Can You Vinyl Wrap An Older Car?

Yes, you can definitely vinyl wrap an older car. In fact, vinyl wrapping can be a great option for older cars as it can help to refresh their appearance and give them a new and stylish look. But they can be a little tricky.


Vinyl wraps are available in a wide range of colours and finishes, allowing you to choose the perfect look for your car.

Vinyl wraps can protect the original paint of your car from scratches, UV rays, and other environmental damage. It is important to note that the condition of the car’s paint and surface preparation will play a role in the final result, so it’s recommended to consult with a professional installer to ensure a smooth and long-lasting vinyl wrap application.

Wrapping Car’s from the 80’s and 90’s


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Car’s from the 1980’s and 1990’s are not ideal to wrap, and may be more expensive that newer vehicles as they have unusual panels. Which can be fiddly and difficult to wrap.

Wrapping a car with dents

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Can you put a wrap over a car with a dent? Yes, you can, but the wrap will just conform to the shape of the dent. It won’t hide the dent.

Vehicle stripes


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Vehicle stripes are an excellent option for individuals seeking to inject a touch of excitement into their cars without breaking the bank. Serving as a cost-effective alternative to complete vehicle wrapping, these vibrant stripes offer a quick and easy method of enhancing a vehicle’s appearance.

One of the key advantages of vehicle stripes is their affordability. Unlike full wraps, which can be quite expensive, stripes are a budget-friendly option that can still deliver a visually appealing result. With a wide range of designs, colours, and sizes available, there is a stripe to suit every taste and vehicle style.

Vehicle stripes offer a level of customisation that enables car owners to express their unique personality and style. Whether one prefers bold, eye-catching stripes or subtle, understated accents, the possibilities are virtually endless. Additionally, stripes can be easily removed or changed if desired, allowing for flexibility in personalisation.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, vehicle stripes also serve a practical purpose. By breaking up the solid colour of a car’s exterior, stripes can create the illusion of a longer, sleeker vehicle or accentuate its curves. Furthermore, stripes can help increase the visibility of a car on the road, enhancing safety for both the driver and others.

Vehicle stripes provide an affordable and versatile means of enhancing a car’s appearance. With their wide range of designs, colours, and sizes available, they offer a customizable option to suit any style. Additionally, their practical benefits, such as improved visibility and the illusion of a sleeker vehicle, further contribute to their appeal.


Written by Cameron Gurnett, owner of CRG Designs. Cam has been designing vehicle signage, branding and wrapping cars in Melbourne over the last 15 years. 

Cam has worked on vehicles for brands such as; City Mazda Melbourne, Bob Jane T-Mart, Ray White, Cocobella, LJ Hooker and Metropolitan Plumbing + Electrical, Jim’s Plumbing. If you are interested in getting your vehicles wrapped, contact CRG Designs today. 


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