You’ve decided to invest in a vehicle wrap (which is a pretty smart decision, by the way!), but now you need to take care of it to ensure that it enjoys a long lifespan on your vehicle. Here are our top tips for maintaining your vehicle wrap throughout the year.
Pay Attention to Where You’re Driving
The areas that you drive in have a direct impact on the overall health of your vehicle and the condition of your vehicle wrap. Do you drive in areas with lots of gravel or loose stones? These can be kicked up from the road and leave scratches and debris clinging to your vehicle wrap. Avoid driving on these surfaces whenever possible.
Keep it Clean
Cleaning vinyl vehicle wrap is simple, but many people still get it wrong! Use soap and water without abrasive components to get the job done. You can use a pressure washer if you are familiar with it and use it on a very low air pressure. No matter what, never do the following on your vehicle wrap:
- Use hot water
- Spray chemicals or pressured water onto the vehicle wrap
- Spray a pressure washer onto a seam in the vehicle wrap
- Use the bristles of an automatic car wash
- Spray on top of perforated or two-way film over windows
Use the Right Wax
Waxing is critical to maintaining the look and quality of your vehicle wrap. Hand wax your car with a quality wax every three months. This will help to keep the wrap in good condition and offer additional ultraviolet protection to prevent unsightly fading. Never use waxes that contain petroleum derivatives or a buffer.
Vinyl Vehicle Wraps for Your Car
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