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Vinyl Car Decals | Paint Versus Vinyl

Vinyl Car Decals in Rochester, Dodge Center, and the entire southeastern Minnesota area


Painting cars have been around for over a century. The idea of painting a car is visible to the customer that wants to restore the natural shine of a vehicle, repaint the car a different color, or even add different styles and textures. While painting a car has been a great solution for plenty of years, the alternatives that have been offered in the 21st century have come to life. According to a few statistics, the correlation of cars painted has decreased in the last 20 years. So, what is taking that spot? The demand is still there; however, vinyl car wraps have become a more popular means as of lately. Painting is great for a full restoration project. The colors offered, textures, appearances, and the overall finish of a quality paint job will turn heads. But the expense of painting a car weighs more than its benefits.

First, painting a vehicle can be permanent. The idea that one will pay to paint a car a different color will lead to an irreversible decision. The car’s paint may be able to be stripped and painted a different color, but that is something that needs more money.

This is the next downfall of repainting a car- the costs. On average, wrapping a car is cheaper in both the short-term and the long-term. For example, in the short-term, the cost of painting a vehicle is more than wrapping a vehicle. In the long-term, the cost of removing a vinyl is essentially free. All that needs to be done is peel off the vinyl and then the car’s natural paint is still there. When a car is painted, the steps that are taken to paint it are permanent, so the removal revolves around the need to strip down the paint and repaint it another color.

The last disadvantage of painting a vehicle is human error. When painting a vehicle, the accuracy lies within the stencils, the masking tape, and the human hand. With vinyl car decals, the computer-aided design is there to produce a quality graphic. This quality graphic is both more durable and more accurate. The accuracy lies within the realm of the designs, colors, shades, shapes, and anything else that will bring your vinyl car decal to life.

National Fleet Graphics is a family-owned and operated custom design and branding company specializing in a variety of branding from vehicle graphics and wraps, to signs and banners, to decals and apparel. With a skilled team of designers, producers, and installers, we are proud to provide the highest quality graphics that will help your business stand out from the crowd. As we like to say, “Our business is to make your business look good.” Contact us to bring your next project to life!