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Professional Grade Car Wraps for You

If you've been thinking of a complete color change for your vehicle but just couldn't justify the cost of a factory-style paint job, you'll be excited to know that premium quality vinyl wraps are a great, affordable option. Made from premium quality car wrap films available in over two hundred different finishes and colors, these vinyl vehicle wraps are adhesive-backed and just waiting to be applied. 

DIY customers, professional automotive restylers and vinyl film wrappers use these films to create amazing custom cars, and now you can too! Save time and money by doing it yourself and personalize your car, truck, SUV, van or motorcycle in a snap with our vehicle wraps.

What Can Car Wraps Do for You?

Whether you've been thinking of a complete color change or just a partial car wrap, we've got the right vinyl wrap in the right size for you. Both our Rwraps™ and 3M™ car wraps are meant to be applied over your factory paint finish and are removable so you can take them off without damaging the underlying surface. We've listed the approximate sizes you may need for commonly wrapped areas below:

It's important to note that these all-vehicle wraps are only suitable for application to factory-finished paint. They are not intended for aftermarket-finished paint as these finishes will not have been cured to the same level as factory paint jobs. Also, when choosing your vinyl car wrap, carefully measure the area or component to be wrapped and select the appropriate amount of material needed, remembering to factor in an overhang that will be trimmed after application.

Our Car Wraps Specs

Our vinyl car wraps are made for use right out of the box — there's no need to print or apply an overlaminate or any additional adhesives. Since they're manufactured with dual-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.

  • Dual-cast vinyl film in a wide variety of colors
  • Available in over 200 colors and finishes
  • Pressure-sensitive adhesives
  • Invisible, air-drain channels for bubble-free results
  • Sold by the foot in widths of 12, 24, 60-inch rolls (Series 1080 is only available in 60-inch wide format)
  • Semi-permanent and removable

Vinyl Car Wrap Colors

Vinyl car wraps allow you to customize your car with a huge range of colors, textures and patterns that would be impossible — or impossibly expensive — to achieve by other means. Our vinyl finishes are available in hundreds of solid color options that you can mix and match, plus additional finishes like gloss, satin, carbon fiber, matte, shade shifter, camo, metallic and chrome.

Select your desired finish, and order as much or as little vinyl as you need to complete your wrap. We offer all of our vinyl in various sizes, ranging from small sheets to huge bulk rolls. This variety allows you to cover every vehicle, from motorcycles and small compacts to large RVs and semi-trucks. Always order a little more than you think you'll need to give yourself some wiggle room.

High-Quality Wraps From Industry-Leading Brands

At Rvinyl, we offer top-notch vinyl wraps that deliver optimal results, providing you with your ideal finish. Our wide range of car wraps includes options for everyone — from first-time DIYers to professional application shops.

Our wraps are produced by some of the leading brands in the industry, so you know you're getting the best quality products to ensure the best results. Select from well-known vinyl options like 3M Wrap Film Series 2080, Avery Dennison® SW900, ORACAL® 970RA and 975RA or our own Rwraps vinyl wrap films.



vinyl wraps guide

Automotive Vinyl Wrap Guide

If you are looking to improve your car's appearance, you have two main options: a new paint job or a vinyl wrap. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but a vinyl wrap is often more cost-effective, faster and more durable than that custom paint job.

We'll lay out everything you need to know about the world of automotive vinyl film, and by the end, you should have a clear picture of what to expect and what to keep in mind as you make your final decision.

What Is a Vinyl Car Wrap?

Vinyl has emerged as a favorite material for car enthusiasts who wish to customize the look of their vehicle inside and out. Vinyl is durable, flexible and easy to work with, and there are as many different color and finish options as the vinyl film manufacturers can dream up. When properly applied, vinyl film can produce a finished vehicle that looks every bit as good as a quality paint job, while protecting the car's value in the process.

Applying vinyl film to the outside of your car is known as wrapping, and it provides two main benefits. The first is protection for your car's painted surfaces, and the second is the ability to work with colors and finishes that car manufacturers would never be able to offer. Metallic, matte, carbon fiber and even chrome finish options can be combined with any color on the spectrum, and you have complete control over how much of your car you cover with it.

Vinyl film is easy to care for as well. It requires just soap and water to clean it when it's dirty. Additionally, because the vinyl itself is the protective coating, there is no need to apply a clear coat or wax. It is also quite resilient, but if a vinyl panel does sustain damage, that piece of film can simply be removed and replaced much more quickly and cheaply than you could ever fix a paint job.

Applying a vinyl wrap to your car is also less expensive and less labor-intensive than a full paint job. A seasoned professional can apply a high-quality vinyl wrap in about a day, with a bit of prep work beforehand. Once the job is done, there is no drying time required, so you'll be able to drive your car home right away.

vehicle wrapping styles

Ways to Wrap Your Car

So what are your options for wrapping your car? Do you have to commit to wrapping the whole vehicle from bumper to bumper? Of course not. You can focus on individual panels to protect against specific dangers or to achieve a particular look. The vinyl film is applied one panel at a time, so you have complete control over how much of your car is covered.

Here's a look at some different options you have when it comes to applying a vehicle wrap to your car:

1. Full Wrap

If you want absolute protection for your car's painted surfaces, you can cover every body panel with a full wrap. This would prevent damage all the way around. You can also decide on a unique color scheme or finish to give your car a more distinctive look.

A matte finish is a popular option for sportier cars, but carbon fiber and metallic finishes can be eye-catching as well. You can also expand your options and explore complex designs with digitally printed vinyl.

2. Partial Wrap

Perhaps you are only want to customize your car's hood, front bumper or roof, or you are working on a limited budget, and a full wrap is out of the question at the moment. In either case, a partial vehicle wrap can give you a custom look for a fraction of the cost.

Our partial wraps, which often cover smaller portions of your vehicle, are designed with DIYers in mind. If you want to apply the wrap yourself, you can. Your wraps will arrive ready to apply so you can install them and get back on the road in no time.

One of the main benefits of a vinyl wrap is that it doesn't fade. If you decide to start your wrap on certain panels or parts of your car, you can always go back and add more as you have the funds to do so. The new pieces and existing vinyl will blend together perfectly, providing you with one complete, cohesive look.

3. Roof Only

Contrast is essential in good design, and some automakers apply this principle to great effect. Using a contrasting color for the roof creates a striking visual look that helps to break up the boring sea of gray and black cars. If your car's manufacturer didn't offer this option, however, you'll have to do it yourself.

Luckily, vinyl car wraps make this quite easy to do. White and black are the two most common options for a contrasting roof color, but your options are endless. You could even use vinyl to create a custom design for the roof of your car.

4. Cockpit Style

Another option for a contrasting color combination is to include the entire canopy in one color, which would include the pillars around your car's windows. This would allow you to carry your accent color more fully throughout the entire design.

The two-toned "cockpit style" paint job is becoming more common in the world of supercars, both thanks to the proliferation of carbon fiber body panels and a larger design trend toward visual contrast.

5. Hood Only

If you are modifying your car to boost performance and you want to make a visual change to go along with it, you could apply a carbon fiber-patterned vinyl wrap to your car's hood. Real carbon fiber hoods are a common weight-saving measure for race cars, but you can get that sporty look without paying through the nose for an actual carbon fiber hood.

Or maybe you long for the days of the Pontiac Trans Am, and you want to bring hood designs back into style. Whatever your imagination, you can get it printed on a vinyl wrap and apply it to your hood.

6. Bumpers Only

Adding a wrap to your bumpers helps protect two of the most visible and most abused parts of your vehicle. You can keep the look neutral and purely protective with a clear wrap or opt for a more personalized style by adding pops of color to create a unique appearance.

In most cases, you can wrap both your front and back bumpers, though some people choose one or the other for stylistic designs.

7. Doors Only

Create a unique and personalized design by applying a doors-only wrap to your car. Wrapping your doors adds both style and protection, the latter of which comes in handy since doors have a habit of swinging open against railings, walls and other cars.

8. Fenders Only

Whether they're paired with a bumper wrap or used on their own, fender flare wraps add sleek personalization and protection to some of the more vulnerable parts of your vehicle. These smaller panels present a great opportunity for you to add some pops of color or fun designs that bring something special to your vehicle.

9. Grille Only

Your grille is a relatively small area of your car, but it makes one of the biggest impressions. Grille-only wraps are a popular option for those who want to make the largest impact with their customization without investing much time or money. 

These wrap styles are also popular with people interested in chrome deletes, hoping to cover up one of the largest chromed areas on their vehicles for a sleek, modern look.

10. Rims Only

As rims are another popular area for chrome deletes, rims wraps allow you to change the appearance of your wheels without the hassle or expense of a professional paint job or fancy aftermarket rims. Rim wraps are fairly easy to apply with the help of a friend, and you can redesign your ride in hours.

If you have splurged for customized rims, a clear wrap could be a great option for protecting your investment and boosting your resale value in the long run. This wrap will keep your rims free from scrapes, chipping and other wear and tear from regular use.

11. Trunk Only

In a lot of ways, your trunk lid is your car's rear equivalent of its hood, and applying a trunk-only wrap often gives you the same sporty look you get from a hood-only wrap. You can make a statement by choosing a color that contrasts with your car's main body, or pick a fun texture or pattern that adds some pizzazz to your ride.

12. Tailgate Only

The tailgate of your truck or SUV is the perfect space to add some character. This small area is often broad and mostly flat, so it perfectly displays your chosen color, texture or design without distracting from the rest of your vehicle's finish. 

Choose a tailgate-only wrap to give your truck or SUV a fresh look and protect your tailgate from everyday wear.

a protective vinyl layer will help maintain your car's resale value

Why Should You Wrap Your Car?

Applying a vinyl wrap to your car can be a means of protecting your investment, but it can also be an excellent way to improve the visual appearance of your vehicle. Applying a protective vinyl layer to your vehicle's painted surfaces will help maintain its resale value and keep your car's paint job in good condition. Road debris and UV rays in sunlight can harm your car's paint and accelerate the aging process. By wrapping your car with vinyl, you are combating both of these threats, and both your car and its next owner will thank you for that.

If one of your vinyl panels is damaged, you can simply replace it without worrying about the rest of the car. Vinyl doesn't fade over time, so you won't have to worry about mismatched body panels. A paint job provides no such convenience. If your paint job needs a repair or a refresh, you are committed to repainting the entire car, which will cost you a considerable amount of time and money.

As an added benefit, a vinyl wrap will instantly make your car look like it rolled out of the showroom. Regardless of the condition of your car's current paint job, a vinyl wrap will make your car look brand new. Depending on your style, it could even make it look better than new. Since the demise of the infamous Chrysler PT Cruiser, we can't think of a single car that can be ordered straight from the factory with a flame accent paint job.

If you want to create a whole new look, either with a crazy color, a different finish, or a unique design, a custom vinyl wrap is going to be much easier to apply than a custom paint job would be. Furthermore, it will be much more cost-effective, easier to maintain, easier to repair and much easier to resell.

That custom design you loved so much would undoubtedly limit the resale market. With a vinyl wrap, however, you can remove it, restore the car to its original appearance, and tap into a much larger potential group of customers.

applying vinyl wraps requires skill and patience

DIY vs. Professional Installation

Applying vinyl automotive wraps isn't a black art, but it does require a certain set of skills and a tremendous amount of patience. Professional shops have the tools and expertise necessary, and for most people, the quality of their work will be worth the money you paid for the job. Additionally, any reputable shop will warranty their product and guarantee the quality of their work. The extra peace of mind will also help you enjoy your car that much more.

However, if you are the type of person who prefers the DIY approach, installing your own vinyl wrap can be quite a rewarding task. You'll need a heat gun, some taping supplies and a good utility knife. Asking a friend to provide a helping hand will also make things go much more smoothly. Thankfully, vinyl film is inexpensive enough that you don't have to let a few mistakes torpedo the entire project. Learn from your mistake, unroll another sheet, and keep on moving.

When tackling a vinyl wrap project at home, we have a few words of advice. The first is to wash your car, and when you think it is clean enough, wash it again. You want to provide as clean a surface as possible for the adhesive on the vinyl film to make good contact. This means your car's paint surface should be free of any residue or wax.

This also means you should remove any rust spots or imperfections on your car's body panels. Vinyl film is intended to adhere to the contours of your car faithfully, so any imperfections, bumps or dents in the panels are going to show through the vinyl film as well. Vinyl is designed to cover up an ugly car, not a banged-up car.

digitally printed vinyl comes in base white

Digitally Printed vs. Pre-Cured Vehicle Wraps

The choice between digitally printed vinyl and pre-cured vinyl is a pretty easy choice to make because your desired outcome will make the decision for you. Digitally printed vinyl comes in a base white and then runs through a large-format printer to apply your design. If you have your heart set on a pattern or design of any kind, this will be the way to go. Finding a shop with a suitable printer and a talented artist to create the design might require a bit of legwork, but the finished product will be worth the hassle.

Pre-cured vinyl is the typical product everyone pictures in their mind. Pre-cured vinyl comes in all of the various finish types, but your only design option is one solid color. This color is set in the curing process, which involves the mixing of the base material to create uniformity. If you are looking for a solid color, you will save a lot of time and money by using a pre-cured vinyl film. There is no need whatsoever to buy digitally printed vinyl film and then apply a uniform pattern or color to it.

pre-cured vinyl comes in all various finish types

Decisions, Decisions

Now that you understand all of the relevant factors in the decision-making process, you are ready to start shopping for that perfect vehicle wrap. With so many options to choose from, you still have a long road ahead of you. Do you want to return your car to its shiny showroom glory, or do you want to go for a more unique, custom look? Are you good with your hands and looking for a weekend project you can show off around town, or do you prefer to leave it up to the professionals? And lastly, are you ready to fall in love with your car all over again?

No matter where your vinyl wrap dreams ultimately lead you, take a look at our selection of high-quality vinyl vehicle wraps above — all backed up by our excellent warranties and customer service.



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Avery Matte Black & Rapid TAC
by Tremayne, 5.00

8/14/2022
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Easy to install and use . It doesnt stick So much Unless you apply pressure . I will be buying more .

Avery Matte Black & Rapid TAC
by Tremayne, 5.00

8/14/2022
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Easy to install and use . It doesnt stick So much Unless you apply pressure . I will be buying more .

Hood wrap
by C, California 5.00

8/24/2022
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This was by far the easiest installation i have done. First time wrapping a hood and it took a few hours smoothing the air bubble out but i was very pleased with the out come.
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4.63 | 61 Reviews