4 Reasons Why a Car Wrap is Better Than a Paint Job

Car WrapHere at Lucent Graphic Solutions, one of the most frequent questions we get is whether a car wrap is better than a paint job (or vice versa). Ultimately, it comes down to an individual’s personal preference — and their budget.

However, with this being said, we can highlight 4 key reasons why many customers who research car wraps vs. paint jobs end up choosing the former: dramatic cost savings, increased resale value, much faster project, and far more versatility.

1. Dramatic Cost Savings

By far the biggest advantage that a car wrap has over a paint job is the dramatic cost savings. A high-quality car wrap (complete with custom graphics work) with professional installation rarely exceeds $5,000. Compare this to a high-quality paint job, which can reach — or exceed — $10,000. What’s more, if special graphics are part of the job, the price climbs even higher.

2. Increased Resale Value

This is an aspect of car wraps that often gets overlooked. In addition to beautifying cars, they serve as a protective seal against dings, scratches and harmful oxidation. This can significantly increase resale value and/or lead to a faster sale.

3. Much Faster Project

A high-quality paint job takes several days, and it’s not uncommon for owners to be without wheels, and therefore have to rent a car, for two weeks (or sometimes even longer). This is costly and inconvenient. With car wraps, the design process is done with professionals using specialized software, and the actual installation only takes 1-2 days.

4. Far More Versatility

The vast majority of car owners who spend upwards of $10,000 for a high-quality custom paint job obviously don’t want (or more precisely, can’t afford) to try something new every few years. Or, if they want to sell or give their car to someone in their family, it’s typically not an option to get a new paint job — again, because the cost is prohibitive. However, a car wrap can easily be replaced anytime with something totally new, unique and personalized. And while this (obviously) isn’t free, as noted above, it costs substantially less than a paint job.

Learn More

To learn more about the advantages of getting a car wrap vs. a paint job, contact the Lucent Graphic Solutions team today. We’ll gladly show you a portfolio of our work, answer all of your questions honestly and thoroughly, and help you make an informed decision that is best for you, your vehicle (as an investment and as your beloved chariot!), and your budget.

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