Vinyl vehicle wraps are already pretty solid, and many people have reported that they can last through plenty of abuse. Countless motorists have opted for them as a kind of protection for their underlying paint schemes. That being said, there are some steps that you can take to make these last even longer than you may have thought possible.
Perhaps the most important rule is to stay away from car washes. While you might think that car washes are an excellent quick way to get your vehicle clean, they’re also a perfect way to scratch up your vehicle wrap’s finish. You probably never see people take extremely high-end vehicles through them anyway, so it’s obvious just how abrasive they are.
A better idea is to hand wash wrapped cars the same way we’ve been recommending at Team Acme. By making sure to keep dirt and debris off of your vehicle, you can be sure that nothing will bite into the wrap and cause scrapes. You certainly want to wipe off insects or stains as soon as you can. Fortunately, this should be relatively easy once you have a solid wrap in place.
Gasoline, tar, and other petroleum-based compounds common in a garage will be a real issue for vinyl vehicle wraps because they can discolor them. By wiping these off quickly, you’re going to go a long way toward keeping your wrap looking good for a long time. Admittedly, they’re designed to hold up to some of this debris.
After all, race teams use these wraps, so there must be at least some degree of protection. That being said, it’s essential to keep in mind that some maintenance will be necessary to maintain a wrap.
Brushing off-road debris is usually a good idea when dealing with almost any kind of automotive finish, so this shouldn’t even be looked at as something specific to vinyl vehicle wraps, either. For that matter, cars are going to keep their colors longer if they’re garage-kept. This is regardless of if they have wraps or not, so you’ll want to put your vehicle away if this is at all possible in your specific circumstances. Businesses will often do this to protect customized advertising wraps.
Team Acme is more than ready to extend your vinyl car wrap’s life. With proper care, you can help window film or vinyl material last for a long time while protecting your paint job.
There’s a chance that you’re driving a vehicle that has an old damaged vinyl wrap on it. If that’s the case, then request a quote from us or contact us online. Our team will help you get the old wrap removed, and a new one put on that’s designed to hold up to quite a bit of usage. As a result, your new one might very well outlast the old in the amount of time it stays looking sharp.