Vehicle Wrap Maintenance

Congratulations on getting your car wrapped! Whether you opted for a full or partial wrap, you’ve made a great choice to protect and personalize your vehicle. But now that you have your freshly wrapped car, how do you take care of it to ensure it stays looking great for as long as possible? Here are some tips and tricks for vehicle wrap maintenance:

1. Washing Your Vehicle Wrap

  • Avoid going through a car wash
  • Use a gentle soap that is free of harsh chemicals
  • Use a soft-bristled brush or sponge to wash your car
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water
  • Avoid using a pressure washer or high-pressure sprayer
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or scrubbers
  • Dry your vehicle with a microfiber cloth to avoid water spots

2. Avoiding Damage to Your Vehicle Wrap

  • Do not use wax or polish on your vehicle wrap
  • Avoid parking under trees, as sap and bird droppings can damage the wrap
  • Do not scrape ice or snow off the wrap
  • Do not use a scraper or sharp object to remove stickers or decals from the wrap
  • Do not use gasoline or other solvents on the wrap
  • Avoid parking your car near sources of heat, such as outdoor grills or furnaces

3. Long-Term Maintenance

  • Keep your car out of direct sunlight as much as possible
  • Use a protective film on areas that are prone to scratches, such as the door handle area
  • Consider using a ceramic coating to protect the wrap and make it easier to clean
  • Avoid using automatic car washes, as the brushes and detergents can damage the wrap
  • If you notice any damage or lifting of the wrap, take your car to a professional to have it repaired as soon as possible

4. Car Washes

  • Only go to a brushless car wash to avoid potential damage to the wrap
  • Brushless car washes use high-pressure water and detergents to clean your car, which is a gentler option compared to traditional car washes that use brushes or cloths

By following these simple vehicle wrap maintenance tips, you can keep your car looking great for years to come. Remember to always use gentle cleaning methods and avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive tools. And if you ever have any questions or concerns about your vehicle wrap, don’t hesitate to reach out to your wrap installer for advice and support.