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You seem to know more than Police Scotland, who when served with a FOI request for the cost of the work, said they didn't know.

Perhaps you could brief them up?
Did they really?
 

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"How much does a car wrap cost UK?
A medium-sized car in a standard colour finish would cost £1,600 to externally wrap, inclusive of VAT. Alternatively, for a printed external vehicle wrap, the cost would start at £2,100, inclusive of VAT."


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First G00gle search. Police Scotchland didn't even try (or were trying to hide the cost for some reason).
And from
we have this:
Low CoverageHigh CoveragePart WrapFull Wrap
Small Car or Van£80 – £200£225 – £350£400 – £600£1200 – £3000
Medium Car Van£150 – £350£350- £550£600 – £900£1600 – £4000
Large Van or Box£275 – £600£450- £1000£800 – £1350£2000 – £4500
 
"How much does a car wrap cost UK?
A medium-sized car in a standard colour finish would cost £1,600 to externally wrap, inclusive of VAT. Alternatively, for a printed external vehicle wrap, the cost would start at £2,100, inclusive of VAT."


UK Vehicle Wrapping & Graphics - Cars, Vans, Trucks and more
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First G00gle search. Police Scotchland didn't even try (or were trying to hide the cost for some reason).
If it was thruppence ha'ppeny it's still too much for such an indulgence.
 
"How much does a car wrap cost UK?
A medium-sized car in a standard colour finish would cost £1,600 to externally wrap, inclusive of VAT. Alternatively, for a printed external vehicle wrap, the cost would start at £2,100, inclusive of VAT."

A direct comparison like that ignores the costs of preparing the vehicle for disposal ie. resale. Or maybe they are all scrapped?
 

Slime

LE
"How much does a car wrap cost UK?
A medium-sized car in a standard colour finish would cost £1,600 to externally wrap, inclusive of VAT. Alternatively, for a printed external vehicle wrap, the cost would start at £2,100, inclusive of VAT."


UK Vehicle Wrapping & Graphics - Cars, Vans, Trucks and more
View attachment 485972
www.thevehiclewrappingcentre.com › vehicle-wrapping

First G00gle search. Police Scotchland didn't even try (or were trying to hide the cost for some reason).
And from
we have this:
Low CoverageHigh CoveragePart WrapFull Wrap
Small Car or Van£80 – £200£225 – £350£400 – £600£1200 – £3000
Medium Car Van£150 – £350£350- £550£600 – £900£1600 – £4000
Large Van or Box£275 – £600£450- £1000£800 – £1350£2000 – £4500
Those prices would be for a complete wrap, to cover all panels. The police and other emergency services wouldn’t need that done.

The multiple pre cut panels applied to the side of a police car as an example would be far cheaper and quicker to apply than a complete wrap using uncut sheet material.
 

Tool

LE
Those prices would be for a complete wrap, to cover all panels. The police and other emergency services wouldn’t need that done.

The multiple pre cut panels applied to the side of a police car as an example would be far cheaper and quicker to apply than a complete wrap using uncut sheet material.
Taking a quick squiz at the Plymouth Poppy Police car, there are perhaps the front grill and bumper that are not wrapped, or at least in part covered by "transfers".
 

Slime

LE
Taking a quick squiz at the Plymouth Poppy Police car, there are perhaps the front grill and bumper that are not wrapped, or at least in part covered by "transfers".
This pic could be a typical multi pre cut wrap job.
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The above is nothing like the full coverage (and around panel edges) of this wrap.
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Tool

LE
This pic could be a typical multi pre cut wrap job.
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The above is nothing like the full coverage (and around panel edges) of this wrap.
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I agree on "not a full wrap". There's a compay in (?) Hull that do emergency and police vehicle "transfers" that would give you a quote if you proved credentials. All I was trying to point out is that the information would be readily available to Police Scotland and a full-wrap price would be the upper limit.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
Just like when the Police in Plymouth did this, do you think it cost extra per poppy?

" Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed it had cost £428.65 to cover each vehicle "
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its a bastard to get off as well
I had to use white spirit to remove all of the glue left behind
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Slime

LE
I agree on "not a full wrap". There's a compay in (?) Hull that do emergency and police vehicle "transfers" that would give you a quote if you proved credentials. All I was trying to point out is that the information would be readily available to Police Scotland and a full-wrap price would be the upper limit.
I suppose a lot would depend on what exact question was asked.
The cost of the initial markings would be included in the cost of the vehicle, but each vehicle may get lots and lots of extra markings due to collision damage, riot damage or even just fading.
The cost of those could vary as to whether they were applied in house (so a cost, but zero EXTRA labour cost) or at a dealership or third party company.

Maybe the police couldn’t be bothered to waste the time :)
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
A direct comparison like that ignores the costs of preparing the vehicle for disposal ie. resale. Or maybe they are all scrapped?
Nope, when they go to Auction, they are collected on a transporter ( no mot)
the Auction house have a team who using heat and plastic spatulas remove them
they do tend to leave a few marks though
 

Slime

LE
its a bastard to get off as well
I had to use white spirit to remove all of the glue left behind
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That pic also hides a hidden cost that is often an extra cost.
If roof mounted aerials or electrics have been passed through the roof the holes need to be filled followed by a roof respray.

On the plus side, that model of focus was available in white so a future owner could easily source paint.
 
I suppose a lot would depend on what exact question was asked.
The cost of the initial markings would be included in the cost of the vehicle, but each vehicle may get lots and lots of extra markings due to collision damage, riot damage or even just fading.
The cost of those could vary as to whether they were applied in house (so a cost, but zero EXTRA labour cost) or at a dealership or third party company.

Maybe the police couldn’t be bothered to waste the time :)
It's going to be pretty hard to figure out whether the Scottish police could have answered a question when we don't even know what the exact question was.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
I suppose a lot would depend on what exact question was asked.
The cost of the initial markings would be included in the cost of the vehicle, but each vehicle may get lots and lots of extra markings due to collision damage, riot damage or even just fading.
The cost of those could vary as to whether they were applied in house (so a cost, but zero EXTRA labour cost) or at a dealership or third party company.

Maybe the police couldn’t be bothered to waste the time :)
all fitted in house, they have a specialist team to fit the force radios, they are the ones that are common across the UK, but the local system is fitted in house
 
Nope, when they go to Auction, they are collected on a transporter ( no mot)
the Auction house have a team who using heat and plastic spatulas remove them
they do tend to leave a few marks though
That's what I mean -- having a low skill person scraping off the plastic is cheaper than having the car resprayed, if one had initially sprayed the livery rather than wrapping it.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
That pic also hides a hidden cost that is often an extra cost.
If roof mounted aerials or electrics have been passed through the roof the holes need to be filled followed by a roof respray.

On the plus side, that model of focus was available in white so a future owner could easily source paint.
The firm that supplied mine have a contract with a bodyshop, they drop the headling and epoxy a plug in, fill over and sand it then paint the roof
usually five holes
four for the lighting bar, and one for the cable feed
the aerial goes in place of the standard Ford one
alongside an additonal 4 way fuseboard by the batteries, and a panel behind the rear seats for all the comms kits, and the safety guard
all of that is supplied as a kit, the standard radio is removed, and the datalink goes in its place
also the twin turbos and the chipping to add 60mph to the top speed ( according to every pub mong)
Actually the cars are all standard base spec, apart from uprated suspension on some models, as the Lads like a few pies on a cold night to give them the energy to bash up a few likely lads
This company supply the Graphics, however some forces will have the graphics fitted at the dealers if they are short of pace, or time
 

Slime

LE
all fitted in house, they have a specialist team to fit the force radios, they are the ones that are common across the UK, but the local system is fitted in house
I might be missing the point you are making.
Not all repairs or mods are in house for all forces.
 

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