Wrapping your Mustang in Vinyl is a great way to get a paint finish on a budget. The cost of getting a full cover can vary based on model, trim, and your car’s finishing. For instance, a mustang with a matte finish is easier to cover than a carbon fiber one. So, how much does it cost to wrap a mustang?
Well, expect to spend between $2,000 and $6,000 to get it done professionally. You can DIY it to save some money, in which case it will cost around $250-$900.
Keep reading to learn about factors affecting the costs of installation, different types of vinyl wraps, and other tips on wrapping your mustang.
How Much Does It Cost to Wrap A Mustang?
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The cost to vinyl wrap a mustang depends on a few facts, but the main factor is what sort of vinyl wrap you’ll be using. Reflective wraps like chrome cost a lot. For example, Choice wrap charges $6,500 to $8,000 for full chrome wrapping.
Before you scoff at what they’re charging, know that chrome wraps are harder to handle and crack when too much heat is applied, or it’s stretched. So, wrapping takes a lot of patience and time.
For other materials, like satin, gloss, and matte, you will be charged between $3,000 to $4,000 as they are easier.
For DIYing, the main cost goes into material. Matte finishes are less expensive. Glossier and a more reflective choice of wrap will cost you more. Expect to pay between $250-$900.
What Are The Factors Affecting Costs of Wrapping A Mustang
The cost to wrap a mustang depends on multiple factors, like the size of your car, vinyl wrap type, wrap color, shape and design of your mustang, condition, cleanliness, and coverage. Let’s take a look at them so that you can decide what your cost will be.
1. Size of The Car
Your car’s size is a big factor in how much wrapping it will cost you. A 5 ft.⨯60 ft. roll of vinyl wrap is more than enough to cover any model of Ford Mustang in our experience.
2. Type of Vinyl Wrap
Vinyl wraps vary by color, texture, design, and finish. Different kinds of wraps cost differently. Most affordable options include matte and brush wrap, while glossier ones are more expensive.
3. Wrap Color
As you move from solid to metallic colors, pricing increases. It doesn’t matter what type of wrap it is; solid colors are always cheaper than metallic colors.
4. Shape & Design of The Model
Curves & Contours are trickier to cover with a wrap. If your model has a design that’s difficult to get around, a professional will charge more.
Even if you DIY it, there’s a higher chance of making a mistake with a more curvy design. Not only do you spend more time, but you may also scrap pieces that cost you good money.
5. Mustang’s Condition
If your car is old or damaged, it’s harder to apply vinyl wrap and it can form bubbles in places, making your car’s finish lumpy and uneven.
For that reason, when surface paint is chipped in places, you will have to spend extra money on smoothing it by applying a new coat.
Once your car’s surface is smooth, only then can you wrap your car. So, that will cost you extra.
6. Unclean Surface
If you have dirt or grime stuck to any parts you’ll be putting on the cover, that will damage a vinyl wrap. Possibly even a crack when you try to smooth it.
So, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by making sure your car is squeaky clean.
7. How Much do You Want to Cover
Partial wrapping is obviously less expensive than a full wrap as you need less material. Your cost will change depending on how much space you want to cover. People choose only to wrap their roofs, bonnets, wing mirrors, etc. Some wrap spoilers, diffusers, or splitters they purchased.
Customized printed wraps on one side of your vehicle are also quite popular, although more expensive. Really, the only limiting factor when it comes to partial wrapping is one’s imagination.
5 Most Popular Types of Vinyl Wraps Everyone Loves: Which One Should You Get?
If you love experimenting with new looks for your car or just are looking for a change but don’t want to pay exorbitant sums of money, vinyl wrapping is one way to go. Considering that wrapping your car is reversible without any damage to the paint and finish of your car.
Vinyl wraps also offer a lot of color options and finishes. Let’s look at some of our favorites.
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These wraps are classic and come with a smooth texture and finish. You get a lot of color options and can even get one custom-made, as this texture is quite popular. Some glossy wraps have metallic flakes in them, which is a look that some love.
Chrome vinyl is the new trend in car wrapping. These wraps are even shinier than gloss wraps. They come with a mirror-like finish.
If you like a bit of flash, this one is perfect for you. You get a similar effect as chrome plating. However, this option is pricier, which can be intimidating for DIYers to handle.
Another benefit is that they keep your car cooler due to their reflectiveness. There are three kinds of chrome wraps you can get. Mirror chrome, satin chrome, & opal chrome.
If you want a minimal look, muted matte wraps can be your best choice. Matte wraps aren’t as trendy, but they also never go out of style.
Commercial cars that require a sensible look would look great with these wraps. You get a lot of variability in terms of patterns and styles as well.
A big advantage is that they’re easier to install than chrome or glossy wrap. You can expect these wraps to endure even with very low maintenance.
This option is a semi-matte, highly modern one. You get a less glossy version of glossy vinyl. The surface is slightly reflective. If you want only a slightly more jazzy wrap than a matte vinyl, this one’s for you. This one offers a unique and professional look for sure.
Brushed Car Wraps
Brushed vinyl wraps also have a shiny, glossy finish. They also come in a variety of colors. If you want a sleek, metallic look to your car, you can try this car wrap.
These aren’t shiny and reflective and you can get a good handle on your wrap while installing. It’s also one of the more cost-effective options for those on a budget.
We recommend first-time DIYers consider a matte or brushed vinyl wrap as they’re easier to handle, as well as cost-effective. So you won’t feel too bad if you accidentally ruin a piece.
How to Wrap A Mustang Front Bumper? Step-By-Step Process
Wrapping a vehicle’s front bumper takes a lot of patience compared to wrapping other parts. Temperature control is very important during installation to get a good finish.
- Vinyl wrap
- Heat gun
- Cutting tap
- Vinyl wrap knife
Step 1: Disassemble the Front Bumper
Start by completely disassembling the front bumper and removing it from your vehicle. That is going to include removing grilles, front splitter, lights, and everything else except the frame.
Step 2: Wrap the Inlays
The front bumper has a lot of contours in its design and you need to cover each one up first. It’s the trickiest part, as they bend in a lot of corners. Have patience and smooth everything out.
Step 3: Full Bumper Wrap
Now with a big piece of the wrap, cover the entire bumper and wrap it around smoothly. Cut out the portions where lights, front splitters, or grills go. Once you have completed wrapping everything you want to, you’re done.
Step 4: Reassemble
Finish off by reassembling the bumper and attaching it to your car.
Expert Tips for DIY Mustang Wrapping
Wrapping a car isn’t easy. It requires a lot of patience. Here are the best tips we have for you to make this job easier.
- Start by cleaning your car till every inch is spotless. You don’t want any dirt sticking to the parts you’ll be wrapping, which will give you an uneven wrap.
- Watch someone wrap. Learn before jumping into it. We are big fans of CK Wraps. Take a look at his wrapping videos to educate yourself on how to do it and to gain more confidence.
Note: Here’s CK Wrap’s take on Vinyl Wrap pricing. This video will clear up any doubts you may have.
- Measure all dimensions of your car parts and note them down before beginning to cut each piece. You want to be as accurate as possible.
- It’s better to cut all pieces with support. Try laying your vinyl wrap on your garage floor for support. When you have correct measurements in hand, cut according to them. Don’t attempt cutting the material holding it up against a part that you want to cover. It’s easier to get it wrong that way.
- Don’t be too aggressive and pull at the material too hard. Apply heat as little as possible. Otherwise, you risk damaging the material, especially if you go with a reflective one.
- Get someone to help you. Wrapping curves and edges becomes a lot easier if two people do it together. One person can lay the material down smoothly while another evens it out and pushes out any air.
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- How many feet of vinyl to wrap a mustang?
Getting a 5ft.×6 ft. roll of vinyl wrap should be enough to cover an entire mustang. You will have a little bit of roll left over if you don’t have to scrap any pieces.
- How to wrap a mustang roof?
Wrapping a mustang roof is easier than a front bumper, as it’s just a flat surface. Be careful to cut the piece to size and apply each film evenly with squeegees. Use cutting tape to cut corners before tucking them in neatly.
- How to wrap a mustang hood?
Start by cutting the piece of vinyl wrap to size. Wrap it around your car’s hood, stretching it all over. With squeegees, go over your vehicle’s hood. Be very careful when cutting all ends to size. Go over the edges with heat to make it neater.
To sum everything up, our best answer to “how much does it cost to wrap a mustang” is that you’ll be paying a professional somewhere between $2000-6000, possibly a few hundred more if it’s a chrome wrapping that you want. For DIY wrapping, $250-$900 is enough.
Choosing the right wrap, you can choose a cheaper matte finish wrap or expensive chrome ones in metallic colors. You pay more for reflectiveness and metallic colors.
If you want to save money and DIY wrap your mustang, we think you should take your time to learn as much about the process as possible.
Hello, I’m Michael Rosales an expert in cars. As a little boy, I have always loved cars. Over the years I became lucky to have the opportunity to work as a car dealer. It was at this stage I became vast in the knowledge of cars, things you need to know when buying cars and how to minimize cost while still getting your dream car.