Las Vegas is hot. And that’s a big reason why people love to come here. The city, and surround area, is pretty, secluded, and the sun is always out, shining, and hot hot hot. Unfortunately, for the people who live here, own cars, and drive regularly, the sun is not always our friend. Especially if we have vinyl vehicle wraps on our cars.
If you are not familiar with the process followed to professionally install vinyl vehicle wraps, then you might not know that heat is often used to install vinyl vehicle wraps. Seriously. When wraps need to be stretched to fit over weird corners and curves on cars, heat comes in handy. But the key with using heat for vinyl vehicle wrap installations is moderation, because too much heat can be damaging. Even after the vinyl wrap installation is complete and your car is being driven around on the streets of Vegas and wherever else, the sun can damage the vinyl wrap on your car.
Here are 4 ways you can protect your car’s vinyl vehicle wrap from the potentially dangerous heat in Las Vegas, Nevada:
The first step to avoid deteriorating vinyl vehicle wraps due to extreme desert heat is to get you started on the right foot. It all begins with the installation of the vinyl vehicle wrap. The room for where the vinyl wrap on your car is installed should be above at least 45 degrees Fahrenheit. This is simply a rule of thumb to follow. It helps to ensure that the vinyl is stretchy enough to fit on the car being worked on.
As mentioned before, heat is often applied to cars during and following vinyl vehicle wrap installations. This is to ensure that the vinyl stretches over oddly shaped parts of vehicles, like corners and curves. One way to prevent damage from extreme heat from the sun is to apply wax to the vinyl vehicle wraps following installation. The wax is simply a layer of protection.
If you know Vegas, then you know that it gets hotter than 86-degrees here. It just does and, unfortunately, temperatures above 86-degrees are not good for vinyl vehicle wrapped automobiles. To prevent peeling, bubbles, and deterioration of vinyl vehicle wraps, we suggest avoiding temperatures exceeding 86-degrees Fahrenheit.
The thing with temperature is that it can affect how vinyl vehicle wraps look and stick. Vinyl vehicle wraps are adhered to vehicles, so if there are any drastic temperatures changes, like a car goes from being in extremely cool to extremely hot temperatures, the adhesive can break down and the vinyl can start to peel. Consequently, we simply tell our customers to avoid drastic changes in temperature. Be aware of how hot it is outside and in garages and wherever else you may bring your vehicle. Just being cognizant of what can impact the vinyl vehicle wrap on your car can help you prevent the wrap from peeling off or looking bad.
The staff at Team Acme is skilled in all aspects of vinyl vehicle wraps. We have certified techs with years of experience that are prepared to answer any questions you may have about vinyl vehicle wraps. Call today (702) 566-8326 or visit us on our website and check out all the services we offer. We would be glad to work with you to make the best decision for you and your car.