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  • Van wrapping times. How long does it take you?

    Posted by Dan Evans on April 1, 2022 at 9:10 am

    I’m just trying to get a feel for how long it takes people take to wrap a vehicle so I have some comparison.

    How long does it take you to wrap a bonnet?

    Howe long does it take you to wrap a van’s back doors?

    I’ll use a Berlingo in my case as I’ve just done one.

    Bonnet: 1 hour. On another vehicle maybe quicker but the bonnet on these curve down at the side which require a little more time.

    Rear doors: 2 Hours. Pretty much an hour each door but I would say the door with the numberplate takes a little longer as I need to feed the material into this area.

    How does that compare to you guys?

    Robert Lambie replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • David Hammond

    Member
    April 2, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Bonnet probably an hour, then a bit of time to trim and wrap the edges around.

    Rear doors, similar to you, but then another 30mins to trim and wrap the edges.

    I wrapped the quarter on a transit custom on Thursday done in an hour, again wrapping under the wheel arch, lights out etc.

    I was looking at a van a local company had wrapped who didn’t wrap the edges and trimmed the wrap flush to the door edges – Other than time saving I can’t see any advantage. That’s just laying the vinyl too, we’ll degrease and wipe down the vehicle beforehand.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    No matter how long a wrapped vehicle “body part” will take me, I asked for the vehicle or the part to be dropped off at 9am and to leave it with me until the following morning. But, if it is done sooner, I will call them to uplift.
    This allows you to do it at a comfortable pace and should there be any issues, you are not under deadline pressure, which just leads to more problems.

    There is an unrealistic expectation that wrapping takes 5 minutes. this alone devalues the wrapping industry, so do not get caught up in this if the guy down the road does it in half the time and charges half the price.
    TV shows like Yiannimize just “fan this fire” and create a stupid illusion of how it all works.

    Wrapping a full vehicle, I ask for the vehicle for a full three days, as standard. But again, i tell them if it is ready sooner, I will call them to uplift.
    Fact is, I do normally get them to collect sooner, which just adds to their enjoyment of an early return and seeing their vehicle complete.

    Just to be clear, because I ask for these time windows, does not mean I charge an hourly rate for that time.