posted by vinyl frog on June 28, 2022
Car Wrap Materials - Complete Guide to Wrap Material
For those who want to transform their prized set of wheels into a real stunner, but selecting the right vinyl wrap with legions of amazing choices out there is proving to be a tedious task, Vinyl Frog brings this complete guide to help them make the right decision!
When you wrap your car, you do not just give it an amazing façade, you gain many benefits too. If the vehicle is in your personal use, the paint underneath is protected. If you have wrapped it to boost business with a durable, eye-catching advertisement, its merits increase manifold. However, you cannot just buy any wrap. You have to purchase the one that best suits your needs and persona.
At Vinyl Frog, we have a wide range of premium quality vehicle wraps with a wide variety of colors and varying finish. We can match any Pantone, HEX, RGB, or CMYK color you may need. Our vinyl wraps have a protective laminate layer over the surface and adhesive on one side. They are stretchable hence cover contours and curves with perfection and are super easy to apply. Not only does our durable vinyl provide excellent protection from UV rays, minor scratches, and other types of damage, it can withstand the harshest of elements and is easy to wash and maintain.
Read on to select the perfect vinyl wrap material for your vehicle!
Categories of Car Wraps
Which color defines you the best and is your ultimate favorite? Are you one of those who like to be flashy and ostentatious or you love adding mystery to your life? Do you think out of the box and ‘bespoke’ defines you or do you reflect calmness and stability? There is a vinyl for all personalities promising to appeal to their aesthetic sensibilities and fit their definition of beauty.
Gloss Vinyl Wrap
Gloss wraps are greatly loved and the most sought after vinyl. Car enthusiasts are all for glossy vinyl as they are the easiest to apply and DIY application affords much less hassle.
If applied through a reliable auto body professional, a gloss wrap gives you more value for money than a paint job of the same scale.
Gloss wraps emanate a shine giving a wet look to your vehicle. Hence your car gets a lustrous classic finish making it eye-catching and attractive. The cost of the vinyl starts from $59 for 5ft x 3.28ft roll. They have sub-categories as well such as:
- High Gloss Vinyl:
As the name suggests, high gloss wraps are extra shiny. They can bring new life to your automobile by giving it a shiny, polished appearance. They come in a wide variety of colors, so you will be able to easily find the color that suits your style. This is perfect for people who want a uniform look across their fleet of vehicles or for those who just want their car to stand out in a crowd.
- Chameleon Gloss Vinyl:
Gloss vinyl wraps also come in chameleon series. It is a multi-layered vinyl film and an amazing shade shifter. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that its base color changes hues like a chameleon when light falls on it from different angles. It presents an amazing play of colors while shining all the way. They are perfect for wrapping the interior and exterior of the vehicle and for graphics, lettering and signage.
- Gloss Aluminum Vinyl:
Bring aluminum and its shine into mind when it comes to gloss aluminum vinyl. This is a good vinyl for dimensional stability and full vehicle wrap. Its glossy finish is appealing to the eyes giving your vehicle a fresh look. They have a silver coating that enhances the shine and gives your vehicle a distinctive look.
- Gloss Holographic Vinyl:
Gloss Holographic Vinyl has a smooth, psychedelic finish reflecting a spectrum of colors in light. It has an iridescent shine that represents sheer beauty. It is stretchable and easy to maintain. It is for those who want to be distinctive and unique. A vehicle wrapped in gloss holographic vinyl is an amazing sight.
Metallic Vinyl Wraps:
Imagine polished metal gleaming brightly attracting attention of all and sundry. Metallic vinyl wrap is like that. It gives vehicles a spectacular shine, much more than gloss vinyl. It has little metal flakes that along with magnetron sputtering allow high transmittance making your vehicle sparkle brilliantly like a jewel. The price starts from $61 for 5ft x 3.28ft. The premium quality Metallic vinyl comes in many shades and types which are as follows:
- Matte Metallic Vinyl:
Matte Metallic Vinyl gives a smooth, luxurious finish to your ride. Its shine has been mellowed to a considerable extent. Available in an array of colors, it is an understated way to add some pop to your car. Being durable and stretchable, it perfectly accentuates the body of the vehicle enhancing its overall appearance.
- Glitter Metallic Vinyl:
The vinyl is an amalgamation of the shine of metal with the glimmer of glitter. The film seems to have an overlay of minute flecks of glitter on its surface. Since it is highly reflective, it dazzles when light falls on it. It makes your vehicle look as if it is made for stardom.
- Gloss Metallic Vinyl:
Gloss Metallic Vinyl is the refashioned version of a gloss wrap. It shines brilliantly and adds a touch of glitz and glamor to the vehicle. It is probably the most popular series of our car wrap product line. It is super shiny and smooth with a mirror-like finish. Its gleam makes it perfect for those who like a flashy, ostentatious outlook.
- Brushed Metallic Vinyl:
Brushed Metallic Vinyl is slightly textured. It is for those who want something exotic or rustic. It has a pattern like the strokes of brush dabbled in color all over it making it unique and exquisite. It gives more of an aluminum brushed metal look as opposed to just a flat color. A vehicle covered in Brushed Metallic Vinyl looks sleek and elegant with clean lines.
- Candy Metallic Vinyl:
Candy Metallic Vinyl is for those who want to take their vehicle from drab to fab. These glossy, super-shiny wraps are available in a variety of candy-inspired colors, including Neon Yellow, Neon Green, Gray Purple, and many more. Wrap your car in the sweetest, most colorful metallic wrap ever! Adding Candy Metallic to your ride will make it look like the coolest vehicle on the block.
- Rainbow Metallic Vinyl:
Rainbow Metallic Vinyl is a class apart. The wrap film has a subtle iridescent shimmer that looks extremely beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. The spectrum of brilliant hues is sure to grab everyone's attention! The rainbow metallic wrap is an interesting film that looks like normal vinyl until you change the viewing angle. When you do this, it displays all sorts of rainbow colors where light reflects off of it at different angles. This is a very unique material that can make any car stand out from others.
Matte Vinyl Wraps:
If your vehicle boasts of unique bodywork with a sensual silhouette, sharp contours and sloping lines, matte vinyl wrap is for you. Such a vehicle, when covered in a matte wrap, attracts attention through its curves and design. Matte Vinyl Wraps are completely muted and do not have the overwhelming luster of a gloss or metallic vinyl. It absorbs like and gives the vehicle a decent, sophisticated look making it eye-catching and attractive. Whoever sees it, simply wants to touch it.
Care tip: Fingerprints are easily visible on a matte vinyl wrap. Keep a small spray bottle of a 50/50 mix of water and isopropyl alcohol in your vehicle with a clean, soft microfiber cloth to wipe the prints there and then.
Matte Vinyl costs less and is easier to maintain. The starting price of a Matte Vinyl Wrap is $58 for a 5ft x 3.28ft roll. We have already discussed Matte Metallic Vinyl above. The other types of matte wraps are:
- Super Matte Vinyl:
A Super Matte Vinyl is similar to a regular matte wrap except it has an even flatter finish with no hint of any shine at all. The classy wrap promises to give a majestic look to your vehicle. A complete super matte look adds an aura of mystery and charm.
- Matte Chameleon Vinyl:
Can you imagine how fascinating a vinyl would be if it is both matte and muted with color changing properties? It all depends on how light plays with it. At Vinyl Frog, the Matte Chameleon Vinyl is available in white base color which can change into purple or blue depending on the angle of light reflection. A car wrapped in Matte Chameleon is sure a treat for the eyes!
Satin Chrome Vinyl Wrap:
If you are all for a chic and sophisticated look, then Satin Chrome Vinyl is for you. It is neither overly shimmery nor completely muted. With a satiny surface replicating chrome or metal plating, it has just the right amount of deep, semi-lustrous finish to make a royal impression on the onlookers. It is as if your car is wrapped in silk.
Care Tip: To preserve the Satin Chrome finish of this Vinyl Wrap, do not use anything abrasive while cleaning it as scratches and cuts appear easily on its surface.
Paint Protection Film:
Go for a soft and smooth look for your ride with a Matte Metallic wrap. It's an understated way to add some pop to your car. Metallics like these can be found in an array of colors. They are very popular for their uniqueness and the ease with which you can achieve a professional-looking paint job.
Paint Protection Film, also known as clear bra, is a self-healable ultra-thin polyurethane with heat activated top coat and an acrylic adhesive. Its main objective is to preserve the condition of what is underneath. It is transparent hence does not mar the look or take away the glorious shimmer that is being flaunted. In fact it protects the vehicle from surface scratches, stone chip, UV exposure, hard water deposits, debris, tree sap, bird droppings, oxidation, and other harmful elements.
The Paint Protection Film has high conformability hence it easily covers any difficult curves and contours in a vehicle. Bumpers, lights, wing mirrors, wheel flares – it smoothly sheathes all parts of a vehicle. At Vinyl Frog, the cost of the premium quality, durable PPF starts at $99 for 5ft x 3.28ft film.
Printable Vinyl Wrap:
Printable Vinyl is for exclusive designing, either for making a personal statement or brand advertising. If you want to transform your vehicle into something extraordinary and bespoke that no one has ever seen before or you want your company’s name out there to get maximum exposure and customer acquisition, printable vinyl decals and graphics is the top solution. The vinyl is thicker and can be digitally printed according to your design needs.
Vinyl Frog offers glossy white and customized printable vinyl wraps. The baseline cost for glossy white printable vinyl starts is $317 for 4.98ftx65.61ft roll. It is a premium quality vinyl that allows high resolution printing that will set your vehicle apart from the rest making it highly attractive and alluring.
A Wide Variety of Colors
You have decided to wrap your car with the best quality vinyl. Good! We give you a world of choice with numerous colors available. Not only that, we have different shades within them so you may get the exact color that you would love to wrap your vehicle with.
Let’s take the highly coveted gloss vinyl wrap. There are many hues available in this such as lavender, blue, khaki, pink, gray, green and so on. In blue, there are more shades such as Miami blue, sky blue, China blue, glacier blue, yacht blue and more. Vinyl Frog has every specific shade that you love and would like to wrap your vehicle in.
Sample Color Swatches
Sometimes, when there are innumerable choices, it becomes difficult to select. Don’t worry. We have you covered. You can get sample color swatches from Vinyl Frog to help you make the right decision. Seeing the color first hand helps you make up your mind.
There is color swatch that has two booklets with two series of vinyl wraps in one set and there is a swatch with 6 colors. Order the swatches to see the shades and choose the one that best suits your needs and liking. The small size of our swatches allows them to fit in the palm of your hand, making them the ideal giveaway at events and trade shows. You could even send them out to high-level clients as a gift!
Using colors can also help draw attention to certain areas of your store or website. If you have a product that you want to highlight, try putting it in front of a bright background so it pops right off the page. Adding bundle discounts makes this method even more effective!
Premium quality vinyl wrap is one of the best and the ultimate choice for autostyling. Available in a wide array of materials and colors, it will make your car one of the hottest sets of wheels in town winning accolades from all over. It is durable, flexible and long-lasting, with high conformability giving you the best value for money. It can be applied and removed easily without leaving any adhesive residue and protecting the original paint of your vehicle underneath.
So what are you waiting for? Visit vinylfrog.com and get your favorite color and finish of the vinyl today.
We are always adding new products, so if there is something in particular that you are looking for, be sure to let us know so we can look into getting it in stock.