Avoid Damaging Your Car Wrap
Like anything automotive, maintenance is the key and to keep a longer-lasting, more vibrant and colorful wrap on your car, you need to invest some time and love in it. Keeping your car wrap clean is essential to extend its service life.
Today we are going to share with you some tips on what NOT to do, when taking caring for your custom car wrap.
Know Your Wrap
First thing you need to know is what kind of car wrap you 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.
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.
Just by following the recommendations on last week’s post, the excellent quality of our car wraps should hold up for a very long time, but if you notice some cracks, stains, or the colors fading away on your car wrap, it’s almost certain that you are not taking care of it, properly.
Big No No’s
It is much better to clean your car in the traditional way than with pressure wash or taking it to an automatic car wash. However, if you still have the urge 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 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.
Never use 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.
Do not use standard wax/polish on any matte or textured finish. The chemicals in most standard wax products can eat away the vinyl.
Screw it up? Call the experts in Colorado!
We are human beings, and that is why we all make mistakes. Do not punish yourself, if your car wrap is already damaged. Just call experts in Colorado! Big Dog Wraps is your source of high quality, creative and affordable vehicle wrap solutions.
We can assist you with your car wrap issues and create any new design you dream of, for your vehicle, business vehicle fleet, truck, motorcycle, boat or any other mean of transportation.