posted by vinyl frog on October 26, 2022
Wing Mirror Wraps for Cars
Don’t want to completely overhaul the look of your vehicle? No problem. Simply wrap your car’s wing mirrors with vinyl and make a distinct style statement!
Vinyl car wraps have become the industry standard when it comes to customizing your vehicle and adding that extra wow factor to it that will make it stand out from the crowd. However, entire car wraps can be costly and applying them can prove to be a very daunting task.
Wing mirror wraps can provide the ride with a tremendous styling boost. The right vinyl color and finish for your wing mirrors not only complements the façade of your car but also provides protection from scratches, dirt and harsh weather elements at a very low cost.
The question is, how to select the right vinyl, especially with the variety of different wraps materials and colors available in the market? In this blog, we hope to provide you with clarity and help you choose the perfect vinyl wrap for your car’s wing mirrors so that it complements your original paint and bodywork perfectly, and add that extra touch of extravagance.
Why Should you Wrap the Wing Mirrors?
Wing mirror wraps not only enhance the look of your car giving it a distinctive style, they also hold a lot of benefits. These are listed below:
- Wing mirror wraps protect your original manufacturer paint by providing an extra layer of protection. This adds to the resale value of your car.
- Vinyl wrapping your wing mirrors is a low cost option compared to a paint job. Paint jobs also tend to void the warranty; hence vinyl wrapping is a safer way as it is removable.
- It hides scratches and other minor deformities, and provides the mirror with a fresh, new look.
- Wing mirror vinyl wraps are available in different finishes that cannot be replicated by paint.
Types of Mirror Wraps
Gloss Mirror Wrap
Sleek and stylish, glossy wraps are available in a variety of different shades and are always in demand. They have a sheen that emphasizes the vivid colors and create an eye-catching look that is sure to turn heads. This ultra-smooth finish makes them easy to clean. You simply have to wipe off the contaminant with a clean cloth. The best part? FOr wrapping wing mirrors you can use a single shade alone or a combination of different shades on your wing mirrors to create a vibrant pattern that will surely supplement the original bodywork of your vehicle. Go for bright gloss colors. They work well with a neutral, dark colored car as they create a contrast with a stunning, vivid outlook.
Carbon Fiber Wrap
Carbon fiber wrap is the hot favorite for wing mirrors. Available at Vinyl Frog in a smooth dark finish, it has an intricate weave pattern that gives off an iridescent effect that will definitely add levels to the look of your vehicle.
The high grade polymeric calendared vinyl film is known for its durability and strength. It is resistant to UV rays and the harsh elements of weather, and is especially suitable for mirrors of cars used in rough terrains like SUVs. It is lightweight and stretchable, making application a breeze.
If you’re looking for an extra tough added layer of protection for your wing mirrors, a carbon fiber wrap is surely the way to go. The price point is a bit in the higher range, however the protection it offers is unmatched and will definitely enhance the resale value of the vehicle.
Matte Vinyl Wrap
Boast a bold, beautiful and sophisticated look with Vinyl Frog’s matte vinyl wraps for wing mirrors. They are available in a variety of different colors. A smooth matte finish with a plain outlook that exudes class and a contemporary style, you are sure to find something that suits your taste in our vinyl catalog.
Matte vinyl absorbs and diffuses light rather than reflecting it. It has a greater color consistency throughout and really helps bring out the fine intricate details of its surroundings. Hence a contrasting shade on wing mirrors will definitely make them eye-catching and attractive. The smooth texture creates a solemn dramatic tone. It gives the wing mirrors a hand-painted look and feel. For people looking to add a classy and muted touch to their vehicle’s side mirrors, matte vinyl is definitely the way to go
A major attention grabber that will definitely draw eyes to your car on the road - Chrome vinyl mirror wrap is the ultimate fashion statement that is very commonly used on the wing mirrors of high end luxury cars. It comes with a diversity of finishes and shades, however each features a glistening finish with high reflective properties.
They define glamor and elegance, and truly represent a luxurious feel. Using chrome vinyl wraps on your wing mirrors with a dark-colored car can be a styling winner, as the shiny chrome will perfectly contrast with the vehicle’s bodywork. Chrome wraps however, do have a higher cost as the material is difficult to apply and is made from high quality polymeric vinyl. It provides premium protection and is ultra-thin, durable and scratch resistant.
Embedded with tiny metallic particles that add a slightly shiny yet non-reflective finish, metallic wraps can completely overhaul the look of your side mirrors. They add an extra depth of color with the metallic particles making it look stunning and dimensional. A bold look that embodies the futuristic aesthetic, Vinyl Frog’s metallic wraps can elevate the appearance of your wing mirrors with ease. Available in different colors, each with its own characteristics and benefits, you’re sure to find the right fit for your vehicle.
How to Wrap a Wing Mirror
Follow these steps to wrap your wing mirror effortlessly.
- Step 1: To wrap a wing mirror, we need to make sure that the surface is clean and smooth to avoid any air bubbles or seams when using vinyl wrap. We can use a lint-free cloth along with any surface preparation cleaner to clear out any dirt and stains.
- Step 2: Depending on the choice of vinyl, the next step includes deciding whether to pre-stretch the vinyl or not. Most vinyl films require a bit of pre-stretching so that they can firmly adhere to the surface, especially around corners. We can pre-stretch a vinyl by lightly applying heat to it.
- Step 3: After this, we simply fit the vinyl over the wing mirror, covering the corners and crevices. Clean out any air bubbles or seams using a squeegee or a roller.
- Step 4: After the vinyl has fit perfectly over the mirror, apply heat using a heat gun to activate the adhesive so that it firmly adheres to the surface.
Vinyl Frog for Wrapping your Wing Mirrors
Vinyl Frog is the perfect choice for wrapping your wing mirrors as it has a wide variety of premium quality vinyl films. Every Vinyl Frog wrap is made from the highest quality material that not only aims to provide you with style but also offers protection. Our vinyl films are resistant to UV rays preventing the paint of your vehicle from fading. They are anti-scratch and anti-corrosion, and are easy to clean. Each vinyl has a different stretching threshold, however, they feature a strong adhesive that can easily adhere to the car’s surface and make application smooth and easy.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have opted to simply wrap your wing mirrors, it should be a shade that complements the color of your car. You can either choose one in contrast or go for the same color as your car. Wrapping wing mirrors is a perfect style statement on a low budget. So what are you waiting for, select the vinyl of your choice at Vinyl Frog and if you have the skills, make it a DIY project!