Month: July 2019

How To Care For Vehicle Wraps After Installation

How To Care For Vehicle Wraps After Installation

Vehicle wraps brand a business and market it to the public while they are driving on the road. Car wraps have eye-catching graphics and deliver the information companies want to share about their business with consumers. Once a vehicle wrap is designed and installed, it is up to your company to practice vinyl vehicle wrap care in order to keep the wrap in good shape and not scratched or ripped or with any other kind of damage that can impact the effectiveness of the fleet wrap. While car wraps are cost effective and only need to be paid for once (as opposed to traditional billboards and other advertising methods), proper vinyl vehicle wrap care is necessary to ensure a long life for this mobile advertising investment.

Vinyl Vehicle Wrap Care

Here are some tips for your company when it comes to vinyl vehicle wrap care:

  • The graphics on the vehicle wraps should be cleaned on a regular basis so consumers can better see them and get a quality image of your business.
  • Car wraps represent the brand of a company. If consumers see a vehicle that is not clean/with graphics that are hard to read, they will not expect much from your business or services.
  • Properly cleaning the graphics extends their life by protecting them from the elements and pollutants like tar and oil.
  • If vehicle wraps are branding a food and beverage company or a cleaning company, dirty graphics will not give customers much faith in the cleanliness of your services or products.

Keep Car Wraps Looking Their Best

It is in your best interest to keep your car wraps looking their best at all times. For many consumers, the first impression they will get of your company is the car wraps graphics. Don’t risk making a bad first impression because you don’t feel like cleaning the vehicle today. Plus, vinyl vehicle wrap care helps prolong the life of vehicle wraps by keeping them looking as new and fresh as they did when the graphics were first placed on the fleet vehicles. Car wraps are a 24/7 marketing opportunity for businesses that are willing to take the time to maintain them on a regular basis.

Learn more about the proper steps for caring for vehicle wraps when you contact our staff today.

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Vehicle Wrap Preparation For Successful Wraps

Preparing Your Vehicle for Successful Vehicle Wraps

Vehicle wraps brand a business and keep your company top of mind when it comes to your products and services. Vinyl car wraps can completely cover a fleet vehicle or they can cover half of a company vehicle. No matter the size of the vinyl vehicle wraps picked by your company, the result is a 24/7 mobile advertising opportunity thanks to the ability of the vehicle wrap to travel to different parts of your advertising area on a daily basis. However, the decision to create a vehicle wrap is not an overnight task. It takes planning of what will be included on the vehicle wrap and then the process of designing the wrap before it is placed on a vehicle. Once the design for the vehicle wrap is finalized, there are steps that need to be followed when preparing the vehicle for successful placement of the vinyl vehicle wrap.

Prepping For Vinyl Car Wraps

Here are the steps to follow when preparing to place vinyl car wraps:

  • The day before the placement, the vehicle must be washed with detergent and water to remove dirt while also allowing the areas where vinyl vehicle wraps will be placed to dry before the placement is performed.
  • After the vehicle surface is washed, the next step is to solvent wipe the surface. While most surface dirt will be removed, the vehicle will need to have contaminants such as grease, tar, wax and oil removed before the vehicle wrap is ready to be placed.
  • To remove any remaining residue on the vehicle, it should be wiped with isopropyl alcohol (70%). After the alcohol is placed on the vehicle, it should be wiped dry before it evaporates. This step is performed right before vinyl car wraps are placed in order to eliminate any airborne contaminants that settled on the vehicle.

Vinyl Vehicle Wraps Installation

The installation process of vinyl vehicle wraps should only be handled by trained professionals experienced in the prep process described above as well as the actual placing of vinyl car wraps on a vehicle. The placing of a vehicle wrap needs to be handled carefully so the wrap meets properly without any gaps, bubbling or seams being visible to anyone that is viewing the wrap. Any vinyl vehicle wraps with these issues will need to be addressed and this could cost more money in the long run.

Contact us today to make sure your vehicle wrap prep process is handled correctly and professionally.

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