How to Choose the Best Colours for Your Vehicle Wrap

How to Choose the Best Colours for Your Vehicle Wrap

Vehicle wraps come in a few forms, one of them being a coloured vehicle wrap. As you can imagine, there are a multitude of colours available for you to choose from. But how do you distinguish the good vehicle wraps from the bad? Should you choose any colour?

In this blog, we are going to show you how to choose the best colours for your vehicle wrap?

The UK automotive aftermarket industry is thriving, ranking fourth in Europe and ninth in the world in terms of size, and turning over an annual £21.1 billion.

The sector supports 345,600 jobs and contributes £12.2 billion each year to the economy. And it is growing: the sector’s value is set to rise to £28 billion by 2022.

That’s why we at Car Specialist Customs are here to provide you with all the information you require to get the best car customisation possible, whilst being as informed as possible.

Can any car get a coloured vehicle wrap?

No. Some vehicles can not have a vehicle wrap at all, whilst others require permission before application, we will list these below.

Which vehicles need permission before getting a coloured vehicle wrap?

  • Leased vehicles.
  • Rented vehicles.
  • A vehicle you can legally drive but do not actually own.

Which vehicles can’t get a coloured vehicle wrap?

  • Vehicles with rust.
  • Vehicles with excessive dents and other damage.
  • Service/government vehicles.
  • A vehicle that is already wrapped (unless the original wrap is removed).
  • Freshly painted vehicles.
  • Some vintage, classic, or exotic sports cars can not get a vehicle wrap due to materials used on the body. However, this is far more unlikely with developments in vehicle wraps.

Can internal issues stop a vehicle from getting a coloured wrap?

Generally, no, there aren’t any mechanical faults that would prevent a vehicle from getting a coloured wrap. Aside from mechanical faults, internal functions may be an issue for specific vehicles, or considerations may have to be made, which can be the case for vehicles with retractable roofs.

Can you make a vehicle wrap stronger?

Yes. Ceramic coating is another aftermarket option that works similarly to a vehicle wrap, though it is applied differently. Ceramic coating is applied as a liquid which must be spread meticulously and precisely, once it dried, it forms a thin protective barrier where it has been applied.

This can be applied over a vehicle wrap for a more effective level of protection. Please note that some coloured wraps may not be applicable to use with ceramic coating due to certain chemicals, however, this would be explained in detail by any reputable customiser if it affects you.

How can I protect my vehicle without a wrap?

Protecting the paint job of your vehicle doesn’t require excessive maintenance, but generally, the best way to protect a vehicle without a wrap is by…

  • Driving carefully, being aware of the surrounding space to prevent a scratch or scuff.
  • Parking in a spacious and safe area, preferably out of sunlight.
  • Apply a vehicle cover when not using the vehicle.
  • Try to avoid potholes or untreated country roads that could present hazards that damage your paintwork.

Should I paint my vehicle instead of getting a coloured wrap?

Painting your vehicle is a valid alternative. However, painting requires longer to dry, it also may require more than one coat. Additionally, painting a vehicle can be a longer process, meaning more cost, especially if it is a custom paint job.

Despite all this, and despite the additional effort put towards painting a vehicle, it gains no protection and no benefit from changing colour, only an aesthetic change. This is why vehicle wraps, whether coloured or clear, are a better alternative. Generally, they are cheaper, quicker to install, and have benefits to help your vehicle stay as protected as possible.

How to choose the best colours for your vehicle wrap

How to choose the best colours for your vehicle wrap

When it comes to deciding between the best colours for your vehicle wrap, there are a few factors you should consider beforehand rather than selecting the first one you see. Some of these factors include…

Do the research

Research the options available from providers, this can be helpful as their portfolio may show you some of their work, which may have the colour of vehicle wrap you’re looking for. Additionally, research can help you determine the quality of service and vehicle wrap offered.

Customer reviews also give a decent insight into the business in question and their services. An indication of a good business is mostly positive reviews, with any negative reviews you find being a personal issue rather than the service provided.

What style do you want?

Coloured vehicle wraps come in different styles such as glossy or matte. This provides a different looking texture to the vehicle’s body, which can influence how the chosen colour looks on the vehicle. Either option adds a distinct characteristic to your vehicle.

Why do you want that colour?

Choosing a colour for a vehicle wrap can be for one of two reasons.

  1. Personal Preference
  2. A custom wrap, specifically for advertising a business.

For the second option, the colours required for a custom wrap would likely be the same as the business logo. If this is still in development, consider using eye-catching colours. If your coloured vehicle wrap is for personal preference, then choose the colour you want.

Visit a specialist in vehicle wrapping

Getting a vehicle wrap from anybody may not be the best idea, consider visiting a recognised specialist such as Car Specialist Customs. Our range of coloured vehicle wraps provides a healthy amount of options for anybody looking for a unique wrap for their vehicle. Additionally, our vehicle wraps have a 3-year warranty, ensuring their high quality.

Is a coloured vehicle wrap more expensive?

Is a coloured vehicle wrap more expensive?

Although the price of a vehicle wrap can vary depending on the size of a vehicle, a coloured wrap has the potential to be more expensive, especially if it is a unique colouration. Additionally, if your vehicle has a modified body, it can also influence the cost of the wrap, as it would require more intricate work to install. Which means more time and labour.

Are cheap vehicle wraps good?

If you see a price for a vehicle wrap that seems too good to be true, it usually is. It is wise to do research on a service that offers extremely cheap vehicle wrap installations, if you can’t find their portfolio anywhere, that isn’t a good sign.

That being said, purchasing a vehicle wrap separately and installing it yourself is the cheaper option. However, this poses a lot of difficulties if you don’t have the facilities or equipment to go ahead with the installation.

At the absolute minimum for a vehicle wrap to be installed by yourself, you need…

  • A clean indoor space
  • Access to running water
  • A heat gun
  • Precise cutting equipment to stencil the wrap.
  • Cleaning equipment/products

Please bear in mind that a successful solo installation can be totally pointless if you purchase the cheapest and lowest quality vehicle wrap available.

Who has a professional vehicle wrapping process?

Going through an established vehicle modifier is the best way to get your vehicle wrapped. This is because their experience, along with the equipment they have on hand, leads to less room for any error.

Car Specialist Customs holds combined years of experience in wrapping vehicles of various shapes and sizes, Our wraps have a warranty for 3 years, ensuring quality and longevity. We have one of the most professional vehicle wrapping processes.

So when we wrap your vehicle, we make sure to…

  1. Discuss what kind of wrap you want, and where you would like it.
  2. Measure the vehicle / relevant areas where the wrap will be applied.
  3. Clean the vehicle / relevant areas before applying
  4. Begin our process of application to your vehicle
  5. Inform you of any maintenance / dos and don’ts when it comes to the longevity of the wrap.

Purchase a vehicle wrap today

Purchase a vehicle wrap today

Our team members at Car Specialist Customs are extremely passionate and proud of the multiple services and products we provide for the people of Greater Manchester and beyond.

As a fully insured and approved installer, catering to the needs of vehicle owners of Greater Manchester and beyond, we are proud to let you know that we offer services for the following:



Featuring the brands, Pandora, ScorpionTrak, Meta Trak & SmarTrack, we’ve included affordable, and premium products to suit the needs of our customers. With finance options available, and the option of installation, head to our website to get your quote!

We will always go above expectations to make your car feel special to you. With even more services and options becoming available in the future, Car Specialist Customs is the home of making any car unique, secure and special.

See what we can do for you today, we hope the details we shared have helped you decide to take a step forward in personalising your vehicle with our unique service.

In this blog, we aimed to have shown you how to choose the best colours for your vehicle wrap. Whilst also providing supplementary information that can help you make an informed choice when it comes to investing in customisation options for your vehicle.

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Caldershaw Centre

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OL12 7LQ


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Thursday – Closed

Friday to Sunday – 11 AM—7 PM


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