Yes, you can wrap rims! All rims can be wrapped, but it is not recommended. This is because it costs a lot of time and money, and spray painting is often nicer and cheaper. So why choose wrapping at all? I can hear you thinking... The advantages of wheel wrap compared to spray painting include: faster, cheaper, not all colours can be painted and, perhaps most importantly for some, you can restore the wheels to their original state after the wrap. Simply by removing the wrap when you sell the car or return it to the lease company, for example.
ARE ALL RIMS WRAPABLE?
No not all rims can be wrapped in terms of shape. Rims where this is possible often have two colours, the front of which has a polished front. The beauty of this is that it has a good separation. The ends of rims are flat and have a different height than the rest of the rims. Brands like Mercedes, Porsche and Audi, for example, have these kinds of rims. The photos below show a good example of rims that are easy to wrap.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF WHEEL WRAPPING?
- If you have your rims wrapped, it can be done in about 3 hours, they don't need to dry and they can be driven right after wrapping.
- Cheaper. Proportionally, it is slightly cheaper than painting rims. This is because we do not have to dismantle the rims to wrap them.
With spray painting, the rims have to be removed from the car, the tyres pressed down, taped, sanded and then sprayed. So there is a lot more work involved than with wheel wrapping.
- You can paint rims in many colours, but not every colour, such as chrome. This is possible with wheel wrapping. Wrapping can also be combined with beautiful prints such as carbon or brushed steel.
- With wheel wrap, you can restore the rims to their original condition by simply removing the wrap from the rims. This can be done without damage and is also very easy to do yourself.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO WRAP RIMS?
The cost of wrapping your rims depends a little on the complexity of the rims. Below in the portfolio, you can see that some rims have more spokes than others and are therefore more work me wrap. But the costs are usually between EUR 95 and EUR 145 per rim. The price then includes a standard gloss or matt foil. Special foils such as Brushed Steel or Carbon, for example, have a surcharge of 25%.