So you just got your freshly wrapped vehicle back from the shop and the colorful graphics are mind-blowing! Having a shiny vehicle wrap comes with the responsibility of maintaining it to keep the luster going for as long as possible.
If you’re using your vehicle wrap to advertise your business in a cost-effective manner, then you won’t want anything to tarnish that, would you? After all, you want to keep the attention of potential customers (and already loyal clients) geared towards your company. The following are a few ways that can help keep your ride as glossy as when you first got it!
Give Your Vehicle a Regular Clean
Nothing looks worse than a vehicle wrap with a faded, blurry, and damaged display of text and graphics. Cleaning your vehicle consistently will help you keep pollutants and outdoor contaminants like tree sap off your wrap before the vinyl can get damaged.
The best way to go about your wash is by using soap and water to give your car or truck a manual clean. Going to a car wash may not be the best idea since the use of potent cleaning solutions like intense sprays and brushes can actually damage or cause your wrap to peel.
So when you’re washing your wrapped vehicle by hand, make sure to use chemical-free detergents and ones that don’t contain alcohol so you can rinse them off without causing damage. Also, go for a soft cloth to clean the surface gently.
Conserve the Polish
Shine may come standard upon receiving your freshly wrapped vehicle, but that doesn’t exempt you from having to wax and polish your vehicle. The key is to stay away from harmful chemical polishes, and you can wax away!
Keep it Away from Hazard Zones
Generally speaking, not parking your vehicle in a high-hazard area is a no-brainer. When it comes to protecting your vehicle wrap, areas classified as hazardous include those near trees or with exposure to sunlight.
Parking your vehicle under a tree will make it susceptible to getting dirtied by bird excretions, which can damage your wrap if not cleaned instantly. Sun exposure can speed up the deterioration of your graphics, so try to park your vehicle away from sunlight as much as possible or cover it with a vehicle cloth for protection when parked in an open space.
Ask Your Installer for Advice
The best way to go about shining your vehicle wrap properly and caring for it is through using advice from the company that installed the wrap for you. Working with a professional company like Team Acme is a must! We’ll give you tips on how to prolong the life of your vehicle wrap with suggestions like how to avoid cracking or peeling off perforated window graphics, and more.
Vehicle wraps generally have a limited lifespan of about five years or so, depending on how you maintain them and how good the quality of the vinyl used in the wrap is. Team Acme not only uses high-quality materials, but we also have cleaning solutions specially made to clean vehicle wraps.
Designed specifically for a variety of wrap types, Team Acme’s available cleaning solutions can clean everything from gloss to matte to textured vinyl. So, call us today and find out how your vehicle wrap can remain like new for years to come!