Cleaning your vinyl wraps and graphics is as important as washing the vehicle itself. However, DTM Signs and Truck Wraps reminds motorists that, unlike car paint, vehicle wraps require special attention when being cleaned.
When you wash your vinyl wraps and graphics as instructed, they can last as long as five to seven years. But, without the proper care, your car wrap can display wear and tear as early as six months. If you’re new to the concept, Brooklyn, NY’s DTM Signs and Truck Wraps has a few tips to help protect your investment.
General Washing Tips for Vehicle Wraps
To keep your vehicle looking great and your graphics sparkling, it is essential to give it a general washing about every two weeks. Soak a rag or sponge in mild detergent and water and wipe off dirt and debris buildup. When using a new detergent, always test it out on a small section to make sure it won’t damage the vinyl surface.
Spray car washes are also an approved cleaning method for vinyl wraps. However, you must avoid car washes with brushes, as they can cause scratching or peeling. Contaminants other than dirt—such as bird droppings and fuel—should be wiped and cleaned immediately, as they can be more abrasive than dirt.
How to Protect Your Vehicle Wrap From Damage
If possible, vehicle wraps should be defended from the elements as much as possible to prevent premature damage. If you live in a highly congested city or elevated area, this is especially important, as your vehicle graphics may be more susceptible to pollution damage and UV fading. Fortunately, if you apply wax after your car is washed and dry, you can help protect the surface. Make sure that your wax product is safe for vinyl wraps and does not contain petroleum distillates. Apart from waxing, you should also try to cover your vehicle as much as possible to limit the wrap’s exposure to harmful conditions.
While caring for your car wraps is critical for long-lasting results, it’s also important to make sure it is properly applied from the start. Using only the best products and application techniques, DTM Signs and Truck Wraps can transform your vehicle with enduring and captivating vehicle graphics. To schedule vehicle wrap services in Brooklyn, call (347) 312-5488, or visit online.