TIPS TO PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR CAR WRAP
Everyone wants their vehicle to stay looking
amazing and clean with that in mind we have given you the below so you can
increase the longevity and the look of your vehicle wrap. Some precautionary
measures are listed below that can help to improve your experience with your
Vehicle’s washing frequency – the vehicle is imperative to wash
every to avoid persistent stains on the vinyl. In case the vehicle is exposed
to dust, dirt, and pollution and is not washed accordingly, it has the potential
to adversely affect the shine and look of the viny.
Avoid pressure washing!! – car wrap is designed to be wash
gently by HAND only. This is why at Get Wrapped we recommend having us ceramic
coat your wrap after the install. Always
try to avoid any unnecessary pressure, it could damage the vehicle wrap.
Although, some commercial fleets see it as a practical option. following
guidelines should be kept in mind in the event of pressure washing a fleet
Water pressure should ideally range between 800-2000 pounds per
Temperature of water should remain between 50-90 degrees
Fahrenheit with the ambient temperature
between 60 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
The distance of nozzle
and vehicle should range be at least 14 inches away
Avoid water sprays at wrap seams or damaged wrap areas.
Use of a non-abrasive cleaner – Use of a mild detergent and hand
wash with a soft sponge or rag is. Hard scrubbing can deteriorate the whole
complexion and texture of the wrap design. At the end rinse thoroughly to remove
the soap residue at the exterior of the vehicle wrap.
Severity of jets and chemicals – jets and automated brushes can
lift the loose edges and have the potential to scratch the surface. Traditional
car wash vendors use harsh chemicals that are abrasive and can potentially
result in the deterioration of vehicle wrap particularly by fading the color
and typical shine of the wrap.
Removal of stains and other external agents – although, vinyl
can resist insects, sap, and dirty deposits, still being proactive in car
washing and avoiding unnecessary delays can increase the lifespan of the car
wrap. Immerse the affected area with warm soapy water and gently rinse with a
soft cloth. Try to use a specialized car bug and tar remover for persistent
stains on the car wrap. It is recommended to avoid using solvents or oil-based
products since they can damage the vinyl car wrap.
Don’t use wax and polish – normally wax and polish are
characterized to protect the vehicles against wear and tear. In the case of
vinyl wraps, wax can result adversely by reducing the life of the wrap. A
gentle wash with simple soap, warm water, and a soft cloth or sponge is
sufficient for the best result. AGAIN we recommend a good ceramic coating made
for Vinyl wraps.
Vehicle wraps are nowadays an effective means
of promoting and advertising your business. In case you are dealing in car
wrapping, follow the above tips and guidelines to keep your car wrap look
shining and captivating for a long period.
Regular washing: Wash your car wrap
regularly with soap and water to remove dirt and grime.
Avoid harsh chemicals: Do not use
harsh chemicals, such as gasoline and alcohol, on your wrap, as they can cause
damage and discoloration.
Avoid sharp objects: Park your car
away from sharp objects and bushes to prevent scratches.
Park in shade: Park in the shade
or cover your car to protect it from the sun and heat.
Avoid pressure washing!! – a vinyl wrap is designed to be wash gently by HAND only. This is why
at Get Wrapped we recommend having us ceramic coat your wrap after the install. Avoid high-pressure washing:
High-pressure washing can damage your wrap, so avoid it.
When hand washing the temperature
of water should remain between 40-90 degrees Fahrenheit and the ambient
temperature between 50 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Regular maintenance: Regularly
maintain your wrap with products such as ceramic coating to protect it.
Professional cleaning: Consider
professional cleaning if your wrap becomes heavily soiled or stained.
Avoid high heat exposure: Avoid
exposing your car wrap to high heat, as it can cause damage and shrinkage.
Avoid prolonged sun exposure:
Limit the amount of time your car is exposed to direct sunlight to reduce the
risk of fading and damage.
By following these tips,
you can help to prolong the life of your car wrap and keep it looking great for
years to come.