Wrapping is a design technique for personalising cars that is very much in vogue in the motoring industry. Today we have interviewed Lorenzo Montanari, an expert in the field who works at our supplier NPC, to explain what this practice consists of and what advantages it offers.
As Lorenzo explains, the wrapping technique involves applying an adhesive vinyl coating to the vehicle. This film is available in different colours and is highly customisable. Unlike paint, wrapping not only protects the bodywork but also leaves no traces once you decide to remove it. Thus, wrapping is widely used on commercial vehicles to apply brand logos or stickers. Removing the film does not compromise the bodywork in any way, making it much easier to resell the vehicle.
Applying the film is much more complex than it might seem. Besides removing various parts of the car, such as bumpers and handles, you also need to heat this particular type of material at high temperatures to ensure complete adhesion to the surface shapes. In general, the film can be applied to any type of surface except plastic for reasons of adhesion. Moreover, Lorenzo explains that although this technique applies to the vehicle surfaces, it is not recommended for covering dents or particular aesthetic defects, as it does not allow for perfect application.
The warranty for this type of work varies between 5 and 7 years. Pollution, rain and cold weather may also affect the life of the film. However, the film will remain intact for much longer if the vehicle is kept in good condition.
Lorenzo recommends that anyone who wants to learn this particular technique should initially be assisted by someone who already works in the industry. Moreover, he emphasises that attending special refresher courses and practising every day allows to improve more and more. However, the most important skills to master are patience and attention to detail.
This is what links Magni and Lorenzo Montanari. They share the same passion and precision. Lorenzo applies these concepts to wrapping, whereas Magni to lifting. In both cases, attention to detail and aesthetics are the key to creating masterpieces and going higher and higher.
Thank you Lorenzo and good luck with your future projects!