Vinyl Wraps are a popular and effective way to change the appearance of a vehicle and provide some protection. If these wraps are professionally installed, they can last for a long time and protect your car's original paint. Regular vinyl wrap maintenance will ensure the installation lasts for a long time and your car always looks presentable.
How to Care for Your Vehicle Wrap
Custom vehicle wraps are made from a durable vinyl material. They are designed to handle rough driving conditions and are fairly resilient. But that doesn't mean they don't need proper maintenance and care. A well-maintained car wrap will last for a few years longer, meaning you won't need to replace it as often. Here's a look at some tips on how to carry out vinyl wrap maintenance:
- Wash your custom vehicle wraps regularly, especially if you drive often on rough roads. Dirt and mud can be corrosive.
- Keep your car in a sheltered garage as much as possible. Parking it in an open space regularly may increase wear and tear.
- Avoid driving in rough, off-road conditions as much as possible. You may want to invest in a more resilient vinyl wrap product if you intend to drive off-road.
Regular maintenance will increase the wrap's lifespan by a few years. It is a good idea to replace it when the product's warranty expires wherever possible. Get an estimate of the costs involved before making a decision.
How to Wash Your Vinyl Wrap
Washing custom vehicle wraps is an easy process. You just need to follow your preferred method and schedule, but use safer cleaning supplies. An experienced vinyl wrap installation expert will provide some tips on washing the surface without causing any damage. Here's a brief step-by-step guide:
- Use a mild and gentle cleaning solution recommended by the installation expert for the process. Don't use abrasive cleaners as they can damage the wrap or change its composition.
- Clean with an automobile sponge or a soft cleaning cloth. The reduces the chances of scratches and ensures your wrap always looks presentable.
- Rinse the car surface with clear water after the cleaning process is complete. Rinsing will remove all of the soap residues and ensure the surface doesn't have any smudges.
- Dry with a microfiber cloth and buff areas with smudges carefully. Don't let the surface air dry as that will leave behind some water stains on the car.
If you're uncertain about cleaning and vinyl wrap maintenance, contact a professional for some advice or assistance. Many installation companies also provide cleaning, maintenance, and replacement services. They will make sure your wrap is always in good condition and offer some tips on how to extend its lifespan.