How you take care of your vehicle wrap is critical to the lifespan of the wrap. Nothing will protect your wrap and keep it looking fresh longer than keeping it clean!
Dirt and acid, especially for people who live in large cities or near the coast, are a car wrap’s largest enemy. If pollutants are permitted to sit on the wrapping stuff, they may begin to eat during the laminate over time. This may lead to deterioration of the auto wrap.
The best way to wash your vehicle is by hand using a soft, non-abrasive cloth employing a mild (solvent and alcohol-free) cleaner also, after a complete rinse, allow the vehicle atmosphere dry. Another best method is a commercial “no-touch” car wash, but make sure you skip the heated drying procedure. Be aware that some car washes may use excessive pressure within their sprayers — avert these organisations.
All vinyl graphic wraps ( like paint) are degraded by prolonged exposure to sunlight and atmospheric pollutants with time. The horizontal surfaces like the hood, trunk lid and roof are more inclined to wear quicker because of direct exposure to the components. Maintaining your wrapped vehicle in a garage or a shaded area during the day will help prolong the life of the wraparound. Not maintaining your wrap clean will shorten the life of your car or truck wrap. Here are some ideas for keeping your auto wraps:
Keeping It Wash
Clean your car wrap whenever it looks dirty or at a minimum at one time every week. Do not allow dirt, dust, bird droppings, sap or other pollutants to stay on the surface of the wrap.
Rinse off any dirt or/and grit as far as you can using low-pressure water.
Any difficult dirt and grime can be removed with hot soapy water. Soak them for many minutes to soften the contaminants up and then wipe off using a soft sponge. Continue reading…
A non-abrasive detergent such as 3M™ Car Wash Soap or something similar can be used with a soft, clean sponge.
Rinse thoroughly and reduce water spotting by squeegeeing off the water and dry using a microfiber cloth.
Brush-type automated car washes aren’t recommended as they can abrade the movie and cause borders to chip or lift, in addition to dulling the film’s look.
Hand washing is the preferred cleaning process as it is the most gentle way to wash out the auto wrap
Wash and rinse all residue with mild care. Should you encounter something on your wrap that you have difficulty washing, please get in touch with us or pull your vehicle in and we’ll gladly help you!
Most conventional wrap vinyl with low to high gloss overlaminates can be polished or decorated with a high excellent car wax. Always test and approve in a region where it is less inconspicuous area before use.
Don’t utilise any synthetic polishes or cutting compounds since it will cut through the protective overlaminates.
Perforated Window Film
If you have perforated window film on your own windows (it has little holes which you can see though), please take these precautions:
Don’t utilise heat or defrosting elements
Don’t use windshield wipers
Don’t roll or open windows down