You have finally made the investment of getting your vehicle wrapped. The design is amazing, you’re reaching new clients, and solidifying your brand – now what? Just like your vehicle, your new wrap needs regular care and maintenance to stay looking its best. We interviewed our lead vehicle installer, Steven Mott, to get all the tips and tricks on how to stay on top of caring for your vehicle wrap.
Depending on the environment your car frequents, we recommend washing your wrap once a week. If you are driving on construction sites, in heavy mud, or around other damaging materials you may want to wash your wrap twice a week. Any high quality car detergent is a great option for washing your wrap. Dilute with water and use a soft sponge or clean soft towel to wash your wrap by hand. To avoid spotting and streaking, use a squeegee to remove excess water and dry immediately after with a microfiber towel. Although it is safe to bring your wrapped vehicle through a brushless car wash, we always recommend washing your wrapped vehicle by hand for a safer and more thorough clean. It may be tempting at times to pressure wash tough stains off your vehicle, but we strongly recommend against it. There are ways to “safely” pressure wash your wrapped vehicle, but there is always a chance you may catch a seam or use too much force and permanently damage your wrap.
Here are some tips and tricks to keeping that new wrap in tip-top shape.
How often should I wash my wrapped vehicle?
Depending on the environment your car frequents, we recommend washing your wrap once a week. If you are driving on construction sites, in heavy mud, or around other damaging materials you may want to wash your wrap twice a week. This can be done with just simple vehicle detergent and a little elbow grease.
Can I take my wrapped vehicle through a car wash?
Although it is safe to bring your wrapped vehicle through a brushless car wash, we always recommend washing your wrapped vehicle by hand for a safer and more thorough clean.
How do I remove heavy mud, bugs or other tough stains?
When dealing with heavy dirt and tough stains, speed is of the essence. Soak the area in warm soapy water for around five minutes. After the dirt has loosened, rinse with water and rub dry with a clean microfiber towel. If it proves tough to remove, we recommend using your preferred non-solvent and oil free bug and stain remover to tackle this. Always spot test new cleaners on your wrap on a hidden location to ensure the cleaner of your choice does not damage the materials of the wrap!
Is it ok to leave my vehicle wrap outside year round?
Although the Top-Quality material that we use has been tested and tried for many years, to keep it in the best condition possible, we do not recommend leaving your vehicle outside in the elements for extended periods of time. Just like anything else, vehicle wrap materials can degrade and be damaged by extreme temperatures, sun rays, heavy rain, dust, dirt, and other natural elements. When parking to extended periods of time, try to find a shady spot where the UV rays will be lessened. These are the main causes of breakdown and fading in the wrap material.
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