Well, you have probably seen cars around town with flashy designs on their outer bodies, more like graffiti, a trend that is becoming quite popular with East African motor show exhibitors.
Car wrapping is the process of transforming the colour and overall look of your car by applying large sheets of coloured vinyl film on car panels.
One of the men behind this craze is Romanian Ciprian Oprisanu, who runs a car wrapping company in Nairobi.
He spoke to City Biz and explained how he came to the car wrapping business. He said that he had started the business last year. He said:
“I was away in Denmark studying. I used it on my car and decided to take a professional course in car wrapping. I first started a restaurant, but then this year in June, I decided to venture fully into car wrapping.”
He visits car dealers for business as well as interact with clients seeking his services on Facebook through his Professional Car Wrapping page.
He explains how he changed a white Toyota nobody wanted and turned it into a blue beauty and voila! within two days the car had sold. He also explained how he had wtapped Nairobi’s governors 12 cars. He added:
“I have wrapped 12 of Mike Sonko’s cars, and they look better than ever. Jua Kali wrapping is not professional. They will make cuts that eventually cost you more since after removing the wraps, you will have to re-paint your car.”
Ciprian says he charges up to Sh200,000 for high-end clientele. The least he has charged is Sh20,000. He is quick to add that the amount varies depending on the type and colour of material to be used, size of the car and even the client.