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Rim Wraps

Sometimes when you change the color of your vehicle the color rims you have don’t look as good anymore, but that doesn’t mean the style you have doesn’t still look good. Now instead of having to buy a new rim you can get them wrapped a different color. Whether you want something as simple as black or even chrome and gold. Any color you choose could be placed on your rims to better suit your car. If you are able to change the color of your car whether you wrap or paint it, changing the color of your rims is a good investment that is cheaper then buying new rims.

The idea of being able to wrap your rims really extends the creativity that you have in color, style and design. This gives you the ability to      have multi-colors and custom designs that no one else will have. Not many people know about being able to wrap your rims, its something that hasn’t caught on yet but will soon. Give your car its own unique rims for the best look.

  

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Boat wraps

With spring coming quickly the weathers starting to get hot and its becoming time to take the boat of the dock or trailer and put it in the water. Instead of starting the season off with the same looking boat as in past years make your boat different then everyone else’s.  Add your own custom style with a vinyl wrap which will be able to handle the intensity of the water and make sure you are recognized on the water. As you can see in the image below a boat wrap will cover the whole side of the boat to where you can see when submerged in water. This is done because the impact of the water against the boat would tear your vinyl quickly and unless noticed and fixed fast enough it will ruin the whole wrap. The bottoms of boats are not meant to get color changes for that particular reason whether it is a wrap or paint.

Boat wraps are a great way to advertise also. There are many people on the water through out the year and if you have a business that attracts boaters then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to advertise that business on your boat. Even though you might not be able to get on the water everyday this form of advertising will still generate the most views that your company gets from the type of consumers that you want to bring in. No more just fitting in with the crowd make yourself stand out and be noticed.

  

Wrap Care

If you have transformed your bland old paint job into a unique or business advertising vehicle wrap, I would like to congratulate you. You have now successfully put your car into a new realm that will have all the people on the streets looking your way. Having a vinyl wrap is different then a paint job and requires a little different care.

1) Automatic car washes are now out of the question. The high pressure water and bristles from the machine will cause damage to your wrap and costly repairs. You should hand wash your car with a sponge, and a low pressure or mist of water. If you have to use a high pressure water system be sure to stand back at a distance and not to hold the stream on one point of the car, doing so could cause a tear in your vinyl.

2) When using wax, be sure to hand wax your car and DO NOT use a buffer. There are different kinds of wax, be sure to use one that is suitable for vinyl such as turtle wax. If you go to get your vehicle detailed be sure that they also use a wax that is vinyl friendly. Waxing your vehicle will keep your wrap clean and polished and also make it easier to deinstall of the wrap, leaving little to no adhesive behind.

3) Avoid parking under trees for any long periods of time. Sap from some trees can damage your wrap causing you more money.

4) If you have window perf it should be waxed as well. It will give your perf a longer life span and help the lamination. Do not use high pressure on the window perf as well, it can also cause damage.

Be sure to protect your wrap, it is an investment and bad care can cause to money down the drain.

Motorcycle Wrap

Beyond wrapping your vehicle, you can also wrap motorcycles. It is not often that you see advertisement on a motorcycle, unless they are in a race. This allows for more creativity to give your bike that special wow factor to make people take a second glance while your riding down the road. This is my 2001 Yamaha R6, while riding around I have received many compliments and people even asking if it was a custom paint job. Express your creativity through the wrap on your motorcycle like I did with this negative vapor skull wrap. Raise eyebrows and be visible every time you put your two wheels on the streets!

Metallic Enhancer

At Laser Sharp Sign Design we have the ability to use the MACtac metallic enhancer which will give your prints a whole new definition. There are many different options with the metallic enhancer to give your prints a fantastic look.This enhancer can be used over digital prints to create a metallic paint like appearance  It can also be placed on colored vinyl to create special effects in your prints. With the ability to add the effect to the graphic or just laminate a ‘regular’ print with this product you can get an awesome look that makes you stand out from the rest.

  

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Commercial Vehicle Wraps

A commercial vehicle wrap is using any vehicle as a type of business marketing, promotion, or advertising tool. Or as we like to call it in the sign industry a mobile billboard. Vehicle wraps are effective for promotion because they combine a custom well thought out design with all the information needed. They are high impact, cost effective, and work well for any type of business.

Laser Sharp Sign Design can transform your vehicle into a mobile billboard. State of the art technology and great graphic designers will help to give your business new and effective advertisement.