As far as most shops are probably concerned, wraps and paint occupy opposite ends of the detailers’ arena. Customers typically choose one or the other. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Paint and wrap vinyl can get along, and in some cases– as in the ’60s film and ’70s television series – become best buds.
PAINT TO MATCH VINYL
Having been hooked by Palmer Signs’ (Roseville, CA) social media, longtime ’67 Mustang tribute car owner Matt Harms came calling for a wrap to complete his vehicle’s recent restoration. “The exterior of the car was unpainted when we received it,” shop owner Tony Palmer said. “We [then spoke] several times on the phone about the best way to wrap a classic car.”
Matt Harms是一辆野马汽车的车主，他被社交媒体上的Palmer 标识公司为1967年成立的野马汽车店制作的标识吸引住了，于是他打电话给店主Tony·Palmer ，要求为他的汽车完成最近的修复工作。Tony·Palmer 说:“我们收到这辆车时，它的外部没有油漆，我们电话里谈了好几次如何包装一辆经典汽车的最佳方式。”
The challenge with most classic cars, as he explained, is the lack of body seams to break the wrap material Many classics sport fewer total panels, or their panels are wider than 60 in. “So we find creative or strategic ways to hide the seams,” Tony said.
But that wasn’t going to be the only hitch. Though settling on the main color (3M’s 1080 G13 Gloss Hot Rod Red) presented no trouble, Tony discovered during one conversation that Matt intended to race the car. “Knowing the door jams would be exposed to lots of abuse,” Tony recalled, “we suggested he just paint the door jams to match the Hot Rod Red wrap.” This required the rather unusual sequence of a paint being mixed to match an existing, glossy color-change film, then applied to the door jams, and inside the hood and trunk lids. Doing this ensured a perfect match and great longevity in these high-wear areas, Tony said.
但这不会是唯一的障碍。尽管确定了主色（3M的1080 G13光泽热棒红色）并没有遇到任何问题，Tony在一次谈话中发现Matt打算参加比赛。 “知道门堵将遭受大量滥用。”Tony回忆道，“我们建议他只将门锁涂成热棒红色包装。”这需要相当不寻常的油漆混合顺序以匹配现有的，有光泽的变色薄膜，然后应用在门锁上，以及引擎盖和行李箱盖内。这样做确保了这些高磨损区域的完美匹配和长寿。
Then it was on to hiding the seams. In this case, the Palmer Signs team used rally stripes made of 3M 1080 Satin Black to overlay the seams on the body. The resulting combination of paint, vinyl and stripes created a beautiful, durable wrap that will race through the smoke and fury of the track and still look like wet paint up close.
在这种情况下，Palmer标识团队使用由3M 1080 Satin Black制成的拉力条纹覆盖车身上的接缝。油漆，乙烯基和条纹的组合创造了一个美丽，耐用的包装。
“These cars are always a puzzle,” Tony said. “The one thing I have learned with the classic car people is to charge 30% more than you would on a regular wrap. That way you are not frustrated with the attention to detail some clients have.” Oh, really? “Trust me,” Tony said. “They are ecstatic to pay $5-6k for a nice wrap when they were ready to pay $10-12k on a paint job.”
VINYL TO MATCH PAINT
Wraps Ink wrapped this GMC Yukon in time for the vehicle to appear at the local NASCAR race.
Wraps Ink及时将这辆GMC Yukon车包装起来，让车辆出现在当地的NASCAR比赛中。
Even simpler jobs can see paint and vinyl as not only compatible, but as the perfect blend. Fayetteville Motor Speedway, a dirt track in North Carolina, sped over to Wraps Ink (Murrells Inlet, SC) in their 2012 GMC Yukon for a wrap in time to appear at the Coca Cola 600 in neighboring Charlotte. “The customer had a tight deadline and a smaller budget,” said Brent Tatum, owner of Wraps Ink. “He said he ultimately would like a complete wrap on the vehicle, but had not really planned for it in their budget for that year and asked what other options he had.” Knowing the vehicle was black and their logo was red, white and black prompted Brent to offer a partial wrap that still would present the visual impact of a full one.
即使是更简单的工作也可以看到油漆和乙烯基不仅兼容，而且是完美的混合。费耶特维尔赛车场是北卡罗来纳州的一条泥泞赛道，在他们的2012年GMC Yukon中加速到Wraps Ink。 Ink的老板Brent Tatum说：“客户的截止日期紧张，预算较少。他说他最终希望对车辆进行全面包装，但当时的预算没有真正计划好，并询问他有什么其他选择时。他说希望车身是黑色的，而标识是红色，此外，白色和黑色能够让Brent提供部分包装，这仍然会呈现完整的视觉效果。”
“Going into the design process, we knew there were areas of the truck that had to be avoided to save on time and material,” Brent said. “In this case, we used the color of the truck to our advantage by incorporating black stripes throughout the wrap. This allowed us to have the actual wrap covering only 75% of the vehicle.” Wraps Ink designed with a BadWrap template in Photoshop, then moved into SA International’s Flexi to scale it up and print it on Avery Dennison MPI 1105 film using the shop’s HP Latex 365. They then applied Avery Dennison DOL 1300Z laminate via their enduraLAM cold laminator.
Brent说：“进入设计过程，我们知道在车的某些区域必须避免以节省时间和材料，在这种情况下，我们通过在整个包装中加入黑色条纹来使用卡车的颜色。这使得我们的实际包装仅占车辆的75％。”在Photoshop中使用BadWrap模板设计墨水，然后转移到SA International的Flexi中进行扩展，并使用该商店的HP在Avery Dennison MPI 1105胶片上打印Latex 365.然后他们通过他们的enduraLAM冷层压机应用Avery Dennison DOL 1300Z层压板。
Even at three-quarters coverage, the shop’s prep and install time were only half that of a full wrap. “We didn’t have to remove much of the hardware that we normally would on a complete wrap,” Brent said, noting three key areas that take a lot of time: the front and rear bumpers, and the hood.
The average person really can’t tell the difference between a well-designed partial wrap and a complete wrap, Brent said, so using a vehicle’s original color will save your shop time and your customer money. Not such an odd couple after all.
Even though we may not all share the same last name, at Palmer Signs we are a family. We laugh, we joke, and we truly enjoy doing everything we can to boost your company’s exposure. Established in 1990, Palmer Signs understands what it takes to make your business shine. We specialize in working with you from logo creation to implementation on apparel, signs, banners and promotional items, all the way to a high visibility vehicle wrap.
尽管我们可能并非所有人都拥有相同的姓氏，但在Palmer标识公司我们是一家人。我们一起伤心，我们一起笑，尽我们所能来提升公司的知名度。 Palmer 标识公司成立于1990年，只有了解如何使您的业务大放异彩，才能让我们专注于与您合作，从标识制作到服装，横幅，一直到车辆包装。
Professional Grade Equipment
Producing the highest quality product for you requires the industries top brands. Palmer Signs utilizes the latest technologies to deliver the best images with consistent results.
为您生产最高质量的产品需要行业顶级品牌。 Palmer 标识公司利用最新技术提供最佳图像并获得一致的结果。
Award Winning Designs
Palmer Signs continues to win National awards for vehicle wraps. That is why more Northern California companies have chosen Palmer Signs when they want to make sure that their brand and vehicle needs to stand out from the crowd.
Palmer 标识公司继续赢得国家车辆包装奖。这就是为什么更多的北加利福尼亚公司选择Palmer 标识公司，因为他们想要确保他们的品牌和车辆能够脱颖而出。
Attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the best processes to make your project standout is why Palmer Signs is staffed with seasoned professionals.