Vehicle Wrap FAQ

Here are some common questions we get about vehicle wraps. If you have any more questions, please contact us.

Q: What is a vehicle wrap?
A: A vehicle wrap consists of a design which is developed by our staff of designers, then printed on special vinyl wrap material with laminate, and finally installed or “wrapped” on a vehicle. The wrap is applied directly to the vehicle. The application is so precise it is often mistaken for a custom paint job.
Q: How is a wrap designed?
A: Our in-house staff of designers specialize in vehicle wrap design. They work with the client throughout the process to ensure that the message conveyed in the design accurately and appropriately reflects that of the company, product or person. Final proofs, mockups, and explanations are always reviewed prior to sending the job to print.
Q: How is a wrap printed?
A: Our onsite printing department and staff ensure the accurate transfer of the images through its advanced art print server. The large format printers are fitted with state of the art digital ink systems ensuring the best color schemes and resolution available in the industry. We have carefully chosen the media we print on, which has been time tested for use in vehicle wraps.
Q: How do you wrap a vehicle?
A: Our installers are put through a rigorous apprentice program before they are given the title of an expert installer. Once they have reached this level, they are capable of handling the most intricate design wrap installations. The vinyl material is accurately laid out and applied to the vehicle. The actual process is extremely precise, requires a lot of experience and you are welcome to come by and see them in action.
Q: Are car wraps applied to windows?
A: Yes, but only rear side and rear windows. Window wraps are printed on a special perforated vinyl that allows the driver to see through the rear and side rear windows.
Q: What if the company information on my wrap changes, can it be replaced?
A: Yes. Graphics, logos, and phone numbers (or any part of the design) can be changed; however, complete panels of wraps would need to be reprinted, old vinyl removed and new vinyl installed.
Q: Can a wrap be removed?
A: Yes. The wrap is designed to be removed. However, attempting to remove it yourself may cause damage to the vehicle. We suggest having Caliber Wraps de-install your vehicle wrap as our installation experts are best equipped to this task.
Q: Will the wrap damage my paint?
A: A car wrap when applied and removed correctly, does not damage your car’s OEM paint. In fact, it protects it. However, if the paint is not OEM or has been repaired recently, the vinyl adhesive is strong enough to remove paint as well as the clear coat.
Q: Is there a warranty on the wrap?
A: There is a Limited Warranty on manufacturer’s materials against fading, cracking or peeling. Materials designed for short term usage is durable for up to 18 months, while materials selected for longer term usage carries a warranty of 5 years. Caliber warrants our installation for 1 year.
Q: Will you wrap a leased vehicle?
A: Yes. Since a wrap can be removed without damaging a vehicle, there are no restrictions against wrapping a leased vehicle. We can also provide pricing for removal of the vinyl at the end of the lease term.
Q: How long will a wrap last on my vehicle?
A: Wraps in southern California are realistically good for 3-5 years. We provide you with a maintenance list to provide tips on how to get the best life from your wrap such as garaging the vehicle over-night, washing frequently and no power washing.
Q: What’s the difference between a ½, ¾, and full wrap?
A: The size of the wrap (Full, ½ or ¼) simply refers to the percentage of the vehicle that is covered by the wrap. We can also wrap just the doors if you are not ready for a full wrap.
Q: Do you provide an alternative to wrapping vehicles that still creates an effective marketing impact?
A: Yes, we offer vinyl lettering on hoods, sides, and tailgates that may fit your budget. We can also provide decals, magnetic signs for doors, bumper stickers, and window decals to convey your company contact information.
Q: How long does it take to wrap a vehicle?
A: Our full wraps are typically completed in 1-2 days, depending on the size of the vehicle and intricacy of the wrap. Time estimates are given to our customers prior to beginning the installation process.
Q: What is your preferred process for artwork?
A: We prefer to work with your own original artwork provided but our graphic designers are available to design a wrap that meets your requirements and ensures your message will be visibly appealing with high impact. If your business branding has not been established you should first talk with an advertising agency.
Q: What type of vehicles do you wrap?
A: If it moves, we usually can wrap it! This includes all types of vehicles: cars, vans, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, trailers, boats and even space rockets. If you’re not sure about your vehicle, then please contact us today to find out if we can wrap it.
Q: How much does a vehicle wrap cost?
A: There are several factors that determine the cost of a wrap. Please contact us today for an accurate quote or ask for our Price Guide that offers price ranges for the various wrap options.
Q: How soon can you wrap my vehicle?
A: We can normally have the wrap installed within 1-2 weeks after receiving your final approval on the art proof.