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Finding the Right Vinyl Finish Wrap for You

Whether you're a DIY enthusiast who wants to wrap their ride, a contractor looking reface a client's kitchen cabinets or a professional wrap installer, finding the right vinyl finish is likely to be your prime consideration. In fact, once you've decided on the type of film you need and have chosen the brand, all that's left to decide upon is the finish- a choice which would seem like a no brainer until you realize there are literally hundreds of finishes and textures to choose from.

Different Wrap Finishes Give You Different Results

If you're a sign maker or a professional business owner, you'll want to choose your vinyl finishes that you'll find most appealing and what your customers may find appealing. Heck, even if you're just a DIY enthusiast or part-time vinyl crafter, this handy list below should help to give you a better idea about different finish combinations you should consider for your installation applications. Mixing and matching different colors can create a unique piece that you can truly call your own. Here's a brief summary of the aspects of some of these vinyl finishes:

  • Aluminum - This vinyl film closely mimics the eye-catching look of brushed aluminum - and other metals like chrome, bronze and gold - without the time and cost of installing brushed aluminum.
  • Carbon Fiber - Get the feel of Carbon Fiber with these vinyl wraps. They're a huge in the DIY car scene due to how versatile, inexpensive, colorful, and intricate they are.
  • Chameleon - This attractive shade-shifting vinyl wrap glimmers and shifts from various colors akin to a real Chameleon, going back again as it moves through the spectator's field of vision.
  • Chrome - Chrome wraps and films allow you to outfit a vehicle or another surface with the appearance of high-quality, reflective chrome.
  • Diamond - Diamond film gives you the bold, shimmering look of Diamonds in a various amount of ways that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Gloss Films - Gloss wraps are an alternative to shiny, high gloss paint. Companies usually make gloss wraps out of vinyl or another type of film that can be applied over a surface to change its appearance.
  • Glow-In-the-Dark - Glow-In-the-Dark is ideal for those looking for a photoluminescent film to use on your car, in signage, or for a DIY product.
  • Holographic Chrome - Use this iridescent, reflective chrome vinyl on the interior or exterior of your car, as a device or laptop wrap, and even for cutting decals
  • Hyper Gloss - Hyper gloss is an intense high-gloss vinyl film that will make the color of the vinyl look like it was freshly painted. It is for those that want to give their vehicle a deep rich look.
  • Leather - Leather is traditionally an interior material because genuine leather must stay out of the elements, but your vinyl can go anywhere.
  • Matte Chrome - This vinyl gives you the supple look of chrome with a satin finish and are available in a variety of bold colors.
  • Matte - Matte film will not create a glare in natural or artificial light sources, including sunlight. It's also much more durable, providing an application with a reliable material that will stand up to the rigors of the outdoors
  • Metal - Metal vinyl is useful for all kinds of DIY projects and crafts unrelated to auto work. It's also a fun way to make quick, inexpensive changes around the house or customize your stuff to have a cold, mechanical look.
  • Metallic - This vinyl gives you a deep unique custom color with a metal flake that adds to its visual depth and texture.
  • Neon Fluorescent - When you're looking to turn heads and attract your customers'' attention, there's probably no better way to do it than with a complete color change car wrap or striking, vibrant decals and graphics made using one of our Fluorescent films.
  • Pearlescent - Pearlescent Series vinyl wraps are a great way to give your vehicle a mother-of-all-pearl look or any other object you prefer.
  • Reflective - These vinyl incorporate embedded beads that reflect light back toward the viewer when illuminated and are, therefore, also referred to as beaded reflective. Great for signage!
  • Satin - Get the Satin finish with this vinyl, as the sheen makeup of Satin is an excellent indicator of stain resistance and leaves maintenance very easy.
  • Snake Skin - There's nothing quite as cool as the look of snakeskin, especially when you know it's cruelty-free. Snake Skin vinyl wraps you get the look and feel of a real snake's skin in glossy Black or White with a three-dimensional finish.
  • Textured - These wraps are a truly unique-looking vehicle wrap film. Their three-dimensional texture and unique pattern have to be seen to be appreciated and, truth be told, they make for a better architectural wrapping film than they do as an automotive vinyl.
  • Translucent - Translucent vinyl allows some light to pass through the material, which creates a glow effect in the sunlight or when another light source is present. The surface below translucent vinyl is somewhat hidden from view, unlike transparent vinyl that can allow you to see completely through it.
  • Transparent - These vinyl are optically clear and designed especially for headlight, tail light, and fog light tinting purposes
  • Velvet - Velvet's smooth, soft texture is unique, attractive, and eye-catching. Pimp out your interior in style, wrap your hood or velvetize your headboard for that high-class appearance.
  • Wood Grain - These easy-to-use films cover almost any type of surface you can imagine in a variety of wood grains. You can enjoy the warmth of wood without the expense of buying handmade wood products.

There's no limit to what you can customize with these vinyl finishes. If you want to learn more about application ideas, there is no shortage of customer submitted images on our website that show off vinyl you plan on buying.

What Kind of Wraps Can You Get When You Shop by Finish?

Our vinyl wrap films are made for use it right out of the box and there's no need to print or apply an overlaminate. Since they're manufactured with multiple color layers for dimensional stability and durability, you can depend on them not to discolor or deform even around the craziest of curves. Enjoy the convenience and quality of our pro-grade, DIY ready films and get to wrapping. All of our vinyl wraps feature the following:

  • Multi-cast vinyl film made just for wrapping
  • Available in over hundreds of colors and finishes
  • Pressure-sensitive adhesives 
  • Invisible, air-drain channels for bubble-free results
  • Sold by the foot (most vinyl in 60-inch widths)
  • Semi-permanent and removable


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Great
by Emily Hicks, 4.75

4/25/2023
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It's beautiful and a great material

Crome delete
by B.Downs, Ca. 4.75

4/23/2023
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I use the 2080 Matte Deep black to delete the chrome on my 2023 GMC sierra 1500.
It was easy to work with once I got the hang of it. I just ordered more, love the way it looks.

Thick & durable
by Andrew Warrick , Clarksville Tn 5.00

4/22/2023
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Item is a bit pricey but a lot more durable and thicker then other competing brands
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4.82 | 2043 Reviews