Car wraps are a great way to grab someone’s attention whether you are trying to advertise your company on a fleet of vehicles or make a personal statement with your neon green car or newly wrapped Raptor.
With proper installation and care, most wraps can last you on average five to seven, and in many cases even longer. If you are toying with the idea of wrapping your vehicle, it is well worth the cost. Vehicle wraps are known to last longer than standard paint jobs, ending up costing you far too much in the long run.. When they eventually do begin to show signs of wear, they can be peeled off and re-done. In fact, having a vehicle wrap can actually preserve the vehicle’s paint underneath, increasing the car’s resale value. It is more cost effective when compared to a new paint job.
Many factors decide the life of your vehicle wrap, but when deciding if it is worth it, the answer is always yes.
How To Keep My Wrap From Falling Apart
One way to ensure that your wrap will last as long as possible is by going to a well-known or reputable company. You should feel comfortable talking to the techs that you decide to work with. This will make things easier and ensure that everyone is on the same page and you will get exactly what you want. Sometimes, receiving a reference from a friend is the best way to know that your vehicle wrap will come out clean. Other ways to know are by searching their previous work online, looking through their website, searching for reviews, and asking for references from the vehicle wrap company.
Things that directly affect the wrap’s lifespan include the quality of materials used, the prep done to the vehicle before placing the wrap, and how the wrap is laid. To prep the vehicle, it needs to undergo a two-step cleaning process. The first step is to give it a good deep clean with anti-scratch towels, sponges, and special vehicle soap. The second step is for the technician to go over the car very carefully and clean it up with agents like alcohol to make sure not even a speck of dust is on the surface.
When the vehicle is completely ready, the tech will go through the process of laying the wrap, being sure to go over every little detail until it is perfect.
Once complete, be sure to maintain your car wrap by taking proper precautions to care for your car or truck. The best way to preserve the longevity of a wrap is to store it in a clean, dry space, wash it properly, and avoid excessive exposure to oil, grime, or dirt. This can prevent premature cracking, fading, or peeling and make your wrap last up to its full potential.
If you are driving your truck throughout the day, taking it mudding every weekend, or using it for a majority of the day in extreme weather, your wrap is much more likely to fade. If you only use your car sparingly and take it to and from work then store it in your garage, you will most likely have a longer period of time with your wrap. Due to the strong Florida sun, car wraps may begin to fade after a certain time. Sun exposure and temperature play a major role in prematurely damaging your wrap. Extreme heat can cause your wrap to fade and become damaged more easily. Storing your car in a garage, or at least in a covered area to protect it from harsh UV rays will make a big difference. If neither options are available, you can always get an outdoor car cover.
Take care of your car’s wrap and it will take care of you! Call now to get a quote and learn more about our car wraps today!