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Will Vinyl Car Decals Damage My Paint?

Posted by Matthew Books on September 22 2016

One of the hottest design trends available to car enthusiasts today is vinyl car decals. Vinyl car wraps are a product that's here to stay, but the question on everyone's mind seems to be, "Will vinyl car decals mess up my paint?" Let's dive in and answer that question.

Brushed metallic vinyl wrap

Whenever we're faced with life altering change we go through 5 stages of accepting something. We've broken down the answer thusly for will vinyl decals damage your paint. 

The Stages of Acceptance

Denial.

"There's no way that's going to not tear up the paint underneath, right? I mean it sticks on! Stick on means adhesive, adhesive means glue, glue means my paint is toast. Right?!"

Wrong. Vinyl car decals, or vinyl wrap material, are made with an adhesive that is semi-permanent. Which means, that if done properly, it will remove without taking off any of the clear coat or paint layer underneath it.

*Fun Fact* Vinyl decals actually protect the paint underneath! Wax and polish can't do very much against the punishing ionizing radiation pumped out by the Sun everyday but if those UV rays never touch the paint, you can expect a factory finish waiting underneath should you decide to peel it off. 


Anger.

angry guy


"You're full of poop emoji!!! This goes against everything I've ever thought to myself quietly! It can't be! "

Try to relax, change can be difficult and learning new things is often hard. We're here to help. The great thing about vinyl car decals versus paint, beyond the fact that it comes off without paying a paint shop thousands, is that it comes in so many different varieties. You can get carbon fiber, brushed metallics, matte and even color changing. Variety, the spice of life!


Bargaining.
 

Better be sitting down when the guy you're going to hands you the estimate. Custom paint jobs that rival vinyl car decals or full wraps can be upwards of $10,000 once it's all said and done. Our Custom Car Graphics come in under $750 for a set. Which, with even a simple understanding of basic math, is far below the average for a custom paint application.
 
Depression.

sad guy

"But I really wanted real pinstriping..."

I know, I know... But you can still have it and as a bonus, when you eventually get tired of it you can peel it right off. Still not damaging your paint, a vinyl car graphic will allow you to turn your vehicle back to factory conditions. It is recommended (of course) to always have a professional do the removals and installations of any vinyl car decal products. 

Acceptance.

let's do this kid

 "OK, I'm ready to do this. What's next?"

Just click THIS LINK and find what you're looking for. If you can't find it, email or call us (727-861-1500). 


American Car Craft produces the highest quality, award-winning custom car accessories and custom car parts in the entire world. And check out our head-turning custom car graphics and custom vinyl car decals. Subscribe today for exclusive, VIP custom car offers delivered to your inbox.

2 comments

  • Keith Clack: August 20, 2018

    Hello how are you doing today well I need to know if you’ll are in compliance with any beer companies to put decals on people’s vehicles and if yes what’s the name of the company

  • Keith Clack: August 20, 2018

    Hello how are you doing today well I need to know if you’ll are in compliance with any beer companies to put decals on people’s vehicles and if yes what’s the name of the company

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