If you’re like most car owners, you want your new vehicle wrap, graphic, PPF, or window tint to last as long as possible. That’s why it’s essential to take care of it properly once it’s installed. In this maintenance post, we’ll discuss the best ways to protect your wrap or film from the elements. We’ll also provide some tips on keeping it looking its best. So read on and learn how to care for your new investment! Not every wrap or film is the same but here are the basics. You can click on the links below to learn more about each type of wrap or film. If you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, take a look at our wrap and film services for more information.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle wrap or graphic looking its best is to wash it regularly. Dirt, bugs, and other debris can damage the film over time, so it’s important to rinse them off as soon as possible. Hand washing with a non-abrasive detergent is the best way to clean your wrap, and you should always rinse it off with water before and after. Be sure to dry it off immediately afterward with a soft towel or silicone squeegee to reduce soap spots.
Avoid Brush-Type Car Washes
While car washes are a quick and easy way to clean your vehicle, they can also damage wraps and graphics. The brushes used in these car washes can scratch the film and ruin its appearance. They also tend to leave streaks of soap and water on your vehicle, which will dry into spots if not removed immediately.
Avoid Parking in Direct Sunlight
Prolonged exposure to heat can damage wraps and graphics, so it’s essential to keep them out of direct sunlight as much as possible. The same goes for frost and ice; try to keep your vehicle in a garage or shaded area when possible.
Protect from Dirt, Bugs, and Gasoline
If you get bugs or gasoline on your wrap or film, you should clean it as soon as possible. You can wash it with a non-abrasive detergent and water. Be sure to rinse it well and dry it off right away so that the dirt and soap won’t stay on the film.
For more details on your type of wrap or film, check out the links above.