How to Care for a Vehicle Wrap in Summer

22 Dec 2020 Vinyl Wraps

If you have invested in a vinyl wrap for your car, it is important to know how to properly care for it to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. A car wrap can make your vehicle look great and protect it from minor damage but, in order to do its job, it needs to be maintained. Summer can be harder on vinyl wraps than most people think, so you should be aware of how to care for a vehicle wrap in summer if you have a wrapped car or plan on getting a vehicle wrapped. At Wrap Guys America, we use high-quality, UV resistant 3M vinyl for all of our car wraps, ensuring that your product is as prepared for summer as possible.

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Summer Vehicle Wrap Tips

Some car wraps can last for 7 or more years if cared for properly, which is why Wrap Guys America guarantees our vinyl wraps for 5 years. Even if your vehicle wrap uses UV resistant 3M vinyl, it can still take damage in the summer due to sun, heat, and regular use. Some tips to care for your vehicle during summertime to ensure that it lasts as long as possible include:

Hand Wash Regularly

Make sure that you do not take a wrapped vehicle through an automatic car wash and avoid using a pressure washer on it. Instead, make sure that you wash the vinyl wrap by hand on a regular basis without the use of abrasives or harsh soaps and detergents. Schedule the wash times for days or times of day that are not too hot, as rubbing the wrap during high temperatures can cause damage to it.

Store the Vehicle in Shade

If possible, avoid keeping the wrapped car in direct sunlight. UV light can be harmful to any wrap, although some types of vinyl are more resistant to it than others. Park in shady areas whenever possible to ensure your wrap lasts as long as possible.

Apply a Polish

Certain polishes and waxes can be applied to help your wrap resist UV light and heat. Talk to your wrap provider to find out what kind of finishes can be applied to your specific kind of vinyl wrap to protect it.

If you would like to learn more about how to care for a car wrap in summer, or to find out about our vinyl wraps and services, please contact Wrap Guys America so that we can help you find the information you need.