Do Car Wraps Fade?

14 May 2020 Vinyl Wraps

Learning the answers to common questions, such as “do car wraps fade?“, will help you make an informed decision about whether or not wrapping your car is in your best interests. At Wrap Guys, they understand how important it is for vehicle wraps to last as long as possible. That is why all of their car wraps are made from high-quality materials to ensure a longer lifespan and better protection for your vehicle.

Will Car Wraps Fade Over Time?

Whether or not a car wrap will fade over time depends on the quality of the vinyl that was used to wrap the vehicle. In most cases, car wraps that are made with high-quality vinyl materials will be able to keep their colour throughout their entire lifespan, especially wraps that have been coated with an extra UV layer to protect against sun damage and fading. Before purchasing a car wrap, it is a good idea to find out what vinyl material the car wrap company uses to ensure that you are getting a quality wrap that will not fade over time.

How Long Do Car Wraps Last?

While the average lifespan of car wraps tends to be five to seven years, the length of your vehicle wrap will depend on the quality of the wrap installation, as well as how you care for the wrap. Car wraps that are professionally installed and are properly taken care of can last for nine years or longer.

How to Make a Car Wrap Last Longer

Some of things that you can do to ensure that your car wrap lasts for as long as possible are:

Park in a Covered Area

Parking in a covered area, such as a garage, car port, car cover, or under a tarp, will help protect the wrap from being damaged from the elements.

Wash Your Car Regularly

Either handwashing the entire vehicle or just spot cleaning the really dirty areas on a regular basis can go a long way in prolonging the vinyl wrap’s lifespan. Make sure to remove insect stains, bird droppings, tree sap, gasoline, and other corrosive substances from your vehicle as soon as possible.

Replace Damaged Sections Quickly

In the event that part of your vehicle wrap gets damaged, replacing the damaged section as soon as possible will help prevent you from having to replace the entire wrap.

If you would like to learn more about whether or not car wraps fade, or if you are interested in one of their custom car wrap services, please contact Wrap Guys at 604-996-6389 or by filling out a contact form on their website.