Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about vehicle wraps and our other services offered. If you still have inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
What is a vehicle wrap?
A vehicle wrap is a large, vinyl decal that allows you to change the exterior of your vehicle in a short amount of time. A vehicle wrap consists of a custom design, which is developed by our professional designers, then printed on premium vinyl, laminated, and finally installed or “wrapped” on a vehicle. The wrap is applied directly to the vehicle. The application is so flawless that it is often mistaken for a custom paint job.
Why should I purchase a vehicle wrap?
Cost-Effective: Fleet and vehicle graphics are a highly cost-effective way to promote your business around town and across the country where your vehicles/delivery trucks are on route. Once we apply the graphics to your vehicles, there is no monthly expense. You keep running your ads rent-free, month after month. Compare that with radio, TV, print or billboard advertising where you pay every time you run an ad. Consider customized vehicle graphics from Revolution Wraps to help you build awareness at a fraction of your current advertising expenditures in another media.
High Visibility: Graphics on your trucks, buses and vans are in constant motion and reach millions of people every day. Once we have installed graphics on your vehicle, they are visible 24/7/365, in any weather, everywhere your vehicle goes including parking lots, malls, restaurants, shopping centers, schools, etc.
In The End: Comparing the costs and benefits of vehicle advertising to traditional advertising, the choice is clear. Vehicle wraps are the most cost-effective medium.
Can parts of a wrap be changed to reflect a new phone number or a new address?
Yes. If you happen to move and need to change your phone number, web address or any other information on the wrap, a portion of the wrap can be reprinted with the new information and applied to your vehicle.
Where will the wrap be installed?
Anywhere. Most of our installations take place in the Lincoln and Omaha metro area. But we benefit from our centralized location, making travel to other areas of the country, or world, easy. To-date, we have worked on projects in 48 states and Puerto Rico. Our installers have passports ready and are game for exotic locations.
Are seams visible?
Standard vehicles including cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs are virtually seamless. The exception applies to large trailers, vans, etc. that require multiple panels, making it impossible to eliminate seams.
Can you see through the windows after the graphics are applied?
Yes. Perforated vinyl films, also called window perf, have small holes that allows you to see through the material.
What can be wrapped?
We provide vehicle wraps, boat wraps, box truck and fleet graphics, trailer wraps, van wraps, murals, wallpaper, art canvas, banners, trade show booths and much, much more. We’ve also created refrigerator graphics, custom mailboxes, laptop covers, floor graphics and store-front windows.
How long does the process take?
Beginning to end, it takes about 2-3 weeks depending on the complexity of the design and installation time. Installation typically takes 1-3 days per vehicle.
How long will the wrap stay on my vehicle?
Typical life expectancy for a vehicle wrap is 3-5 years. Revolution Wraps warranties the installation for 2 years. Our vinyl manufacturers warranties the materials against degradation, color loss and adhesion for 2 years on horizontal surfaces and 3 years for vertical.
Will it damage my paint?
No. The wrap will not damage your OEM paint. The wrap material actually protects your paint job from minor scratches and ultraviolet light. It also protects the paint from the light pitting that can occur from highway impact with sand, grit and insects. Please inform us if the car has been repainted or repaired.
What do I need to do to prepare my vehicle?
We highly recommend that vehicles are washed in a car wash 24 hours before they’re brought into our facility for graphics installation. The vehicle should be washed preferably at a place that can use brushes or pressure-washing to remove road grime from the low-lying parts (under the wheel well, inside the door panels etc.) where dirt usually accumulates. DO NOT CHOOSE THE “CLEAR COAT” OPTION. Just a standard wash will be sufficient. Wax, polish, grease or grime interferes with the graphics adhesive and therefore must be cleaned. If necessary, an industrial cleaner and/or non-silicone based detergent may be required. (Any cleaning chemical should be tested on the vehicle in an inconspicuous area to make sure it will not mar the paint surface).
Once the vehicle is brought into our facility, we will clean it with isopropyl alcohol and other chemicals to remove any remaining oily residue, dirt and contaminants. Special attention is placed on the vehicle’s cracks and crevices, where contaminants generally accumulate. We then perform a vehicle inspection and take note of trouble areas that have any kind of surface damage like paint scratches, dents, etc. This inspection helps as a guideline to ensure that our clients know about any surface problems on the vehicle prior to wrap installation.
Can the wrap be removed later?
Absolutely. The wrap is actually applied to the vehicle using pressure-sensitive adhesives. Although the wrap will not come off by itself, it can be easily removed. The removal process is very short and any remaining adhesion residue is easily removed using isopropyl alcohol.
Is it easy to maintain?
Definitely. Vehicle wraps are made from high-tensile strength vinyl with a gloss laminate. It requires no waxing to maintain its shine and luster. Simply wash with soap and water. No polishing, waxing or buffing needed. It is best to hand-wash your wrapped vehicle. In general, avoid power washing and do not use an ice-scraper. Brushing windows and the use of a rear defroster will not cause damage to your window wrap.