Whether you have vehicle wraps for your personal car or a business, now is the perfect time to give them some TLC. But there is a right and wrong way to handle vehicle wrap maintenance. Here are some tips to help you take the best care of your vehicle wraps.
Don’t Forget to Clean
When it comes to taking care of anything involving your vehicle, usually the best first step is to clean it. Vehicle wraps are very durable and resilient. However, they can be vulnerable to certain conditions. In particular, forgetting to clean your vehicle wrap might contribute to it wearing down faster. Think of the debris and dirt from the road and how it sits on the surface. Whether it’s chemicals from road ice in the winter or pollen in the spring and summer, all that will eventually gunk up the vehicle wrap. But all you need to clean it is a soft cloth to dust it off and soap and water if it needs deeper cleaning.
Once you decide it’s time to clean your vehicle wrap, remember to avoid any harsh treatment. Most chemical cleaners and abrasives can potentially damage your vehicle wrap, even though vehicle wraps are stronger than your car’s paint job alone. In fact, a good rule of thumb is to avoid using anything on your vehicle wrap that you wouldn’t want to touch your car’s paint job. So avoid power washing, and if you aren’t sure about a type of cleaner, then test it on a small area of your vehicle wrap first.
Keep an Eye on Repairs
One really critical area that many people forget about is repairs. The real issue with vehicle wraps when it comes to cleaning or treating them a certain way is that you want to avoid making small rips or punctures in the vinyl material. If you happen to see minor flaws like that, it’s a good idea to check with a professional or get a kit to repair it. Vehicle wraps may be durable, but they’re only as strong as their weakest point, and overlooking small issues could mean that they grow over time. The biggest takeaway is that vehicle wraps work great as long as you treat them right.
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