Room For Installation Should be above 45-Degrees Fahrenheit
Heat is necessary to apply vinyl vehicle wraps properly—for example: The room where a car is being wrapped shouldn’t be too hot or too cold. The room should be a minimum of 45-degrees Fahrenheit so the adhesive on the vinyl can adhere to the vehicle properly. Furthermore, cool temperatures affect the plasticity of vinyl and make it difficult for vinyl to conform to curved and/or textured surfaces.
At the end of the installation process, a procedure called post-heat is performed. This is when installers apply heat to areas on vehicles where vinyl was stretched over complex shapes, curves, and corners, like side mirrors. The application of heat is necessary, because it softens and stretches the vinyl, and this prevents the vinyl from returning to its original size.
Without post-heat, vinyl on vehicles can pop off the car’s recesses and curves. This process should be done at 203-degrees Fahrenheit.
Extreme heat and harmful ultraviolet rays can cause vinyl vehicle wraps to fade. You can prevent fading by applying wax to your vinyl wrap after you wash your car and try to avoid parking your vehicle in the sun when you can.
Furthermore, the dimensions of vinyl cuts and adhesive can be negatively impacted by extreme heat. Avoid storing vinyl-wrapped vehicles in temperatures exceeding 86-degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, the graphics on the vinyl can become distorted and the adhesive may begin to fail. Also, avoid drastic changes in temperature, because this can cause vinyl to rapidly shrink and expand, which is not good.
Heat definitely affects the quality and longevity of vinyl vehicle wraps. To ensure the vinyl vehicle wrap on your car lasts as long as possible and looks good the entire time, avoid extreme temperatures at all costs. Consider applying protective wax to the vinyl on your vehicle to further protect your car from fading from heat and UV damage.
There’s one place in the Las Vegas-area that has a professional and experienced team who knows everything there is to know about high quality vinyl vehicle wraps: Team Acme, Inc. in Henderson, Nevada! Visit our website today to learn more about our vinyl vehicle wrap installation process or give our team a call today at 702-566-8326 to schedule an appointment for your vehicle. You can also get in touch with our team by filling out the contact form on our website.