I just received my wrap kit, where do I start?

Stay calm! It is very exciting to update up the looks of your machine, however, the proper preparations must be taken to insure a good install. First, remove your kit from the box and allow it lay flat and return to room temperature for 12-24 hours. Be sure that all of the correct pieces are there and nothing is damaged. (Once you have started install or the paper backing has been cut, we will NOT send you new/replacement pieces free of charge.) If you do find that there is damage or a missing piece, take two photos of the untouched kit; one of the missing or damaged piece and one of the kit in its entirety. The next step would be to send the photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your order information. If this process is not followed to start the damage claim we WILL NOT replace pieces free of charge. Be sure your machine is clean, prepped and dry.It’s also important to review our in depth Installation Guide

 

My kit arrived with wrinkles or creases or random indentations making the product appear to be damaged or cut more than once.

Due to the shipping process, your kit may arrive with some wrinkles or creases. Don't worry, this is common and your kit is not damaged. A majority of the perceived damage is actually in the backing paper which makes it seem as if the vinyl is somewhat damaged. The vinyl itself is not damaged and will install without incident. Once the heat is used during the installation process, these wrinkles and creases will disappear since they are not in the vinyl itself, but the backing paper. If there are any actual cuts through the center of your graphic, please give us a call immediately and we will address the situation on a case by case basis.

In some instances, your kit will arrive with surface indentions from the perforated backing paper. This is also normal and more prevalent in colder temperatures and climates. After installation, (very carefully) use a heat gun, preferred over a hair dryer, in a general sweeping motion over the affected areas to raise the temperature of the vinyl to about 125F which should make the imperfections disappear. Please refer to the letter below from the Senior Technologist-Technical Service professional from 3M.

"Vinyl is a very soft material. When it is formed it takes on a “memory”. That memory remembers the surface gloss, size and shape of the original material. Because it is soft the material can get an impression when another item is pressed against it. Typically, the memory will start correcting that impression as soon as the offending pressure is removed. At room temperature, this process can take a couple of weeks. After installation, if you use a hair dryer or heat gun (very carefully) to raise the temperature to about 125F the re-glossing process will speed up greatly." -- Mark A. Elvester | 3M Senior Technologist - Technical Service


Do you wrap anything other than vehicles?

Yes. We have wrapped boats, recreational vehicles, airplanes, garbage cans, napkin holders, tables, counter-tops, whatever we can get to hold still long enough!


Do you have a monthly payment plan?

No, but we do accept major credit cards, checks and cash.

What is a vehicle wrap?

Vehicle wraps are hi-performance vinyl coverings designed by us, printed on 3M vinyl products, laminated and then applied directly to your vehicle. Due to our careful attention during installation, our vehicle wraps are often mistaken for custom paint jobs.


How effective are vehicle wraps?

A vehicle wrap is the most effective form of advertising today. One vehicle wrap delivers between 30,000 and 70,000 views per day.

Vehicle wraps are the lowest cost-per-impression rate compared to any other form of advertising media and are not only affordable for large companies that elect to use vehicle wraps as a core advertising strategy, but also for small and medium-sized businesses.


How is a wrap designed?

We specialize in Vehicle Wrap design. Wolf Designs works with the client throughout the process to ensure that the message conveyed in the design accurately reflects the company, product or person. Final proofs are always reviewed prior to printing the job.


Are car wraps applied to windows?

Yes. Window wraps are printed on a special perforated vinyl that allows the driver to see through the rear and side rear windows.


Will the wrap damage my paint?

No. A car wrap when applied and removed correctly, does not damage your car’s paint. In fact, it protects it.


What types of vinyl do you use?

Wolf Designs primarily uses premium high performance 3M Vinyl with overlaminates. 3M has a 2-5 year manufacturer warranty, and could last longer depending application location and proper care.


How do I care for a wrapped car?

You can wash it just like you did before it was wrapped, but it is not recommended that you use wax. We recommend brushless car washes.


I'm ready to wrap my vehicle what do I do now?

Call our office to discuss your needs and schedule your vehicle. We require a 50% deposit prior to production.


How long does it take to wrap a vehicle?

Our wraps are typically completed in 3-4 days, depending on the size of the vehicle and intricacy of the wrap. Time estimates are given to our customers prior to beginning the installation process.


How long will my wrap last?

Typically a wrap will last 2-5 years depending on exposure and maintenance.