Tips for a beautiful, effective & long-lasting car wrap
Commercial car wraps are amazing options to boost your business incomes, it is one of the best and most popular advertising methods between Colorado business owners and marketing experts. Car wraps are also a great and popular way to try different colors and designs on your vehicle. You can easily transform an old and boring model into a striking, colorful, racing style model.
Car wraps will enhance and protect your vehicle’s original paint, from harsh weather conditions and contaminants found in the environment. However, just like your car time will wear your car wrap and it is important to know how to take care of it, in order to keep it nice, shiny and effective.
Boosting your car wrap service life
First, it is important to know what kind of car wrap your own. Not all wrap material is created equal. At Big Dog Wraps and Graphics, we use only the finest brand name premium vinyl’s in the marketplace. Our advanced printing technology means you get a premium, high-gloss finish that emulates a custom paint job. This provides a beautiful and striking protective barrier for your car.
Our long-lasting materials are the best in cast vinyl from Avery, which carries an overall warranty of 5 years. The inks are eco-solvent, which are rated for up to 7 years without fading or discoloring.
It is important to go over your car wrap and search for any signs of damage or wear. If you notice any sort of cracks, stains, or the colors fading away on your car wrap, it’s almost certain that you are not taking care of it, properly.
Washing your car wrap
Even though car wraps require little maintenance, it is important to keep them clean. Especially, if you own a commercial wrap. Remember it is the face of your company. When washing it, avoid using a pressure hose. It is much better to clean your car in the traditional way than with pressure wash or taking it to an automatic car wash.
If you still plan to pressure wash your car, try to keep it below 2 thousand psi. (pound-force per square inch). Use a spray nozzle with a 40-degree wide-angle spray pattern and keep the water temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the spray nozzle at least 12 inches away from the car edges. Do not use automatic car washes that use bristles or high-pressure water sprayers.
Make sure to clean any spills as soon as possible. Do not allow corrosive substances to remain in contact with your vinyl. Even water contains some trace amounts of minerals like calcium or iron, salt or air pollution. The longer they sit, the more they bond and wear away at your wrap or clear coat.
It is possible to wax your wrap. However, avoid using products such as engine degreaser, oven cleaner, oil-based solvents, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, orange oil, or solvents, on your car wrap. You can wax your car wrap as long as the wax does not contain petroleum distillates. Do not use a buffer when applying wax/polish to your wrap. Also, avoid using standard wax/polish on any matte or textured finish. The chemicals in most standard wax products can eat away the vinyl.
If you notice any deterioration signs or fading colors on your car wrap, contact Big Dog Wraps today and keep your ride beautiful and eye-caching.