You just got your vehicle wrapped, and you’re ready to start spreading the word about your business everywhere you go! How do you keep that Missouri custom vehicle wrap looking great though? Keep reading to learn how to care for your wrap.
Keeping Your Vehicle Wrap Clean
The most important step in caring for your vehicle wrap is keeping it clean. If you’re driving your vehicle everyday, it’s going to be exposed to a lot of dirt, grime and pollutants, so you’ll want to wash it at least once a week. When cleaning your vehicle wrap, make sure to use caution as to not damage the vinyl. Avoid taking your vehicle wrap through an abrasive automatic, drive-thru car wash. Hand washing your vehicle wrap is the best method. Be sure to spot clean tough spots, like bird dropping, tree sap, etc., as quickly as possible. Letting them sit for too long will make them harder to remove and could damage the vinyl. The best way to get the spots up is to let them soak in warm, soapy water to loosen the contaminant. After washing, be sure to rinse the vehicle completely and dry it with a microfiber cloth. Not only will cleaning the wrap make it last longer, but this vehicle wrap is a representation of your company, so you want it looking its best!
Avoiding Damage from the Elements
While the vinyl used to make vehicle wraps is quite durable, you’ll want to try your best to keep it out of the elements as much as possible. This includes sun, rain, snow, etc. Excessive amounts of time in the sun could degrade the wrap on the roof, trunk lid and hood. When parking outside is necessary, try to find a shady area. When possible, park your vehicle in a garage or under some type of covering. This way your vehicle wrap is protected from the sun’s rays, hail, ice, etc. By limiting your vehicle wrap’s exposure to the elements, you’ll ensure a longer life and more bang for your marketing buck! In rare cases, if your vehicle wrap starts to turn brown or rust, it’s likely due to prolonged exposure to acid. Many pollutants in the air contain acid, and when you don’t regularly wash your vehicle wrap, you can experience some color change or rust. If this happens, it’s advised you have that damaged panel replaced.
At ProDezigns, we not only want you leaving our shop with a shiny new vehicle wrap at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we want to provide you with the knowledge to keep it in tip-top shape! For more information on getting your vehicle wrapped, visit our website or give us a call at 573-392-0500. Our talented designers and installers are ready and willing to work with you to create a custom promotional solution for your business!