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A Guide to Cleaning Vehicle Wraps December 13, 2019

East New York, Brooklyn
A Guide to Cleaning Vehicle Wraps, Brooklyn, New York

Vehicle wraps can increase your company’s visibility and attract more customers to your business. However, after installing them, you’ll need to clean them properly so they continue to look beautiful and represent your brand in a positive light. Below, you’ll find helpful tips on how to clean and care for them. 

3 Cleaning Tips for Vehicle Wraps

1. Wash Them Regularly 

While automatic car washes are one option, you should also clean your vehicle by hand regularly. Hand cleaning is gentler because it allows you to control the amount of pressure you apply while scrubbing and rinsing. Use non-abrasive detergents, soft cloths, and cold water.

Since vehicle wraps are made from vinyl with adhesive backing, they may be sensitive to harsh cleaning products that include solvents, oils, and degreasers. Avoid using these chemicals to prevent burning, puckering, and peeling. If you use a pressure washer, make sure the psi (Pounds per Square Inch) remains below 2,000 and the temperature below 180 degrees. 

2. Remove Stains Carefully 

vehicle wrapsFor isolated stains caused by motor oil, bugs, or tree sap, wipe them with rubbing alcohol until they disappear. If your vehicle wraps have larger sections of staining, let warm, soapy water sit on the affected areas for about five to 10 minutes before rinsing and drying. 

3. Use the Right Wax 

If your wraps are made from glossy film products, use a paste wax to polish your vehicle. Apply a thin layer of the product over your entire vehicle, including the wrap, and leave it on for about 10 minutes before buffing it out with a clean cloth. For wraps that feature matte graphics, avoid utilizing wax, as it can darken the colors and peel away the lettering. Instead, spray them with a matte detailer, and wipe the product off with a soft towel. 


When you’re ready to boost your business with beautiful fleet graphics, contact DTM Signs and Truck Wraps. They offer truck lettering and car wraps to commercial clients throughout Brooklyn, NY. Call (347) 312-5488 to get started, or visit them online to view a portfolio of their recent projects. They also have financing options available. 

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