Tips for aftercare
Congratulations on taking the first step to the newest mobile marketing for your company, a vehicle wrap! This can be one of the best ways to advertise your business everywhere you go. The number one question we get asked is, “What do I need to do to extend the life of a vehicle wrap.” First and foremost, make sure that the vehicle is washed on a regular basis. One thing to stay away from is pressure washers. This will make the vinyl start to peel off around the edges and any creases. The best idea is to wash everything by hand to be as gentle as possible. Also, only select certain products to be used to clean the vehicle. Three main items will destroy your wrap quicker than we can install it.
1. Abrasives. Whether it is your fingernail, a scrubbing cleaner, or an abrasive sponge, the act of scratching the surface harms the good looks of the wrap. Minute abrasions collect dirt and make the product look unkempt even if you are driving the van down the street. Abrasives also have the power of lifting portions of the vinyl panels. When dirt collects underneath, it can result in material failure.
2. Alcohol. Although some companies will suggest the use of alcohol for cleaning, we do not suggest this solution. If you must remove a waxy buildup, use a mix of two parts isopropyl alcohol with one part water. Rinse the area immediately.
3. Acids. Any product that gets off bug guts in one application can also counteract the adhesive that keeps the vinyl in place. When an acid is the only option, we suggest investing in a lemon-based car cleaning solution that is made specifically for the application on a vinyl product. Rinse it off right away. When you stay on top of bug splatter daily, you are unlikely to encounter the kind of buildup that calls for these harsh measures.