Stripes are back! Customise your vehicle with stripes & decals to give you that factory look.
- Full design, print and installation service
- High quality fit & attention to detail ensuring a factory finish
- Qualified team of installers Australia-wide
- Fully removable* vinyl, protecting the paint underneath
Once reserved for vehicles of the 1960’s and 70’s stripes and decals have become a staple feature of new vehicle models for many years now. The Grafico– Auto team can design, produce and install almost any type or style of stripe and decal kit.
We also specialise in creating one-off designs or re-making existing stripe kits, which may no longer be available for classic and heritage vehicles.
Many car dealerships are already taking advantage of Grafico- Auto services both pre and post sale, adding value to their vehicle inventory, whilst improving the vehicles ‘saleability’. Do you have a group vehicles in stock at your dealership that needs a little extra? Contact our team to design a special limited edition range of vehicles with proven results to aid vehicle sales.
Is Vinyl Wrapping a Paint Replacement?
Vinyl wrapping is not a paint replacement but an alternative option to achieving a custom colour or effect that may not be possible or cost effective to paint. On top of giving you the ability to completely customise your car with branding and graphics, a vinyl vehicle wrap is removable even after many years*, providing protection for the paint underneath*. It is ideal for corporate colours, or for turning your vehicle in to something even more unique.
If your car needs panel and paint work, vinyl wrapping may not be the solution. Wrap vinyl does hide some imperfections in your bodywork, however larger chips, imperfections or cracks will show through the vinyl. The vinyl will only adhere as good as the surface it is adhering to. Rust, rough or flaky paint and poorly executed repairs are not suitable for wrapping long term.
Will It Damage the Paint Underneath?
Essentially, No! The high quality vinyl wrap technology is designed to protect the paint as it acts as a protective coating on your vehicle. If the vinyl wrap is installed professionally, once your vinyl is removed the paint will be exactly the same as the day the vinyl was installed. * We always recommend having the wrap removed professionally.
How Long Does a Car Vinyl Wrap Last?
Our vehicle vinyls are specially designed for conforming, adhering and enduring to all painted surfaces of a vehicle. Provided the care instructions are adhered to, your vinyl wrap should many years even in Australia’s harsh conditions.
I’ve Seen Cheap Vehicle Wrapping Products Online, Are These the Same?
Grafico Auto only uses the highest quality materials available. Materials are sourced from quality world-wide manufacturers such as Avery, Hexis, 3M to name a few. Beware of inferior, lower-grade vinyl films. These cheaper films and poor installation will invariably lead to vinyl degrading in the Australian sun, not removing properly, and even causing damage to the paint underneath. Rushed preparation work can leave dust and debris on the surface and under the wrap causing the vinyl to lift from the car, ruining your impressive vehicle graphics. Unskilled vehicle wrappers can also cause damage to the paint work of a vehicle such as knife marks and other undesirable marks and scratches. Trust the experience of the Grafico-Auto team with of 15 years experience.
Not removing parts means excess cuts need to be made, allowing the original colour to show through, not to mention the extra cutting that needs to be done on your vehicles paint surface.
Our state-of-the-art, centrally located North Melbourne warehouse is cleaned and dusted daily to ensure no dust is present on the vehicle’s surface. We always welcome our clients to visit and discuss any part of the process with our team.
How Careful are the Installation Team?
Our qualified installation team is fastidious and achieves a perfect car vinyl wrap every time to perfectly showcase your unique branding and advertising graphics on your vehicle. Some vehicles do require joins, however, we always aim to conceal the joins so they are not visible. Your Grafico-Auto team member will be able to discuss any aspects of the car wrap with you before commencing and how to get the most out of vehicle signage for delivering maximum advertising impact.
Does The Auto Vinyl Wrap Come with A Warranty?
Unlike other companies, Grafico-Auto offers a 12 month* warranty on workmanship. Throughout the 12 months, the client is welcome to take the vehicle to our North Melbourne warehouse where our team will be able to assess the vehicle and provide any advice to assist with your vehicle display and signage. Additionally, the manufacturers of the vinyl car wrap also additional warranties against peeling, warping or bubbling and faulty materials.*
Vehicles with repainted areas or pre-existing damage are not warranted against damage during film removal, as we have no control over the preparation involved in the repaint.
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*Conditions Apply – contact our team for further information.
How Do I Keep My Vehicle Wrap Looking Its Best?
When taking your vehicle to a hand car wash it is recommended to inform the car wash that your vehicle is wrapped. Pressure Washing may be used under the following conditions:
• Water Pressure must be kept below 2000psi (14MPa).
• Keep water temperature under 35°C.
• Use 40° wide angle spray nozzle.
• Ensure nozzle is kept perpendicular to (90°) and at least 50cm from
graphics or films.
Do not use automatic brush-type car washes. The additives and the condition of rotating brushes can abrade the surface coating, dulling the vinyl appearance and can cause the edges to lift or chip off. The use of brush-type car washes will void the Grafico warranty that is provided. Some films such as carbon fiber need additional attention. Care should be exercised when using some cleaning products such as car polish which could potentially stain some wrap films, especially on matte finish wraps.
Grafico – Auto Premium Vinyl Wrap Cleaner
Grafico – Auto wrap vinyl films & Plastidip may be cleaned using many conventional automatic cleaning methods. However to help keep your wrap looking its best at all times, Grafico recommends our Premium Vinyl Wrap Cleaner which gently removes & protects against dust, grease, grime, dirt and bird droppings without leaving an oily residue. The Premium Vinyl Wrap Cleaner is best used with microfibre cloths and can be applied after a regular car wash to seal the vinyl film or as a water-less cleaner & sealer.
Can I Polish and Wax or ‘Ceramic Coat’ My Wrapped Car?
Most wrap films can be polished, waxed or ceramic coated. We have a range of recommended cleaners, polishes and sealants now available that our team will be able to show you before proceeding with your auto vinyl wrap. If in doubt, ask our expert team for assistance.
Do I Have to Store My Car Any Differently with Vehicle Branding?
Vinyl wraps, just like paint, are affected by prolonged exposure to sun and atmospheric pollutants, especially on horizontal surfaces like the car roof and bonnet. Wherever possible, store your wrapped car in a garage or at least in a shaded area during the day. At night, protect the car from dew or rain, which may contain acidic pollutants, which are very common in large metropolitan areas. If your vehicle wrap is showing signs of wear, extreme fading, cracking or dull appearance it’s important to contact the Grafico team to arrange an assessment and potential removal or replacement to avoid damage to the paint underneath.
Still have unanswered questions? Contact us, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
Pricing varies on make, model and design. Contact our helpful team to get your project started!
Scuderia Ferrari F1 calls on the Grafico team
When Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team needs last minute signage, who do they turn to? Grafico of course!
For many years now, the Grafico team has been called in to assist with last-minute signage for Ferrari’s F1 car and around the Ferrari pits. Literally working around the clock, our team worked tirelessly to ensure the team was not let down.
Ferrari team management were impressed with Grafico’s quality and fast turnaround enabling them to get the car out on track with completed signage installed on time.