Did you know UltimateBoatWraps.com offers group discounts? We do! We get calls and emails from around the USA weekly and some days internationally of clients looking to learn more about wrapping their boats. Boat wraps have been our specialty for over the past 14 years. I know the thought of hiring someone from Minnesota to come wrap your boat sounds expensive, but it isn’t as expensive as you may think, there are times with our travel expenses and wrap install pricing we are less than the local installer who isn’t familiar with wrapping boats. It isn’t uncommon for us to wrap a boat and a week later a friend of the client we just wrapped for wants to get their boat done too. By grouping jobs together we can save everyone money. Most of our clients are excited and ready to get their boat wrapped and on the water so we get them on the schedule, if we are able to save them some money it is just a nice bonus. If we have others in the area that have expressed interest we usually reach out to them to let them know we will be in their area if they are ready to get their boat wrapped letting them know if we can schedule at the time we are in their area we can save them some money. If we don’t have anyone in your area on our list to follow up with and time allows we can do some marketing to see if we have others in your area ready to get their boat wrapped. It does work, for example we went from Boca Roton, FL to Marco Island, FL and then up to Tampa, FL on one install trip to wrap 3 boats. It save us time and it saves you money. UltimateBoatWraps might be coming to an area near you, if you are interested in being on our list of locations/clients interested if we have work in the area, let us know. If you in an area that we are coming to soon, contact us today and lets get you on the schedule. We would love to wrap your boat for you.
Well maybe it’s more than the top 10 of 2018 but we did our best to narrow it down. Check out the year in review for 2018 in Boat Wraps and there is a couple of truck wraps in the mix and one just really super cool mud truck wrap. Thank you all for a wonderful 2018! 2019 is starting out with a bang is is going to be another wonderful year of traveling the world wrapping boats, trucks, semi’s and who knows what else. Maybe it will be the year of wrapping a submarine.
2019 is looking like it is going to be another great year for wrapping boats! Our calendar is booking up fast. We only have a very limited amount of boat wrap appointments left for December 2018 and January 2019, booking appointments for February and March. Wrapping boats is what we love to do, lets get yours wrapped! Contact us today to get the wrap process started.
Adhesive removal isn’t a job that anyone really enjoys. It is a step that is often skipped because it takes time, patience and really is a sticky boring job. One of, if not the very most important steps in wrapping a vehicle is properly cleaning your surface. I’d say 7 out of 10 times when there are issues with a wrap it is due to improper cleaning or no cleaning at all. We see it even from commercial wrap installers that lack the proper training and education. Removing adhesive really is a job anyone can do. We like to use a product called Rapid Remover by RapidTac. There are several similar products on the market made for removing adhesive. Removing adhesive is as simple as spraying on your adhesive remover and let it sit for about 60 seconds and then start scraping with a plastic edge scraper (We do NOT recommend use of razor blade style scrapers). We use old squeegees to scrape off adhesive. Another tip is to clean with a paper towel for this step. In the final cleaning stages you will use microfiber cloths, but in our experience using microfibers for adhesive removal tends to permanently damage the cloth and we like to wash and reuse our microfiber cloths. This may take up to two or three times in areas of heavy adhesive. If you just removed a wrap or graphics, areas where you are going to see the most adhesive build up are near the edges, door handles and areas with concave surfaces. It can be a tedious time consuming job but it is a must.
Why not just wrap over the old adhesive? The first thing you should know about wrapping is that your wrap is only as good as the surface it is applied to. If you wrap over the adhesive, the wrap is now stuck to the adhesive and not the surface of the vehicle or substrate you are applying the film to. Think of it as a sticker and if you have ever tired to stick it to a dirty surface, all the dirt and grime stick to the sticker and it’s not able to grip the surface, the same concept on wrap material. The second thing you should know is that wrap film is made to be thin, like a second skin, and conform to the surface in which it is applied to. There is a good chance if you have adhesive under the wrap, just like a spec of dust or dirt, you will see it. Just remember it is so much more cost effective and time efficient to do the job right the first time instead of doing it twice.
We have a lot of local fans that enjoy driving by our shop to see what is getting wrapped next or getting a sneak peak at what is just coming out and waiting for the customer to pick up. When we pull a new wrap out of the shop I’ve seen several near vehicle accident situations. This year we’ve made a big effort to do some more time-lapse videos, so make sure you subscribe to our new YouTube page. For the quickest updates follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Looking for design ideas and inspiration check out our Pinterest page. Click on the icons to the right side of the page to be directed to our social media pages. Like, follow, subscribe and interact.
We are so excited to share with you our last UBW project boat. When we started wrapping boats almost 12 years ago, finding project boats was an easy task, with the up-turn of the boat market finding a project boat became a little more difficult. We bought and sold a couple of brand new boats.. Don’t get me wrong, we loved all the bells and whistles of the new boats, but we missed the fun and challenge of bringing new life to an older boat. Last summer we were super excited to find our diamond in the rough. I have to admit that working with the yellow hull was a bit of a design challenge but we are really happy with the finished project.