So, you finally had your trusty vehicle wrapped and are just starting to enjoy the many benefits and stunning looks – and now you want to know how to protect it. To keep your vehicle wrap looking its best for as long as possible, you’ll want to follow a few specific care instructions and your vehicle will stay looking amazing for a long time to come.
Keeping It Clean
One of the first things that you need to know is that car washes should be avoided at all costs. Keeping your car clean and free of dirt and grime is still important, but many car washes are far too aggressive for your wrap. Instead, you’ll want to stick with handwashing using mild soap and water and only a soft rag or brush. You can use a pressure washer with extreme care; however, do be warned that if there are any holes or tears, the pressure can allow water to get under the wrap causing separation. Always wait at least a week, if not more, before you wash your car after the wrap is applied.
One of the hardest times for vehicle wraps is the winter. With all of the additional harshness that winter can throw at a car, winter is always a risk. When possible, park your wrapped vehicle in closed conditions away from road salt and other risks. Another important consideration is that one of the biggest risks to your freshly wrapped car isn’t the weather — its other drivers and yourself. When driving in winter be more aware and defensive. Having your car scraped or scratched will damage your wrap job, and it’s important to protect it. Last but not least, if you have window graphics, take extreme care when using an ice-scraper. In general, you should never use an ice scraper on a window film, which is something you might need to consider before you have it applied.
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