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Car Wrap Maintenance l Let's talk dirty

 

Touchless Car Wash resized 600Ok, yes the title was designed to get your attention. But before you chastise me I have the best of intentions. If you have spent your marketing dollars on a car wrap, maintenance is critical to how well it will serve you over the long term. 

Here are a few tips which may seem a little self explanatory but believe me not everyone follows:

Keep it clean.  Wash your vehicle weekly.  Nothing reflects worse on your company that a dirty vehicle.  In some cases a dirty car wrap is worse than no wrap at all.

Spray Washing

Avoid this where possible.  If your find yourself needing to pressure wash do it at at 90 degree angle to avoid peeling.

Make sure you direct the water over seams rather than directly at them.

If you do get lifting push the material back down and give us a call as soon as possible.  Our installers will be happy to do what they can to help.

Automatic Car Washes with Brushes

This is a no no.  They can scratch the laminate or pull at the seams.  Avoid at all cost.

"Touchless" Car Washes

Touch less car washes have many of the same drawbacks as spray washing.  There is always the risk that the powerful spray will lift a seam. 

Having said that, during the winter months your options are pretty limited unless you like hand washing in the cold.

These systems tend to leave a film on the vehicle so I find periodic hand washing is a good idea to keep your car wraps residue free.

Hand Washing

Hand washing your vehicle wrap is the preferred option.   Use a mild detergent and wash the graphic with a soft sponge or rag.

AVOID unecessary scrubbing because the more you scrub the great the chance that you will damage your vehicle wrap.

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Impact! Sign and Graphics is a full service sign company serving Vancouver and the lower mainland. We specialize in wide format printing including vehicle and window graphics as well as development and other exterior signs.