One of the biggest factors in both installation and maintenance of a quality vinyl wrap is heat. Heat plays a major role in the sustainability and appearance of your wrap. Team Acme wants to make sure that you minimize the effect of the blistering Las Vegas heat, with these simple programs.
During the process of installation, it is crucial to have appropriate surrounding temperatures for the vehicle being wrapped. If there isn’t a certain amount of heat around the vehicle, this causes a reduced plasticity in the vinyl, which means it cannot conform to the curves, textures and contours of the vehicle. However, when the temperatures are too cool, this compromises the integrity of the adhesive on the vinyl wrap, which means that it won’t be able to stick to the vehicle correctly. It also causes the graphic to peel off after delivery. The general rule of thumb that 45 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature for vehicle wrapping.
The protective coating can shrink and expand if the temperature between wrapping and storage changes too drastically. When the graphic is stored somewhere too hot, like directly under the blazing Vegas sun, the graphics can shrink or expand, ruining its placement, fit and flatness of the of the adhesive. For optimal storage results, pick somewhere clean and dry where temperatures do not exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heat is used to soften up the vinyl and stretch it out during application. Then the wrap must be heated after the fact to keep it from going back to its previous size, which makes the graphics peel and pop off the curved parts of the vehicle. The post heat temperature should be about 203 degrees Fahrenheit.
High heat and damaging UV rays from the sweltering Vegas sun can fade the vinyl wrap on your vehicle. If you can’t store the vehicle in a garage or somewhere that will protect it, be sure to apply wrap safe waxes whenever possible. Keep the vehicle out of direct sunshine as often as possible.
A beautiful vinyl vehicle wrap is a terrible thing to waste. One of the fastest ways to destroy the color and quality of your wrap is to leave it exposed to direct sunshine, but while storage is up to you, making good decisions about installation is equally important. If you want to guarantee proper temperatures during application and installation, you should trust your luxury car, truck, RV, SUV, bus or boat with none other than Team Acme. Team Acme takes measureless pride in delivering beautiful quality wraps of all kinds. To contact Team Acme, simply call 702-566-8326 or visit our website here to learn about prices, styles and design methods. We look forward to hearing from you!