How Much Does It Cost To Wrap a Truck?
A truck wrap is a large decal that is applied directly over the original paint of the car. This application allows you to change the appearance over time and remove it whenever you wish without hurting the car’s paint job.
How much does it cost?
- When it comes to truck wraps, there are two different types: a partial wrap and a full wrap. A partial truck wrap can cost $750 to $2,000 while a full truck wrap can cost $2,000 to as much as $4,000. The costs can go up if a design is needed. The cost will depend on the type of wrap, the size of your car, if you need a customized design and the company you choose.
- A color change wrap can cost $2,200 to $4,000.
- Adding something simple, such as a logo or lettering on the car door, can cost $100 to $250.
- According to 12pointsignworks.com, a partial wrap design can cost you $250 and $350 for a full wrap. If you consider a wrap that has a complete design, then it will cost you between $1,200 to $2,000 for a partial wrap and $2,200 to $2,700 for a full wrap. Some manufacturers offer customization services, such as color change full wraps for $2,800 to $4,000.
What is going to be included?
- Wraps can either include a partial wrap that only covers parts of the car while a full wrap can cover up the entire car. Partial wraps can cover different areas, such as the sides of the bed, the sides of the cab, etc.
- Before the wrap is applied, the shop will provide a “proof” to show you exactly what the wrap is going to look like on your truck. Once the approval is given, the process of adding the wraps will begin.
- When generated, the wraps will be printed using a vinyl sheet and then they will be laminated. Once laminated, the wrap will be affixed to the truck’s body. Typical jobs take no more than two weeks to complete.
- Depending on the company, some may include the professional design. You are free to decide whether you want it to be designed or customized by the shop’s designer or simply design it on your own.
- You will be required to clean your vehicle before getting the wrapping done. Some vehicle wrapping shops include a car wash in their services so you do not have to worry about it.
- A good wrap will last at least 7 to 10 years without peeling or fading.
What are the extra costs?
- Other wrapping jobs do not include car wash in their services. In that case, you need to pay extra money to take advantage of their car wash services.
- Customized designs and complex trucks, such as a Hummer, can cost more than the standard stock designs. If you want to customize the design, it will cost more.
- You can also wrap the windows of your vehicle to give it a much cooler look without affecting your vision while driving. However, this will be an extra cost to consider.
- Some companies often want to fix small dings or scratches on the body of the car before the truck wrap is applied. This may cost extra, but it will also ensure that the wrap will adhere properly and fully.
Factors that influence the price:
- The type of vehicle. This will affect the price of the wrapping job. Larger vehicles like trucks are much costlier than smaller vehicles. There are also a number of different sizes of trucks that will each cost differently.
- The quality and durability of the wraps. This can also affect the original price. For trucks, you need a wrap that has high quality in order for it to last for a longer period of time.
- The total area of the vehicle. This will as well affect the price. Trucks have a large and wide area to be wrapped so it will cost more.
- Complex. How complex is the area? Are there a lot of seams and screws? The more complex the car layout is, the more it can cost.
Tips to know:
- Customized wraps are much cooler than any other designs. However, you should prepare your own design before going to the shop to get the customization done. Do not stick with the stock images because there could be a good chance someone else is driving around with those same colors and design.
- When designing your own, make sure you take into account the windows or any other part of the truck that will not be wrapped. If you forget to do this, your design could be interrupted and important parts left out.
- Do not be afraid to choose a high quality and durable wrap. By spending the extra money, you will find that the wrap will not wear away as quickly.
- A truck wrap is a great way to advertise your business if you are on the road a lot. If your car is parked in a lot the majority of the time, a truck wrap will not be worth it.
How can I save money?
- Plain wraps are much cheaper than wraps with designs. Wraps with design are cool but if you want to save money, then you should consider something plain.
- Many shops that offer low rates are hard to find, but if you are desperate enough to find one, take some time to do so. Talk with a handful of shops either in person or over the phone. Most are more than happy to offer a free quote.
- A full wrap is not always necessary to get the message across. Consider a partial wrap if you do not have enough money for a full one. As long as it is strategically placed, it will still get your message across clearly.
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