Are you planning on installing a vehicle wrap on your car? Here’s why you should seek a professional company to do it for you!
You may think that once you have your vehicle wrap designed by a professional company, you can take on the challenge of installing it on your own. It may seem like a simple task at first, but when you begin, you realize that there’s a lot of room for error, and you may not end up with your expected results.
Covering your vehicle with a wrap, be it full, partial, or three dimensional comes with several challenges if you’re doing it yourself. Navigating the wrap around several curves, angles, and rivets perfectly is only possible for an experienced professional.
Take a look at some of the common mistakes that you need to be mindful of when wrapping your vehicle.
Peeling around edges
One of the most common mistakes made by amateurs while installing vehicle wraps is the peeling of the edges. When the surface of a vehicle isn’t properly washed and cleaned by removing dust, oils, debris, or film, the adhesive vehicle wrap will fail to stick. Another reason for peeling edges is the wrinkles that aren’t smoothed out. Sometimes peeling edges occur due to inadequate heating applications.
The appearance of bubbles on the vehicle wrap is also common after improper installation. This is usually caused by improper heat application and overstretching of the vehicle wrap. In some cases, the weather also impacts the installation process. For example, in highly humid or extremely cold temperatures, the wrap may not stick as you wish it to.
When you have adhered the wrap on your vehicle’s surface properly, then you need to trim off the excess. Trimming is not an easy task. You need a firm and steady hand that can move with precision. Trimming mistakes are common and can lead to the removal of the vinyl panel. You may even have to start over entirely. Moreover, improper trimming can damage your vehicle’s surface.
If you want to install your vehicle wrap flawlessly, then you need to remove its bumper, door handles, and headlights. Trying to wrap your adhesive around these corners or cutting corners to finish the job quickly can lead to peeling off and bubble formation in the wrap.
Patching up with vinyl
When a wrap is installed poorly, you often end up covering the corners and rivets with patches of vinyl. It’s difficult to work around these areas, and patch up may look like the only solution. This gives a very unprofessional and untidy loom to your vehicle.
Call a Professional!
Vehicle wrap installations are best left for professionals. They are time-consuming and complex if you don’t know what you’re doing. Moreover, if you want to avoid the common mistakes discussed above, a professional can help you achieve that.