With cost/budget being a driving force in law enforcement today more departments are looking at where they can save those precious dollars. One cost savings measure is to wrap squad cars’ doors with vinyl graphics rather than painting them to achieve a black & white color scheme. This gives the department more flexibility and more dollars to spend elsewhere.
By using vinyl to wrap the doors instead of painting, departments can resell a solid color vehicle at a higher price than they could a black and white. And while it’s possible to repaint a black and white prior to auction this is obviously far more expensive than removing vinyl from the doors. In addition to cost savings, this approach makes it impossible for auctioned B&Ws to be out on the streets being driven by civilians.
The BENEFITS of vinyl over paint are (1) avoiding cost of the initial painting of the squad which can range $500 to $1,500, (2) flexibility of the vehicles’ use and the (3) cost savings of repainting (again $500 to $1,500) as well as keeping the streets clear of civilian black and white vehicles driving around town.
What are the CONS of vinyl over paint? Applying the white vinyl over the doors does take more time (cut around window, handles…) and it is not a clean paint finish. But Grafix Shoppe has found innovative solutions to these problems so that a straightforward installation and attractive appearance are within grasp.