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Golf Cart Review – Painting your Golf Cart vs Wrapping your Golf Cart

It’s all about looking good! In this new Golf Cart Review article, ‘Golf Cart Review, Painting your Golf Cart vs. Wrapping your Golf Cart’ we’ll compare these two options for dressing up your Golf Cart!

In this latest Golf Cart Blog article, ‘Golf Cart Review – Painting your Golf Cart vs. Wrapping your Golf Cart’ – we’ll examine these 2 options for enhancing the look of your Golf Cart.

When it comes to customizing and personalizing your Golf Cart, the choices are virtually endless. Two of the most popular methods for altering the appearance of your cart are painting and wrapping.

In this Golf Cart Review, we’ll explore both methods, dissecting their ‘Pros and Cons’, and even delve into Frequently Asked Questions for these options. So, whether you’re leaning towards painting your Golf Cart or wrapping your Golf Cart, we hope this article gives you some answers you are looking for.

Painting Your Golf Cart

Painting has been the traditional method of changing a vehicle’s color and adding custom designs.


  • Durability: A good quality paint job can last many years when properly maintained.
  • Finish Options: You can choose from matte, glossy, metallic, and more.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Every nook and cranny can be painted for a completely new look.
  • Resale Value: A professional paint job can potentially increase the resale value.


  • Cost: A professional paint job can be expensive.
  • Time-Consuming: Requires more downtime as the cart needs to dry and cure.
  • Irreversible: Once painted, going back to the original color is a complex process.
  • Potential for Chipping: Over time, paint can chip or wear off, requiring touch-ups.
  • Average Cost: Depending on the complexity and quality, painting your Golf Cart can range from $500 to $2,000+.
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No matter which option you choose, Painting or Wrapping your EV Cart adds personal style and value to your ride!

Wrapping Your Golf Cart

A newer and more versatile approach, wrapping uses vinyl sheets to cover the original paint.


  • Versatility: Vinyl wraps come in an array of designs, colors, and finishes.
  • Protection: Wraps protect the original paint from UV rays, scratches, and minor dents.
  • Reversible: Easy to remove without damaging the original paint.
  • Quick Application: Less downtime compared to painting.


  • Durability Concerns: Some wraps may peel or fade faster than paint, especially in harsh climates.
  • Complexity: Wrapping requires skill, especially around complex curves and edges.
  • Limited Coverage: Some intricate areas might be hard to wrap completely.
  • Cost: While sometimes cheaper than painting, high-quality wraps can be expensive.
  • Average Cost: Depending on design and quality, wrapping your Golf Cart typically ranges from $300 to $1,500.

7 FAQs About Painting and Wrapping Your Golf Cart

Q: Which lasts longer, paint or wrap?

A: While high-quality paint can last many years, wraps typically last 3-7 years depending on the conditions and maintenance.

Q: Can I wrap over existing paint?

A: Yes, wraps are applied over the existing paint, offering protection and a new look without altering the original paint.

Q: How long does it take to paint or wrap a Golf Cart?

A: Painting might take several days, considering drying and curing times. Wrapping, on the other hand, can often be completed in a day or two.

Q: Can I easily fix scratches on my painted or wrapped Golf Cart?

A: While touch-ups are possible with paint, they can sometimes be noticeable. Wraps can be more easily patched or replaced in sections.

Q: Is it cheaper to paint or wrap a Golf Cart?

A: The cost varies. Basic wraps can be cheaper than full paint jobs, but high-quality, intricate wraps might be comparable in price to painting.

Q: Can I do the painting or wrapping myself?

A: While DIY kits are available for both, professional results often require experience and specialized equipment.

Q: How do I maintain my painted or wrapped Golf Cart?

A: For both, regular cleaning with mild soap and water is essential. Avoiding harsh chemicals and direct prolonged sun exposure will also help maintain their appearance.

To summarize, whether you decide on painting or wrapping your Golf Cart, both methods offer ways to personalize and revamp your Golf Cart’s look. Consider your budget, preferred aesthetics, and long-term goals before making a choice. And remember, always consult with professionals for the best results.

You may be interested in our EV Cart Blog – ‘Golf Cart Review – Evolution D5 Maverick 4 Golf Cart.’

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