Wondering how to keep your vinyl wrap in top shape? Here are some solid tips to help you out!
Imagine investing your heart, time, and money into getting a customized vinyl wrap for your vehicle. Now, imagine that wrap not even lasting a year due to poor care and negligence in maintenance. Wouldn’t that be a real shame? When you buy a vinyl wrap, you should look at ways to make them as cost-effective as possible. This means taking such great care of the wrap that it lasts for years to come.
A vehicle wrap is a great way to advertise your brand or your message and can lead to maximum exposure. So, the longer it is in use, the more effective it is going to be. This is why you must take excellent care of your vinyl wrap to maintain its fresh look. Otherwise, the graphics of your wrap might fade or the wrap itself might tear.
Here are some amazing tips to maintain vinyl wraps:
Wash It Regularly
Make sure to hand wash your vehicle and the applied vinyl wrap with a blend of clean water and mild detergent at least once a week or more if it gets dirty often. Start washing your car from top to bottom. Then rinse the car with clear water so that the dirt, debris, and other contaminants can wash away. You can use a microfiber sponge to clean the wrap.
Don’t Pressure Wash Your Car
We don’t recommend pressure washing your wrap. This is because using high pressure against your vehicle wrap might lift the vinyl wrap around its edges and damage the face film, which essentially provides your wrap with its luster and protects it against cracks.
Test Your Solution
Before you apply the cleaning solution to the wrap, make sure to test it by applying a small amount on a small corner of the wrap. This way, you can ensure that the solution won’t damage your vinyl wrap. The best option is biodegradable car washes as they are not acidic to vinyl graphics. Make sure to not use polish, wax, or carbon fiber over your vinyl graphic to keep it clean; it will only damage the wrap.
Read the Labels
Make sure to thoroughly read the labels of the cleaning products that you use to clean your vehicle or vinyl wrap. Carefully follow the safety instructions mentioned on the label to ensure that your wrap remains in top shape.
Let It Dry Thoroughly
Let your car and the vinyl wrap air dry before you use it. If you are short on time, then you can use a microfiber cloth and soft pressure to dry the wrap yourself. Just make sure not to scratch your vinyl or lift its edges.
Keep It Covered
Ideally, you should park your vinyl-wrapped car under a shaded area such as a garage overnight. This is because direct exposure to weather elements can fade out the beautiful graphics of your vinyl wrap.
Clean Dirt and All Contaminants as Soon as Possible
Clean dirt, bird droppings, and other difficult stains as quickly as possible. The longer they sit, the more difficult it will be to remove them. Make sure to wipe fuel and other corrosive substances off your vinyl wrap as well. If you let them sit on the vinyl wrap, they might damage it.