The Internet is full of videos that are immensely satisfying to watch. You can watch construction workers moving in perfect synchronicity, bakers making perfectly frosted cakes or even freshly mixed nail polish being poured. There are entire playlists of these satisfying videos on YouTube, but none of them hold a candle to this stop-motion video of a car getting wrapped in vinyl.
Let’s take a closer look at the video, the result and what it took to make this movie magic happen.
Wrapping a car in vinyl, whether you just want to change the paint color or are using your car for advertising, is a long and sometimes complicated ordeal. Autoapklijavimas, a video editor, worked with ORAFOL Vehicle Wraps to turn this process into something magical by filming it in stop-motion.
This wasn’t as simple as filming the process with the crew in suits in front of a green screen. The film crew set up and captured each frame while the crew was out of the shot, then seamlessly edited the footage together to form a piece of stop-motion magic.
It looks like the owner of this Volkswagen loves blue — the original color of his Golf was blue, but the vinyl application made it brighter and added a level of depth paint just can’t manage.
Why are more and more car owners choosing to wrap their car in vinyl instead of opting for a traditional paint job?
First, it gives you more options. You’re not just limited to available paint colors. You can cover your car with vinyl that’s printed to mimic the appearance of titanium or carbon fiber, or complement your current car color with shade-shifting films.
A vehicle wrap also protects your paint much better than a clear coat or a coat of wax ever will. You don’t need to wax your car at all if it’s covered in vinyl — just wash off the surface dust and you’re good to go. You can also remove a vinyl coating without damaging the paint underneath, so if you want to preserve your investment to sell later, a vinyl coating can keep that paint job looking like new.
Plus, if your wrap gets damaged, you can easily repair it — something that is nearly impossible with paint scratches or other damage.
A wrap can end up costing less than a full repaint as well. A complete respray can cost upwards of $6,000, once you include things like labor and the time and effort it takes to remove the old paint and clear coat before it can be primed and repainted. A full wrap job, on the other hand, can provide the same or better effects for roughly half that price. A job like the one in the video above would probably cost around $3,500.
There’s nothing quite like watching a car getting wrapped in vinyl, and seeing it in stop-motion just makes it a little bit more magical. We’re keeping an eye out for more videos like this — we might even have to put them into our own “most satisfying car video” compilation.