Vinyl Care

Caring For Your Impressive Wrap

Like any other surface that is exposed to heat, sun, wind, rain, hard water, asphalt and road debris, some effort should be put into caring for your vinyl wrap. We recommend using high quality products designed specifically for the purpose of automobile wrap cleaning and maintenance. Proper care and routine maintenance will keep your wrap looking its best.

Wash Regularly

Any time your vehicle’s wrap appears dirty it’s a appropriate to have it cleaned. Contaminants that remain on the vehicle wrap for an extended period of time may become more challenging to remove during a regular cleaning. Before washing, rinse off as much dirt and grit as possible by spraying it with water.

Using a wet, non-abrasive detergent manufactured to specifically clean vinyl wrap is ideal. Applying your detergent with a soft, clean cloth or sponge, then rinsing thoroughly with clean water is all it takes. To reduce water spots you should immediately follow the rinse with a silicone squeegee to remove water and finally dry it with a clean, microfiber cloth.

Don’t Use Automated Car Washes with Brushes!

Brush-style automated car washes are not recommended as they can cause edges to lift and chip. Additionally, they may dull the film’s overall appearance. Automated washes that do not use brushes are acceptable, but should still be followed with a thorough drying.

Pressure Washing

Hand washing is the preferred cleaning method, but under specific circumstances pressure washing is acceptable. You want to ensure that the nozzle of your pressure washer is not held to an angle to the graphic as it may lift the edges of the film. Also, the pressure should be kept below 2000 psi, water temperature below 80°C (180°F) and a spray nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern sprayed at no less than 1 foot away from and perpendicular to the graphic.

Hard to Remove Contaminants

For the hard to remove contaminants that don’t wash away with a simple wash a more extensive routine should be followed. This includes debris such as bug splatter, bird droppings, and tree sap. For these types of hard to remove contaminants your vinyl wrap should be spot treated by soaking the contaminants in a very hot, soapy water. This should be followed by a thorough rinse and dry.

Additional Tips for Vinyl Wrap Maintenance

Store your vehicle under cover or indoors whenever possible.

Always wipe fuel off your wrap as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Never use any abrasive polishes or cutting compounds.

Never use any polishing or wax products on matte, satin or textured films.