wheels without damaging the delicate surface.

CarPro Reload - This is one of the best spray ceramic booster sealants on the market. Great for a topper to your ceramic coating and/or PPF, but can also be used as a stand alone temporary sealant for vehicles that don't have a coating or PPF.

SPTA Wheel Brush Kit- These extended reach, bendable and shapeable wheel wands make cleaning your wheels a breeze. Get into those hard to reach places with these microfiber wheel brushes and save the wash mitts for cleaning the rest of your vehicle.

Detail Dudes Boars Hair Ultra Soft Car Detail Brushes - Perfect for cleaning those cracks, crevices and hard to reach areas. Great for interior vents, cracks, buttons and cup holders. Use when washing the exterior for emblems, trim & wheels. Soft and won't scratch.

Clean Car USA Foam King Foam Gun Car Wash Sprayer- An alternative to the foam cannons above, this foam cannon does not require having a pressure washer. Can be used with your garden hose and get the same effect. Also has quick disconnect on the trigger to make it easy to switch to rinsing mode.

Karcher K1700 Cube 1700 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Power Pressure Washer - Karcher is one of the best brands on the market. German engineered and durable, the K1700 is a perfect entry level pressure washer. Great for washing the car, but also great for driveways and around the home.

METROVAC Sidekick SK-1 Motorcycle Dryer- Don't let this little dryer fool you, it has lots of power and can be used on more than just your motorcycle. Great for drying your car, truck, boat or RV as well. A great addition to any garage to speed up the drying process.

TriNova Tire Shine Spray - One of the best tire shine dressings on the market. TriNova tire shine is easy to apply, lasts weeks, and conditions the rubber, not dry it out like other tire dressings. Easy to use and comes with an applicator pad. A must have for any garage.

Kirkland Microfiber Plush Towels (36 pack)- These are the go-to microfiber towels we use every single day. Great for cleaning glass or using to apply your spray sealants and buffing into your paint. Once they lose some of their softness, great for interior rags or cleaning wheels.

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OUR FAVORITES WHEN MAINTAINING THE INTERIOR OF YOUR RIDE

Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner - A great multi-purpose cleaner for all your interior surfaces. Strong enough to clean heavy build up, while being gentle enough for leather, alcantara and suede. Concentrated so you can decide how strong to mix it.

The Rag Company Multi-use Microfiber Towels- These edgeless multi-purpose rags are great for all surfaces, but best for interior cleaners and conditioners. Soft and durable, can be washed hundreds of times and maintain their original softness and condition.

Meguiar's Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner & Conditioner- Probably our mostversatile

and favorite product for interior cleaning and conditioning in one step. Works great for vinyl, plastics, rubber and leather. Leave on for extra shine, or wipe immediately for satin finish.

Chemical Guys Lighting Fast Upholstery Cleaner - This super fast and easy to use upholstery and carpet stain extractor cleaner. Works great for spot treating stains or shampooing. Concentrated so you can dilute 20:1 for light stains or leave full strengthfor those heavy deep stains.

The Rag Company Waffle-Weave Microfiber Towels- These highly absorbant rags are great for all surfaces, but best for glass, chrome and other smooth surfaces. Soft and durable, can be washed hundreds of times and maintain their original softness and condition.

Invisible Glass Cleaner- Our go-to glass cleaner for interior and exterior glass surfaces. Non-ammonia based formula is safe on tinted windows and cleans up streak-free. Powerful, safe and effective makes this our #1 choice for glass cleaning with our waffle-weave glass rags.

If you have any questions about any of these products please let us know, we're happy to help. If there is another product you think we should add to the list, don't hesitate to make a recommendation. Just hit the button and send us a message!

FAQs

How much vinyl wrap is usually enough for a car? ›

The average car requires roughly 250 square feet of vinyl to cover its entire surface. With this in mind, the standard DIY car wrap will run you approximately $500-$750 in vinyl costs. These prices will vary depending on the vinyl brand, the vinyl retailer, and the color and design of the wrap.

Does car paint need to be perfect for a wrap? ›

The best condition under which a wrap can be applied is when a vehicle has a new or high-quality paint job. The paint should be healthy, have a strong clear coat, no deep scratches, dents, rust, corrosion, or other texture roughness.

Why is there a vinyl wrap shortage? ›

This vinyl wrap shortage is due to a worldwide shortage of raw materials needed to produce PVC cast films. ALL manufacturers are experiencing production delays, which causes many products to either be out of stock, create backorders, or delay current backorders.

Is it worth it to vinyl wrap a car? ›

Vehicle wraps offer a few key benefits compared to painting, such as lower costs, better quality, greater protection and more design options. Vehicle wraps' advantages make them an ideal choice for car owners and fleet managers, whether they're looking to save money or create a one-of-a-kind design.

How many square feet of wrap do you need for a car? ›

According to the rule of thumb, 10 inches of length is equal to 1 square foot of material. So if your vehicle is 20-feet long, then you'll need 20 square feet of material. The same goes for height. If your vehicle is 7-feet high, then you'll need 7 square feet of material to cover it completely.

How much vinyl Do I need to wrap an SUV? ›

Vehicle Size

For example, you will need about 50 feet of vinyl to wrap your average car and up to 75 feet of vinyl to wrap a SUV.

Can you wash a wrapped car? ›

You can bring your wrapped vehicle to an automated brushless car wash, though hand washing is safer and more thorough. Brush car washes may be too rough on the film, degrading it and causing peeling and lifted edges. If a car wash uses water spray and no brushes, it should be safe for most wraps.

Can you vinyl wrap over faded paint? ›

Yes, in some cases. You can wrap a vehicle with faded paint, but you need to consider how extensive the damage is, if the wrap will further damage your paint, and what type of vinyl wrap you will use. If your vehicle has chips along with fading, the wrap will not cover it.

Can you wrap a car with poor paint? ›

Bad aftermarket paint jobs with excess paint can often have an orange peel texture that cannot be hidden with a vinyl wrap. In the event that your car has an orange peel texture, you will need to have the paint professionally repaired and allow for the proper cure time before a vinyl wrap can be applied.

What color vinyl wrap lasts the longest? ›

Colors that have a high content of red pigment will last the least as red pigments fade the quickest from all colors. These colors are Red, Purple, Yellow, Pink, Copper. The other determining factor is the quality of the installation.

Is vinyl still popular 2022? ›

Popular on Variety

U.S. recorded-music revenue climbed 9%, streaming revenues are up 10% and vinyl sales soared a whopping 22% in the first half of 2022, according to the Recording Industry Assn. of America's mid-year report released on Wednesday.

Does vinyl wrapping decrease its value? ›

Increased Resale Value

When a car is wrapped, the resale value is considerably greater than for a car that has been repainted. This is primarily because the wrapper can be removed without damaging the car. Since the wrap preserved the paint, the value of your car is higher because it still looks new.

How long do vinyl wrapped cars last? ›

Most car wraps last approximately five to seven years. After five to seven years most vinyl wraps will begin to crack, fade, and peel off the vehicle. An extra two years makes a big difference in getting your money's worth so how do you get your wrap to last closer to the seven year range compared to five?

Can you wax a wrapped car? ›

3M does not recommend using wax or other similar coatings on vehicle graphics. Vinyl wraps may be run through car washes. Touch less car washes are the best for graphic care.

How long does 3M vinyl wrap last? ›

In the vinyl wrap world, the top two brands are 3m and Avery; each claims their materials will last for seven years. Yet, they also each have varying warranties for their materials. 3M's most popular wrap film series 1080 is three years on vertical surfaces.

How many feet of vinyl does it take to wrap a truck? ›

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The amount of material for a truck can vary significantly based on the size of a vehicle. The common practice is to take 70 feet x 60 inches rolls. Keep in mind that certain parts don't have to be covered (such as the roof), which can save you quite a bit of money.

How do you measure a car to wrap it? ›

The easiest way to calculate how much vinyl you need, is to take the length of your car, multiply by 3 and add 10 to 15 feet, round it up to the nearest roll size you can buy. Measure your car for all the areas you want to wrap with vinyl film. Always add extra for the edges, so you have somewhere to grab the material.

Is wrapping cheaper than spraying? ›

Car Wraps are Cheaper

Wraps are now cheaper than your average full-body respray, especially if you want to include an intricate design. Not only that, you don't end up with a finished product you can't change and have to put up with if you don't like the result.

Is car wrapping cheaper than spraying? ›

In most circumstances, a car wrap job will cost the same as painting your car. Of course, price varies depending on quality. A low-quality paint job will cost less than a high-quality wrap, and vice versa. In the end, you want a high-quality result.

Is it cheaper to wrap or paint car? ›

Cost is a likely factor in a wrapping vs painting decision: is it cheaper to wrap or paint a car? Paint jobs run from $500 (low quality) or anywhere between $1,000-$5,000 (high-quality). A professional wrap runs between $2,500 to $5,000. There is also a labor cost to remove the wrap that may range between $500-$600.

Do wrapped cars scratch easy? ›

Since your car wrap is a vinyl film that comes in different finishes, it doesn't have the protective topcoat that is typical to paint jobs. This is the main reason why the wrapping material is prone to scratches.

Can a wrapped car go in rain? ›

Rain will not affect the car wrap. You can't rinse the wrap off with water. You do want to be careful using a squeegee on the windows; the squeegee itself won't hurt the wrap, but if you press down too hard, you risk scratching the wrap with the edge of the squeegee.

Can a wrapped car get scratched? ›

While a car wrap can be placed over damage and scratches in the hull of the vehicle, there is a good chance that the damage will show through the vinyl wrap. In fact, the vinyl wrap attaches so closely to the hull that it can make hail damage and scratches even more noticeable to the public.

Can you buff out vinyl wrap? ›

You can wash and polish your vinyl wrap just like you would any other vehicle, but the trick is to use vinyl-specific cleaning and polishing agents. Using conventional solutions can damage your wrap so always take care when cleaning to keep your wrap looking great for years.

Do you need paint correction before vinyl wrap? ›

Paint correction is always best done before having a professional apply paint protection film or ceramic coating to the car.

How do you prep a car for wraps? ›

  1. The first step is to clean the surface with paint-safe grease and wax remover to remove any dirt or grime on the surface. ...
  2. Thoroughly dry the surface with a clean lint-free towel or lint-free paper towel. ...
  3. Surfaces with any grease, oil or wax greatly reduce film adhesion and may form bubbles on neglected areas.

What should you not do when wrapping your car? ›

Here, we'll give you the common mistakes people get trapped into while installing new vinyl graphics for their vehicles.
  1. Poor Cleaning and Preparation. The first step while making a vehicle wrap is making sure the surface is squeaky clean. ...
  2. Improper Measuring. ...
  3. Using The Heat Gun In The Wrong Way.
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Can you put vinyl wrap over bare metal? ›

Is It Possible to Install Vinyl Wrap on a Non-painted Surface? The short answer to this question: Yes, you can install car wraps over bare metal.

Can I wrap over rust? ›

Can My Vinyl Wrap Be Applied to a Rusted Car? To put it simply, no. Rust not only jeopardizes the structure of your vehicle but covering it up will trap moisture inside and continue to spread the problem across the car.

What happens if you leave vinyl wrap on too long? ›

If you leave a wrap on your vehicle too long, you will greatly increase the chances of paint damage. As the adhesive bonds with the surface of the vehicle body, it gets stronger with time. Thus, you should stay within your wraps' lifespan to ensure that you don't damage your paint job.

What color car is easiest to wrap? ›

If you want to avoid any trace of stock color choose a vehicle with a neutral color like black for wraps.

How long does a car wrap last in the sun? ›

With heavy wear and tear like this, the life expectancy may be as short as two years. However, even something as simple as parking in the shade could increase the life expectancy of your vehicle wrap dramatically, to around three or four years.

Is vinyl really making a comeback? ›

Even though vinyl was popular in the 80s, its return is not caused by the adults who lived through this era, but rather by the young-adult demographic. Since young people have their music digitally, vinyl has become a novelty.

Is vinyl just a fad? ›

The short answer is yes, it is just a fad. Vinyl has already been replaced by CDs 30 years ago, because they are technically a better medium, it's digital, and it's more portable than vinyl. You can listen to them 24/7 and they won't get damaged. You can easily transfer them to computer files, or make backups of it.

Does wrapping a car increase insurance? ›

A wrap may increase the cost of your insurance, but it doesn't have to. It depends on the overall risk of the vehicle being insured and which insurance company you speak to.

What vinyl wrap lasts the longest? ›

The Materials Used

Higher quality vinyl, such as 3M vinyl and Avery cast vinyl, will last longer than low-quality vinyl. High-quality vinyl is UV resistant, more scratch resistant, and less fragile than low-quality vinyl.

Does vinyl wrap ruin paint? ›

Although they've been around for quite some time, many vehicle owners often ask us, does a car wrap damage paint? The truth is that a vinyl wrap or car wrap as some call it, is completely safe to be applied to any type of paint – whether it's gloss or a matte finish.

Is it cheaper to wrap or paint a car? ›

Cost is a likely factor in a wrapping vs painting decision: is it cheaper to wrap or paint a car? Paint jobs run from $500 (low quality) or anywhere between $1,000-$5,000 (high-quality). A professional wrap runs between $2,500 to $5,000. There is also a labor cost to remove the wrap that may range between $500-$600.

How long does a full vinyl wrap last? ›

Most car wraps last approximately five to seven years. After five to seven years most vinyl wraps will begin to crack, fade, and peel off the vehicle.

How much vinyl Do I need to wrap a challenger? ›

If you decide to wrap up the entire car, you should calculate material by multiplying the length of the car three times. Then, add 5 to 15 inches on top of that as a spare vinyl that will be used for bumpers and scrap.

Do car wraps last in the sun? ›

Not to be dramatic, but the sun is a wrap's biggest enemy! Vehicle wraps that last longer (10 to 12 years) are typically vehicles that are not exposed to as much direct sunlight for whatever reason. Sun exposure is the main factor in the deterioration over time of vehicle wraps. So try to park in the shade, if you can.

Which is better vinyl wrap or 2 pack? ›

Two Pack is generally more expensive than Vinyl Wrap. Vinyl Wrap offers a select range of colours and textures whereas Two Pack allows you the freedom of selecting or matching any colour you prefer. Two Pack finishes (especially the semi gloss and high gloss) are usually easier to clean than vinyl surfaces.

Can you vinyl wrap over scratches? ›

You can still wrap a car with scratches, but for best results we recommend that any deeper scratches or chips from hail damage or stones are repaired before the vinyl wrap is applied.

Does vinyl wrap have to be stretched? ›

For most vinyl wrap films, it is recommended to be stretched under 15% so that it can stay in shape. But it might be tricky to tell how much to stretch before reaching 15%.

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