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Body Wrap

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Pristine PM ltd, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,796

    Hi guys,

    I was just thinking how to get more business and was looking at a body wrap for our trucks. Has anyone done this? Costs? I phoned a few places and they seemed quite high in price. $2000-$3000 CA.

    I would drive for a better price, any advice for lettering in general?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  2. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    For $2000 you could buy your own vinyl cutter/with software and supplys and make as many signs as your truck could hold. The printer for doing body wraps cost around $20,000 for a small one. You may be able to find someone to airbrush the compleate truck for the $3K which would hold up better and look then the wrap. (7years)
     
  3. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    my almost wrap...

    This was the wrap job I designed for my truck, I think its a great investment if done correctly. The cost was going to be 3k and that was with 3M reflective letters.

    Unfortunately, I decided to change my logo, and the money allocated has had to go to other things:cry: Maybe this year.:)
     
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    oops

    helps to attach the pict:dizzy:

    I see the truck as a huge billboard, use it to its fullest. Yes you can "letter" the truck, or do simple designs, but you have to admit, it makes you look.

    wrapidea1.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2006
  5. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,796

    wow, looks good. We can't paint because the truck is leased and we may not buy it out. Green, that looks great, I would want to have something along those lines except just for grass and snow.

    How do you think it will hold up over 3 years? That is my one worry.

    Jon
     
  6. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    You should get 5 to 7 years out of it if you kept it parked out of the sun. That would be atention getting but a little to much in my book. Looks great though.
     
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Thank you guys, My truck is leased also, but the company that was going to install it (they do the busses in town) says that the vinyl will peel off come time to return the lease. Its an add-on sale for them.

    If you look at the numbers $3K over 5 years is a good return on your advertising budget. Think how much a full color ad in the newspaper would be for 5 years:dizzy:
     
  8. Raydon

    Raydon Member
    Messages: 49

    The body wrap will remove without leaving any residue or damage. It will as a matter of fact protect the vehicles finish under it like stoneguard. It is a perfect highly visual form of advertising. IMO I would like to afford to get my trailer done as well. RMS Design in Oshawa does it near me. They are at Bloor and Park. 905-571-1987. Good luck
     
  9. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,796

    Thanks,

    I will give them a call tomorrow. We have two trucks, and one of them we own, so it might be worth it to have that one done and just get the leased one magneted or lettered.

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  10. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    the magnets are actually one of the hardest things on your vehilcle's finish. they trap dirt and grime underneath them and act as sandpaper on your finish.
     
  11. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    one think to keep in mind is that fading from the sun on the paint, you can see the lettering basicly when you take the letters off becasue of wax, fading, etc
     
  12. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    With a full wrap job you don't have to worry about that, and in-fact the vinyl protects the finish from nicks and scratches.
     
  13. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    That looks fantastic, well worth the $3000.00!!!