12682 FM 1560 West Helotes, Texas 78023
Eagle Ford Graphics, Texas Car Wraps, Oil Field Graphics, Event signage


FAQ

Question – What is a vehicle wrap?

Answer – A vehicle wrap is a high-tech vinyl graphic decal that is applied directly over the original paint of the vehicle. Most wraps are printed on a large format digital inkjet or latex printer to produce full color digital graphics. Some highly customized specialty wraps consist of a very specialized automotive vinyl such as 3M 1080 series matte black, matte grey, colored and textured carbon fiber film, metallic vinyls such as gold, chrome and various colored chrome. The application of the wrap allows you to change the vehicles appearance either slightly or drastically on a car that demands attention and draws a crowd. Auto wraps are installed in a very short period of time and in turn allows you to quickly remove the wrap after an event or promotion to return the vehicle back to its original condition. Texas Car Wraps in San Antonio, Texas produces vehicle wraps of such high quality that they are often mistaken for a custom paint job.

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Question – What is a lighted vehicle wrap?

Answer – A lighted vehicle wrap is similar to a traditional vinyl vehicle wrap including similar graphic elements that are viewed normally during the daytime. Texas Car Wraps in San Antonio has the ability to use this new technology to light up specific areas of a vehicle wrap to make it illuminate at night. A lighted vehicle wrap is not a “glow in the dark” process. Texas Car Wraps illuminated vehicle wraps utilize miniature flexible lighting elements that look like small scale neon lighting. The lighted elements are powered by electronic components and light drivers that are connected to the vehicles 12 volt electrical system. Texas Car Wraps lighted wraps are turned on by remote control or can be hard wired to a switch. Lighted vehicle wraps can be programmed to flash, blink, sequenced or supply a constant light output. Some people also refer to lighted wraps as neon vehicle wraps, LED vehicle wraps or just lighted vehicle wraps. More information can be found on our Lighted Vehicle Wrap website – NightWraps.com

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Question – What’s involved in the vehicle wrap process?

Answer – Vehicle wraps, bus wraps, trailer wraps, transit wraps and corporate fleet wraps, consist of three phases. The first is the graphic design phase – which includes getting accurate measurements, photographs for the vehicle and computer design of the printed graphics to be applied. The second phase – print production phase where the graphic is printed and then laminated (clear coated) to protect the vinyl from abrasions and the suns damaging solar UV rays. The third phase – installation where the vinyl is applied to your vehicle by a certified professional decal installer in San Antonio and surrounding areas of Texas. In some cases there is a fourth phase – which is the removal of vehicle graphics.

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Question – What is the difference between a partial and full wrap?

Answer – Anything less than a full paint coverage is called a “partial wrap”. A half wrap normally includes the full rear of the vehicle and halfway towards the front of the vehicle, coverage is approximately 50% of the paint surface. A three-quarters partial wrap normally includes the rear of the vehicle and about 4-5 feet down the side of the vehicle painted surface. A full wrap includes the entire surface of the vehicle except for the roof. Roof wraps are additional and are normally only done on small passenger vehicles or on vehicles that are viewed from high-rise buildings. See our “wrap process” page at www.Facebook.com/EagleFordGraphics for an illustration showing what a partial vehicle wrap looks like.

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Question – How long can the wrap stay on my vehicle?

Answer – Texas Car Wraps warranties our digitally printed vehicle wraps for 5 years. Our 3m 1080 series specialty vehicle wrap films are warrantied by 3M to last up to 5 years. In our experience, we  recommend that wraps be removed by 5 years for a quick and clean wrap removal, otherwise vehicle wrap removal costs can increase substantially due to the extra labor involved.

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Question – Will a vehicle wrap damage my paint?

Answer – No. A properly installed vehicle wrap will not damage factory paint jobs that are in good condition. Please note that vehicle wrap film does not stick to rust or textured plastic surfaces. If your vehicle has rust, chipped paint, peeling paint, an after market clear coat or after market vehicle paint an auto wrap may pull the paint or clear coat off when removed.

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Question – Do I have to wash my vehicle before installation?

Answer – Yes. All vehicles must be free of dust, mud, wax, oil and other contaminants that may prevent the vinyl from adhering directly to the vehicle paint surface during the installation process. Please wash your vehicle before bringing it to us for your new wrap, but do not add wax or any other chemical to the paint. Our vehicle wrap installation technicians will finish prepping the paint surface by using specialized cleaners to remove unseen contaminates. We will be happy to wash your vehicle for you at an additional fee.

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Question – How long will it take to wrap my vehicle?

Answer – Vehicles can be designed and wrapped in as little as 24 hours when requested. We offer expedited vehicle wrap services for an extra fee. Our vehicle wraps are quoted with an installation time of 72 hours to allow for the detailed nature of a quality installation. Call us for details about our express car wrap service. 210-286-3052

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Question – If my vinyl car wrap graphics are damaged by an accident, collision or vandalism, can it be fixed?

Answer – Yes, you can have the damaged pieces or panels of your vehicle wrap replaced after your vehicle is completely repaired by the auto body and paint shop. You normally do not need to replace the entire vehicle wrap if the damage is limited to certain areas of the vehicle. We are very good at color matching digitally printed vehicle wrap panels and each repair will be quoted and evaluated on an individual basis.

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Question – Can you wrap a leased vehicle?

Answer – You must always obtain permission form the vehicle owner to wrap a leased or rented vehicle. Most leased or rented vehicles have factory paint jobs with excellent paint quality. Vinyl applied over factory paint is best because vinyl can be removed easily. We have wrapped numerous rented and leased vehicles for temporary promotional advertisements without incident or damage.

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Question – How can I justify the cost of a vehicle wrap?

Answer – There is not a better cost effective advertising method available than a properly produced vehicle wrap. It is a proven fact that the cost per impression of a vehicle wrap is less than other forms of advertising such as billboards, television, radio, and yellow pages. If you are using your vehicle graphics application to customize your vehicle, vehicle graphics cannot be duplicated by traditional methods like paint or airbrushing. The automotive customizing creativity is unlimited when considering all of the types and brands of automotive films available. We primarily use 3M automotive films when possible, but also us other manufacturers such as Hexis, Oracal, Avery, 3M Scotch Print, and 3M DI-NOC for special flat surface applications.

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Question – Can you remove automotive film used in vehicle wraps?

Answer – Yes, a properly prepped and installed wrap with the proper automotive wrap film can be removed cleanly. Please be careful when choosing your vehicle wrap supplier. We have helped many clients replace vehicle wraps produced by suppliers that lack the proper knowledge and experience with vehicle wrap design, vehicle wrap prep, correct choice of films and most importantly – application techniques. We have seen vehicles cut with knives or damaged by improper use of film for the application. We use a knifeless cutting system to eliminate knife damage to vehicles or boats. Visit our production facility for a demonstration on why Texas Car Wraps is a better choice than other San Antonio vehicle wrap companies.

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Question – Can I see through vinyl on the windows?

Answer – You can see through window graphics that are printed on perforated window film. Window perf vinyl is perforated vinyl with thousands of very small holes that allow you to see out from the inside of the vehicle, interior visibility is similar to regular window tint. From the outside, only the graphic is visible during the daylight hours.

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Question – What are the warranty terms?

Answer – We will replace any wrap panel that prematurely fails due to material failure at no charge for up to 7 years. If you are involved in an accident, we will work with your auto insurance company to bring your car, truck or trailer wrap back to its original condition. We do not warranty wraps on plastic, silicone or rubber areas because the automotive film is not designed for these surfaces. We stand behind all of our work so if there are any issues we will give you our full attention to make that you are fully satisfied customer.

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Question – Can a vehicle wrap be removed after it has been on for several years?

Answer – Yes. As long as a high quality vinyl product was installed using proper installation techniques, the wrap can be removed without problems and without leaving any glue residue and without removing paint. The only glue that may have to be cleaned off with alcohol would be any areas where “Primer adhesive promoter” was used. For this reason, we keep our use of 3M primer adhesive to areas that absolutely need it.

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Question – How do you determine the cost of an automotive wrap removal?

Answer – If you have an old wrap on your vehicle that you want to replace or remove, we will be happy to give you an estimate on removing it. If we did not produce and install it, then we cannot say what the paint looks like under the wrap, but we have very professional and gentle methods of removing old wraps and there will be no damage caused by improper vinyl removal methods. We can remove wraps, stripes, vinyl lettering from cars, vans, boats, trucks, trailers or box trucks without damaging the vehicle’s paint surface. If high quality vinyl was used on the wrap, removal will be less costly because no glue should be left behind to clean up. If cheap vinyl was used, cleaning the glue that is left behind will significantly add to the cost of wrap removal. Also, if no overlaminate was used, removing the wrap will be more costly. If a quality vinyl and over laminate is used when the wrap is installed, you will save money when it comes time for the wrap to be removed. So don’t look for the cheapest quote on a wrap without knowing about the brand of vinyl and over laminate that is being installed. Quotes of vinyl removals will be estimated, but final price is based on an hourly rate of the time it takes to remove the vinyl film. Any quote for removal is only to give a general idea of what the cost may be.

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Question – Can a vehicle wrap be taken through a car wash?

Answer – Yes, it can be taken through a “touchless or laser” car wash without any problems. It is better not to use high pressure washers because it is possible for the pressurized water to lift a corner of the wrap, which could lead to problems. The wrap can be waxed using a specially formulated wax for vehicle wraps. Contact us for details.

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Question – Is a car wrap shrink wrapped on the vehicle using heat?

Answer – No. Small amounts of heat is used to soften the vinyl while installing the wrap. Applied heat will relax the vinyl so that it will regain its original shape, and can be applied without wrinkles. Heat has to be used carefully to prevent “washing out” of the print and distortion of the vinyl. Heat is also used to “set” the wrap after the installation is complete. Our experienced installers will carefully use heat to remove the “memory” from the installed wrap vinyl so that it will permanently retain it’s final shape where it is installed.

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Question – Can I use a photo that I downloaded from the internet to use on my wrap design?

Answer – Only pictures that are a high resolution can be used on a wrap. Most pictures from the internet are greatly reduced in size and optimized for loading quickly into a web browser. Unless you have high resolution pictures, photos downloaded from the internet will not have enough resolution to produce a crystal clear final product on your vehicle wrap. We will be happy to help you source the proper format images that you will need for a quality vehicle wrap. We can also purchase professional photography that is suitable to use on large format graphic advertisements. Send any questions about image quality to Howard@EagleFordGraphics.com.

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Question – Another company gave me a cheaper price. Will you be willing to wrap my vehicle for that price?

Answer – At Texas Car Wraps in San Antonio, our prices are based on using high quality products such as commercial grade solvent inks (not cheap generic third-party ink or cheap water-based ink that will wash off during the first car wash), we use high quality 3M automotive vinyl and high quality gloss or matte lamination products our materials are tested and proven to last under the most demanding conditions. Our installers are certified and utilize professional decal installation techniques. Come and visit our production facility located at 12682 FM 1560  Suite 201 in Helotes, Texas and we will show you what to look for in a quality vehicle wrap. In the vehicle wrap business, “You get what you pay for”. Unfortunately, many companies are using cheaper vinyl products and or not laminating at all or using liquid laminate instead of the much more durable (and more costly) film lamination process. This special clearcoat layer filters out the sun’s ultra violet rays and prevents damage to the graphic and protects the printed auto wrap from scratches. Lamination also greatly increases its attractive life and allows the vehicle wrap to be easily and cleanly removed after years of use. Not using film lamination, or using liquid laminate will greatly reduce the appearance and lifespan of the wrap and make it very difficult to cleanly remove the graphics when that time comes. Unfortunately, this is usually where shops will save on production costs to sell a wrap at a lower cost at the customer’s expense. A vehicle wrap is not the type of product that you want to cut corners to save a little money.

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Question – Does it matter what color my vehicle is?

Answer – No, the vehicle wrap film is opaque, it does not allow you to see the color beneath it.

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Question – It looks like there are graphics on the windows, will I still be able to see through the windows?

Answer – Yes, the window graphics are printed on a perforated window film that allows the vehicle occupants to see through the windows from inside of the vehicle.

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Question – Are there any windows that cannot be wrapped?

Answer – Yes, Texas state law prohibits the use of window film on the front three windows if the vehicle is used on a public roadway. (windshield, driver front door glass and passenger front door glass)

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Question – Can you wrap the roof?

Answer – Yes, we normally do not wrap roofs on larger vehicles (vans, trucks or SUVS), unless it is requested by the customer. Wrapping roofs will increase overall production costs.

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Question – Can you wrap a plastic or fiberglass bumper?

Answer – Yes, we can wrap a plastic, chrome or fiberglass bumper. Call us for an estimate. (210) 286-3052

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Question – Can you vinyl wrap my hubcaps or rims?

Answer – Yes, on a case by case basis. Bring your vehicle by and we will determine what can be done to give your vehicle that custom one of a kind appearance. We also offer automotive painting and plastic-dip services for components that cannot be wrapped on a vehicle. Let us know what you need and we will offer the best solution. The address to Texas Car Wraps is 12682 FM 1560  Suite 201 in Helotes, TX 78023

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Question – Why should I use Texas car Wraps?

Answer – Texas Car Wraps strives to give our customers the same excellent service and attention that we would expect ourselves. Our level of expertise, experience and customer service in outdoor advertising is unmatched by any of our competitors. Contact us and experience the quality for yourself.

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Question – How long does the wrap process take?

Answer – The design phase normally requires 3 to 5 business days plus 72 hours for installation. We are aware of our clients needs for rapid service and offer express service and can produce and install a vehicle wrap in as little as 24 hours. Call us for details! (210) 286-3052

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Question – How much does a car wrap cost?

Answer – The cost of a car wrap depends on the type, size and shape of your vehicle. In terms of value, a full vehicle wrap can cost as little as $25.00 per month over the life of the wrap. We are happy to meet with you and discuss the advantages of wrapping your vehicle. Please contact us for a quote or for more information. Howard@EagleFordGraphics.com or (210) 286-3052

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Question – Will my employer pay for my vehicle wrap?

Answer – Many companies will pay for, or reimburse you for your car wrap. Most companies realize the advantage of investing in such a cost effective form of advertising. If they do not already know about vehicle wraps, you can request that we speak directly to them, or request information to be sent to them.

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Question – Do you offer camouflage vehicle wraps?

Answer – Texas car Wraps offers some of the best camouflage patterns for Texas and the rest of the United States. Visit our Helotes, Texas facility to see our high definition “Texas Brush Camo” in person. Our exclusive copyrighted camouflage contains many natural elements found in South and Central Texas. We are receiving firsthand positive feedback from ranchers, hunters, ranch hands, game ranch operators and farmers that our camo is one of the best camouflage patterns available. Our camo patterns excel in performance when compared to other well know camouflage patterns such as Gameguard, Realtree, Lost, Digicam, Multicam, Kryptek and Atacs camouflage patterns. Don’t settle for a generic mass produced camouflage that is available in every Wal-Mart or Academy Outdoors. Buy an exclusive camouflage pattern from Texas Car Wraps in San Antonio. 210-286-3052
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Question – How effective is a car wrap at getting attention?

Answer – Studies conducted have concluded that a vehicle wrap can get over 8 million views per year in a city of 50,000. This rate of visibility translates into over 100 million views of your vehicle wrap in a city the size of San Antonio. Vehicle wraps are one of the most cost effective forms of advertising available today.

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Question – Why should I use a vinyl car wrap instead of painting or vinyl lettering?

Answer – Applying paint is not reversible and decreases your car’s value. The same applies for die-cut vinyl lettering which can cause solar “fading” or “burning” the outline to the original paint. A well done car wrap looks much more appealing and allows you the option to show photographs of your product or service.

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Question – What if I plan to change my company logo or phone number in the future?

Answer – Not a problem. We can print logos, phone numbers, websites etc. as overlays on the car wrap, so that they may be removed and replaced if you plan to switch companies or change contact information.

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Question – Will you provide color and art proofs prior to printing?

Answer – Yes. We will provide an electronic digital proof superimposed on a photo of your vehicle. We will not print anything until you are completely satisfied with your design and have approved the design, elements and color proof.

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Question – Can you wrap trailers, trucks, vans & SUV’s?

Answer – Texas Car Wraps produces the following types of vehicle wraps: Tractor trailer wraps, reefer trailer wraps, truck wraps, car graphics, commercial vehicle lettering, commercial van wraps, motorcycle wraps, boat wraps, aircraft graphics, building wraps, window graphics, interior wall wraps, exterior wall graphics, window advertisements and floor graphics!

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Question – Does Texas Car Wraps make custom magnetic signs for my vehicle?

Answer – Yes, we produce custom full color automotive magnetic signs used cars and trucks for temporary use. Note that some vehicles and trailers made from aluminum or fiberglass will not accept magnetic signs due to the non-ferrous metallic properties.

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Question – Do you produce additional types of signage?

Answer – Absolutely! We produce digital printed vinyl banners, signs, trade show graphics, backlit signs, building wraps, mall barricade wraps, wall graphics, illuminated signs, event banners, event signage and more! Visit our San Antonio sign shop website at www.EagleFordGraphics.com. also visit our San Antonio boat wrap website at www.TexasBoatWraps.com. If you need sign installation in San Antonio visit our commercial signage website at www.TexasSignSolutions.com.

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Question – Does Texas Car Wraps have finance car wraps?

Answer – Sorry we do not offer financing. We accept most major credit cards, checks and cash only. We require a small deposit to begin a wrap advertising project. Call for details.

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Question – Do I qualify for a discount if I place a Texas Car Wraps logo on the rear of my car?

Answer – In limited cases we offer promotional discounts on clients vehicle wraps. Contact us for details.

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Question – How do I care for my new vehicle wrap?

Answer – We will provide vehicle wrap care documents to go in your vehicle for future reference to help keep your wrap looking nice and attractive as the day it was produced.

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Question – I am ready to wrap my vehicle, how do I get started?

Answer – Call us now! (210) 286-3052