There’s nothing better than that Summer sun on your skin while living in South Florida, but the same can’t be said for your car’s wrap! That blistering heat and overwhelming humidity can make it a recipe for disaster when it comes to your car wrap if left totally unchecked. Chances are, you’re probably already trying to figure out how to maintain your wrap all summer to avoid any unnecessary damage from the heat. Thankfully, the team here at GNS Wraps is here to help you keep your wrap looking fresh and clean all Summer long.
Isn’t Heat Used To Apply The Car Wrap?
When we’re installing your brand new car wrap, truck wrap, or boat wrap, the GNS team uses direct heat to allow the vinyl to fit the curves and edges of the vehicle. This allows us to apply it properly without any bubbles or warps. We only use controlled levels of heat, as too little and the vinyl won’t apply correctly, and too much can damage it. When intense levels of heat – like the ones we see here in South Florida – hit your car, you could find your wrap damaged by UV rays. This leads to fading, warping, and bubbling across the wrap.
One of the first core steps we always recommend is storing your vehicle out of constant and direct sunlight! This removes any lasting threat when the vehicle is just sitting in your driveway. However, if you have it housed in a storage unit however, we highly recommend regularly checking up on it especially if the unit does not have an AC unit. If you don’t look after your vehicle you could see heavy warping and cracking, even if left inside. If you don’t have a garage, carport, or storage unit, we strongly recommend parking in the shade such as under a tree or on the side of the house. Another good option is to invest in a car cover. While they can be a bit of a nuisance when you have to take it off and put it on over and over again, but it offers tremendous protection from harsh UV rays, especially when no other options are available.
Direct Care Leads To A Healthy Wrap, Even In The Heat
Two core safeguards can protect your wrap from heavy fading and warping all Summer long: wrap safe vehicle wax, and consistent washes.
A good vehicle wax almost acts like a sunscreen, protecting the wrap from those harmful rays whenever you’re driving or parked.They’re great for extending the lifespan of your vehicle wrap, however make sure when purchasing one it specifies that it is “safe for vinyl”. Otherwise, you may accidentally end up ruining your wrap a little too early into its life.
Regular car washes are a great way to keep your vehicle wrap nice and cool, even in the blistering heat. It’s essential that you make a schedule for yourself so that your wrap is washed regularly. Avoid automatic washing services and do so by hand, as the big machines can tear your wrap. Also, if you’re planning on washing your vehicle, don’t wash them in the middle of the day when it’s the hottest. This is when your wrap is most vulnerable, so try to wash either early in the morning or towards the evening.
While this may seem like a lot, don’t stress! Before you know it this will all be second nature and your car wrap will last for years to come. Interested in learning more about caring for your vehicle wrap or getting a new one done? Contact GNS Wraps today to learn more! Just contact us online or give us a call at (561) 502-2605.