While getting your name on your brand new vehicle is an exciting time, removing that lettering when it's time to trade it in is definitely not nearly as much fun!
We now offer removal services to help you get the most for your trade in!
Removing the lettering before trading or selling your vehicle ensures:
You get the best price possible & Your business name is not left on a vehicle someone else is now driving!
This includes the Glue! So many times we see vehicles with the lettering removed, but the adhesive got left behind. The minute this gets dirty, all the lettering you spent so long removing is again visible on the side of your vehicle.
Little to no damage happens when removing...
Removing lettering is not so much difficult as it is time consuming and messy. Alot of times people grab a razor blade as their removal tool of choice and do damage to what would have been a scratch free surface. Let us use all the gadgets in our arsenal to leave as little trace behind as is possible!
We get so many people who want to save some money and remove lettering themselves. Then they do it.... What takes us a few hours or less typically will take an untrained person a lot longer. Most people who have done it once will say they should have just had us do it. For most of us time is money, you can make more doing what you are trained to do, and we can do what we are trained to do - more efficiently, and better!
So...What does vinyl lettering removal cost?
All scenarios are different, age of lettering, type of lettering (is it a door or a whole wrap, or something in between?) condition of the paint when lettered, quality of the original installation, etc...
Send us some pictures or set up an appointment for us to take a look at it and we can give you an estimate plus go over any potential problems. Lettering removal is a tricky thing, lots of wild cards can affect the time involved, as well as the finished results.
Wait... what does little or no damage mean?
Hazing - vinyl lettering protects your vehicle... this means all the rest of your paint is exposed to the everyday elements like scratching and fading among other things. When the lettering is removed, there can be some differences in the surfaces. Depending upon how long the lettering has been on and how much it was kept waxed, even what side typically was more exposed to the sun, there may be some defined differences. A coat of wax can help hide it, or having it professionally buffed out can help too. If it gets relettered, nobody will see it for the most part after that anyways!
Etching in the paint - Freshly painted vehicles if lettered too soon can leave an actual slight indent (etch) on the surface.
Poorly painted vehicles can result in paint pull offs (including some factory paint jobs!).
Rusty leaching from paint, especially on white vehicles won't be anything we can remove for the most part.
Damage done during original installation (like razor on the surface from trimming vinyl) that may have been done by the installer.
Other things not mentioned There's always a chance we run into something new or not listed above. We will communicate any concerns as soon as we encounter it.
These are all things we have no control over, so while it isn't actually us doing the "damage" it could be perceived as something we have "done".
For that reason, we cannot be held responsible for any physical or visual imperfections that might appear in vehicle's paint surface upon removal of the vinyl.
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