At Big Dog Wraps we know it can be very difficult to decide whether to go matte or chrome on your car wrap. That’s why today we give you some insights to help you decide. Whatever you end up going for, you can count on us for your car wrap installation and design.
What’s great about Matte
One of the first popular choices for vinyl wrapping was known as matte wrapping. Instead of the traditional “shiny” look found in most automotive paints, matte wrapping is non-reflective and sleek. A matte wrap can provide the illusion of a “stealth” finish, which draws attention to itself because of its understated look.
Caring for Matte Wrapping
Of course, car owners who opt for vehicle wrapping must take measures to protect their cars from elements that can damage the wraps themselves. Because dirt, bird droppings, and other stains can penetrate the vinyl wrapping, it is recommended that owners of wrapped vehicles wash their vehicles at least twice a month. These car washes should either be done by hand or with a jet wash (rather than at mechanical washes) with a matte car wash soap. And for quick touch-up jobs, a can of matte final finish can eliminate staining caused by pollen, dust, or fingerprints.
What’s great about Chrome Finish
Some car enthusiasts have embraced the exact opposite philosophy of the matte by gravitating toward chrome wrapping. Where matte wrapping is subtle, chrome wrapping is shiny, brassy, and borderline “mirror-like” in its reflectiveness. Its name is derived from the fact that the finish looks almost exactly like real chrome at first glance.
Caring for Chrome Car Wrapping
Chrome vehicle wrapping is a much more labor-intensive process; and since the chrome vinyl materials are substantially more expensive, the bottom line cost will be pricier as well. That said, chrome wrapping is resistant to many ordinary substances like dirt, oil, grease, salt, and water. However, today’s chrome car wraps cannot be waxed or polished; and they are more susceptible to scratches, dings, and other blemishes. Put simply, even the slightest imperfection may not come out of a chrome wrap covering. But if your car is more of a car show display vehicle than your primary means of transportation, this issue may not be as important to you.
Have it done by Big Dog Wrap
Whatever your final pick was we can deliver it! Big Dog Wraps & Graphics can get you the best vehicle wrap, beautifully installed by true experts. You can check some of our work online and even get a free quote for your wrap. We are located at 735 Park St. Unit F, Castle Rock, CO 80109. You can also call us at 303-353-1101.