Frequently Asked Questions about Boat Wraps
Although we work with vinyl wrap on a daily basis and have a vast knowledge of the material, most of our customers do not. As a result, we hear many questions in our shop – all of which we’re happy to answer! However, to save you some time, we’ve listed some of our most frequently asked questions below.
In most cases, vinyl wrapping a boat between 2-3 days. For a more concise estimate, you can contact us here.
Boat wraps are made from a thin vinyl material which is commonly used for cars, walls, storefronts and many other decorative purposes. There are specific vinyl film types that are best used to wrap a boat. Not all vinyl is created equal. We work with industry-leading film manufacturers including 3M and Avery.
Yes, vinyl can be removed from whatever it is applied to. Removing vinyl wrap from a boat does take the proper application to begin with and a commitment, though it can certainly be done. We’re happy to remove your boat wrap for you, depending on the way it as installed.otherwise. Many people will use a heat gun over the surface, allowing them to peel back the vinyl. Being careful in this process, as underheating will not allow the vinyl to come off, and overheating will simply create a mess of vinyl, adhesive, and work. Also, the higher the quality of vinyl, the more easily it can be removed. Be sure the company that does your wrap uses only top-notch vinyl, it will save you a headache in the long run. Boatwraps.com uses the best materials in vinyl wrapping, so working with us will guarantee a simpler process if you decide to remove the wrap someday.
The cost of vinyl wrapping a boat can vary greatly due to a handful of factors. We recommend reaching out to us for a quote. However, we can give you a general idea of the cost. Typically we charge around $100/square foot. A wrap can start as low as $1500 and move up from there. Alternatively, marine painting often costs several thousand dollars, usually starting around $5000 or $6000.
While the cost of custom marine painting tends to greatly outweigh that of regular paint jobs, all vinyl boat wraps are technically “custom” and can cost anywhere from $1500 upwards. The level of customization, as well as the size of the boat, will influence the price. Do you have your own artwork for us to work with, or do you need custom graphics designed by our artists? We have several graphics options to choose from as well. For a more accurate idea of price, we highly suggest you contact us with details.
While some lay people have reported applying vinyl wraps themselves, it’s truly best to seek professional help, especially with boat wraps. Without a professional team, boat wraps tend to wear away more quickly and often develop tears, scratches, and lifting which can ruin the entire wrap.
Reach out today to ask any questions which don’t appear here, or simply to get a quote on wrapping your boat!