FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAR WRAPPING (FAQ)
Will the car wrap film damage my car's paintwork?
On the contrary, it protects the paintwork against all external dirt, such as bird droppings, tar and tree sap. It even protects against minor damage from, for example, a shopping trolley or other family knocks.
Do you only do car wrapping?
No, we do more than just car wrapping.
You can have the following work carried out by us:
* Window tinting
* Spray rims and calipers
* Delivery of rims and exhaust systems
* Installation of body kits
* Installation of multimedia systems and dashcams.
Do you also do plastidipping?
No, we do not plaster. We know from our own experience that this does not give the quality we strive for.
Do you give a guarantee on the wrapping/film?
Yes, we provide a 3-year warranty on the loosening of the film. The film itself has the standard manufacturer's warranty.
How sensitive is film to scratches?
The film protects the paint underneath, but is otherwise just as susceptible to scratches as a paint job and should be maintained accordingly.
How long does the wrap film last?
On average, the film lasts 5 to 7 years. Factors such as covered storage of the car and good maintenance obviously play a major role in this. We also sell special maintenance products that keep the wrap in good condition.
How long does the wrapping of my car take?
On average, we need 2 to 3 days to wrap the outside of your car. If we also wrap the inside (doors and window frames) then we add 2 more days.
It is important to always leave the car overnight so that the film can reach its optimum adhesive strength at the right temperature.
I have my own foil, do you use that too?
No, we do not use our own film. We only use high-quality film from brands such as 3M and Avery. People often order (cheap) film of such poor quality that we do not want to attach our name to it.
I have scratches on my car/motorbike, will they no longer be visible after wrapping?
Yes and no. Light scratches that you do not leave behind with your fingernail will no longer be visible. The deeper scratches will unfortunately still show through the film. Of course we can repair the scratches before wrapping.
I have rubber window strips, can they be wrapped?
No, rubber window frames cannot be wrapped. The film does not adhere to this "soft" surface. Film adheres only to painted parts or, for example, to chrome parts.
Foil also does not adhere to the unpainted plastic parts that you often see on a car, for example.
I have damage, do I have to do the whole wrap again?
If only the film is damaged and not the paintwork, we can simply replace the film. If the damage is more severe, i.e. the paintwork is also damaged, then we must first repair the damage and then re-coat it. This is possible per section.
I want to have my headlights/rearlights tinted, is this allowed?
No, it is not permitted to apply film to lights both front and rear. However, provided that it is done properly and not too dark, the MOT inspector will approve it 9 out of 10 times because it is not visible that it is a film.
However, we would like to emphasise that having your headlights/rearlights tinted is at your own risk.
I want to do my own wrapping, do you also sell foil and wrap supplies separately?
Yes, you can buy all the necessities such as foil, squeegees and blades from us.
Can everything on a car be wrapped?
Unpainted plastic parts, such as some door strips, mirrors and bumpers cannot be wrapped. Only smooth parts such as the paintwork and, for example, chrome window frames can be wrapped.
Is there a risk of scratching by cutting the film with a knife?
This is virtually impossible. We do not cut on the car with a knife. If cutting on the car is necessary, we use a special cutting tape. It is called Knifeless Tape. We place the tape under the foil and in this tape there is a cutting wire which we pull through the foil, giving us a very tight cutting line.
Is the removal of the wrap free of charge?
No, this is not included. The removal of the wrap costs on average between €300 and €500. This depends on the size of the car and how long the film has been on it. Removing the wrap takes between 1 and 1,5 days on average.
Can the car be wrapped on location?
For private individuals, we only wrap cars in our own workshop. We can make an exception for dealer companies and wrap the car in a clean, dust-free and well-lit room.
Can I use a debit card with you?
Yes, you can pay with your credit card.
Can I take my wrapped car through the car wash?
Film manufacturers do not recommend driving through a car wash. In our experience, you can easily drive your wrapped car through a car wash for a suitable programme. Preferably a reasonably modern car wash with soft brushes rather than an older car wash with harder brushes. However, we would like to point out that using the car wash is entirely at your own risk.
Stains such as bird droppings, tree bark and tar should be removed as soon as possible to prevent the stains from being embedded in the film. We sell special cleaning products that you can keep in the car to remove the stains immediately. We recommend maintaining the carwrap with Meguiars products. These are all available from our shop and webshop (www.teslastuff.nl).
Can I change the colour of my car?
Yes, this is allowed. However, this must be reported to the RDW. This is free of charge and can easily be done via this link: https://www.rdw.nl/particulier/voertuigen/auto/het-kentekenbewijs/bij-wijzigingen/kleur-van-uw-auto-aanpassen
Do you cut on the lacquer?
No, we use a special cutting tape that guarantees no damage to the paintwork.
Why can I have my car wrapped by another carwrap company for much less?
Everything has to do with the material used and the method of working. We dismantle everything so that we can neatly conceal the film everywhere and do not simply cut the film off anywhere. A perfect finish takes time and is very important for the life span of your wrap. A well applied car wrap will last at least 5 to 7 years. We therefore provide a 3-year warranty on the installation of the film.
What is the service life of the wrap film?
The average life span is about 5 years. But can also be up to 7 or 8 years, if properly maintained.
What are the differences between a wax and a ceramic coating?
The main difference is that Wax Guard is a wax-based paint seal. A wax based seal is never permanent and will eventually disappear. A coating will stay on the car forever unless it is polished off. A coating does fade just like wax. But a coating can be boosted and quickly restored to how it was before. A coating also gives a much deeper shine in the paint and gives a much smoother and more water resistant result.
What colours are possible?
Almost every colour is available. We have colour samples in our workshop that you can come and see without any obligation.
Which tints are allowed on my car windows?
Foils and coatings which reduce the transmission of light too much should not be applied to car windows. The windscreen and side windows may not be damaged or discoloured. Also, there may be no unnecessary objects on the window that obstruct the driver's view. This also applies to the rear window if the car does not have a right exterior mirror.
Light transmission of car windows
The windscreen and the side windows next to the driver's seat must let through at least 55% of light. The rear side windows and the rear window may have a lower light transmission level if the vehicle has an exterior mirror on the left and right.
Fines for low light transmission of car windows
During checks, the police use a device that measures the amount of light that passes through the car window. If the measured light transmission is too low, then:
* You may be fined;
* The police can confiscate your registration certificate part I (A). You are then no longer allowed to drive your car.
The vehicle-related obligations will continue to exist. For example, the motor vehicle tax, third-party liability insurance (WA insurance) and the General Periodic Inspection (APK). If you have your vehicle suspended, you no longer have to meet these obligations.
Recovering the registration certificate
After you have fixed the car windows, you can present the car for an inspection in a way indicated by the police. If the car windows meet the requirements during the inspection, you will get your registration certificate back. You can then drive your car on the road again.
Dark car windows unsafe for traffic
Darker tinted car windows are not safe because they restrict the driver's vision. In rainy and dark weather, tinted windows can lead to dangerous situations.
Source: Government of the Netherlands
Will any parts be removed from my car?
Yes, we disassemble the mirrors, handles, window frames and front bumper, among other things. We do this to be able to deliver the best quality. In our opinion, a perfect car wrap is not possible without dismantling.
Do you only wrap cars?
No, we don't. We wrap just about anything with a smooth surface. Boats, scooters, kitchens, speakers, doors, counters. If you have any questions about whether something can be wrapped, mail us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you also wrap the inside of the doors and window frames of your cars?
Yes, that is certainly possible. We can wrap everything so that the original colour is "nowhere" to be seen. Our standard approach is to wrap the outside and the inside up to the first edge, so that the original paint colour is no longer visible from the outside.
Are all colours equally expensive?
The colours carbon, brushes, chrome, flip, colormatch and print foils are more expensive.