Car wraps can last up to five years when properly maintained and cared for. While a majority of a wrap's longevity depends on the quality of the wrap and the environment in which it's used, maintenance is especially key.
If you recently got a vehicle wrap or are planning on installing one, here are some tips to help you better care for your car wrap.
Let the experts at Jekyll & Hyde’s help your vehicle wrap stay intact and look like new.
Clean Your Car Wrap Regularly
It is recommended that you clean your car wrap at least once a month, however, more frequent cleaning may be necessary, depending on the environment in which your car spends its time. In areas prone to dust or dirt, such as rural areas or those close to heavy traffic, cleaning should be done more often to ensure that the wrap remains in pristine condition.
When cleaning your car wrap, harsh chemicals and abrasive materials can damage and peel your wrap. The best way to clean your car wrap is by using a mild soap and warm water solution. This will be enough to get the grime off your wrap while keeping its integrity intact.
Don't Forget to Wax Your Vehicle
On top of washing your wrap, we recommend waxing your vehicle every 3-6 months to keep it looking new.
While waxing your vehicle every few months is a great way to keep your wrap looking great, it's important to use a wax designed to work with vinyl wraps.
Traditional car waxes are meant to protect the paint finish of a vehicle. Unfortunately, they can cause damage and discoloration when improperly used on a car wrap.
Waxing your wrap with appropriate products can lead to the following benefits:
Your wrap stays looking new and vibrant
You prolong the life of your wrap
Prevention of fading or cracking due to sun exposure
Park in Shade
The sun's rays can damage car wraps, causing them to fade, crack and peel prematurely.
For this reason, taking measures such as parking in the shade or using a sunshade to protect your wrap from direct sunlight whenever possible is important.
Additionally, asking your wrap specialist to apply specialized UV protection film over your wrap will add an extra layer of protection against the sun's harmful UV rays.
Regularly Inspect for Damages
Once your wrap displays signs of wear and tear, the damage will only worsen without prompt action.
While you clean your wrap, make sure that you inspect it for any damage that can develop over time. Some of the most common damage to car wraps that can go from bad to worse are tears, scratches, cracks from weather exposure, and loose edges around the edge of the wrap.
If you find blemishes on your car wrap, never fear; the team at Jekyll & Hyde’s can help you repair your wrap and get it looking new in no time. Just remember, the longer you wait to repair a damaged wrap, the greater the risk of spreading damage and ruining your car wrap in the long term.
So, as soon as you notice damages, bring your vehicle to a wrap specialist.
Ready to Get Wrapped? Jekyll & Hyde’s Can Add Extra Personality to Your Vehicle
If your car or truck looks worse for wear, it’s time to rejuvenate its look with a quality wrap from Jekyll & Hyde’s.
Our car wraps come in color change, chrome, gloss, matte, and satin options. No matter your desired style or design, our artists can help you create a wrap that turns heads on the streets.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.