Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Can I have my front 2 door windows tinted?
The UK law states that there needs to be 70% Visible Light Transmission (VLT) on both your drivers and passengers windows. Please contact us for more information.
Q.Does the film affect my rear window defroster lines?
No, the film does not effect the heating element and it can be used as normal.
Q.Is the rear window fitted in one piece?
Yes, all rear windows are fitted with one piece of film, professionally and skilfully heat shrunk and fitted.
Q.How long before I can use my windows?
We recommend that you allow 48 – 72 hours before opening windows. This is to allow the film to dry to the glass and gives the adhesive time to cure. Please note that window film will take a lot longer to dry out and cure in winter than opposed to the summer months.
Q.What can I clean my windows with?
Once you have given it 48 – 72 hours or more you can use any glass cleaner as long as it is a non-abrasive liquid and ammonia free. The use of a soft Micro fibre cloth is recommended.
Q.Does the film bubble up after time?
No, we only use the highest quality Suntek films imported from the USA. The adhesives and film are specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures. Bubbles appear from poor quality film adhesives and film breaking down.
Q.When I come to sell my vehicle or return a lease vehicle can the film be removed?
Yes. All film can be removed safely and cleanly without any damage to the glass or vehicle and put back to its original state.
Q.Do you offer a guarantee with your work?
Yes, we fully guarantee the film installation for life, as long as you own your vehicle.
Q.How much does it cost to wrap a car?
A full wrap on a hatchback will start from £995. The cost will increase with size, the complexity of the design and the material choice. We never compromise on any aspect of the wrapping process and we take the utmost care when working on your vehicle.
Q.What is the difference between a ‘full vinyl wrap’ and a ‘partial vinyl wrap’?
A full wrap refers to a wrap that completely covers the vehicle in vinyl. A partial wrap (or half wrap) refers to a wrap that is not fully covered. For instance, if you were to advertise your business on the rear door and rear side panels of your van, it would be referred to as a partial vinyl wrap. If the advert covered the entire vehicle (excluding the windows), it would be called a full vinyl wrap.
Q.How does the vinyl actually stay on? Is it glued?
The vinyl, which comes on a roll, has a backing that peels off – much like a sticker. The back of the vinyl adheres to the panels of your vehicle, giving a perfectly smooth, tactile finish.
Q.How long does a car wrap last?
Car wraps are not permanent and are a temporary colour change. Most types of vinyl have a life-span of approximately five years.
Q.Is a vehicle wrap easy to remove?
It’s not a doddle to remove a vinyl wrap, after all it needs to withstand all weather together with the daily stresses and strains of being on the road. Generally, the longer the vinyl has been in place, the longer it will take to remove. Nonetheless, vinyl is designed to be a form of paint protection and therefore the process of removal will not damage your paintwork – assuming the paintwork was in a good condition when the vinyl was applied.
We do not take any responsibility for damaged paint work after vinyl is removed as we can not guarantee how well the car has been painted after its original colour from factory.
Q.Will the vinyl damage my paintwork?
If your paintwork is of a good standard when the wrap is applied, then the vinyl will not damage your paintwork.
Q.Will a vinyl wrap cover rust, chips and scuffs?
No – a vinyl wrap will not hide the imperfections of your paintwork. The vinyl itself is very thin and so defects such as chips, key lines, rust and poor paintwork will show through.
Q.What is the cost for having a wrap removed?
The cost of removing a wrap starts at £350. For an accurate quotation, we would need to see the condition of the vehicle in person.
Q.Why a wrap and not a respray?
A wrap is intended to be a short-term solution to colour change. A respray on the other hand, is very permanent. A wrap allows you to enjoy your car in any given colour, but then remove the wrap if you wish, for example, to re-sell it in the original paintwork. For instance, it would be easier to sell a red Ferrari than a blue one.
Q.Can I wrap individual parts of my vehicle?
Yes you can. Bonnets and roofs are a popular choice for wrapping individually. For a really customised look.
Q.How soon after a respray can you apply a vinyl wrap?
We don’t recommend applying a wrap for at least 12 months after a respray.
Q.Will a wrap affect my insurance premium?
This is down to the individual insurer and whether or not they deem a wrap to be a modification. We recommend checking with your insurer first to see what their policy is.
Q.Do I need to inform the DVLA if I have a colour change wrap?
Yes – it is a legal requirement to inform the DVLA of a colour change. The process involves updating your registration certificate (V5C).