4 Ways to Take Care of Your Vehicle Wrap

Woman taking care of the vehicle wrapA vehicle wrap keeps your vehicle looking new and attractive. You, therefore, need to take good care of it to maintain the refreshed look of your vehicle. Rockwall Wraps shares a few things you can follow to keep your vehicle wraps in good condition.

Perform proper and regular cleaning

Hand-wash your wrap often, preferably once a week, with plenty of water and a mild detergent. The detergent should be non-abrasive and must not contain strong solvents or alcohol. Wash from the top down with a soft sponge. Avoid brushes, whether automatic or manual, because they cause scratches that damage the wrap. After cleaning, rinse thoroughly with clean water and leave it to either dry naturally or dab it dries with a soft non-abrasive cloth.

Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and outdoor elements

Too much exposure to the sun, smoke, rain, dust and exhaust emissions from passing vehicles will damage your wrap. The UV rays will degrade the wrap while the pollutants decrease the durability of the horizontal areas of the wrap. Try as much as possible to park your vehicle in the garage, but if you must park it outside, it should be under a shelter or a shady parking area.

Wipe off gas and fuel spills instantly

In case gas or fuel spills on your wrap, wash it off immediately, preferably with soapy water. Alternatively, wipe it off with a soft cloth or a soft paper towel and wash it thoroughly when you get home. If you let spill stay on the wrap for long, it will damage the vinyl.

Properly wax and polish the wrap

If you must wax the wrap, avoid the areas with matte or textured finish because the chemicals will degrade the vinyl and create shiny, glossy spots. When applying the wax or polish, do not use a buffer as this will make the wrap too shiny and may also damage the graphics.

For you to enjoy the maximum benefits of your vehicle wraps, it is advisable to wash them carefully and avoid any objects that may lead to scratching or degradation. Where necessary, consult a professional for appropriate advice.