Caring For Your Wrap
So, you just recently got a wrap done here at Coastal Sign. With a great wrap, comes great responsibility. Let’s talk about some ways to car for and best maintain the wrap.
For starters, you will want to take care of your new wrap graphics just as you would to any fine paint surface. It is recommended that you do not apply any type of wax or similar coatings.
You’ll want to wash your car regularly, specifically whenever it appears dirty. Contaminants left on the wrap graphic may be more difficult to remove during cleaning. When washing, be sure to use proper soaps. 3M suggests a wet, non-abrasive detergent such as 3M™ Car Wash Soap 39000 or Meguiar’s NXT Generation® Car Wash or Deep Crystal® Car Wash, along with a soft, clean cloth or sponge.
Wrap vinyl can be run through a car wash. However, it is recommended that you use a touch-less car wash. A car wash that uses a brush may cause dulling/scratching/lifting edge of the graphics. It is similar to the highly specific directions to use a power washer. Water pressure below 2000 psi, water temp below 180 degrees, using a spray nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern, and keeping the nozzle 1ft away from the the graphic. It is a highly specific process that can result in .
Hand washing is ultimately the best way to care for your new wrap. When washing your wrap you may find that there are difficult contaminants, such as bug splatter, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. The best way to clean these pesky things off of your wrap would be to soften them with hot soapy water & let it soak for a bit before trying to use a sponge to remove.
Aside from cleaning the vehicle you can help maintain the life of your wrap by storing you vehicle in a garage if available, when not available using a dust cover. During the day try to find a shady spot to keep the vinyl from being hit with direct sunlight.
While not every day and every situation is going to be perfect, these are just some tips to help care for your wrap and get the longest life possible out of it.
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