There are basically two types of car owners. One who owns a car for their daily life works and travels and another who are mainly car enthusiasts.
But even though these both groups share a lot of dissimilarities but still they all share a common truth that they both like a well-decorated car.
And this decoration does not come first hand but one has customized it. And this customization comes through repainting or through wrapping the car.
Here we can see that there are basically two ways of decorating or customizing the surface. And the work of this article will be to find out which way is more effective and profitable.
Paint Job and Vinyl Wrap
This portion of our article will try to answer certain very basic questions regarding paint job and vinyl wrap. More like it will try to figure out what is a paint job and what is a vinyl wrap.
Vinyl wrap is basically wrapping the body of the car with a decal-type substance and this done over the original paint and this task is basically done by using heat.
But the fact is that using vinyl wrap will not destroy the previous or the original paint of the car and this vinyl wrap also can be removed easily to unlock the previous paint.
Another fact about the vinyl wrap is that there can be other types rather than the glossy surface. More like metallic color or even gradient colors are pretty common. But the main point is that vinyl is mainly custom designed. And one can easily design their car wrap.
After the vinyl wrap, it comes down to the paint job. The paint job is basically repainting the car. Here one can possibly do two things. He or she can restore the color of the car or can paint the car with a new color.
The first job of a paint job is to clean the surface properly and one has to degrease it properly and then one has to prepare the surface by sanding it properly. Though there will need another step of cleaning before painting the surface properly.
While painting the car first one has to spray a layer of paint on the surface of the car properly. After the spraying, the paint comes in other coats.
After applying the other layers one needs to wait a while for drying and after this comes the final part which is the application of a clear coat on the surface.
One should keep in mind that a proper paint job can renew the fresh look of the car. This freshness will make you feel that you have just bought the car.
Those owners who like authenticity and loves to preserve the originality of the appearance of the car should go for a paint job because it is the easiest way of keeping the originality.
Car Wrap Cost Vs. Car Paint
One of the main factors of any kind of decision that has anything to do with money is definitely the price. So this article as the title suggests will mainly focus on the costs of both vinyl wrap and car paint.
Basically, a cheap paint job can cost around 500 dollars. Spending this one will get a low-quality paint job. But a proper and good quality will cost between 1000 dollars to 5000 dollars.
Where a vinyl wrap with the help of a professional can cost between 2,500 dollars to 5000 dollars. And if one wants to remove it then the vinyl wrap removing cost will be around 500 to 600 dollars.
The fact is that if you are going to paint then you definitely should not go for any cheap kind of paint job. Because this will end up costing you more in the long run.
So a decent and good quality paint job will cost you a bit higher. And this is where you can say that a good quality vinyl will always be a bit less expensive than a top-quality paint job.
Even though a top quality paint job will give any car the most authentic look the owners want but the quality of the authenticity will be definitely depending on the money you will pay because you always get what you pay.
The thing is that a good quality vinyl wrap can give tough competition to a paint job but still a paint job will give the most authentic look for the car.
Even sometimes surpassing the previous quality of the paint. But still in the end if we talk about costs then a vinyl wrap will definitely save a few more bucks than a paint job.
You have to keep in your mind that even after your paint job or vinyl wrap sometimes you will need to spend some money to maintain the ideal look.
The fact is that maintaining a paint job will be a bit costly but a well quality clear coat paint will last for five to seven years. But while maintaining it frequent car washes will be very important.
Also, proper waxing will be very important to keep the paint surface well protected.
But for maintaining a vinyl wrap the only advice will be to keep the surface clean and for it, the best option is proper washing. And over a vinyl wrap, there will not be in need of any extra additional waxing. And this is where vinyl takes the lead regarding advantages.
Another big advantage of the vinyl wrap will be that it is very easy to repair than a paint job. For example, if a part of the car’s paint gets damaged then one may need to redo the entire paint job including the preparations.
But if a vinyl wrap gets damaged you will not have to replace the whole wrapping rather you will need to replace a single portion or a single panel.
This shows that maintaining a vinyl wrap is a bit easy and cost-efficient than maintaining a paint job.
Customizing a car is always a personal thing and that contains a very personal value. And one is supposed to customize the car when he thinks to carry it for the long run. This is because people are different and they have different tastes.
And having different tastes is what makes the world versatile and beautiful. But this also can create a problem for you if you want to sell your car.
This is because what you prefer may not be appreciated by some other person. And this why sometimes customized car owners have a hard time reselling their cars.
Now for having customized paint one will have to shell the paint out and repaint it properly for attracting buyers. And this total job is a bit easy because one will have to start again from the bottom.
But if someone has a vinyl wrap over the surface then it becomes a bit easy. You will just have to remove the wrapping to neutralize the design of the car.
So you can see that vinyl again takes the point regarding reselling value cause it will not cost much to remove it whereas for the paint you will have to remove the paint and then repaint it properly.
People’s hearts can change very easily. There is no rule of liking something today if you liked the same thing yesterday.
For example, you give your car a new design by painting it but then it makes you regret it because now you know that you liked the previous design better. And you want to go back to its authentic design.
Just because this is paint you will not get any second chances rather you will have to paint it again. And this will result in losing quite a bit of load money.
But if your design is a result of vinyl wrapping then you probably will have some second chances of getting back to your previous design. To go back to your previous design you will only have to remove the new vinyl wrapping over the car and it will be pretty cheap in contrast to a repaint.
This article does not give you a proper conclusion rather it focuses on the data regarding both of the opponents. This is because different people have different opinions.
And thus keeping this in mind that it does not give the answer on the face rather gives you different options and different possibilities.
For example, it gives you the fact that vinyl wrap is pretty much cheaper than a paint job. The vinyl wrap does not need much preparation or extra care to put on the surface and this is the reason it doesn’t cost much and also the maintenance work of vinyl is super easy and cheap.
On the other hand, a high-quality paint job will cost you a bit more, and also maintaining a painted surface has a lot of work and cost of fortune but the fact is that high-quality paint will definitely give your car a more authentic look.
Now the choice is yours.