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What Happens When Your Wrap's in a Wreck

Posted on March 26, 2015 | Posted by Kris Williamson

Of course you don't plan to get in an accident, but sometimes it just happens. SMACK! Before you know it, you are looking at some major (or hopefully minor) repairs. If you have a color change or advertising wrap on your vehicle, suddenly the repairs look even more daunting. What are you going to do? Luckily, we can help you return your vehicle to all of its vinyl glory! 

The repaired bumber of a Never Grow Up vehicle. 12-Point SignWorks

You would never know this adorable Fiat was in a "bumper" bender! After the vehicle was repaired, we replaced the vinyl on the hatch and bumper of the car. It looks good as new!

In many cases, damaged vehicle wraps and car graphics can be repaired. Sadly, this is not the case for ALL damaged cars. Here are some options for fixing your vehicle's vinyl.

Cut Vinyl Repair

If your vehicle has cut vinyl or spot graphics that have been damage, we simply need to print, cut and reinstall the vinyl. In some situations, the damage only affects the vinyl and not the actual body of the vehicle. If this is the case, we would remove the damaged vinyl and reinstall the newly cut graphics. If you have other graphics on your vehicle, you may see a difference with the colors in the artwork; however, there is a good chance that nobody else will notice since the graphics are probably spread out around the vehicle.

Some damage on the vinyl of a food truck. 12-Point SignWorks

This food truck got a little too close for comfort with something other than the road. Oops! We simply removed the damaged vinyl and replaced it with new cut vinyl for both the teal color and the company name. In no time at all, it looked good as new!

Panel Repair

Vehicle wraps are installed in panels, which actually makes repairing damaged areas a possibility. This is especially true for locations like a door or bumper where there are natural termination points on the wrap. In a perfect world, we would simply print (if necessary), laminate and install the panel once the vehicle has been repaired.

Sometimes the damage may be larger or smaller than the panel area. In these situations, we have a decision to make. At times we can repair the smaller area and just create a new seam (or seams) where the new vinyl meets the old. We would only do that in areas of the vehicle where the seam would make sense or not be very visible. 

In other cases, the damage may extend beyond a single panel, which would require us to print and reinstall a larger area. Again, we may be able to create a new seam (or two) so that we can salvage as much of the original wrap as possible.

A damaged door on a City of Franklin Police Department cruiser. 12-Point SignWorks

Somebody got too close to this City of Franklin cruiser and damaged the wrap above the handle of the door. For this type of damage, we replaced the entire panel to repair the wrap.

The Whole Shebang

Unfortunately, there are times when the damage is just too much, and the entire wrap needs to be replaced. Let's look on the bright side: This would be the perfect time to make any changes to your wrap! Maybe you are ready for a new color, or maybe you need to update the information on your business wrap. (Remember, we need area codes now!) Whatever you decide, we will help you through the change. One day we will all be able to laugh about it, right?! 

But... (You Know There's Always One)

Blame it on the sun, or the rain, or whatever Mother Nature dishes out. As soon as you drive away with your vehicle wrap, it will begin to fade. It may take weeks or months, but it happens. You can probably guess what this means when the time comes for a wrap repair. We may or may not be able to match your colors. We can make some color adjustments to try to match any digitally printed graphics; however, we do not have the same flexibility with a color change wrap since the material is manufactured in the specific colors. In all cases, we will do our absolute best to correct for any color changes in your repair. 

If your wrap has been in an accident, it probably means you were too. Even if your wrap has some damage, we certainly hope you are ok! Contact us to schedule your repair or stop by to let us see what needs to be done. We can work with you to come up with the best solution to get you and your vehicle back on the road. 

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