This time of year, the weather will start to get really messy. All of the snow and sleet that could be on its way in the coming weeks means that the roads will probably be salted for safety. But is that road salt safe for your vehicle wrap, or could it cause damage? Here is what you should know about road salt and vehicle wraps.
Because salt is naturally corrosive, it’s not the best for a regular vehicle’s paint job. Where salt does its damage is when it accumulates. It can cause scratching or the additional, harsh chemicals in road salt can wear away at the paint. So the question is, what can road salt do to vehicle wraps?
Can it Damage?
In general, your vehicle wrap should be able to withstand most types of road salt, depending on the chemicals they are made of. Most vehicle wraps are made of a type of vinyl and adhesive that can have some resistant to salts. At worst, road salt could cause a small amount of discoloration. But with the proper care, you can reduce the risk of this damage.
The best thing to do to prevent road salt from damaging your vehicle wrap is to get the salt off as often as you can. Make a habit of cleaning road salt off of your vehicle, especially around the wheels and undercarriage. Also, avoid using scrapers for removing ice or snow because it could cause scratches or tears in your vehicle wrap.
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