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"6 Year Warranty on Wrap"

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by fresh, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

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    One of my good clients was asking about wrapping his fleet moving forward. Right now we do pretty much a full wrap, but with one color cut vinyl.

    Anyway, he said he was researching wraps and saw someone had a 6 year warranty on wraps. AFAIK, there is no Ink/vinyl/lam combo that is warrantied by the manufacturers for that long. Am I mistaken?
     
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    FatCat Very Active Member

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    A "warranty" is only as good as the person or shop giving it. 3M, Avery, Oracal etc. I don't believe have an actual "warranty" more like "expected lifespan". If the wrap you install only last 3 years, those companies will pretty much tell you tough cookies, and blame whatever the issue(s) is that caused the failure on the printer or the installer regardless.

    So...that said, an individual shop can offer a warranty. HOWEVER, the ones I see offering warranties that long are usually on the high side of pricing to cover their butts in case something does go wrong that would fall under a "warranty" issue. (Example; if a typical Chevy express van wrap costs $3000 in your area, and most warranties for said wrap might be 1-2 years, a shop offering a 5-6 year warranty might charge $4000-5000 for same wrap knowing a few will bite for the peace of mind knowing their wrap will last that long...) It's all a marketing ploy from what I have seen.
     
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    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    3M does have their MCS warranty programs but it's not something you can just make a claim and have them cover your job. Usually you need to certify you do fabrication and install in an approved method by 3M. Normally requires yearly updates. Then you can make a claim against manufacturing defects or material issues that may have caused a failure or something like that.
     
  4. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I thought that even with an MCS warranted process, the claim is limited to the materials. I can't imagine 3m paying for the labor to re-wrap.
     
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